Prison Offender Manager BRIDGEND £23,191.78 - £27,707.00
Prison Offender ManagerLocation: BRIDGEND | Salary: £23,191.78 - £27,707.00 | Posted: 17 Sep 2021 | Closes: 8 Oct 2021 | Job Type: Permanent & Full-time | Business Unit: UK Central Government Services | Region / Division: UK & Ireland | Reference: 10470
Prison Offender Manager
G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services
HMP Parc, Bridgend, CF35 6AP
Salary range : £23,191.78 - £27,707.00 per annum
Permanent, Full-time (40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm)
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 & YOI Parc accommodates 1038 convicted male adult prisoners and remand/ convicted young offenders and young people in a secure but modern environment
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the HMP Parc Offender Management team as a Prison Offender Manager. This opportunity is available to both operational and non-operational staff. Prison Offender Managers play a key role in managing risk, addressing offending behaviour and preparing prisoners for release back into the community. Successful applicants will have the chance to work in a challenging but satisfying role, helping others to change and develop skills to assist with their rehabilitation. The role requires good written and communication skills, confidence and the ability to work with a variety of agencies, including probation and the Parole Board.
The successful candidate will contribute to and lead the management and assessment of selected low to medium prisoners and prepare, implement, review and evaluate their sentence plans with them. The job holder will build effective, appropriate and supportive relationships with prisoners, with the aim of reducing re-offending
- To assess and manage the risk posed by prisoners to protect victims of crime and the general public by:
- Providing information and advice to other criminal justice agencies and partner organisations
- Supervise prisoners during custodial sentences
- Contribute to the management of risk
- Work with other agencies and groups to prevent re-offending and meet the needs of victims and prisoners
Typical tasks associated with this role will include:
- Supervise and manage prisoners decently, safely and securely whilst carrying out all activities
- Understand, apply and confirm to national and local policies
- Establish, develop and maintain professional relationships with prisoners and staff
- Maintain and update systems in line with local agreements
- Prepare relevant documentations to managers for verification/quality checking purposes
- Attend and contribute to relevant meetings as required
- Undertake the full range of offender management tasks with low to medium cases
- No ownership of high risk cases will be held, but support to probation officers in the case management of high risk prisoners will be given when required
- Manage high risk recalled prisoners alongside the Community Probation Officers who will have overall responsibility
- As Prison Offender Managers, be involved in all relevant processes in the prison such as ACCT and violence reduction/anti-bullying for those within your caseload, if this is applicable
- Assist in maintaining a positive Health and Safety culture in line with British Safety Council 5 Star standards
The Ideal Candidate:
- Experience of working with a diverse range of people who have experienced a range of social/personal difficulties, and of using tact and discretion when dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
- Understanding of and commitment to the principles of case management
- Knowledge and understanding of the work of the criminal justice system
- Experience in planning and co-ordinating work
- Experience of working with groups or individuals in order to motivate and change behaviour
- Experience of adapting to change in a fast paced and busy environment
- Ability to analyse data and write comprehensive reports (educated to a GCSE level or equivalent in English)
- Ability to analyse complex information in order to make assessments and decisions
- Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing with prisoners, professionals and at hearings such as Parole Boards
- Ability to empathise constructively with people from diverse backgrounds
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.
We encourage applications from Welsh speaking candidates.
Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups.
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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