84012 - Probation Learning Manager

£38,857 - £43,941
1
12 Months
Wales
Barry , Brecon , Bridgend , Caernarfon , Caerphilly , Cardiff , Carmarthen , Colwyn Bay , Llanelli , Newport , Swansea
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Other
NPS Pay Band 5 National
Permanent
Full Time
Other

HMPPS in Wales: 

Preventing victims by changing lives
HMPPS in Wales works in an integrated way to keep communities in Wales safer and to give the men and women we work with the opportunity to change their lives. We commission and provide offender management services in the community and in custody to deliver the orders of the courts and support rehabilitation. Our aim is to deliver outstanding, seamless offender management services in Wales that protect the public, reduce reoffending, deliver value for money and support our partners.

The Welsh Language Scheme
Welsh Language skills for this post are desirable.
 

HMPPS yng Nghymru:   

Atal pobl rhag dod yn ddioddefwyr trwy newid bywydau
Mae HMPPS yng Nghymru yn gweithio mewn ffordd integredig i gadw cymunedau yng Nghymru yn fwy diogel, a rhoi cyfle i’r dynion a’r merched hynny rydym yn gweithio â hwy i newid eu bywydau.  Rydym yn comisiynu a darparu gwasanaethau rheoli troseddwyr yn y gymuned a’r carchar i weithredu gorchmynion y llysoedd a chefnogi adsefydlu.  Ein nod yw darparu gwasanaethau rheoli troseddwyr ardderchog ac esmwyth yng Nghymru sy’n gwarchod y cyhoedd, lleihau aildroseddu, cynnig gwerth am arian a chefnogi ein partneriaid.

Y Cynllun Iaith Gymraeg
Mae sgiliau iaith Gymraeg yn ddymunol ar gyfer y swydd hon.

Overview of the job    

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of all Learning and Development (L&D) activities, including Probation Qualifications, along with aiding an NPS region in meeting business needs. Although based within the NPS the post holder is a member of the wider HMPPS L&D team and reports to a Regional Learning Lead.

The post holder manages the day to day delivery of Probation qualifications at NPS Regional level and provides significant inputs in providing the associated L&D for the NPS. This includes being solution focused in developing initiatives to meet business need and engaging the division in the L&D activities available.

The role is a L&D management function and the post holder will be required to apply their professional skills and specialist knowledge to contribute to the effective delivery of probation qualifications and associated L&D programmes.

The post holder will be required to contribute their knowledge and skills in local and national projects to support continuous improvement of NPS/HMPPS L&D design and delivery.

The post holder will have line management responsibilities for a geographically dispersed team of Practice Tutor Assessors (PTAs). The post holder will also be required to mentor and coach other staff in order to support the professional development across NPS, and on occasion, HMPPS.

Summary    

Management and deployment of NPS L&D activities to meet the needs of the region. Ability to deploy resources efficiently and effectively to meet business aims/objectives and national targets in conjunction with the Regional Learning Lead.

Contribute to the development of strategic national learning priorities in conjunction with HMPPS L&D, supporting or aligning the breakdown of these priorities into areas of focus for the region and delivering high quality probation qualifications and associated professional skills training across an NPS region.

Manage a geographically spread team of PTAs to meet the needs of the region. The post holder will be expected to travel within the NPS regions and to national events on a regular basis.

This will require occasional overnight stays.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties    

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

•    Implement probation qualifications and other L&D activities, exercising autonomy over deployment of resources and decision making to meet priorities and Divisional need.
•    Work with Learning Services to develop national probation qualifications policy and the delivery model
•    Engage and influence internal and external stakeholders to effectively implement national and divisional L&D priorities and to address emerging issues.
•    Monitor learner progression issues and advise, guide and direct line managers and PTAs.
•    Provide line management and development of a team of PTAs and undertake all Human Resources (HR) related policies and practices including overseeing local recruitment, Attendance Management, Performance Management, Staff Appraisals.
•    Undertake investigations for disciplinary, grievance and other hearings.

•    Lead on HMPPS/NPS Communications on a range of L&D products including promotion of NPS qualifications and L&D.
•    Represent the NPS at national partnerships and development meetings
•    Work in partnership with the L&D Improvement team and the L&D Product Owners to support specific projects/portfolios within Learning Services and the Design Faculty
•    The post holder is responsible for maintaining an effective working relationship with middle managers, HEIs, CRCs, wider L&D colleagues and other stakeholders.
•    The role will include deputising at a national and regional level for the Regional Learning Lead

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.

Behaviours    

•    Leadership
•    Developing Self and Others
•    Changing and Improving
•    Delivering at Pace
•    Communicating and Influencing
•    Making Effective Decisions

Essential Experience    

•    Mentoring/Coaching skills
•    Substantial experience of management of staff, including supervision, appraisal and developing capability
•    Experience of monitoring performance in area of responsibility against pre- determined targets, setting local targets and effecting necessary improvements
•    Operational planning through effective deployment of available resources and staff to meet operational demands
•    Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines
•    Experience of Health and Safety and Equalities management
•    Experience of managing people through organisational change
•    Experience of successfully managing relationships including where there is conflict

Technical requirements    

•    Probation Qualification Framework Graduate Diploma/ Honours Degree in Community Justice Integrated with Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice.
or
•    A qualification which was recognised at the time of qualification by the State for Justice as per Section 10 of The Offender Management Act 2007: The following qualifications gained in England and Wales were previously recognised as providing such eligibility:
o    Diploma in Probation Studies,
o    Diploma in Social Work (with Probation Option)
o    CQSW (with Probation Option.)
•    Learning and Development qualification

•    Detailed understanding of probation qualifications including vocational qualifications and Higher Education contract delivery
•    Knowledge and understanding of the L&D process, including evaluation and quality assurance
•    Knowledge of the wider criminal justice system and how the agencies work together
•    Able to demonstrate well developed IT skills, including evidence of ability to interpret and apply performance reports
•    Evidence of ability to provide a practice perspective on policy development

Ability    

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to prepare high level written reports including data analysis and making strategic proposals.

Desirable

Overview of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of regional Learning and Development (L&D) activities, focussing on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and including Probation Qualifications, to aide the PS region in meeting business needs. Although based within the PS, the post holder is a member of the wider HMPPS L&D team and reports to a Regional Learning Lead.

The post holder project manages the day to day delivery of CPD and Probation qualifications at PS Regional level, this includes being solution focused in developing initiatives to meet business need and engaging the region in the L&D activities available.

The role is a L&D management function and the post holder will be required to apply their professional skills and specialist knowledge to contribute to the effective delivery of L&D programmes and probation qualifications.

The post holder will be required to contribute their knowledge and skills in local and national projects to support continuous improvement of PS/HMPPS L&D design and delivery.

The post holder will have line management responsibilities and will be required to mentor and coach other staff in order to support the professional development across PS, and on occasion, HMPPS.

Would you like the opportunity to be part of a culture that impacts changing lives? At HMPPS Wales, we can offer you the opportunity to make a difference to wider society. You’ll experience job and personal satisfaction whilst also reaping the organisational rewards and benefits. From attractive holiday allowance, promotion opportunities, access to training, flexible working, generous maternity and employer contribution pension scheme. These are to list just a few, want to know more? Apply for that job now.

 

Hoffech chi’r cyfle i fod yn rhan o ddiwylliant sy’n helpu i newid bywydau? Yng Ngwasanaeth Carchardai a Phrawf Ei Mawrhydi Cymru, gallwn roi’r cyfle i chi wneud gwahaniaeth i gymdeithas yn ehangach. Bydd yn cynnig boddhad personol a boddhad mewn swydd, a gallwch hefyd elwa ar fanteision a buddion o fewn y sefydliad, megis lwfans gwyliau deniadol, cyfleoedd dyrchafiad, mynediad at hyfforddiant, trefniadau gweithio hyblyg, buddion mamolaeth a chyfraniadau pensiwn hael gan gyflogwr. Nid yw hon yn rhestr gynhwysfawr - eisiau gwybod mwy? Gwnewch gais am y swydd nawr.

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 GOV.UK or 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.

Rydym yn croesawu ac yn annog ceisiadau gan bawb, yn cynnwys grwpiau sydd wedi’u tangynrychioli yn ein gweithlu ar hyn o bryd, ac rydym yn ymfalchïo mewn bod yn gyflogwr o safon uchel sy’n denu llawer o ymgeiswyr. Ewch i https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity

 gael rhagor o wybodaeth am sut rydym yn hyrwyddo amrywiaeth a chynhwysiant yn y gweithle.

Expected February/March

15/02/2024, 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 - 84012.

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
Making Effective Decisions - 250 word limit
Leadership - 250 word limit
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Developing Self and Others - 250 word limit
Delivering at Pace - 250 word limit
Experience
Statement of Suitability - 500 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Making Effective Decisions
Leadership
Communicating and Influencing
Developing Self and Others
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.