Rosters Manager Wellingborough £30,000

Rosters Manager

Location: Wellingborough |
Salary: £30,000 |
Posted: 26 May 2021 |
Closes: 16 Jun 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10004

Role Responsibility:

Rosters Manager

HMP Five Wells, Wellingborough, NN8 2NG

£30,000 per annum, Permanent

Full Time 40 hours per week  

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

A brand new contract, large scale employment opportunities; HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough will set a 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.

Reporting to the Head of Audits and Compliance, we are looking for a Rosters Manager (non-operational) to join us based at HMP Five Wells. Initially, you will support the mobilisation of the Prison and then continue to build on the mobilisation success into business as usual when the Prison opens in 2022.

You will manage the centralised Roster function to ensure that the operational needs of the Prison are achieved through the efficient utilisation of operational staff.

You will have experience of developing and maintaining a rostering system ideally through an online Time and Attendance system.  You will have a consultative and can do attitude. You will work collaboratively and openly whilst offering effective solutions, previous prison experience would be advantageous but not essential.  

Some of the key responsibilities’ to this role are:

  • Implementing Kronos Time and Attendance system, ensure that the operational staff resources are effectively deployed across the prison.
  • Support operational staff on the use of the Kronos App to see shift patterns, annual leave, overtime.
  • Build rosters against staff profiles for Prison Custody Officers.
  • Oversee and line manage a small administration team within the Rosters department.
  • Manage and allocate annual leave requests via Kronos for Prison Custody Officers.
  • Manage and allocate overtime requests via Kronos for Prison Custody Officers.
  • Oversee the deployment of staff to planned training activity in accordance with the Training Plan to meet contractual requirements.
  • Develop, implement and oversee efficient systems to manage the working environment effectively, ensuring operational needs of the prison are met.

The Ideal Candidate:

You must possess excellent communication and IT skills alongside keen negotiation and influencing skills.


As an experienced Rosters Manager, it is essential that you have experience of working within a multifunctional and demanding environment. You will be a dynamic and engaging individual with a good sense of humour, who shares our ethics and values and is eager to support the delivery and local management teams. A proven professional with professionalism and integrity, you will play an integral part of the team. 

In return, you can expect to be rewarded by receiving a competitive salary, holiday entitlement, life assurance, company pension, comprehensive training and career development.

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custodial and Detention 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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