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Veteran Mentor BRIDGEND £23,500 - £25,500

Veteran Mentor

Location: BRIDGEND |
Salary: £23,500 - £25,500 |
Posted: 13 Jan 2021 |
Closes: 27 Jan 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 9539

Role Responsibility:

Veteran Mentor

HMP Parc, Bridgend

Salary range £23,500 - £25,500 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week)

 

G4S is a large and diverse company with operations in over 100 countries and more than 610,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company who are bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, innovative projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for a Veteran Mentor to join our team at HMP & YOI Parc, a category B prison, in Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1600 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.

 

We are seeking a knowledgeable individual with diverse experience of working within a custodial environment to co-ordinate and drive development of the Veteran strategy within HMP Parc.

Continue to develop the practices and specialised interventions run on the Endeavour Unit, as well as developing and running interventions for ex-forces veterans within the vulnerable prisoner population.

Co-ordinating and delivering specialised interventions, including: acupuncture classes; mindfulness; the You Can Change intervention, Motivate to Achieve, etc.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate programmes and supervise delivery of specific projects aimed at the specialised needs of the veteran population within the prison and offering ‘through the gate’ opportunities for offenders up until their release.
  • Facilitate and monitor prisoners learning and personal development ensuring full compliance with prison service requirements and operating instructions.
    • Adherence to the Quality Assurance procedures at HMP & YOI Parc.
    • Identifying Careers, education and training opportunities
    • Community contact with participants families.
    • Personal progression and soft skills for the veterans.
    • Ensure diversity and opportunities for all learning styles and abilities
  • Development, supervision and delivery of relevant evidence based interventions, acupuncture, mindfulness, veterans coffee mornings, family focused interventions, in conjunction with the PSF model as dictated by the Family Management Team.
  • To assist in the collation of statistical information from activities undertaken, on a regular basis. Receive and review completed interventions and other data including:
    • Numbers of participants on programmes
    • Completion rates
    • Progression onto appropriate interventions
    • Any other sustained interventions and support
    • Diversity information.
  • Develop a peer led service across the prison estate to assist the Veteran’s strategy. 
  • Work closely with Offender Management, Security, ETE and all other departments with the sole purpose of ensuring relevant information is shared amongst colleagues. 
  • To represent the department as and when required internally and externally.
  • Comply with all Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
  • Follow organizational systems and procedures outlined in company manuals.
  • Significant multi-agency collaboration with voluntary and statutory partners, families and communities in order to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the service. This includes co-ordination of multi-agency events and engaging in / guiding multi-agency steering meetings.
  • To prepare reports and briefings on the development of the Endeavour and Vulnerable persons unit relating to veterans in custody.
  • To adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties and responsibilities within the overall function, commensurate with the grading and level of responsibility of the post


The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • Evidence the knowledge and understanding of well-being approaches.
  • A working knowledge of a positive phycology strength based approach.
  • Up to date and in-depth knowledge of the veterans support opportunities in custody and community.
  • Proven ability with stakeholder engagement.
  • Diverse experience of working in a custodial environment with offenders
  • Delivery/supervision of a variety of workshops and interventions
  • Providing Information, advice and guidance work and employability, training and house.
  • Understanding of barriers that have negative impact for achieving change.
  • Understanding of the needs of disadvantageous or excluded groups in society and an awareness of the Equal Opportunities/Anti-discriminatory practice principles relevant to address these needs
  • Presentation skills
  • Identification of networks of extremal support organisations to benefit the units provision.

 

Desirable Skills

  • Delivery / supervision of offending behaviour interventions.
  • Personal experiences of veterans.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting disadvantaged families in accessing services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the emerging ACE agenda in wide ranging service delivery.
  • Knowledge of  IOM / Welsh Government 2020 Strategy for reducing  risk of offending – specifically veterans and prisoner / family support service delivery.
  • Knowledge/experience of working with disadvantaged learners and learners with additional needs.

 

Please note that applicants must complete a 500 word statement outlining their suitability for the role and clearly outlining how your skills, experience and knowledge would apply to this post.

 

At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. 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. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.

 

If you join us, you will 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. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.

 

Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custody and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups

 

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 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 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

 

HMP & YOI Parc is committed to a clean air policy for the wellbeing of its staff, and to protect them from the risks of passive smoking. Our prison is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted in any area of the establishment.


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