JOB DETAIL

Details
Reference number
264797
Salary
£37,909 - £42,251
travel the successful applicant will travel across the Derbyshire area.
Job grade
Other
NPS Pay Band 5 National
Contract type
Permanent
Type of role
Other
Working pattern
Full-time
Number of jobs available
1
Contents
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About the job
Benefits
Things you need to know
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Location
This position is based at NPS DERWENT COURT DERBY, DE1 2FZ
About the job
Job summary
Please refer to Job Description
Job description

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.

Overview of the job

This is a management role within the National Probation Service (NPS).

The Senior Probation Officer supports the Head of Operational Function to provide management and a leading role within a Local Delivery Unit (LDU) or other operational unit.

Summary

The job holder will be expected to manage and lead staff within the operational area to the required standard, and will offer support and cover to other teams/functions during periods of absence.

In line with NPS policies and procedures, the job holder must at all times demonstrate a commitment to equality and inclusion and an understanding of their relevance to the work they do.

The post holder must adhere to all policies in respect of the sensitive/confidential nature of the information handled whilst working in this position.

If relevant to the role, some out of hours working may be required

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties

Senior Probation Officers may be required to undertake any combination, or all, of the duties and responsibilities set out below.

  • To provide effective management and leadership to the team
  • To be accountable for the quality delivery of good practice and team performance improvement within policy and national standards
  • To ensure that all team resources, including interventions, are deployed cost effectively and provide best value in terms of both budget control and realising the organisation's strategic aims
  • To ensure that staff can efficiently and effectively meet the requirements of the NPS' contract with HMPPS, Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRC) and local business plans as required
  • To access, interpret, analyse and apply performance data pro-actively in order to maximise LDU/team performance, evaluate practice and deliver organisational aims
  • To proactively manage staff development, issues of underperformance, attendance, health and safety, employee relations and diversity matters. Adopt a consistent, fair and objective standpoint when making decisions in relation to individual staff issues
  • To ensure that offender managers manage risk appropriately, and meet all public protection standards and targets
  • To contribute directly to public protection through multi-agency arrangements and individual casework review, discussion and feedback
  • To promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement to service delivery
  • To manage financial resources for your area of responsibility as required by your Head of Operational Function and in line with HMPPS financial regulations and policies. To authorise expenditure within financial limits
  • In accordance with the business plan, to provide a leading role and direction in work with partners and key stakeholders, and represent the NPS as appropriate to the role
  • To facilitate effective communication between the LDU/Operational Unit management team and internal and external partners
  • To play an active part in the corporate management of the NPS as necessary, as a member of the LDU/Operational Unit Management Team
  • To undertake specific areas of responsibility as delegated by the Head of Operational Function.
  • Demonstrate pro-social modelling skills by consistently reinforcing pro-social behaviour and attitudes and challenging anti-social behaviour and attitudes
  • Carry out safeguarding children duties in accordance with the NPS statutory responsibilities and agency policies
  • To work within the aims and values of NPS and HMPPS
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 Job Evaluation and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder.

Person specification
Please refer to Job Description
Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

Leadership
Making Effective Decisions
Developing Self and Others
Working Together
Communicating and Influencing
Delivering at Pace
Benefits
Access to learning and development
A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options to enhance your work life balance
A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity
A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
Annual Leave
Public Holidays
Season Ticket Advance

For more information about the recruitment process, benefits and allowances and answers to general queries, please click the below link which will direct you to our Candidate Information Page.

Things you need to know
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Strengths.
https://justicejobs.tal.net/vx/candidate/cms/About%20the%20MOJ

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Security
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
UK nationals
nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
nationals of the Republic of Ireland
nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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This vacancy is part of the Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative.
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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :Name :
SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team

Email :
Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com

Telephone :
0845 241 5358

Recruitment team :Email :
Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com
Further information
Appointment to the Civil Service is governed by the Civil Service Commission’s Recruitment Principles. I you feel a department has breached the requirement of the Recruitment Principles and would like to raise this, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance. If the role has been advertised externally (outside of the Civil Service) and you are not satisfied with the response, you may bring your complaint to the Commission. For further information on bringing a complaint to the Civil Service Commission please visit their web pages: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/civil-service-recruitment/complaints

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JOB INFORMATION
Job Location : Derby
Company : Hm Prison & Probation Service
Position :
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Employment : Full-Time
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Contact : Phone : 0845 241 5358
E-Mail Adress : oj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com
Please contact between 09:00-18:00.


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