Officer Instructor - Joiner

HMYOI Polmont
£27,081 - £34,998
Closing date
28/11/2022, 23:55
Normal Office Hours
The post holder will be responsible for the effective management and development of those in our care within the context of vocational training and employment. They will support those in our care in gaining nationally recognised qualifications aimed at improving their employment prospects on release. 
Deliver required certified training to meet targets set for the establishment in accordance with the Performance Contract
Effectively train and instruct 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 by monitoring of tool issue, rub down searches and searches of the workplace meeting security standards set by National Policy.
Ensure effective use of resources: budget, prisoner numbers, wages, time, materials, tooling and equipment within functional area.
Ensure effective maintenance of machinery and equipment is carried out in accordance with regulations.
Maintenance of a safe and healthy compliant working environment through regular and effective Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
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 Carpentry/Joinery apprenticeship and achieved accredited qualification (SVQ Level 2 – 3 or City & Guilds equivalent).


Achieved A1 (D32) Assessor Award or willing to work towards.


Experience Requirements

Experience of inspection and maintenance of industrial machinery in a workshop/training environment.


Experience of delivering training in an industrial environment.


Knowledge Skills Requirements

Knowledge of current certification provided by SQA. In particular, National Progression Awards pertinent to Carpentry and Joinery.


Sound knowledge of Health & Safety legislation, particularly in relation to Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSSH) regulations.


Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and motivate others to achieve positive results


Self-motivated with the ability to plan, prioritise and assess candidate skill levels through observation.


Situational Judgement Test
Cognitive Ability Test
Group Exercise
Written Exercise
Final Stage Interview
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This opportunity is closed to applications.