Prison Offender Manager
HMP Ashfield, Bristol
Salary £22,584 per annum + Benefits
(Salary will increase gradually to £26,656 once modules have been completed)
Here at Serco we're looking for a Prison Offender Manager to join us at HMP Ashfield based in Bristol. The postholder will be responsible for supporting prisoners through their sentence, promoting end to end offender management that underpins an offender's journey through the criminal justice systems. You will motivate and challenge a caseload of men who have committed serious sexual offences, to address their offending behaviour and support them through their journey at HMP Ashfield. Our aim is to serve the Public reduce the risk of further serious offences being committed.
You will effectively assess the needs of individual prisoners and develop sentence plans within a multi-disciplinary team as well as maintaining regular contact with all prisoners on your caseload to ensure you are managing their needs effectively through their sentence. Along with the above you will be tasked with maintaining both electronic and paper records for each prisoner on your caseload, attend and contribute to Team and Service meetings as appropriate, conduct recategorisation reviews in line with national guidance and ensuring that all necessary training applicable to working within a prison environment is completed.
As part of this you'll:
- Actively support and encourage inter-agency sentence planning and user involvement in the development and review of services delivered by the Offender Management Service.
- Attend and be committed to ongoing regular supervision.
- Ensure that all national policies regarding data protection and security are adhered to.
- Ensure service delivery takes place within an equal opportunities framework and promote anti discriminatory practice in all aspects of the work.
- Produce reports for purpose of informing the Parole Board of a prisoners progress and risk in line with stipulated time frames.
What you'll need to do the role
First and foremost, you'll need to have worked in a similar role or worked with service users that display potentially difficult behaviours. It would be advantageous if you've worked within an Offender Management background and looked after several caseloads.
The successful applicant will be computer literate, able to work on their own initiative, approachable, efficient and reliable. We are looking for someone that can communicate at all levels, build strong working relationships and be a successful part of an ever-growing team.
Meaningful and vital work - You'll contribute to the reintegration of ex-offenders back into society, helping them to address the factors that influence criminal behaviour and lowering reoffending rates
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
Great people - You'll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team. who believe passionately in the value of our work.
What we offer
- Flexible and part time working considered
- 10-day pa CPD
- Pension - 6%
- Bike4Work scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector
- A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
- Serco Benefits package
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.
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We're a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.
Serco supports 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).