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Production Instructor Full Time

at HM Prison & Probation Service London in London (Published at 03-06-2021)

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity

At Onley, we offer a range of workshops that our Production Instructors operate in including warehousing & logistics, light assembly, recycling, concrete production and gardening. These opportunities give men the basic skills and work ethos to progress on to vocational training and prepare for release into the community.

The working pattern for an instructor at Onley is currently as follows: Monday to Thursday 07:45-17:00, Friday 07:45-12:00 (inclusive of breaks). This is subject to review in the future.


Job holders within this Group Profile will be responsible for providing supervision, knowledge and skills to prisoners in basic assembly / packaging workshops - for example basic packing of fruit, greetings cards, breakfast packs, nuts and bolts. The jobholder will ensure that all services are provided to a high standard and that security and control are maintained at all times. No qualifications are being delivered and nor is the jobholder deployed in training prisoners up to the required level to gain the qualifications.

This job description is not designed for use by jobholders in specialist workshops t in these circumstances Specialist Production Instructor job descriptions should be used. However, on an exceptional short term basis jobholders can supervise prisoners in more specialist workshops.

This is a non-operational job in an establishment with no line management responsibilities.


Typical tasks associated with this Group Profile include:

  • Participate in the selection process of prisoners for the workshop
  • Induct prisoners to the workshop/area of work and train them aspects such as health and safety, Control of Substance Hazardous to health (COSHH), machinery and tools usage and train them in the required skills for the workshop
  • Provide personal support for prisoners where required; tailor learning and training requirements to individual needs
  • Set production schedules and manage targets/quality standards, maintaining delivery of contractual arrangements. Vary the production targets as required to match the numbers of prisoners and skill mix whilst maintaining delivery of contractual arrangements
  • Initiate product development reviews to maintain and maximise workshop production levels and to provide variety of work/experience for prisoners
  • Liaise with external organisations and other establishments regarding the day to day operation of the contract or income generation targets
  • Contribute to risk and health and safety assessments on consumables
  • Conduct roll checks
  • Ensure all tools, equipment and raw materials are safe, secure and properly accounted for
  • Arrange maintenance and repair of tools and equipment
  • Carry out workshop searches
  • Will conduct a metal detector scan or rub down search of prisoners attending and leaving their own workshops
  • Actively contribute to prisoner reports, parole and sentence planning, Assessment, Care in Custody & Teamwork (ACCT) and Security Information Report (SIR's) by providing information to case managers
  • Supervise and maintain discipline of prisoners within workshop/area of work, responsible for performance, motivation, discipline, appraisal and development of prisoners
  • Maintain regular communications via radio net in accordance with Local Security Strategy (LSS)
  • Open and complete ACCT forms, Violence Reduction Incident Reports (VRIR) and Security Information Reports (SIRs) when required and contribute to Incentive Earned Privileges (IEP) reports
  • Provide quality assurance against product specification
  • Log attendance and approve prisoner hours worked and wages including recording piece work where appropriate
  • Carry out fabric and tool checks of workshops and maintain security of areas, logging any tool/equipment faults
  • Contribute to prisoner reports including parole and sentence planning
  • Complete regime monitoring information and update prisoner training records
  • Contribute to Health and Safety risk assessments relating to the workshop/work of area and specialist areas
  • Order materials and estimate usage in order to meet production targets
  • Participate in self-audit and in achieving Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs)
  • Complete administration activities to support the smooth running of the workshop and source small value requisitions
  • Provide administrative support for workshop activities and approve small value requisitions
  • Supervise, manage and control prisoners decently, safely and securely whilst carrying out all activities
  • Understand, apply and conform to national and local polices
  • Establish, develop and maintain professional relationships with prisoners and staff
  • Maintain and update systems in-line with local agreements
  • Prepare relevant documentation to managers for verification / quality checking purposes
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings as required

Job Descriptions relating to this Group Profile

The post is non-rotational and the job holder will be required to carry out one of the job descriptions within their area of expertise. A sample list of job descriptions is attached below:

  • Production Instructor : Enterprises

Essential Skills/ Qualifications/ Accreditation/ Registration

Staff can either be a qualified assessor or be trained to the appropriate level within 6 months of appointment.


Please refer to Job Description


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership

  • Communicating and Influencing

  • Working Together

  • Managing a Quality Service


  • Access to learning and development

  • A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance

  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity

  • A civil service pension

  • Annual Leave

  • Public Holidays

  • Season Ticket Advance

For more information about the recruitment process, benefits and allowances and answers to general queries, please click the below link which will direct you to our Candidate Information Page.

Link: https://justicejobs.tal.net/vx/candidate/cms/About%20the%20MOJ

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