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Industries manager

Teach a trade. Build a future.


Want to support people to learn new skills and help them improve their prospects? As an industry manager, you’ll:  

  • run an on-site prison workshop 
  • play a key role in the Prison Service by engaging people in prisons in constructive activity and teaching them skills for life so they can find employment on release 

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Things you need to know

As an industries manager, you‘ll: 

  • ensure the smooth running of our workshops
  • oversee all activities in the workshops and land-based activities
  • manage, supervise, and motivate staff and prisoners
  • work with stakeholders to upskill prisoners and aid their rehabilitation
  • monitor performance and oversee workshop budgets  
  • ensure work complies with health and safety legislation and quality management standards
  • liaise with Prison Industries and New Futures Network to ensure workshop activity is purposeful
  • be responsible for ensuring production meets contractual requirements
Region Prisons Band 3 Salary Band 4 Salary
Inner London Brixton, Pentonville, Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs £30,137 £35,987
Outer London Belmarsh, Downview, Feltham, High Down, Isis £28,636 £33,506
National All other prisons £25,572 £30,471

As part of the Civil Service pension scheme, you will receive a percentage of your salary based on your contributions and membership period for the pension scheme.

Annual leave:
You will receive 25 days paid annual leave, rising to 30 days after 10 years of service.

Civil Service benefits:

  • access to our cycle to work scheme
  • travel loans

To work as an industries manager you’ll need to: 

  • have experience in industry or a commercial production environment
  • experience of managing a workforce, with strong communications, persuasion and influencing skills
  • have a good knowledge of managing orders and supervising quality output assessed to ISO9001 Standards
  • be familiar with workshop safety practices

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, regardless of their background. Find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

You’ll need to:

  • provide an anonymised format CV. This helps us recruit based on your knowledge and your skills, rather than your background, gender, or ethnicity to ensure the process is fair
  • ensure your CV includes details of any relevant qualifications and experience
  • provide and several short written statements in your application
  • answer questions which outline your experience – tell us about any previous roles you’ve had or, if you are a recent college leaver, your college experience

The Making the Civil Service a Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.

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