Civil Service Darlington United Kingdom
1 month ago
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.The postholder will be recruited to a generic SPO post in County Durham & Darlington but will be deployed initially as the IOM SPO. This presents an excellent professional development opportunity for somebody who thrives when working in a challenging partnership environment with a range of agencies and is motivated to achieve positive outcomes for people on probation as well as our local communities. The IOM SPO post is a unique opportunity for somebody who has excellent communication skills, is focused on priorities and can work well in... a multi-agency setting. The role is an exciting opportunity to build, develop and shape delivery of the local IOM Scheme, focusing on a defined cohort of people on probation who present the highest risks of reoffending and who disproportionately impact neighbourhood crime. Whilst managing individuals and their presenting risks, the focus remains on multi agency working to facilitate and promote change in people and for them to achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their families. The IOM SPO will play a critical role in achieving these outcomes and will work collaboratively with the Durham Constabulary to lead and coordinate joint working practices. They will be responsible for supporting County Durham & Darlington PDU identifying cases to be managed within local IOM arrangements in order to deliver the national IOM Refresh Strategy and will have the opportunity to lead Acquisitive Crime Electronic Monitoring across the PDU.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 requiredResponsibilities, 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 HMPPSThe 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
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