Programmes Administrator

  • Job Reference: SDX/TP/RF5886/SJS
  • Date Posted: 8 April 2021
  • Employer: Sodexo
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  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £14,989.60
  • Bonus/Benefits: £14,989.60 per annum
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

HMP Forest Bank are recruiting for a Programmes Administrator to support the Programmes Team in completing all administration duties. You will also hold a small caseload of residents either on a 1-1 or group work basis. Previous administration experience and experience of managing databases are essential for this role.

HMP Forest Bank serves the courts of Greater Manchester and maintains strong links to the local community with a focus on resettlement. We aim to deliver quality of life services and support people to change their lives for the better.

Opportunities for learning and developing work-ready skills are on offer for all who come in to custody, but our commitment to reducing reoffending in local communities does not end at the prison gate. We support people released from custody through innovative partnerships in substance misuse services in Bury and Oldham, working with people to maintain recovery and lead law-abiding lives.

As well as the 16 residential units on site, there is a healthcare centre, gym, library, workshop complex, visits hall, chaplaincy and kitchen. The prison's capacity stands at 1,460, holding adult men both on remand or sentenced and young prisoners between the ages of 18-21 years.

For more information on working in Justice within Sodexo please see  Careers in Justice

Job Description

30 hours per week 

Salary £14,989.60 per annum, 20 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata), pension, free meals on duty and free on-site parking.

Main Responsibilities
  • Support the Programmes Team in completing all administration duties
  • Effectively manage excel databases for the Accredited Programmes and Restorative Approaches work
  • Complete weekly team huddle minutes and distribute them to the team
  • Manage a small caseload of residents by completing relevant reoffending/ behavioural work (on a 1-1 and group basis)
  • Complete post course review minutes for each resident successfully completing any accredited programme and distributing them to all relevant agencies
  • Support the Treatment Manager of accredited programmes in the audit process
The Ideal Candidate
  • General administration experience in minute taking and the use of Microsoft excel and word.
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy.
  • Good interpersonal skills and have an empathic approach.
  • Experience of managing excel databases
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Keen interest in reducing reoffending and a passion to promote and encourage change.
About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We're a Disability Confident Leader employer. We're committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 5 years' worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.