Safer Detention Administrator

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Safer Detention Administrator

Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre Twinwoods Business Park, Bedford MK44 1FD

Part time, 25 hours


£23,860 (FTE) per annum


Yarl's Wood IRC (immigration Removal Centre) is a fully contained residential centre housing adult women and adult family groups awaiting immigration clearance. We focus on decency and respect in all aspects of care for our residents and use continuous innovation to further improve and develop our service. Within the centre we accommodate an everchanging population from a variety of backgrounds, all with different faiths, beliefs, and cultural values.


We have a vacancy for a Safer Detention Administrator to join our friendly team.


The key purpose of this role is to be responsible for all admin functions within the Department and carrying out tasks relating to the new Violence Reduction Policy.

They will complete updates to Directors Rules and Post Orders in relation to Safer Detention and Violence Reduction.

The Safer detention admin will act in a support role for the Safer Detention Manager.

They will also collate & Manage information relating to Safer Detention and Violence Reduction

Draft monthly reports.


Some of the day to day duties include:


  • Collate performance data to generate monthly reports for the Manager, SMT and Home Office for Safer Detention and Violence Reduction
  • Create dip check schedules for each month of the year.
  • Update Security Spreadsheet with 1st and 2nd Response Acknowledgements.
  • Input and extract data / information from focus group meetings and Safeguarding Spreadsheet
  • Photocopying forms and ensure appropriate and correct and available
  • Support with gathering evidence for audits
  • Ensure notice boards are up to date with relevant information in relation to Safer Detention and Violence Reduction, and Disabilities. 
  • Achieve the specific targets set in the Annual Performance Review (appraisal).- MyCatch Up's
  • This list is not exhaustive, the roles and responsibilities will change to meet the organisations needs and objectives.
  • Conduct monthly dip checks as required
  • Take meeting minutes as and when required
  • Live the company values
  • Complete SPEAR Training, Health and Safety and Serco Essentials, Key and Radio Training.



What you need to do the job:


We are looking for an individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

It is essential that the successful post holder has excellent computer and typing skills and good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

The successful post holder should ideally have experience of minute taking.

They must have the ability to work flexibly and to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines.

It is important that they can work well independently as well as part of a team.



Why Serco


A place you can make an impact - With approximately 20,000 asylum seekers and more than 5,000 properties you'll be delivering an essential service that touch people's lives.


A place you can count on - 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.


A place for you - 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


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco benefits package - includes cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • Serco ShareSave- - where employees can own a part of the company and invest in their future.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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28/05/2024 01:13:00
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