£23,501 - £26,138 a year

Overview of the job

This is a non-operational instructional job in an establishment.


The job holder will be responsible for providing supervision, knowledge and skills to prisoners in a specialist workshop so they can improve their employment prospects on release with a view to reducing reoffending. The job holder will ensure that all services are provided to a high standard and that security and control is maintained at all times. The jobholder will be able to teach prisoners towards achieving nationally recognised qualifications and may be supported by external organisations such as local colleges.

This job description is not for use by jobholders in basic assembly / packing workshops, instead Production Instructor t Enterprises should be used. However, on an exceptional short term basis jobholders can supervise prisoners in more basic workshops.

This is a non-operational job in an establishment with no line management responsibilities.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties

May participate in the selection process of prisoners for the workshop/area of work
Induct prisoners to the workshop/area of work and train them in aspects such as health and safety, Control of Substance Hazardous to health (COSHH), machinery and tools usage
Provide support for prisoners where required; tailor learning and training requirements to individual needs
Set work schedules and manage targets/quality standards, maintaining delivery of contractual arrangements
Assess and evaluate skills of prisoners up to national qualification standards
Supervise and maintain discipline of prisoners within workshop/area of work, responsible for performance, motivation, discipline, appraisal and development of prisoners
Maintain regular communications via radio net in accordance with Local Security Strategy (LSS)
Open and complete Assessment Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) forms, Violence Reduction Incident Reports (VRIR) and Security Information Reports (SIRs) when required and contribute to Incentive Earned Privileges (IEP) reports
Will conduct a metal detector scan or rub down search of prisoners attending and leaving their own workshops
Provide quality assurance against product specification
Log attendance and approve prisoner hours worked and wages including recording piece work where appropriate
Carry out fabric and tool checks of workshops and maintain security of areas, logging any tool/equipment faults. Undertake planned maintenance programme on machinery
Contribute to prisoner reports including parole and sentence planning
Complete regime monitoring information and update prisoner training records
Contribute to Health and Safety risk assessments relating to the workshop/work of area and specialist areas
Request materials and estimate usage in order to meet work targets
Participate in self-audit and in achieving Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs)
Complete administration activities to support the smooth running of the workshop

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder


We'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • Leading and communicating
  • Managing a quality service
  • Achieving a Safe and Secure Environment
  • Caring
  • Persuading and Influencing

Civil Service Competency Framework



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Annual Leave
Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays
Work Life Balance
Season Ticket Advance
Childcare Vouchers

2 months ago - source

No longer accepting applications.

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