Administration / Corporate Support
Hub Manager – Generic – 38208
£27,697 - £31,176
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First Line Management – The jobs at this level will provide first line management for a team of people and delivery of work routines, activities and regimes appropriate to their area of responsibility which may span one or more departments.
Job holders within this Group Profile will be responsible for managing the transactional activity within their relevant administrative Hub. They will line manage staff and apply all Human Resources (HR) related policies and practices and be able to carry out all aspects of people management such as staff management, disciplinary investigations, performance management and staff appraisals.
This is a non operational role which may involve contact with prisoners depending on their area of work.
Typical tasks associated with this Group Profile include:
- Contribute toward the development of local policy, procedures and practice and ensure consistency of application
- Manage devolved budgets in accordance with the financial procedures outlined in the budget delegation
- Manage the achievement of Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs) and standards within the work area, verifying and signing off documentation as appropriate
- Attend relevant unit meetings as required to provide feedback on good practice examples, to promote awareness for better and more efficient ways of working
- Analyse and act on data collected by the Hub and produce any relevant reports to show findings
- Ensure that data entered into local and national systems is accurate and in accordance with agreed timescales
- Monitor performance of the Hub
- Draft all external and internal communications on behalf of the Hub
- Provide Head of Function with management information relating to the relevant area
- Be responsible for the management of all staff within their area. This includes staff performance, development and annual appraisal through to sickness absence management
- Act as first point of contact for relevant external stakeholders
- Act as requisitioner or approver dependant on local policy
Job Descriptions relating to this Group Profile
The job holder once in post will be in matched to a job description; a sample list is shown below. The post is rotational so the job holder could during their career carry out the role of different job descriptions.
- Hub Manager : People
- Hub Manager : Business
- Hub Manager : Offender Management
- Hub Manager : Activities
- Hub Manager : Regional People Wales
Job holders must complete specific training in their specialism once they take up post.
Newly promoted staff to the following Band 5 first line manager roles (Hub Managers, Custodial Managers and Facilities & Services Managers) in Establishments are required to complete a qualification as part of their work objectives where these training packages are available
Staff that have mapped or re-graded to Band 5 who have previously worked at an equivalent level will not be required to undertake the qualification.
All external staff joining as a Band 5 Hub Manager or Facilities and Services Manager in an Establishment are required to complete the qualification where available.
- Able to deal effectively and assertively with staff at all levels
- Able user of MS Word and MS Excel
- Information collation and analysis
Hours of Work and Allowances
37 hour working week
- Changing and Improving
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Managing a Quality Service
- Making Effective Decisions
Working Arrangements & Further Information
Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.
Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.
If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.
The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate’s Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.
-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.
Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays
You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment
-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.
Work Life Balance
-HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ
Season Ticket Advance
-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work
For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers
-HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes
-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provide a variety of training appropriate to individual posts
-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles
-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post
-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS
-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which HMPPS considers to be racist
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.
There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.