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Learning and development: mentoring young offenders

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Working with the prison service, this programme will use your skills and experiences working in the civil service to provide learning opportunities and mentoring for young offenders.

There are 2 projects to choose from:

  • Young Offender Institute Lancaster Farms
  • HM Prison and Young Offenders Institute Hindley

The project is scheduled to run April to July 2014, although this is subject to change.

YOI Lancaster Farms: 6 days over 4 weeks, plus a 5 day pre-planning course before the start date

HMP and YOI Hindley: 1 day a week for 5 weeks, plus a 5 day pre-planning course before the start date

Competencies covered

  • Setting direction: seeing the big picture
  • Engaging people: leading and communicating
  • Engaging people: collaborating and partnering
  • Engaging people: building capability for all
  • Delivering results: delivering at pace

All applicants will need to be security vetted. You maybe asked to provide:

  • photo ID
  • right to work
  • criminal convictions history
  • confirmation and history of address
  • professional registration and qualification proof
  • counter signatory checks

Sponsoring department
Ministry of Justice

Anybody who is pregnant is not allowed to enter either prison, so any activity would be limited to development of the programme offsite.

Travel costs to be met by your department or office

How to apply
In no more than 250 words, please explain:

  •  what you hope to get out of the project
  • what skills you feel you could offer the project
  • what interests you most about the project

Please also indicate which institute you would like to work with.

Applications and requests for further information should be sent to and

Closing date for applications is 14 April 2014

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  1. Comment by Marcus posted on

    I hadn't seen this before today (13 June), when I read it I realised that it was advertised on 16 April with a closing date for applications two days earlier - 14 April!

  2. Comment by Tariq Siddiqui posted on

    Hi Marcus, due to the transition to the new website there have been some teething problems. We are working hard to resolve these. Can I suggest that if you are still interested in this opportunity please could you email either Becky or Phil and they will be able to tell you the latest position? Hope this helps.