Mentoring Prison Officer (South)

Unlocked Graduates

  • Grade: Band 5 role in L&D
  • Salary: Two-year secondment
  • Location: Thames Valley Area
  • Closing: 9:00am, 22nd Apr 2022 BST

Job Description

Mentoring Prison Officers (MPOs) are one of the most important aspects of the Unlocked programme. You’ll typically work with 20-25 new officers in two or three prisons, spending one or two days a week in each establishment. You will support groups of participants from day one of their training until the end of their two years, coaching them on everything from prison procedures to career opportunities.

 

You will run regular bespoke training, fortnightly group supervisions and fortnightly 1-to-1 coaching/mentoring sessions with the participants. These take place within their establishments, helping to develop them into exceptional prison officers and leaders. You’ll record and monitor their progress, working with managers and governors in the prisons to get a full picture of your graduates’ performance. Other MPOs and your line manager will support your decision making and planning.

 

We prioritise your professional development. One day a week is spent with your line manager and MPO team receiving training which includes working towards a coaching qualification (Level 5 equivalent), adult facilitation training, group supervision, updates from Head Office staff on the programme and its developments; and external training opportunities (for example Mental Health First Aid).

 

At Summer Institute (our version of initial prison officer training), you will work closely with Trainer Expert Advisors from Learning & Development to support your groups, delivering training alongside them. Previous experience of facilitation is not required, but be ready to develop as trainers during your induction period. Participants build strong relationships with you during Summer Institute, and highly value the practical experience you can convey to them.

For further information, please see the full job information pack on our website here.

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