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Specialist Production Instructor (SPI): HMP Haverigg

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Location : Millom
Salary : £ 28,477£ Negotiable
Type : Permanent
Closing Date : 2022-12-28
Date Posted : 2022-12-18
Reference : 68189  

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

As a Band 4 Specialist Production Instructor you will lead a team of prisoners within the workshop helping them to become the best versions of themselves. Finding employment upon release is key to changing lives and reducing reoffending and as an instructor in a workshop that’s just what you’ll contribute towards. We will reply on you to train and supervise a team of prisoners to ensure that items made or repaired in your workshop meet the highest standards. You will set tasks to match their ability, while ensuring safety and production is maintained at all times. You will work in partnership with internal and external contracts to provide important services across a wide range of sectors. Along the way, you could play a part in innovating products for use in a custodial setting or launching a new range for another government department. You will certainty discover potential for rewarding development of your career and the most unique challenges.

As well as knowledge and skills spanning your specialism, you will need strong communication and influencing skills and a caring, resilient approach.

For more information, please contact PIRecruitment@justice.gov.uk


Job holders within this Group Profile will be responsible for providing supervision, knowledge and skills to prisoners in a specialist workshop so they can improve their employment prospects on release with a view to reducing reoffending. The job holder will ensure that all services are provided to a high standard and that security and control is maintained at all times. The jobholder will be able to teach prisoners towards achieving nationally recognised qualifications and may be supported by external organisations such as local colleges.

This job description is not for use by jobholders in basic assembly / packing workshops, instead Production Instructor - Enterprises should be used. However, on an exceptional short term basis jobholders can supervise prisoners in more basic workshops.

This is a non-operational


Typical tasks associated with this Group Profile include:

•    Induct prisoners to the workshop/area of work and train them in aspects such as health and safety, Control of Substance Hazardous to health (COSHH), machinery and tools usage
•    Provide support for prisoners where required; tailor learning and training requirements to individual needs
•    Set work schedules and manage targets/quality standards, maintaining delivery of contractual arrangements
•    Assess and evaluate skills of prisoners up to national qualification standards
•    Supervise and maintain discipline of prisoners within workshop/area of work, responsible for performance, motivation, discipline, appraisal and development of prisoners
•    Open and complete Assessment Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) forms, Violence Reduction Incident Reports (VRIR) and Security Information Reports (SIRs) when required and contribute to Incentive Earned Privileges (IEP) reports
•    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. Undertake planned maintenance programme on machinery
•    Contribute to Health and Safety risk assessments relating to the workshop/work of area and specialist areas
•    Will conduct a metal detector scan or rub down search of prisoners attending and leaving their own workshops

Job Descriptions relating to this Group Profile    

The post is non-rotational and 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.

Specialist Production Instructor : Amenities and Conservation

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Specialist Production Instructor : Cycle Repair
Specialist Production Instructor : Textiles Garment Manufacture

Specialist Production Instructor : Textiles Sewing Machine Repair

Specialist Production Instructor : Engineering Machining
Specialist Production Instructor : Engineering Powder Coating Systems
Specialist Production Instructor : Engineering Sheet Metal Work

Specialist Production Instructor : Engineering Computer Aided Drawing

Specialist Production Instructor : Engineering Welding and Fabrication

Specialist Production Instructor : Laundry
Specialist Production Instructor : Livestock Control
Specialist Production Instructor : Plastics Injection Moulding Thermo Plastics

Specialist Production Instructor : Printing Lithographic Machine Minder

Specialist Production Instructor : Printing Origination Lithographic Platemaking

Specialist Production Instructor : Printing Print Finishing & Binding
Specialist Production Instructor : Waste Environmental
Specialist Production Instructor : Woodwork Wood Assembly Joiner

Specialist Production Instructor : Woodwork Wood Machinist

Specialist Production Instructor : Woodwork Wood Finisher Sprayer

Specialist Production Instructor : Manufacturing Promotions

Specialist Production Instructor : Braille
Specialist Production Instructor : Signs

Specialist Production Instructor : Concrete

Specialist Production Instructor : Footwear

Specialist Production Instructor : TV Repair

Specialist Production Instructor : Upholsterer
Specialist Production Instructor : Warehousing and Performing Manufacturing Operations

Essential Skills/Qualifications/Accreditation/Registration    

May be a qualified NVQ assessor.
When transferring to a Young Persons establishment the job holder will be required to successfully undertake an assessment to demonstrate suitability to work with  Young People

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh


•    Making Effective Decisions
•    Communicating and Influencing
•    Working Together
•    Managing a Quality Service
•    Developing Self and Others

Essential Experience    

•    Must have relevant work experience in specialist field
•    Preferable for candidate to have some supervisory experience
•    Should have experience of using industrial standard machinery and equipment

Technical Requirements    

•    Currently hold or be prepared to work towards Level 3 or equivalent in related subject


•    IT Skills
•    Basic Maths
•    Basic English

Hours of Work and Allowances    

37 hour week

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