Radio Instructor / Teacher
G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services
HMP Parc, Bridgend, CF35 6AP
Salary range £27,893.48 - £32,302.92 per annum
Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)
Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, on-site canteen, local Gym discounts, ongoing training and development and access to High Street Shop discounts.
Closing Date: 14th December 2021
Within Care and Rehabilitation Services, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. HMP & YOI Parc accommodates 1038 convicted male adult prisoners and remand/ convicted young offenders and young people in a secure but modern environment.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the above post to aid with internal projects that require the expertise of a Broadcast Radio Instructor as part of the Media Hub team. The Media Hub has been developed to improve communications prison wide for both staff and residents, at the core of this is a combined Radio/TV channel and intranet. The aim will be to create content that entertains, educates, engages and informs. We are looking for a creative and dynamic individual that will help with this new initiative by facilitating and educating the prison radio team with his or her own objectives and ideas, content creation, programme objectives and vision for the station.
As an integral part of the team, you will also work closely with the Filming and Editing provision and the Media Communication Specialist in order to assist with internal projects with the aim to delegate and support individuals within this peer led team to successfully complete projects.
You will instruct, train, assess and supervise prisoners within the Media Team focussing on broadcast (i.e. audio, editing, interview techniques, content creation). It is essential that the delivery of the course meets the standards and expectations of the relevant awarding body, ensuring prisoners develop their practical and employability skills to help them find sustainable employment upon release and support the reduction of re-offending.
The successful applicant should have experience of and an interest in a variety of creative media disciplines and processes, technology and software including (but not limited to) idea generation, storytelling and narrative, script writing, adapting content for radio, planning and scheduling shows for broadcast. They should possess the ability to instruct others on using the relevant software and equipment, and have a good working knowledge and experience of up to date hardware and associated software packages.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:
- Relevant professional experience and/ or subject specific qualification
- Experience or an interest in work-based learning
- Knowledge of Radio/Broadcast Production including equipment and editing packages
- Ability to problem solve with media equipment and project delivery
- Excellent communications skills and organised in managing daily tasks and scheduling a team/projects
- Working knowledge of Microsoft and Google packages
- Experience of working in a busy pressured environment
- Must be able to work as part of a team but also on own initiative.
- Good typing/word processing skills
- The ability to demonstrate and train others in the use of appropriate equipment and software
- Willingness and ability to work flexibly across the establishment
- Direction and/or interview experience for radio
- Previous knowledge of education, industry and/or the custodial environment
- Training, Instructor and or Teaching Qualification i.e. ET01/PTLLS/EAT Level 3, PGCE or willingness to work towards
- Experience in a supervisory capacity
- Ability to deliver relevant tasks in line with expectations
- Knowledge of Health and Safety issues in relation to working within a studio, on location and with relevant equipment
- Ability to speak Welsh
To apply for this role please click on the following link https://careers.g4s.com/en/jobs/radio-instructor-teacher/77322
If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.
HMP Parc encourages applications from Welsh speakers.
Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process.
Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and 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. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.