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Job Reference: 6181
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Education/Training
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £27,237.57 - £29,961.32
Location: BRIDGEND
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 26/04/2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Carpentry/Joinery/ DIY Teacher or Instructor

HM Prison Parc, Bridgend

Salary range: £27,237.57 - £29,961.32​ per annum

Full Time (40 Hours per week)

As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 120 countries and more than 625,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Carpentry/Joinery/ DIY Teacher or Instructor to join our team at HMP & YOI Parc, a category B prison, in Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1600 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.

Within this exciting and challenging role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of a number of courses within the vocational training pathway to young offenders aged between 15yrs  to 17yrs.  

Key Accountabilities: 

  • To teach, train and supervise young people allocated to your workshop and training area in a number of skills within the construction industry with a particular emphasis on basic woodwork, painting and decorating, tiling and basic plumbing skills. It would be desirable to have a good range of general DIY skills.
  • Meeting the Awarding Body standards and ensuring learners develop suitable skills to help them find sustainable employment upon release.
  • To ensure that the programme of learning is appropriate for the needs of the learner.
  • To keep an individual learning plan for each learner.
  • To contribute to the curriculum development in the area of vocational courses, this will include the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of courses.
  • To monitor and track the progress of the learner according to the requirements of the awarding body and the prison KPI.
  • To take responsibility for the management of the classroom, paying particular regard to the security of tools, including computer equipment and curriculum equipment as appropriate.
  • To update your skills on a regular basis and participate in staff development activities.
  • To deliver assessment and accreditation relevant to the requirements of the awarding body and young person.
  • To undertake all administrative duties related to the monitoring and review systems of the learning skills programme and the prison regime.
  • To ensure that all preparation, marking, assessment and moderation is completed promptly and efficiently within agreed timescales.
  • To attend meetings of education, vocational teams and other working groups, as appropriate.
  • To attend meetings and working groups as required.
  • To operate effective arrangements for monitoring attendance and retention, including necessary follow-up actions.
  • To prepare, review and update regularly, curricular and associated training schemes and materials and to have them available for observations as required.
  • To assist students in reaching their long term aims, career progression, further education and training and / or to live as independently as possible.
  • To train on a range of programmes in relevant subject areas.
  • To assess students’ progress regularly, including the timely marking of work and giving feedback both written and oral.
  • To carry out student questionnaires and elicit feedback on the quality of training and learning.
  • To contribute to course reviews and the setting, implementation and monitoring of action plans.
  • The ability to relate and motivate students from a variety of backgrounds and employ effective training strategies.
  • To implement appropriate Health and Safety policies.
  • To undertake other reasonable duties from time to time, as required by the HoLS and YP Curriculum Manager


  • Maintain the security of your workshop/area at all times reporting any concerns immediately to your line manager and the Security Department.
  • Be accountable for and manage all tools used in your workshop/area using correct procedures for tool cabinets, tally systems, tool allocation, disposal and inventories, etc, following set procedures as per the Local Security Strategy.
  • Ensure the  Security tool check sheet is completed after every work session AM and PM and keep records for audit purposes.
  • Manage and control all materials used within your workshop/area reporting any unauthorised or unusual usage to your manager and Security where necessary.
  • Maintain an accurate roll at all times.
  • Challenge anti-social behaviour and poor performance of prisoners allocated to your work party and use the correct IEP procedures in doing so.
  • Work closely with the Security Department to develop ‘Dynamic Security’.


  • Ensure that all Health & Safety legislation pertinent to your workshop/area is implemented and adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure all new prisoners allocated to your workshop/area receive the workshop induction and that they understand and comply with it at all times.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety signage is displayed as required.
  • Ensure prisoners wear correct PPE as required and inspect regularly for wear and tear and damage, replacing as necessary.
  • Review and update the workshop risk assessments, Safe Systems of work and COSHH assessments annually (once trained in carrying out these procedures).
  • Ensure your workshop/work area is clean and tidy at all times, keeping walkways and fire exits free from obstructions.
  • Ensure colour coded cleaning equipment is used and the workshop cleaning schedule is completed daily and kept for audit purposes.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills:      

  • Relevant professional experience and at least one subject specific qualification
  • PGCE or equivalent required

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of working with young people experiencing behavioural problems.  

Personal Qualities:

  • An enthusiasm for all aspects of education and training with a commitment to the well being of students.
  • Sound interpersonal skills.
  • A flexible and responsive attitude.
  • An enthusiasm for your subject area.
  • An ability and willingness to innovate and demonstrate self-motivation.
  • A willingness and ability to be an effective team member.
  • A willingness to participate in appropriate staff development activities.
  • An ability to manage challenging behaviour.
  • An ability to deal with security issues.
  • An understanding of the needs of socially excluded young people and adults.
  • An awareness of, and commitment to, the promotion of equal opportunities and the recognition of diversity.


At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.

If you join us, you will find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

HMP & YOI Parc is committed to a clean air policy for the wellbeing of its staff, and to protect them from the risks of passive smoking. Our prison is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted in any area of the establishment. The conveyance of smoking paraphernalia (including tobacco, cigarettes and e-cigarettes) through the Keylock and into the prison will be considered a disciplinary offence under the company’s Disciplinary Policy.

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