Job Details

Job Title:
Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) Worker - maternity cover – up to 12 months
Reporting To:
Hub Manager – Settlement/Resettlement
Learning & Skills
HMP Berwyn
£22250 - £25250 pa

Description Job Role

HMP Berwyn will offer exceptional learning & skill provision with a focus on rehabilitation to the men it houses. The curriculum offer will support this process and we are seeking exceptional staff to help us deliver this agenda across a wide range of areas.

As directed by the Hub Manager, via appropriate assessment, ensure that prospective and existing learners receive relevant and easily understood information regarding learning and skills provision and continuing support. To enable learners to produce an informed action plan, which would maximise the impact of learning and skills upon the learner whilst in custody. To contribute to a multi-disciplinary

  • Key Accountabilities


    • Deliver comprehensive, confidential, and impartial information sessions on educational and training opportunities within the establishment
    • Develop appropriate fully bilingual information materials.
    • Support learners through initial assessments using a range of activities including computer based testing if appropriate
    • Support learners to be able to produce an effective individual learning and work plan relevant to meeting their needs whilst in custody
    • Contribute to the effective allocation of learners to Learning & Skills provision
    • Support learners to review their action plan at significant points in their sentence
    • Provide action plans to other establishments to allow continuity of learning through the journey in custody
    • Ensure the safeguarding of learners
    • Ensure that learner records are accurate and maintained in line with data protection and agreed policies.
    • Compliance with Novus Cambria & stakeholder policies and procedures.
    • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety legislation and prison security requirements.
    • Support leaners engagement within the college.
    • Update and maintain records of all men entering HMP Berwyn.
    • Meet KPI and MI deadlines.
    • Liaise with other departments across the establishment.
  • Management & Leadership


  • Financial


  • Qualifications

    • Hold a minimum L3 qualification in Advice & Guidance or equivalent - Essential
    • Hold minimum L2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy - Essential
    • The ability to speak fluent Welsh - Desirable
  • Experience

    • Experience within a similar role - Essential
    • Experience of working within a prison, further education or training setting - Essential
  • Skills

    • Able to fulfil delivery targets and plans - Essential
    • Achievement of quality targets, including those related to recruitment, retention and achievement - Essential
    • Produce accurate and timely reports - Essential
    • Positive contribution to establishment planning & development processes - Essential
    • Positive team working - Essential
    • Be able to deliver information to large groups - Essential
    • Have excellent time management skills - Essential
  • Behavioural Competencies

    • Releasing Potential - Essential
    • Respect - Essential
    • Collaboration - Essential
    • Integrity - Essential
    • Sustainability - Essential
    • Accountability - Essential
  • General

    • To actively contribute to Novus Cambria’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of learners and staff.
    • To actively contribute to the principles of Equality and Diversity within the prison.
    • To work flexibly.
    • To carry out such training, re-training and updating as may be necessary to fulfil the requirements of the post.
    • To ensure duties are carried out with full regard to Health & Safety legislation and to enable Novus Cambria to meet its objectives in providing a safe and healthy environment for all users.
    • To undertake other duties that Management may, from time to time, reasonably require, commensurate with the grade.
    • Demonstrate an empathy with the Welsh culture

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