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Job Reference: 5574
Number of Positions: 2
Job Category: Other
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £28,000.00
Location: Gatwick
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 27/06/2017

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Team Leader - Children's and Welfare Service

Gatwick IRC - Tinsley

£28,000.00 per annum, plus £3,000.00 on call allowance

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 Team Leader to join our team at Gatwick IRC's - Tinsley House within the Children's and Welfare Service.

As the largest private provider of Immigration Services for the UK Border Agency (UKBA), G4S is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for people being detained due to their immigration status. Our Contract locations are situated near Gatwick Airport and can accommodate just under 600 male/female detainees with an ever changing population.

As part of our continuing development, we’re now looking for confident and approachable team players who are committed to providing a high quality service for the people in our care.

Job Outline: 

Provide welfare support to families, ensuring effective service delivery and welfare standards are achieved and maintained.


  • Provide Welfare support to children, young people and families in our care, ensuring that welfare standards are achieved and appropriate interventions are applied
  • Plan and supervise age appropriate play for children in line with legislative, contractual and best practice guidance
  • Plan and prepare for a families arrival and departure (return or resettlement) in line with contractual requirements and best practice
  • Actively support and encourage the returns process, including encouraging discussion of return with children, in order to reduce anxiety and barriers to removal
  • Ensure the safeguarding of both adults and children, in support of child protection procedures and best practice guidance
  • Work with delivery partners, including children’s services, health agencies and other community-based services to deliver an effective service to families in our care
  • Build and create mutual trust and respect with trainees in order that they respond and react appropriately to information and guidance.
  • Act in accordance with company and legislative requirements to maintain a safe and secure environment

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills: 

  • Experience within a welfare or childcare setting

Desirable Skills:

  • Understanding of the legislative framework and contractual requirements in respect of childcare
  • Ability to speak a second language

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 and uniform.

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.

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


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