Prison Employment Lead - HMP Fosse Way

Wingston , Leicester | Other

Prison Employment Lead - HMP Fosse Way

Leicestershire, LE18 4TN

Salary - Up to 36,000 Depending on experience 

Permanent (Full-Time, 40 Hrs)


Here at Serco, we are looking for a Prison Employment Lead to join our new Category C Prison, HMP Fosse Way.


The Prison Employment Lead will principally be responsible for: i. Identifying work ready candidates. ii. Prioritising actions and services needed to ensure prisoners achieve work readiness. iii. Matching work ready candidates to suitable vacancies supplied by the New Futures Network and other employment stakeholders within the prison estate.


Some of the other responsibilities of the Prison Employment Lead are as follows:


 - Engage with stakeholders within the prison to establish a system that identifies

 - work ready prisoners and highlights actions needed to support prisoners to chieve work readiness.

 - Work with prison staff and stakeholders to match work ready candidates to job opportunities brokered on behalf of the prison by the New Futures Network and other employment agencies.

 - Support contracted IAG and Education providers to ensure the prison induction process properly

 - Champion innovations in employment and industry focused recruitment practices, such as hospitality/construction drives etc.

 - Work in partnership with the Prison's Strategic Employment Advisory Boards to improve systems that support prisoners to develop


What you will need to do the role

- Experience of or transferrable skills relevant to leading and motivating staff and prisoners

- An understanding of prisoner employment and ROTL

- Experience of managing group sessions with prisoners and/or employers/agencies

- Strong analytical and report writing skills, with the ability to present and produce reports / trends

- Motivating staff to maximise achievements with limited resources through effective and efficient leadership and management

- Solid understanding of building links with internal and external stakeholders to maximise prisoner outcomes

- Good IT literacy - Systems, Excel, Word

Why Serco 

  • Meaningful and vital work - We look after around 5,000 prisoners in our prisons and been in the business for 25 years, employ 2,000 colleagues in our 6 custodial contracts so you can guarantee you'll be delivering an essential service that touch people's lives. 
  • A world of opportunity - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways. 
  • Great people - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer:


  • Competitive salary and pension contribution
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package
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14/06/2023 03:01:00
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