Support Services Facilities – 60140
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Support – The jobs at this level will be task focused activities supporting defined activities, services or operations.
Job holders within this Group Profile will carry out specific manual activities across key areas to support the efficient running of the establishment. They will be deployed to provide a range of support services within the operational areas of the establishment when required.
This is a non-operational job with no line management responsibilities.
Typical tasks associated with this Group Profile include:
· Log materials used and assist with stocktaking of tools, equipment and materials
· Undertake activities in such a way to ensure that waste is reduced and that areas of work are safe, clean and tidy whilst work is in progress
· Inform manager to ensure sufficient levels of stock are maintained
· Ensure allocated Planned Maintenance and small repairs are carried out, undertaking service requests raised via the computer aided facilities management system
· Carry out project work when required
· Advise on sufficient levels of stock and request procurement of goods and services, and ensure all materials used are logged and are fit for purpose
· Escort technical contractors when required, working with and supervising them in accordance with Local Security Strategy (LSS)
· Maintain regular communications via radio net in accordance with(LSS)
· Undertake the role of banksman directing the operation of some plant equipment or machinery
· Be responsible for tools and plant machinery, carrying out checks at regular intervals and completing relevant documentation in accordance with Local Security Strategy (LSS) and National Security Framework (NSF)
· Comply with Health & Safety policies, procedures and legislation to ensure statutory and mandatory compliance
· Drive estates vehicles and operate plant equipment
· Operate within command mode in line with local contingency plans
· Undertake incidental and emergency or urgent tasks and assignments as per Service Delivery Agreement timescales in a safe manner
· Assemble products on site when required
· Carry out pest control prevention measures across the estate when required
· Contribute to prisoner reports including parole and sentence planning
Job Descriptions relating to this Group Profile
The role holder once in post will be in matched to a job description a sample list is attached below.
· Support Services Facilities : Catering
· Support Services Facilities : Maintenance
· Support Services Facilities : Museum Curator
· Support Services Facilities : Shop
· Support Services Facilities : Stores/Warehouse/RIDS
· Support Services Facilities : Waste Environmental
Essential Skills/ Qualifications/ Accreditation/ Registration
Requires basic knowledge and will be required to undertake specific training and courses in these work areas.
Will comply with the relevant H & S policies and legislation Must complete a manual handling course, undertake basic security awareness and be trained in break-away techniques if deemed required.
Hours of Work and Allowances
37 hour working week (standard).
HMPPS Staff on closed pay structures only Additional Conditioned Hours Pensionable (ACHP)
Staff moving from a closed 39 hour pay structure will be eligible for the two protected pensionable additional committed hours (ACHP). They will work a 39 hour week consisting of the standard 37 hour week and a further 2 additional hours (ACHP) paid at plain time pensionable rate.
Unsocial Hours Working will be confirmed by the Recruiting Manager and only paid where applicable:
Unsocial Hours Working
This role requires working regular unsocial hours and a 17% payment will be paid in addition to your basic pay to recognise this. Unsocial hours are those hours outside 0700 – 1900hrs Monday to Friday and include working evening, nights, weekends and Bank / Public holidays.
· Working Together
· Managing a Quality Service
· Communicating and Influencing
· Developing Self and Others
· Some roles require specific qualifications
· Requires basic knowledge of relevant role
Working Arrangements & Further Information
The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.
For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.
Some of MoJ’s 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 provides 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 the 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. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order
- To Shared Service Connected Ltd (0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm) or e mail Mojfirstname.lastname@example.org);
- To Ministry of Justice Resourcing team (email@example.com);
- To the Civil Service Commission (details available here)
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.
You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.