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Prison Operational Manager - Physical Security Wellingborough £38,000

Prison Operational Manager - Physical Security

Location: Wellingborough |
Salary: £38,000 |
Posted: 22 Jul 2021 |
Closes: 5 Aug 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10251

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£38,000 per annum, Full Time 40 hours per week

Excellent Company benefits including 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 new standard for new build prisons of the future, using forward-thinking design and technology.  The Prison will be the UK’s first purpose-built, new 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 an experienced Security Manager, with Prison or Custodial experience, to join the operational 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 officers to deliver outstanding results.  A proven operational manager, 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.

Reporting to the Head of Security you will manage the efficient and effective operation of physical security within HMP Five Wells, you will have direct line management responsibilities for a small team of First Line Managers, Prison Custody Officers and Security Officers and we expect you to create a positive and diverse working environment and lead on a number of critical areas.

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.

The successful candidate will need to evidence operational excellence within a secure environment, an understanding of contractual compliance, as well as successfully managing a team

The Ideal Candidate:

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.


Please note for internal candidates, your Director/Line Manager will be made aware of your initial application

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