Job Details

Job Title:
Workshop Technician (Tenstar/FLT)
Reporting To:
Hub Manager – WBL
Learning & Skills
HMP Berwyn
£24,345.36 - £27,594.59

Description Job Role

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

The role will primarily involve supporting small groups of learners through a course on our Tenstar simulator to complete a programme of exercises on a counterbalance forklift, HGV or 360 excavator. You will also provide support for Forklift licence assessments.

As directed by the Hub Manager you will: * facilitate delivery in your curriculum area, ensuring that you meet budget, quality and operational targets;

  • Key Accountabilities

    • Support the delivery of learning (where appropriate) via practical instruction and support
    • Support delivery of learner-focussed provision
    • Provide appropriate pastoral support for learners
    • Work in conjunction with stakeholders to ensure the learner is supported throughout their learning experience
    • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping, complying with health and safety requirements
    • Control movement of materials throughout workshops, managing supply levels in line with curriculum requirements
    • Dispose of waste in accordance with current waste management procedures.
    • Ensure safeguarding of learners and staff
    • Compliance with agreed policies and procedures
    • Timely and accurate recording and record keeping
    • Participate in continual professional development activities to ensure skills and qualifications are in line with sector best practice
  • Management & Leadership


  • Financial


  • Qualifications

    • Hold a minimum L3 qualification in relevant vocational area Desirable
    • Hold a minimum L2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy Essential
    • Hold a valid forklift truck licence Desirable
    • Ability to speak fluent Welsh Desirable
    • Subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check Essential
  • Experience

    • Experience operating a counterbalance forklift Essential
    • Experience operating a 360 excavator or HGV Desirable
    • Experience within a similar role Desirable
    • Recent track record of effective delivery in subject specialism Desirable
    • Experience of working within a prison, further education or training setting Desirable
    • Knowledge of FLT, HGV or 360 excavator Desirable
    • Knowledge of vocational qualification processes and systems Desirable
    • Knowledge of common IT systems, e.g. MS Office, Email etc. Desirable
  • Skills

    • Ability to deliver information in an accessible and practical way, taking account of the needs of the audience Essential
    • Ability to manage environment in line with H&S requirements Essential
    • Ability to produce accurate and timely reports Essential
    • Positive contribution to establishment and development processes Essential
    • Good communication skills, oral and written Essential
    • Ability to co-operate and share work with others, positive team working Essential
    • Organised and self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines Essential
    • Demonstrable professional approach and positive attitude, with strong problem-solving skills Essential
    • Able to deal with fluctuating workloads and maintain calm under pressure Essential
    • Committed to continuous professional development 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 well-being of learners and staff.
    • To actively contribute to the principles of Equality and Diversity within the prison.
    • To work flexibly as required.
    • 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 demonstrate an empathy with the Welsh culture.
    • To undertake other duties that Management may, from time to time, reasonably require, commensurate with the grade.

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