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Prison Employment Lead Liverpool, Liverpool £33,097.27

Prison Employment Lead

Location: Liverpool, Liverpool |
Salary: £33,097.27 |
Posted: 22 Jul 2022 |
Closes: 5 Aug 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 12015

Role Responsibility:

Prison Employment Lead

G4S Care & Rehabilitation Services

HMP Altcourse, Liverpool, L9 7LH

Salary £33,097.27 per annum

Full Time, 3 years Fixed Term Contract, 40 hours per week

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

Within Care and Rehabilitation Services, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. HMP Altcourse, a category B local prison, in Fazakerly Liverpool, holding over 1200 adult male offenders.

 

We now have an opportunity for a Prison Employment Lead to join our team at HMP Altcourse

The primary function of the Prison Employment Lead (PEL) is to lead on the construction of an end to end Prison Employment pathway, which starts to promote the very real prospect of employment on release to prisoners from the beginning of their journey through the establishment.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage with stakeholders within the prison to establish a system that identifies work ready prisoners and highlights actions needed to support prisoners to achieve work readiness.
  • Work with prison staff and stakeholders to match work ready candidates to job opportunities brokered on behalf of the prison by the New Futures Network and other employment agencies.
  • Support contracted IAG and Education providers to ensure the prison induction process properly: (i) promotes employment, education, and skills training opportunities to prisoners upon arrival at the prison (ii) Effectively captures information relating to prisoner education, work experience and skills (iii) encourages prisoners to develop personal and social skills that improve employability
  • Manage an Employment Hub which centralises employment support services within the prison and promotes live vacancies to prison leavers within the resettlement period.
  • Track any vacancies as part of central reporting
  • Champion innovations in employment and industry focused recruitment practices, such as hospitality/construction drives etc.
  • Work in partnership with the Prison’s Strategic Employment Advisory Boards to improve systems that support prisoners to develop employability, ensuring they meet commercial needs/standards of employers.
  • Organise regular opportunities for NFN and other stakeholders to bring employers into the prison and facilitate prisoner forums.
  • Work in partnership with Community Offender Management (COM) to ensure prison leaver information is supplied to relevant agencies post release in order to reduce duplication.
  • Liaise with COM to ensure prison leavers who require further support on release are signposted to Education, Training and Employment CRS who can continue to support them on their journey towards meaningful, sustained employment.
  • Lead by example in the promotion of creating a positive Health & Safety culture across the site leading by example, this includes reporting accidents and near misses in a timely manner & follow the applicable safe systems of work for the role.

The duties and responsibilities listed within this job description are not exhaustive and the job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary from time to time.


The Ideal Candidate:

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous experience of recruitment
  • Thorough understanding of OMiC/Resettlement services.
  • Report writing skills

 

Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

 

If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.

 

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process

 

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.

 

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 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 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.


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