Mentoring Prison Officer (South)

Deadline:
4 January 20224 Jan 2022
Starting:
June 2022
Location:
London and South East

Mentoring Prison Officer (South)

Unlocked Graduates exists to break cycles of reoffending, with particular focus on
breaking the link between disadvantage and reoffending.

Mentoring Prison Officers (MPOs) might be the single most important aspect of the Unlocked programme.

As an MPO you’ll typically work with 20-25 officers in two or three prisons, spending one or two days a week in each establishment. You will support groups of participants from day one of their training until the end of their two years, coaching them on everything from prison procedures to career opportunities. You will run training, group supervisions and 1-to-1 mentoring sessions with the participants, developing them into exceptional prison officers. You’ll record and monitor their progress, working with managers and governors in the prisons to get a full picture of your graduates’ performance.

We prioritise your professional development. One day a week is spent with your line manager and MPO team receiving training which includes: adult facilitation, coaching and mentoring and external training opportunities (for example Mental Health First Aid training). At Summer Institute (our version of POELT training), you’ll work closely with POELT tutors to support your groups, delivering training alongside them. Previous experience of facilitation is not required, but be ready to develop as trainers during your induction period. Participants build strong relationships with you during this time and highly value the practical experience you can convey to them.

This is a two-year secondment.

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