Team Leader

Uttoxeter | Other


Team Lead

HMP Dovegate (Therapeutic Community)

Full Time - Permanent

40 hours

£40,000 per annum + Corporate Company Benefits


HMP Dovegate is a category B male establishment prison based on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border near Uttoxeter.


The operational capacity of the Therapeutic Community is 200.  Joining our onsite team at this category B prison, you'll play a key role in making a difference to the lives of our residents.


We are looking for a Team Lead to join our friendly team in the Therapeutic Community on the Induction Unit.


The Role entails working together with clinical professionals to make sure that the Induction members are prepared for assessment on the TC. The Induction Lead must be able to communicate well with both clinicians, operational staff and members, while making sure that all pertinent information is communicated. This involves ensuring that all paperwork is in order and the staff are prepared to answer any questions. The Induction Lead will be responsible for the daily members operations. Certain choices will be made by the Induction Lead, but the Clinical Director and Deputy Clinical Director will determine how to continue with those decisions. 


The successful post holder must ensure that your community fully meets all requirements external to a Therapeutic environment, but that is expected of all residential accommodation (HMIP, Security, IEP, ACCT, Violence Reduction and so forth).

Additionally, they will work closely with all senior managers to ensure that the Therapeutic Prison is seen as the model of best practice across the whole custodial estate and that all forms of awareness training delivery accurately reflect this.



What you need to do the job:


This is an opportunity for an individual who has skills with the therapeutic treatment paradigm, managerial experience, and a good understanding of working in a prison setting. The post holder will need to be able to work with a multi-disciplinary team and be able to make good use of supervision and line management. They must be able to work jointly and collaboratively with other team members both operational and non-operational to enhance and develop the work with the members. Another important aspect of the role is to maintain records and communicate effectively verbally and in writing especially with referrers via written reports. As part of this role they will undertake regular appraisal, developing a personal development plan. They will keep up to date with the strategies for the management of complex needs including personality disorder pathway. Additionally, they will attend team referral meetings, movement meetings, business meetings and service development meetings.



Why Serco



Meaningful and vital work - Using specialist behavioural analysis you'll contribute to the reintegration of ex-offenders back into society, helping them to address the factors that influence offending behaviour.


A world of opportunity - With six prisons across the UK and a breadth of roles, you'll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression. We actively fund psychologists towards chartered and/or registered status and with ongoing CPD activities and look to promote from within.


Great people - You'll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team, who believe passionately in the value of our work. We promote an empathic and therapeutic approach, respecting individual differences and promoting self-efficacy.



What we offer


  • A competitive salary
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships



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 Silver 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.

Register & Apply Now Login & Apply
Contract Type
Expiry Date
08/04/2023 02:55:00
Shortlist Email me jobs like this  Back to listing