Resettlement Coordinator

Bicester   |  Resettlement

Location: Bicester 
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,000 - £21,000 per annum
Closing Date: 2nd January 2018

Milton Keynes College is working in partnership with HMP Bullingdon to put education at the heart of the prison system.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Resettlement Coordinator to join our team at HMP Bullingdon. The successful candidate coordinate a caseload of offenders tracking agreed milestones and planning interventions around employment, health, accommodation or education and support resettlement.

The Resettlement team provides, coordinates and allocates through the gate (TTG) sentence plans for prisoners who are entering or preparing for release into the community. We complete the online records associated with their sentence planning and manage a caseload of prisoners, tracking agreed milestones and planning interventions around employment, health, accommodation or education and support resettlement.

Milton Keynes College: Rewards

  • 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
  • Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card , ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
  • Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Busy Bee’s childcare vouchers can save working parents up to £933 per year in a variety of registered childcare, such as Nurseries, Nannies, after school activities, Summer Camps and Breakfast Clubs up the age of 15.
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
  • Plus many more…

This role is based at HMP Bullingdon, a complex prison that has a number of functions.  It is categorized as a local category B prison which a category C resettlement function, as was well as serving the courts of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, and Wiltshire.  HMP Bullingdon has the capacity to hold 1114 offenders all serving a range of sentences from remand to life, with the average length of stay between 3 and 6 months.

As a successful candidate you will:

  • Allocate reviews to the Case Management team, Prison Resettlement, stakeholders and staff to complete resettlement plans (Basic Custody Screen Tool BCST) to inform sentence plans and access pre-release services to meet targets.
  • Effectively contribute to meeting monthly targets for Basic Custody Screening Tool part 2 assessments and outcomes within the 5 day designated timescale.
  • Review discharge lists at 12 weeks pre-release and accurately update online central records/databases.
  • Demonstrate fast accurate keyboard skills and office organisation skills particularly MS office and Excel
  • Provide quality checking and support for case managers
  • Organise and maintain accurate BCST records of students’ activities and progression outcomes for monthly report deadlines.
  • Have experience and a positive approach to securing training and identifying employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups or offenders
  • Have experience of successfully achieving and recording project targets.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage accurate data & caseloads, delivering against deadlines
  • Demonstrate excellent Microsoft Office skills and experience with databases.
  • Possess professional written and verbal communication skills and an eye for detail.
  • Have previous experience of working with disadvantaged people, offenders, IAG services or Criminal Justice System.
  • Demonstrate evidence of continuous personal/professional development.
  • Show good communication and motivational skills across a broad range of resource types, skills and backgrounds.
  • Show a proactive resolution of risks and confidentiality; demonstrate flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Demonstrate commitment to a high professional and personal standard of work and conduct
  • Have a commitment to equality of opportunity and widening access to education and employment for all.
  • Have professional Skills for Life (literacy, numeracy and language) and be willing to develop these further.

More about the College

Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 – 18-year-old full-time students studying traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centers and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 27 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands.

To apply, please follow the job board application instructions to submit your CV. You will then be sent an email directing you to the College Careers Portal to complete your application.

Organisation
Milton Keynes College
Reference
MKO1050
Contract Type
Full Time, HMP Bullingdon
Salary
£18,000 - £21,000 per annum
Expiry Date
02/01/2018
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