Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Senior Probation Officer

Senior Probation Officer

Overview
The job holder will be responsible for managing an Approved Premises (AP).

They will manage the practice of AP staff within the designated site and ensure the effective management of risk posed by resident offenders.

LOCATION: Essex - Colchester
HOURS: 37 hours
LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 6 months
PAY RATE: £27 - £28.23 (Depending on experience)

Full Job Description



  • 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, are deployed efficiently and effectively.



  • 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 improve function/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 AP staff 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 ensure that AP staff manage self-harm, wellbeing and social care needs of residents, and carry out First Aid as necessary in the case of injury or self- harm



  • To promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement to service delivery



  • To manage financial resources as delegated by the AP Area Manager



  • 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 AP management team and internal and external partners



  • To respond positively to the concerns of neighbours and the community local to the AP.



  • To undertake 'stand-by' duties and participate in the 'out-of-hours' rota, responding to issues as appropriate



  • To ensure the effective functioning of contracts for staffing, facilities and estates as delegated by the AP Area Manager



  • As a member of the AP Management Team, to play an active part in the corporate management of the NPS as necessary



  • Carry out safeguarding children and safeguarding adult duties in accordance with the NPS statutory responsibilities and agency policies



  • To undertake specific areas of responsibility as delegated by the Area Manager and any other duties as appropriate commensurate with the grading of the post



Essential Requirements



  • Probation Qualification Framework Graduate Diploma/ Honours Degree in Community Justice integrated with Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice.