Prisoner Workshop Instructor - General

Location: Wellingborough |
Salary: £27,500.00 |
Posted: 15 May 2024 |
Closes: 29 May 2024 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 15688

Role Responsibility:

Prisoner Workshop Instructor - General

G4S Care & Rehabilitation Services

HMP Five Wells, Wellingborough, NN8 2NG

£27,500.00 per annum

Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)


About Us

This is a new contract, with modern facilities; HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough will set the standard for new build prisons of the future, using forward-thinking design and technology.  The Prison opened in February 2022, the UK’s first purpose-built, peer-led resettlement Prison, a one of a kind new generation category C new build Prison for the future; and will be an integral part of the local community. 


G4S Care & Rehabilitation Services (CaRS) 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.


About the role

This is a great opportunity to be part of a successful team at HMP Five Wells, where you can utilise your skills in a busy, fully equipped modern workshops and have the opportunity to develop your skills further.


We are now looking for Prisoner Workshop Instructor to join our fast paced Activities Team at HMP Five Wells. The right applicant should be enthusiastic and have the ability to motivate learners with good communication skills.  You will also coordinate workshop activities in line with Prison regime requirements whilst supporting and developing the prisoner’s skills. 


Some of the key responsibilities for this role are:

  • Maintain prisoner attendance levels at optimum numbers so that efficiency is obtained at all times.
  • Complete and return regime monitoring documentation
  • Maintain effective work systems, ensuring that all correspondence and documentation
  • Monitor all areas of the workshop to ensure they are kept clean, tidy and presentable and are operating in accordance with appropriate Health & Safety procedures.
  • Check that all tools or stores items including consumables are accounted for at all times so that security is maintained.
  • Ensure the maintenance of security within the prison environment by compliance with security instructions.
  • Assist 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 people in your care will have a variety of different needs and it will be your role to ensure those individuals are treated with dignity and respect and helped to find a new way of life whilst maintaining a safe, secure and structured environment.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Strong Resilience Skills
  • Attention to Health and Safety


Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge and skills in the operation of a workshop.


In return you will expect to receive:

Contributory Company Pension Scheme, 33 days annual leave (including bank holidays) with the option to purchase more, uniform, free on-site parking, staff canteen, onsite gym, access to High Street Shop discounts and extensive training and development. You will also have the scope to develop your own career within a leading global company.


G4S is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and the post holder must support these goals.


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


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S, and HMPPS 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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