24677 - Operations Directorate Trainer

£29,888 - £35,808
12 Months
PB HEO Inner London
Full Time
Operational Delivery

Job Purpose

To provide effective training for Operational Parole Board staff through the review of training needs and the scheduling of job specific and mandatory training. Particularly to ensure that Parole Board staff have sufficient training and developmental support to allow them to deliver the Parole Board business objectives.

Scope of Responsibilities:

To lead on the development and delivery of operational training for the Parole Board.

Key Contacts


Chief Executive; SMT; Senior Managers; Team Managers, Parole Board members and Secretariat staff

Key Contacts


PPCS, Prison Service, Offender Management Unit and staff within prisons, prisoners, Probation Service, legal representatives, Psychiatric and Psychology professionals, Victims and Victim Support Groups, Police.

Main Duties

  • Regular review of an induction and probation learning plan for staff, consistent across operational teams;
  • Development, monitoring and regular review of a single process for training need identification.
  • Support and encourage Team Leaders to develop staff making full use of the Parole Board competency framework.
  • Provide oversight for updating the Case Management handbook, ensuring that sections are clear and that changes are regularly communicated.
  • Oversee the induction and probation period for staff, providing input and support for Team Leaders to deliver individual Probation Plans
  • Maintain records to support the provision of statistics on training need and training provision as required by management
  • Co-ordinate or, where needed, personally provide the delivery of training
  • Work with the management team to ensure agreed training is scheduled and delivered
  • Work with identified stakeholders to assist in the scheduling and delivery of agreed training.
  • Work alongside Team Leaders to create guidance for new processes based on reviews such as the rules review.

Key Documents – Organisation

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment
  • Staff Handbook, including code of conduct, flexible hours scheme
  • Business Plan
  • Annual Report
  • Website CMS (PPUD) instructions
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • Data Protection Act
  • Information Assurance policies
  • Equality and Diversity Policy and Action Plan
  • Health & Safety Plan and legislation
  • Management Board standing orders
  • Welsh Language Scheme
The jobholder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.

The Parole Board offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Generous allowances for paid holiday starting at 23 days per year, and rising as your service increases. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 2.5 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.


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


The Parole Board is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.


A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.

Access to flexible benefits such as salary sacrifice arrangements for childcare vouchers.

Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.

Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.


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 employees.

Expected 3rd and 4th April 2019

29/03/2019, 23:55 hours.

Closing Date: 29th March 2019 at 23:55 hours

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5359 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@sscl.gse.gov.uk Please quote the job reference.

To apply for roles in MOJ you will need to confirm your employment history for at least 3 years prior to the date of application so that pre-employment checks (BPSS) can be undertaken. If you have spent significant time abroad (a total of 6 months in the past 3 years) you would be required to give a reasonable account of the reasons why. 

For some roles you will be required to successfully complete National Security Vetting at Counter Terrorism (CTC), Security Clearance (SC) or Developed Vetting (DV) level as a condition of appointment. To meet CTC/SC/DV requirements you will normally need to have been resident in the UK for at least 3/5/10 years prior to the date of application (The level of checks that are required are stated in the advert).

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may still be considered if, for example:

  • You've been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government
  • You were studying abroad
  • You were living overseas with parents

In such cases you will need to be able to provide referee cover for the period(s) of residence overseas. The duration of overseas residence and the country of abode will also be taken into account.

Candidate Information

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In the event of a large number of applications, we reserve the right to undertake the following processes:

  • An automated online test where a benchmark must be passed to progress;
  • A sift on the lead selection criteria. If this happens, the lead criteria will be the first one listed in the advert.

During the selection process, you may be asked to undertake an additional assessment (such as written test). If this is applicable you will be notified of this when you are invited to interview.

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