Prison Functional Head Wellingborough £52,000 - £56,000

Prison Functional Head

Location: Wellingborough |
Salary: £52,000 - £56,000 |
Posted: 24 Dec 2020 |
Closes: 14 Jan 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 9492

Role Responsibility:



£52,000 - £56,000 per annum dependent upon experience, Full Time

Excellent Company benefits including Bonus Scheme and Contributory Pension


This is a great opportunity to be a part of something exciting!


Rarely does an opportunity to make your mark and further your career come up like this.  A brand new contract, large scale employment opportunities; HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough will set a gold standard for new build prisons of the future, using forward-thinking design and technology.  The Prison will be the UK’s first purpose-built, peer-led resettlement Prison. With the expected opening in early 2022, a one of a kind new generation category C new build Prison for the future; HMP Five Wells will be an integral part of the local community.


G4S Custody & Rehabilitation Services (CaRS) already successfully manages 4 prisons, one secure training centre and a number of community contracts in England and Wales. 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.


We are now looking for experienced Functional Head Managers, with Prison or Custodial experience, to join the Senior Management Team at HMP Five Wells.  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.


Initially, you will support the mobilisation of the Prison, then continue to build on the mobilisation success into business as usual when the Prison opens in 2022.


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


  • Promote a positive regime focused 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 Five Wells.


You will also have the scope to develop your own career within a leading, global company. There will be opportunities to lead the following functions: -


  • Resettlement
  • Safety
  • Residential Community
  • Security
  • Rehabilitation


The successful candidate will need to evidence operational excellence within a secure environment, an understanding of contractual compliance, an in depth working knowledge of prison operations and legislative requirements, as well as successfully leading a team


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custody and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from a diverse range of backgrounds.


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S, and Her Majesties Prison and Probation Service 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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