83105 - Treatment Management - Attitude Thinking Behaviour

£36,001 - £37,729
12 Months
South East
HM Prison High Down, SM2 5PJ
Band 5
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working, Other

The applicants need to be trained in The Thinking Skills Programme and have delivered the programme to an excellent standard on at least two or three occasions.

Overview of the job       

This is a non-operational job in an establishment.


The job holder will have responsibility for the quality oversight and facilitation of accredited programmes which address offending behaviour.

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:

  • Ensure that the required number of programme sessions are delivered as outlined in the Treatment Management Manual within each 12 month period.
  • Responsible for the quality of delivery of the programme which includes the preparation, engagement, facilitation, assessment, reporting and ongoing support of participants and staff involved in delivering offending behaviour programmes.
  • Responsible for ensuring that programmes are delivered in accordance with their design and that facilitators adhere to the principles of the programme.
  • Responsible for ensuring facilitators are properly selected and have been through the selection procedure as set out in the Treatment Management Manual.
  • Responsible for the ongoing support and continuing professional skill development of facilitators.
  • Responsible for setting a supervision contract with facilitators, providing professional supervision (majority within lifetime of the group) that is compliant with the Treatment Management Manual.
  • Responsible for Video Monitoring (VM) the required amount of sessions as set out in the Management Manual.
  • Provide feedback from the VM to facilitators in a way which develops their skills and improves the delivery of the programme.
  • Maintain a log, complete reports in line with national guidance and complete the majority of VM within the lifetime of group (or in a timely fashion for rolling programmes).
  • Ensure national guidelines on the assessment and selection of prisoners are followed to ensure that only those prisoners who require the programme, on the basis of risk, need, responsivity and diversity are selected for the programme.
  • Ensure national guidelines for the de-selection of prisoners are followed where necessary.
  • Ensure that all relevant paperwork including those associated with the clinical assurance process is completed and sent to HMPPS on time.
  • Supervise and authorise post programme reports ensuring they meet the needs of those for whom they are written such as prisoner manager, parole board.
  • Respond to any local queries or complaints about the delivery of the programme.
  • Where relevant, attend counselling support sessions at the rate outlined in the Treatment Management Manual for Sex Prisoner Treatment Programme (SOTP) and Domestic Violence (DV) programmes only and ensure facilitators attend counselling support sessions at the required rate.
  • Attend all relevant training and the Regional and/or National Treatment Manager meetings.
  • Contribute to the function and activities of the Accredited Intervention Management (AIMs) team and attend regular meetings (minimum of 10 per year).
  • Contribute to local programme Awareness Training.
  • Contribute to sentence planning and reducing reoffending. Applies safer custody practices and complies with national and local security standards.

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 or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.


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


  • Trained in the programme that they intend to manage and have delivered each element of the programme at least twice to an excellent standard of skill.

Technical Requirements

  • The job holder will need to attend and pass the required training such as Treatment Manager training and supervision skills as applicable for the programme.
  • Completed HMPPS video monitoring training.
  • The job holder should refer to the specific programme manual to obtain additional details relating to the assessment, training and development requirements for the role. In some cases, the candidate can undertake this training once in post, however continuation of the role requires being assessed as competent/passing the required training within a 12 month period.

Hours of Work (Unsocial Hours) Allowances        

37 hour working week

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.


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


-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


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


-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

22/01/2024, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0345 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com.

Please quote the job reference - 83105.

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

Communicating and Influencing - 500 word limit
Working Together - 500 word limit
Developing Self and Others - 500 word limit
Managing a Quality Service - 500 word limit
Delivering at Pace - 500 word limit
Please provide evidence that you are trained in the delivery of The Thinking Skills Programme and have delivered the programme to an excellent standard on at least two or three occasions. - 250 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Communicating and Influencing
Working Together
Developing Self and Others
Managing a Quality Service
Delivering at Pace
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 job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.