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Practice Manager Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £34,130.11

Practice Manager

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £34,130.11 |
Posted: 19 Jul 2021 |
Closes: 2 Aug 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10193

Role Responsibility:

Practice Manager

G4S Custody and Rehabilitation Services

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ

Salary £34,130.11 per annum

Permanent,  Full Time (40 hours per week)

Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, uniform, on-site canteen, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and ongoing training and development


At Oakhill Secure Training Centre we look after young people aged 12 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The vulnerable young people in our care can be challenging with a wide range of social and emotional complex needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills and address the behaviours that have led them into custody.


Oakhill Secure Training Centre works closely with the Youth Custody Services to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.


We are looking for a Practice Manager with a qualification in Social Work or other relevant professional award, to manage allocated members of the Resettlement team, whilst working directly with the young people, families, external agencies and Centre staff to provide comprehensive, effective anti offending packages and care plans, that meet the needs of young people and reduce the likelihood of re-offending whilst promoting the safeguarding of trainee’s welfare in accordance with legislation and guidance.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor the assessment, planning, review and discharge arrangements for young people ensuring compliance with relevant standards and in line with case management systems (AssetPlus).
  • Supervise and manage a small team of Resettlement case workers.
  • Design and review individually tailored offending behaviour packages to ensure young people’s needs are met.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts, liaising with relevant stakeholders, to ensure the young people’s needs are met.
  • Coach, support and develop staff, to maximise their performance and ensure high standards of care, values, ethical standards, equality and diversity, policies and procedures, legislation and contractual and inspection framework requirements are met.
  • Monitor, evaluate and provide professional guidance on reports, assessments and agreed Care Plans of young people to ensure high standards of care and welfare are achieved whilst complying with relevant requirements.
  • Support, guide and advise Centre staff to ensure work with young people is effective and meets individual young person’s targets and objectives.
  • Participate in the risk assessment during admissions process to ensure that the immediate vulnerability and risk of the young person is determined accurately.
  • Engender a positive health and safety culture.
  • Act as a Case Holder, ensuring a programme of care for the young person is delivered in line with legislation and best practice.
  • Train support and guide and advise relevant stakeholders, external agencies and parents/carers to ensure a coordinated approach professional approach, which meets the young people’s needs.
  • Coordinate and lead the development of an allocated specialist area of practice in line with Resettlement Pathways,



All staff employed by G4S has the responsibility for their own Health & Safety and to their colleagues in order to assist G4S in its obligation to achieve British Safety Council Requirements at all times.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • A qualification in social work or other relevant professional award
  • Experience within a child-care environment


Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of project/ work planning, monitoring and reviewing.
  • Ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook Email & Calendar



At G4S, we invest heavily in our people.  If you join us you will have a job specific induction programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer generous holiday entitlement, company pension, an onsite gym, free onsite parking and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custody and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups


Safeguarding children and young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.​


To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years.   You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process.

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