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Programme Manager – 43098
£31,924 - £36,715
Wolverhampton

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Overview of the job

This is a management job in an establishment.

Summary

The job holder will be responsible for programme management of drug, alcohol and offending behaviour programmes in the establishment ensuring they are delivered in line with required standards.

The job holder will assist in the provision of constructive and supportive regimes, which addresses offending behaviour, improve educational and work skills and promote law abiding behaviour in custody and after release in reducing reoffending. To assist in the management of the planning and execution of the Service Delivery Agreement for the offending behaviour courses.

In addition, they will manage a group of facilitators and administrative staff to ensure that all protocols, procedures and routines to do with Psychological Services are planned, prepared, operated and developed in line with standards.

This is a non-operational job with line management responsibilities.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

  • Responsible for managing and overseeing the facilitation team and the suite of interventions to ensure they are supported and given appropriate guidance.
  • Responsible for ensuring that treatment managers are effectively managed and supported.
  • Responsible for ensuring best value of resources for the department.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all Programme work is delivered in line with the baselines identified in the Accreditation Document.
  • Responsible for ensuring a plan for effective delivery is made for the forthcoming year to ensure that there are enough spaces offered to achieve the establishment’s performance target and specifically taking into account the needs of the prisoner population and staff training requirements.
  • Responsible for managing and oversee the delivery of complex/high intensity programmes such as the Sex Offender Treatment Programme.
  • Liaise with the psychological services to ensure that resources are appropriately identified for the delivery of sex offender treatment programmes.
  • Attend all relevant and appropriate meetings, both at local and national as per the Audit requirements.
  • Act as a consultant with regard to the introduction of both accredited and non- accredited programmes.
  • Responsible for ensuring the full participation of staff in the supervision process.
  • Develop and monitor productive working relationships with all staff.
  • Responsible for managing the delivery of and providing interventions of both, clinical and non-clinical offending behaviour programmes.
  • Liaise with the establishment Senior Management Team and ensure that they are updated on policies set by HMPPS in respect of Treatment Programmes.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all standards contained in the programme specific criterion enclosed within the programme manuals and audit document are met.
  • Promote the concept of multi-disciplinary team effort and integration within the Accredited Intervention Meetings (AIMs) teams, in staff awareness sessions and tutor support.
  • As part of the AIM team, is responsible for the management of group members and their specific treatment needs.
  • Promote opportunities for integrating programmes with other establishment processes, particularly with other interventions such as basic skills, Counselling, Assessment, Referral, Advice and Throughcare service (CARATS) and other aspects of drug strategy.
  • Produce data analysis of the local drug strategy for area reports.
  • Contribute to the overall risk management process including sharing information on high risk and dangerous offenders with relevant agencies Contribute to the Programme Department performance as assessed by the audit criteria, with particular reference to all Programme Manuals and to assist with the successful delivery of all audit baselines.
  • Contribute to improvements and compliance of any issues raised as part of action plans arising from Standards Audit, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), Measuring the Quality of Prison Life (MQPL) and any other relevant action plans including local self audit action plans and resettlement strategies.
  • Contribute to the successful achievement of the Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs) target agreed between the Deputy Director of Custody and Governing Governor ensuring milestones are properly identified and communicated.
  • Manage a safe working environment for staff, prisoners and visitors. Ensure Health and Safety legislation is followed ensuring safe systems of work (SSOW) and risk assessments are completed in a timely manner and any faults are reported promptly.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh.

Behaviours

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Developing Self and Others

Essential Experience

  • No formal training or qualifications are required to undertake role.
  • Job holders will need to be highly organised and committed to treatment and rehabilitation work.
  • Will require experience of managing both staff and processes.

Technical Requirements

Internal applicants

All newly promoted staff to the following Band 6 first line manager roles (Activities Unit Manager, Facilities and Services Unit Manager, Facilities and Services Business Manager, Programme Manager, Specialist Treatment Manager or Equality Advisor) in Establishments will be expected to complete the New Manager Programme on Civil Service Learning within three years of promotion.

Staff that have mapped or re-graded to Band 6 who have previously worked at an equivalent level will not be required to undertake the qualification.

External applicants

All external staff joining as a Band 6 Activities Unit Manager, Facilities and Services Unit Manager, Facilities and Services Business Manager, Programme Manager, Specialist Treatment Manager or Equality Advisor in an Establishment will be expected to complete the New Manager Programme on Civil Service Learning within three years.

Hours of Work (Unsocial Hours) Allowances

37 hour working week

Additional Information

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.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-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

Pension

-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

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

-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

Eligibility

-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.