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Specialist Production Instructor (SPI): Waste Environmental - HMP Onley

Job at The Ministry of Justice in Daventry, Northamptonshire

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:

At Onley, we have a range of workshops covering multiple industry sectors, including construction, logistics, recycling and horticulture, and are looking to for someone to join the team to bring further experiences and potential new opportunities to broaden training opportunities for prisoners.

The ideal person will have in depth knowledge of an industry/trade experience in the sector and hold qualifications relevant to this. In addition they should have assessor or teaching qualifications in order to deliver accredited training soon after recruitment. Where necessary, qualifications can be worked towards upon appointment.

The working pattern for an instructor at Onley is currently as follows: Monday to Thursday 07:45-17:00, Friday 08:00-12:00 (inclusive of breaks). This is subject to review in the future.

Waste Management processes are not the only things you will oversee in this life-changing role.

Leading a team of prisoners working in our waste management units you will develop their skills and confidence, and possibly assess accredited vocational qualifications.

We will rely on you and your team to ensure our waste management processes are compliant and to the highest standards, but the work you do with prisoners will have the longest lasting impact - and the most unique challenges. You will set tasks to match their ability, while ensuring safety and production is maintained at all times.

Along the way, you could play a part in implementing new and innovative processes in a custodial setting or working in partnership with another government department. You will certainty discover potential for rewarding development of your career.

As well as knowledge and skills spanning the waste management sector, you will need strong communication and influencing skills and a caring, resilient approach.

The Waste Management Industry supports establishments to reduce the amount of waste that is produced and to advise on the best route to reduce waste at source, working with suppliers, and meeting legislative requirements.

Our waste management units are in 85 establishments across the estate with employment places for 1190 prisoners.

Overview of the job

This is a non-operational instructional job in an establishment.


The job holder will be responsible for the day-to-day activities within the Waste Management unit.

This is a non-operational job in an establishment with no line management responsibilities.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

Complete administration activities to support the smooth running of the workshopCollect, process and dispose of waste materials from all areas of the establishment in the most appropriate and effective way, with regard to legislative compliance and environmental issues.Liaise with contractors when ordering services, including skip collectionProvide general advice and guidance to staff on how to manage waste more effectively and actively promote recycling within the establishmentCarry out insect control measures within work areaActively contribute to recycling / waste efficiency meetings and Sustainable Development Committee Meetings

Undertake other instructor tasks including:

May participate in the selection process of prisoners for the workshop/area of workInduct 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 usageProvide support for prisoners where required; tailor learning and training requirements to individual needsSet work schedules and manage targets/quality standards, maintaining delivery of contractual arrangementsAssess and evaluate skills of prisoners up to national qualification standardsSupervise and maintain discipline of prisoners within workshop/area of work, responsible for performance, motivation, discipline, appraisal and development of prisonersMaintain regular communications via radio net in accordance with Local Security Strategy (LSS)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) reportsWill conduct a metal detector scan or rub down search of prisoners attending and leaving their own workshopsProvide quality assurance against product specificationLog attendance and approve prisoner hours worked and wages including recording piece work where appropriateCarry out fabric and tool checks of workshops and maintain security of areas, logging any tool/equipment faults. Undertake planned maintenance programme on machineryContribute to prisoner reports including parole and sentence planningComplete regime monitoring information and update prisoner training recordsContribute to Health and Safety risk assessments relating to the workshop/work of area and specialist areasRequest materials and estimate usage in order to meet work targetsInitiate product development reviews to maintain workshop/area of work output levels, and to provide variety of work and experience for prisonersParticipate in self-audit and in achieving Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs)Complete administration activities to support the smooth running of the workshop

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English.


Making Effective DecisionsCommunicating and InfluencingWorking TogetherManaging a Quality ServiceDeveloping Self and Others

Essential Experience

Must have relevant work experience in a waste management environmentPreferable for candidate to have some supervisory experienceShould have experience of using industrial standard machinery and equipment

Technical Requirements

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


IT SkillsBasic MathsBasic English

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Specialist Production Instructor (SPI): Concrete - HMP Onley £24,619 - £27,381 per year in Daventry, Northamptonshire
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