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HMP Ranby: Specialist Production Instructor

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Location : Retford
Salary : £ 24,619 - £ 27,381
Type : Permanent
Closing Date : 2020-11-17
Date Posted : 2020-11-15
Reference : 38731  

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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

Specialist Production Instructor : Commercial Horticultural

Specialist Production Instructor : Engineering Aluminium Windows Double Glazing

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

Hours of Work and Allowances

37 hour week


  • 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

N.B Please check the individual job description relating to this group profile for any job specific requirements and add if required.

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


  • IT Skills
  • Basic Maths
  • Basic English

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