Operational Functional Head BRIDGEND £54,125.83

Operational Functional Head

Location: BRIDGEND |
Salary: £54,125.83 |
Posted: 11 Sep 2019 |
Closes: 2 Oct 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 8076

Role Responsibility:


HMP/YOI PARC, Bridgend, South Wales   

£54,125.83 per annum Plus Excellent Company benefits including Company Bonus Scheme, Pension Scheme

40 Hours per week, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays

G4S Custodial & Detention Services (CDS) is one of the the leading private provider of custodial services in the UK and manages four successful prisons, two immigration removal centres, one secure training centre and a number of community contracts in England and Wales. We provide progressive environments dedicated to reducing re-offending and enabling individuals to fulfil their potential back in their local community and from the IRCs achieving successful returns to their home countries.

HMP/YOI Parc is situated in Bridgend, South Wales.  It is a category B/C training prison which looks after a complex range of male prisoners with a discreet 60 bed unit for 15 – 18 year old children.  The population is currently 1,699, which makes it a busy and challenging environment.

Parc has a reputation for delivering a high level of performance and innovative projects.  The work we also do with children and families of offenders has been described as an example of excellence and has been recognised with a number of national awards.

We are now looking for a Functional Head to join the Senior Management Team at HMP YOI Parc.  To succeed in this role, you will be a dynamic and engaging individual, who shares our ethics and values. You must deliver an exceptional service and can be flexible in working in diverse functions within the prison.  You will also need to have excellent communication skills and be able to motivate and empower staff to deliver outstanding results.  A proven leader, you will inspire your team and have the ability to win hearts and minds.

In this role, we expect you to create a positive and diverse working environment and lead on a number of critical areas:

  • Promote a rehabilitive culture focussed on reducing reoffending
  • Developing individuals to maximise their potential
  • Promoting equality, decency and wellbeing within the Prison
  • Manage operational incidents and to be in charge of the prison as part of a scheduled roster at evenings and weekends.
  • Liaising with external bodies, developing effective customer/client relationships
  • Building relationships within the community; have the ability to build rapport and influence key stakeholders and have a high degree of self-awareness.

The Ideal Candidate:

It’s key that you are flexible and adaptable to deal with ever-changing scenarios within the prison. You will be supported by an enthusiastic and committed team at HMP/YOI Parc.

You will also have the scope to develop your own career within a leading, global company. There will be opportunities to move between departments which cover management of the following functions: -

  • Residential Units
  • Safe Custody
  • Children’s unit
  • Performance and Assurance                              
  • Offender Management and Interventions
  • Security


Internal candidates wishing to apply please e-mail your CV along with a covering letter outlining your interest to  cdsrecruitment@uk.g4s.com by the closing date.

External candidates please click APPLY NOW to upload your CV and cover letter.

Please note that this vacancy is subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are Exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of five years.  You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role. 


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