62042 - Specialist Production Instructor (SPI): Waste Management - HMP Brixton

£28,351 - £31,529
1
12 Months
London
London
HM Prison Brixton, SW2 5XF
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EO
Band 4
Permanent
Full Time
Other

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Waste Management processes are not the only things you will oversee in this life-changing role.

Leading a team of prisoners working in our waste management units you will develop their skills and confidence, and possibly assess accredited vocational qualifications.

We will rely on you and your team to ensure our waste management processes are compliant and to the highest standards, but the work you do with prisoners will have the longest lasting impact - and the most unique challenges. You will set tasks to match their ability, while ensuring safety and production is maintained at all times.

Along the way, you could play a part in implementing new and innovative processes in a custodial setting or working in partnership with another government department. You will certainty discover potential for rewarding development of your career.

As well as knowledge and skills spanning the waste management sector, you will need strong communication and influencing skills and a caring, resilient approach.

The Waste Management Industry supports establishments to reduce the amount of waste that is produced and to advise on the best route to reduce waste at source, working with suppliers, and meeting legislative requirements.

Our waste management units are in 85 establishments across the estate with employment places for 1190 prisoners.

Overview of the job

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

Summary

The job holder will be responsible for the day-to-day activities within the Waste Management unit.

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:

  • Complete administration activities to support the smooth running of the workshop.
  • Collect, process and dispose of waste materials from all areas of the establishment in the most appropriate and effective way, with regard to legislative compliance and environmental issues.
  • Liaise with contractors when ordering services, including skip collection.
  • Provide general advice and guidance to staff on how to manage waste more effectively and actively promote recycling within the establishment.
  • Carry out insect control measures within work area.
  • Actively contribute to recycling/waste efficiency meetings and Sustainable Development Committee Meetings.

Undertake other instructor tasks including:

  • 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/ area of work and specialist areas.
  • Request materials and estimate usage in order to meet work targets.
  • Initiate product development reviews to maintain workshop/area of work output levels, and to provide variety of work and experience for prisoners.
  • 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.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English.

Behaviours

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Developing Self and Others

Essential Experience

  • Must have relevant work experience in a waste management environment
  • Preferable for candidate to have some supervisory experience
  • Should have experience of using industrial standard machinery and equipment

Technical Requirements

  • Currently hold or be prepared to work towards Level 3 or equivalent in Waste related subject

Ability

  • IT Skills
  • Basic Maths
  • Basic English

Hours of Work (Unsocial Hours) Allowances

37 hour working week (standard). 

The job holder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s 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

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

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 provides 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 the 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. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

To Be Confirmed
N/A

22/08/2022, 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@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference - 62042.

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

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@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.


Application form stage assessments

Behaviours
Changing and Improving - 250 word limit
Developing Self and Others - 250 word limit
Managing a Quality Service - 250 word limit
Experience
CV
What experience do you have training and supervising others, and working with industrial standard machinery? What experience do you have of working in a waste management environment. - 250 word limit
Technical Skills
Currently hold or be prepared to work towards Level 3 or equivalent in Waste related subject. May be a qualified assessor. - 250 word limit
Should have experience of using industrial standard machinery and equipment and workshop health and safety legislation - 250 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Changing and Improving
Developing Self and Others
Managing a Quality Service
Experience
Describe any relevant work experience in a waste management environment and any industrial standard machinery and equipment you have used. Please also include details of any relevant qualifications?
What knowledge do you have of Government legislation for waste disposal, food waste disposal and Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Regulations and how do these impact a prison environment?
Technical Skills
Currently hold or be prepared to work towards Level 3 or equivalent in Waste related subject. May be a qualified assessor.
Should have experience of using industrial standard machinery and equipment and workshop health and safety legislation
Strengths may also be assessed at interview but these are not shared in advance.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.