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Programmes Facilitator Wolverhampton £24,724.80

Programmes Facilitator

Location: Wolverhampton |
Salary: £24,724.80 |
Posted: 30 Jun 2022 |
Closes: 29 Jul 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11969

Role Responsibility:

Programmes Facilitator

G4S Care & Rehabilitation Services

HMP Oakwood, Wolverhampton, WV10 7QD

Salary £24,724.80 per annum

Permanent, Full Time (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.


HMP Oakwood is an innovative prison which has been highlighted by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons as an “Impressive institution, with a culture of decency and respect. Driven by courageous leadership, excellent peer-led initiatives and outstanding management of learning and skills provisions”.


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 Oakwood is one of the largest prisons in England and Wales, providing places for up to approximately 2100 Category C male prisoners.


We now have an opportunity for a Programmes Facilitator to join our team at HMP Oakwood to prepare the portfolio of programmes specific to the prison to ensure contractual and audit levels are maintained


Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver across the whole suite of Accredited Offending Behaviour Programmes as commissioned.
  • Complete assessment interviews for prisoners on all programmes and participate in selection meetings.
  • Deliver across the portfolio of programmes at the prison, as a main and co-tutor, to ensure contractual obligations are met. This includes any new programmes introduced.
  • Conduct one to one work with prisoners to ensure optimum engagement and attendance with interventions.
  • Engage in individual and group supervision, by both providing and receiving feedback, to develop practise.
  • Write comprehensive Post Programme Reports for prisoners who engage in interventions.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary Post Programme Reviews within the Prison
  • Contribute to the sentence planning and Parole process for prospective group members and those who have participated in groups.
  • To complete administrative tasks such as processing referrals, updating waiting lists and photocopying session material.
  • Deliver Staff Awareness Training throughout the prison estate when requested.
  • To motivate resistant clients and challenge anti-social behaviour and attitudes appropriately. This includes deselection of prisoners from programmes.
  • Maintain boundaries and demonstrate resilience when working with offenders.
  • Deliver and support delivery of non-accredited programmes and interventions.
  • Contribute to the security of the prison by compliance with security instructions.
  • A Programmes Facilitator requires mandatory training. You must pass all required training in order to perform this role. If a training event is failed, management discretion will be used as to whether a second attempt can be made. If a training event is failed twice, your suitability for the role will be formally reviewed and may result in contract termination. You will be unable to pass your probationary period if you do not pass your mandatory training.

The Ideal Candidate:


  • Willingness to undertake the necessary training for accredited programmes
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to manage a large workload.
  • Ability to challenge antisocial behaviour and attitudes appropriately
  • Ability to engage in supervision process and respond to feedback.
  • Able to reflect on own performance and to strive for continuous improvement.
  • Good problem solving and emotional management skills
  • The ability to maintain boundaries and demonstrate resilience when working with offenders



  • Previous experience of facilitating group work with challenging clients.
  • Previous experience of offending behaviour programmes or working with offenders.
  • Knowledge across the following areas would be an advantage; psychological theory particularly of offending, -‘’what works" literature in relation to reducing risk of reoffending.
  • Knowledge of theories of behind violent and/or sexual offending.
  • Awareness of responsivity and diversity issues when working with offenders
  • Experience of utilising motivational techniques to engage individuals.


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.


For more information about HMP Oakwood please visit


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 CaRS 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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