Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes
£40,000 - £44,000 per annum
Full time – 40 hours per week
G4S Custody & Rehabilitation Services (CaRS) successfully manages 4 prisons, one secure training centre, a number of community contracts in England and Wales and are currently mobilising a brand-new prison.
The philosophy of our establishments is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release.
We seek to normalise conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which our employees and residents feel safe and secure. Our success is underpinned by the way we lead and engage with our people.
At Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes, we care for children aged 12 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The vulnerable children in our care can be challenging with a complex range of social and emotional needs.
The role involves managing safeguarding investigations, external referrals to partnership agencies and ensuring children have a voice within the Centre.
The role will require you to promote a child centred approach which prioritises both the safeguarding of the children’s welfare and wellbeing, as well as supporting staff learning and development to ensure our compliance with the Children’s Act 2004.
You will support the Head of Safeguarding and be responsible in their absence as the designated safeguarding lead. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for mentoring existing staff in completing Social Work qualifications.
As the Safeguarding Manager you will require experience in working with vulnerable children and young people in a social work capacity.
To succeed in this role, you will need to be a dynamic and engaging individual, with experience of supporting children who may have experienced abuse.
It is essential that you hold a social work degree and are eligible for registration with Social Work England. You will need a sound understanding of current legislation around safeguarding in particular around children with knowledge of a multi-agency work and partnerships.
Every employee will be required to hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Scheme) certificate.
Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custody and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups
Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10-year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Youth Custody Service are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years.
To apply, please visit our online careers portal at:
Closing date: 16th June 2021
Location: Oakhill, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK5 6AJ