Officer Instructor - Metal Fabrication

HMP Shotts
£31,289 - £37,063
Closing date
22/03/2023, 12:00
Shift Work
The post holder will predominately work within the Metal fabrication work party but may be required to cover a range of functions to support the current industry / work parties and also developmental work.  Offender outcomes and purposeful activity are key areas in the SPS where we are looking to develop what we do to support desistance and build on the social capital of those in our care.  Examples of key areas currently link to housing, opportunities for support / employment and citizenship.  Within offender outcomes you would be contributing to key themes of development identified by the SPS corporate plan and Shotts development plan.  This will also require identification of and a commitment to personal development to meet dynamic and changing demands within the justice field.
Maintain product output levels and monitor production targets within area of responsibility
Effectively train, instruct and assess prisoners in the theory and practice required to achieve the standards set by the relevant examining body or training organisation.
Maintain security and discipline in the workplace, in accordance with SPS security standards, ensuring the security of prisoners and the maintenance of plant and tools. This will include undertaking other Prison Officer duties as required.   
Responsible for ensuring a safe environment, compliant with relevant standards through the application of regular Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment.    
Contribute towards the enhancement of Employability partnerships that provides prisoners with opportunities and pathways to employment and desistance on release. 
Contribute to the delivery of employment specific certificated training that makes a significant contribution to the establishment plan and in line with the SPS Operational Review.
Person Specification

SPS recruitment and selection practice is based on the fundamentals of our Behavioural Competency Framework. This identifies behaviours and standards required both of applicants seeking to join us, and our staff in their respective roles. Assessment of specific behaviours, of which there are twelve, will be determined by the role you are applying for. Whilst it is unlikely you will be assessed on all of them , you will be assessed on these identified as key to role.

Qualifications Requirements
Served a recognised steel fabrication, sheet metal, welding or engineering apprenticeship and achieved an accredited qualification (City & Guild or SVQ equivalent). Essential
Achieved the L&D9 D1 Assessor Award (SVQ) or willing to work towards. Essential
Experience Requirements
Experience of operations, inspections and maintenance of industrial machinery in  workshop/production environment. Essential
Experience of working individually and as part of a team, which provides evidence of your strong leadership skills. Essential
Experience and knowledge of quality control systems. Desirable
Knowledge Skills Requirements
Sound knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation, particularly in relation to Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations. Essential
Self-motivated with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage workloads to meet departmental and organisational deadlines. Essential
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, at all organisational levels. Essential 
The ability to identify and analyse information, problem solve and make informed decisions. Essential 
Situational Judgement Test
Cognitive Ability Test
Group Exercise
Written Exercise
Final Stage Interview
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This opportunity is closed to applications.