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Job Reference: 6692
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Custodial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £45,900 - £51,770.95
Location: L9 7LH Liverpool
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 27/08/2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:


HMP Altcourse, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L9 7LH

Salary: £45,900.00 - £51,770.95 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 a part-time Administrator to join our team at HMP Altcourse, a category B local prison, in Fazakerly Liverpool, holding over 1200 adult male offenders.

HMP Altcourse was recently commended in their HMIP report for key areas bucking the trend when compared to other local prisons. This has been supported by a positive staff culture, a good focus on decency and an excellent regime that is being delivered consistently. Overall, HMP Altcourse demonstrates that a local prison can provide fundamentally decent treatment and conditions for prisoners, despite facing many of the same challenges as the rest of the prison service.

The successful candidate provide effective management of the relevant functional department and activities in line with customer and contractual requirements

  • Manage contracts with external suppliers to ensure contract compliance and cost effective delivery of services
  • To meet or exceed contractual requirements for your functional area
  • To meet or exceed all functional Service Delivery Targets (SDTs) and ensure maximum score on PRS
  • To deliver and develop functional business plan
  • To manage and control devolved budgets to meet functional targets
  • To ensure that all audits / assurance statements relevant to your functional area are achieved
  • To work collaboratively with other functional managers to ensure that the prison delivers to maximum capacity
  • To ensure management of the non-effective for your function with a key focus on control of sickness absence, TOIL and achieving annual leave and training targets
  • To ensure all EDRs are completed on time and are subject to an effective quality assurance process
  • To ensure that all direct reports have a bi-monthly Bi-Lat Meeting and that these are conducted throughout the function
  • To deliver a fair, decent and challenging regime for prisoners which maximises the opportunities for reducing risk and preventing re-offending
  • To respond thoroughly and within time parameters to all prisoner applications, complaints and grievances
  • To actively promote the safety and decency agenda with staff and prisoners
  • To promote the concept of community inclusion, ensuring that all equality and diversity standards are maintained at all times
  • To act as Duty Director and to ensure that all incident reporting procedures are followed along with the effective management of incidents
  • To conduct adjudications in line with standards to ensure that hearings are conducted fairly, fully and impartially in line with the establishment tariff
  • To conduct investigations and projects as requested by the Director

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to think strategically
  • Experience of leading people and delivery results

Desirable Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience of project/ work planning, monitoring and reviewing
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles and ability to interpret financial information

At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. 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 can be sure that you’ll 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 global 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 5 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.

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.


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