We are delighted to be recruiting a Work Ready Team Leader to plan and oversee the delivery of the Work Ready employability programme in prisons.
Based in Ashford, the successful candidate will be responsible for the management of subcontracted and CXK team delivery, ensuring that all courses are delivered in line with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) expectations in all six prisons across Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager in employability with a passion for helping others, who wants to join an organisation that improves the lives of more than 300,000 individuals every year.
A confident manager/deliverer of high-quality employability programmes
Organised with excellent time management
Confident in building and maintaining effective internal and external relationships
An excellent communicator
An adaptable team player – passionate about providing a consistently excellent service
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and quick to understand internal software packages.
CXK is a leading charity that empowers young people and adults to build the skills and confidence they need to move into sustainable education, employment or training. Each year we make a difference to more than 300,000 people across the South of England.
Contribute to the design, development and review of the Work Ready employability programme
Manage the day-to-day delivery of the Work Ready employability programme ensuring that these are of consistent high quality.
Provide programme performance reports to the Area Manager, Prison IAG at least monthly, in line with the KPIs set by the contract
Undertake monthly reviews of delivery with CXK subcontractors and provide reports to the Area Manager
Work closely with the IAG team in each of the prisons to maximise progression for the participants
Work with prison partners to encourage a smooth referral process, attendance and employment opportunities for the participants
In return for your skills and experience, you’ll receive the following benefits:
An annual salary of £30,051 – £32,531 (pro rata)
28-31 days holiday, plus bank holidays (pro rata)
Defined contribution pension scheme (matched by CXK up to 10% depending on length of service)
Death in service life assurance policy (3 x annual salary)
Generous sick leave benefits
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Comprehensive training and development programmes
Mental health first aiders
Cycle to work scheme
Interest free season ticket loans
Interest free parking permit loans
Health Assured – Employee Assistance programme
To apply for this role all you need to do is visit our website download, complete and upload the CXK application form. Please note that CVs alone will not be considered.
**Please note that we reserve the right close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible**