23385 - Industries Manager (Part Time) - HMP Standford Hill

£30,475 - £35,048 Pro Rata
1
12 Months
South East
Sheerness
HM Prison Standford Hill, ME12 4AA
HEO
Band 6
Permanent
Part Time
Administration / Corporate Support

Overview of the job

This is a management job in an establishment

Summary

The job holder will be responsible for activities within the industries, workshops, and land based areas where applicable, and for training within a realistic working environment. Staffing numbers will vary depending on the size of the establishment and the nature of work undertaken. The job holder will be implementing national policies to suit local needs within the function and will be responsible for the revisions of local policies, improvement plans and procedures related to industries.

This is a non-operational job with line management responsibilities

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

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

  • Responsible for ensuring all staff within Industries provide a respectful, safe decent environment for all prisoners and staff
  • Responsible for advising Senior Management Team (SMT) on industry related areas
  • Review and implement local industries improvement plans and reviewing industries policy annually
  • Responsible for ensuring staff are fully trained and qualified for the activities they are employed in
  • Responsible for setting accreditation targets for the department and monitor targets and progress against them. Visit all areas on a regular basis to check that all required work is being completed to the set standards
  • Responsible for the performance of production workshops both in terms of prisoner occupation, production and sales turn over
  • Responsible for monitoring performance of suppliers against contracts to ensure that contracts are running to time, cost, quality and all contractual requirements of Industry providers operating within the establishment
  • Responsible for ensuring production is scheduled and managed to deliver targets (including income generation levels) and quality standards and maintains delivery of contractual arrangements
  • Ensure all industries information and IT systems are kept up to date
  • Responsible for managing the income generation targets and compliance within the work area, verifying and signing off documentation as appropriate
  • Contribute towards developing and implementing an employment strategy for the Prison working alongside partners in the delivery of employment training, advice and guidance on release
  • Seeking local commercial work to fill free production capacity by way of preparing quotations for external stakeholders for potential products to be manufactured within industries
  • Manage successful private sector partnerships, Colleges and Training Centres and assist in developing links with internal/external Agencies with a view to prisoner employment and resettlement
  • Responsible for ensuring all materials are ordered, received, logged, stored, utilised and disposed of appropriately within the areas of activity managed  
  • Responsible for ensuring prisoners are appropriately supervised, inducted, trained and deployed and paid within the industries and that discipline, safer custody and Health and Safety practices are maintained at all times
  • Responsible for the efficient and economical use of industries transport
  • Managing stock and supervising the annual stock taking process
  • Responsible for ensuring the delivery national accredited qualifications and skills to prisoners where appropriate
  • Responsible for the provision of management / reports to HQ as required

Undertake other management tasks including:

  • Manage devolved budgets in accordance with the financial procedures outlined in the budget delegation
  • Responsible for the management of all staff within their area. This includes staff performance, development and annual appraisal through to sickness absence management
  • Ensure all NOMS standards and Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs) are implemented and managed within the relevant work area
  • Ensure all national and local policies and procedures are implemented and compliant e.g.   National Security Framework (NSF), Local Security Strategy (LSS), Finance Manual
  • Attend as directed any relevant boards/meetings and actively contribute, either as chair or team member
  • Provides leadership and direction to managers and staff within their defined work area through briefings, building informal and formal relationships and effective communication
  • Produce relevant reports as required and ensure all correspondence is replied to within agreed timescales
  • Liaise and form good relationships with internal and external stakeholders x Manage resources to deliver the activities within the defined work area, and contribute to the mid-to-long term business planning process
  • Ensure the defined work area and associated activities comply with Health and Safety legislation. Ensure all risk assessments are undertaken and staff are made aware of their personal responsibility towards ensuring Health and Safety compliance

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

Competencies

All of the competencies in the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Competency and Qualities Framework are relevant to this group profile. For the purpose of selection the following competencies will be measured:

  • 3. Making Effective Decisions
  • 5. Collaborating and Partnering
  • 7. Achieving Commercial Outcomes
  • 9. Managing a Quality Service
  • 11. Achieving a Safe and Secure Environment
  • 13. Caring
  • 14. Persuading and Influencing

Essential Skills/Qualifications/Accreditation/Registration

  • The job holder will have experience in industry or commercial production environment;
  • Qualified to level 4 or above including business management modules;
  • Experienced in Quality Assurance to ISO9001:2008 levels and have a broad understanding on Health and Safety requirements in an industrial setting.
  • An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh

Internal applicants

  • All newly promoted staff to the following Band 6 first line manager roles (Activities
  • Unit Manager, Facilities and Services Unit Manager, Facilities and Services Business Manager, Programme Manager, Specialist Treatment Manager or Equality Advisor) in Establishments will be expected to complete the New Manager Programme on Civil Service Learning within three years of promotion.
  • Staff that have mapped or re-graded to Band 6 who have previously worked at an equivalent level will not be required to undertake the qualification.  

External applicants

  • All external staff joining as a Band 6 Activities Unit Manager, Facilities and Services Unit Manager, Facilities and Services Business Manager, Programme Manager, Specialist Treatment Manager or Equality Advisor in an Establishment will be expected to complete the New Manager Programme on Civil Service Learning within three years.

Hours of Work and Allowances

37 hour working week


Please bring two forms of photographic ID and utility bill at interview stage.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate's Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

-You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment

Pension

-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

-HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

-HMPPS offers a childcare vouchers scheme. The scheme enables staff to take part of their salary in the form of Childcare Vouchers. This is known as a Salary Sacrifice. The vouchers can then be used to help meet the costs of any form of registered or approved childcare for children aged 0-16. The vouchers are exempt from tax and National Insurance contributions

Training

-HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provide a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles

Eligibility

-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which HMPPS considers to be racist

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

To be confirmed

Closing Date: 16th January 2019 at 23.55 hours

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk. Please quote the job reference.

Competencies

You will be required to provide statements describing your skills and experience relevant to each of the stated competencies below. We recommend that you structure your example as Situation, Task, Action and Result.

For further details on civil service competency framework see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework

In the event of a large number of applications, a sift on the lead competency may take place. If this happens, the lead competency will be the first one listed in the advert.
During the application or interview process, you may be asked to undertake an additional assessment. If this is applicable this will be listed in the advert or when you are invited to interview.


if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk) in the first instance
Achieving a Safe and Secure Environment

Being effective in this area is a key responsibility for all of us to both protect the public and prevent victims. We must all promote and contribute to an orderly, safe and secure environment both within our own unit / establishment and across the whole of the Agency. Those who work in establishments must support the principles of dynamic security by treating the needs of prisoners individually; developing controlled, professional relationships with prisoners; and contributing to a constructive regime. At senior levels, it is about creating strategies, policies and processes that contribute to the achievement of a safe and secure living and working environment.

Achieving Commercial Outcomes
Managing a Quality Service
Making Effective Decisions
Collaborating and Partnering

This Vacancy is closed to applications.