64670 - Community Payback Supervisor - Various Locations, South West - Minimum Hour Contract

£23,174 - £28,200 Pro-rata
5
12 Months
South West
Barnstaple , Bath , Bournemouth , Bridgwater , Bristol , Chippenham , Exeter , Gloucester , Plymouth , Poole , Salisbury , St Austell , Swindon , Torquay , Weston-super-Mare , Yeovil
NPS 150 VICTORIA ROAD SWINDON, SN1 3UZ, NPS 34 MARSHFIELD ROAD CHIPPENHAM, SN15 1JT, NPS 63 COMMERCIAL ROAD POOLE, BH14 0JB, NPS 7 MADEIRA ROAD BOURNEMOUTH, BH1 1QL, NPS KINGSLEY HOUSE BARNSTAPLE, EX31 1DR, NPS QUEENSWAY HOUSE WESTON-SUPER-MARE, BS22 7BB, NPS RIVERSIDE HOUSE BRIDGWATER, TA6 3HW, NPS ST CATHERINES HOUSE PLYMOUTH, PL1 2TS, NPS THE BOULTER CENTRE SALISBURY, SP1 3SL, NPS THE OLD CONVENT BATH, BA2 4JE, NPS TWYVER HOUSE GLOUCESTER, GL1 1DR, Yeovil County, BA20 2QD, NMS 1 Bridewell Street, BS1 2AA, NMS Lytton Place, PL25 4PE, NMS Union House, TQ1 3YA
Other
NPS Pay Band 3 National
Permanent
Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working, Other
Operational Delivery

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.

Overview of the job

This is an operational role directly supervising work groups of offenders serving a community sentence. This may include driving service vehicles to transport people or equipment. The post holder will be responsible for all work site supervision tasks and will work with service users to ensure that all tasks are carried out to the best of their ability. This will include working alongside people to demonstrate good practice as necessary.

Summary

The post holder will work on varied projects that involve practical tasks that should be seen by the public to be a credible punishment providing reparation to the community. The post holder will exercise appropriate authority to maintain discipline and good behaviour within working groups, alerting the relevant staff to any infringement of discipline or behaviour.

The post holder will contribute towards the rehabilitative potential of the sentence and will support some service users to gain employment skills through a positive work experience with the opportunity to gain vocational or skills-based training.

Staff are expected to contribute towards review and evaluation of all aspects of service delivery and to contribute towards a culture of continuous improvement.

Post holders may be required to undertake weekend working as part of their normal pattern of working. The work may involve working alongside volunteers or staff from partner organisations.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties

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

  • Conduct Pre-Placement Unpaid Work Induction sessions
  • Conduct a start of the day 'tool box' talk to ensure all service users understand the task at hand and safe working practice and motivate and support service users to complete their Order
  • Follow work directions within the project placement file
  • Ensure Health & Safety procedures are followed, alerting the relevant staff to any risk, ensuring that any associated paperwork is completed accurately and on time as required, including contributing to the review of placement risk assessments.
  • Ensure that appropriate tools, equipment and supplies are available in accordance with local procedure and that instructions for safe use are followed by service users
  • Conduct a dynamic risk assessment to ensure all hazards are noted and managed
  • use pro-social and other motivational techniques to ensure that service users complete the work assigned in a disciplined and well-behaved manner
  • Monitor the attendance of service users allocated to agency placements and promote successful completions.
  • Maintain all service users' records in accordance with organisational requirements ensuring that all information is updated onto the case management system in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Work towards accreditation as a work place assessor or deliver training assessments for selected service users within the supervised work group to provide enhanced learning opportunities.
  • Contribute towards promoting Community Payback with colleagues, external agencies, Sentencers and the public.

In line with NPS policies and procedures, the job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they do. The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.

Behaviours

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Working Together
  • Communicating and Influencing

Essential Experience

  • Evidence of commitment to team work
  • Effective inter-personal skills with the ability to supervise people constructively while maintaining authority
  • Evidence of problem-solving within a workplace or similar environment
  • Knowledge of safety at work, public protection and risk of harm in all aspects of work

Technical requirements

  • Basic knowledge of First Aid and willingness to undertake further training
  • IOSH L3 or equivalent and a willingness to attend further training
  • Driving Licence - Category D1 Minibus
  • Willing to achieve and maintain L3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent

Ability

  • Ability to model pro-social attitudes and behaviour to service users
  • Good written communication skills
The job holder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.

Qualifications
Driving Licence

Licences
Driving Licence D1 Classification

Unpaid work team deliver a vital part of Probation Services across the South West, the team has a variety of roles that work together to support People on Probation to complete unpaid work hours within the community.  Community Payback (CP) Supervisors represent Probation and promote Unpaid Work in the community.  An element of the Job Role will involve working on highly visible projects in the community, members of the public will engage and discuss the work in hand and offer feedback.  CP Supervisors will also be required to build strong, long-term working relationships with host partners and beneficiaries who provide the work within the community.

Working pattern minimum 1 x 9.25 hours day per month.

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 are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid. 

Benefits

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis

Pension

The National Probation Service is covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) run through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).  Please visit www.gmpf.org.uk for further information.

Please note: Any current Civil Servant who is a member of the PCSPS, by accepting an offer of employment to the National Probation Services will be opted out of the PCSPS and auto enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Training

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Networks

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Eligibility

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

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on UKor Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

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.

Position is for Minimum Hour Contract Community Payback Supervisors across the South West for 1 working day of 9.25 hours each month.

Interviews to be confirmed at a later stage.

07/10/2022, 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 - opportunity.id.

For further information, please contact Lee Cook, Acting Business Manager for Unpaid Work for South West at lee.cook1@justice.gov.uk/01174720008 or 07526998434    

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
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Experience
CV
Technical Skills
Basic knowledge of First Aid and willingness to undertake further training
• IOSH L3 or equivalent and a willingness to attend further training
• Driving Licence – Category D1 Minibus
• Willing to achieve and maintain L3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent - 250 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Communicating and Influencing
Managing a Quality Service
Working Together
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.