Prison Workshop Supervisor Assistant Rochester

Hays Construction and Property
07 Jul 2017
06 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Workshop Instructor with Prison Clearance Rochester

Prison Workshop Instructor HMP Rochester Prison in Rochester, Kent.
Long-term Temporary Contract, Based on 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday.
£10.56 per hour (equivalent salary £17,736)

Overview of the position:
As the sole agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit a Prison Workshop Instructor for Rochester Prison, Kent.
This is a Long-term Temporary Contract, expecting to last 3-6 months, based on 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday.

The Instructor role is in a unique working environment with a strong sense of team working. Always in demand, you could benefit from long-term contracts and there is also potential, once trained, to work in other prisons both locally and nationally. You must be local to the prison or have your own transport. Basic Uniform will need to be provided by the temporary worker in most establishments.

Purpose of the Instructor role:
As part of the Industries Team within the specialist workshops, you will be responsible for instructing and overseeing small prisoner parties, working on textile projects, such as assembling basic plumbing parts & camouflage netting.
Group sizes can vary from x20 - 40 Prisoners. There will be permanent members of staff and Prison Officers in your location at all times, to oversee you and your personal safety.
Kent Prisons have an excellent reputation as busy local prisons, which serve all the courts in the South East. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change.

Workshop Instructor Duties:
Supervise, manage and control up to x40 prisoners decently, safely and securely whilst carrying out all activities Ensure all tools, equipment and raw materials are safe, secure and properly accounted for
Participate in the selection process of prisoners for the workshop Contribute to risk and health and safety assessments on consumables
Induct prisoners to the workshop/area of work
Responsible for prisoners performance, motivation, discipline, appraisal and development
Provide support for prisoners where required; tailor learning and training requirements to individual needs
Maintain regular communications via radio net in accordance with Local Security Strategy (LSS)
Set work schedules and manage targets/quality standards, maintaining delivery of contractual arrangements Patrolling perimeter and grounds
Train prisoners in aspects such as health and safety, machinery and tools usage
Escorting contractors & vehicles
To take responsibility for prisoners performance, motivation, discipline, appraisal and development
Health & Safety Procedures
Supervise, manage and control prisoners decently, safely and securely whilst carrying out all activities.
Conduct a metal detector scan or rub down search of prisoners attending and leaving their own workshops Initiate product development reviews to maintain workshop/area of work output levels, and to provide variety of work for prisoners
Supervision, Checking & Searching Visitors
Actively contribute to prisoner reports, parole and sentence planning, Assessment and Security Information Reports
Routine administrative work

Previous experience in training, assessing or teaching would be ideal for this role.
As would previous experience with offenders, prisoners, vulnerable adults or within a Prison or Educational facility.
A background in textiles or construction would be beneficial. The nature of the role requires candidates to be security conscious and able to challenge potential compromises and risks, you will also need to be reliable and consistent, level headed and have exceptional interpersonal skills.

Successful applicants will be assessed based on the following competencies: Acting with integrity, respecting others, Building relationships and team working, communicating effectively, developing self and others.

Security Clearance required:
All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 6 weeks, this may will include a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check.
You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & Photo Driving Licence in your current address.
All applicants must be able to provide details of 2 satisfactory references, at least one from an ex-employer. If you would like to find out more about this interesting & rewarding opportunity contact Caroline on (Apply online only):

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