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Job Reference: 7184
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Education/Training
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £26,388.96 - £30,560.55
Location: BRIDGEND
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: October 8, 2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Sport and PE Teacher

HM Prison Parc, Bridgend

Salary range : £26,388.96 - £30,560.55 per annum

Full Time (40 Hours per week)

G4S is a large and diverse company with operations in over 100 countries and more than 610,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company who are bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, innovative projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Sport and PE Teacher to join our team at HMP & YOI Parc, a category B prison, in Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1600 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.

Due to the provision and opportunities within the department increasing both academically and practically we have an exciting opportunity for an innovative and dynamic Sport and  PE Teacher to join our Education and Training department within the Young Persons unit. Sport & PE currently form part of the Princess Trust delivery and provide both practical and academic Education Programmes for students aged 15-17 years.

You will  be required to deliver recognised qualifications with some other complementary courses, including Fitness Instructor qualifications, along with  assisting  with coaching and some sport training. In addition, you will be responsible for managing your student’s entire journey from initial enrolments, curriculum delivery, marking, and pastoral care through to employability training, completion and outcomes. This is an excellent opportunity to work with your students directly from day one and ensure they meet their long term life goals 
Our aim is to improve education through sport by delivering excellence in everything we do, and offering a range of high-quality services. So, if you feel you can help us then please apply. There will be an opportunity in this role to receive training for a PGCE if not already attained.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To contribute proactively to the current PE curriculum development setting new initiatives and an exciting new programme of delivery.
  • To work closely with the Princess Trust and other colleagues to continuously develop and improve the sport and PE provision.
  • To ensure that the programme of learning is appropriate for the needs of the learner and to keep an individual learning plan for each learner.
  • To ensure schemes of work and lesson plans appropriate for the needs of the learner.
  • To monitor and track prisoners progress according to the requirements of awarding bodies and the prison.
  • To operate effective arrangements for monitoring attendance and non-attendance, including necessary follow-up actions.
  • To ensure that all preparation, marking, assessment and moderation is completed promptly and efficiently within agreed timescales.
  • To take responsibility for the management of the work area, paying particular regard to the security of equipment, tools and stock items.
  • To be responsible for monitoring the performance of the young people in your curriculum area.
  • To monitor quality control of work produced by young people to maintain the standards required.
  • To attend meetings of education, vocational teams and other working groups, as appropriate.
  • You will be expected to update your skills on a regular basis and participate in staff development activities.
  • To undertake all administrative duties related to the monitoring and review systems of the Learning and Skills programme and the prison regime.
  • To prepare, review and update regularly, curricular and associated training schemes and materials and also have them available for observations as required.
  • To liaise with the ESW teachers for the on-going development of schemes of work and curriculum plans that fulfil the requirements of the essential/functional skills standards and meet the needs of potential employers.
  • To produce high quality portfolios and files for assessment and accreditation relevant to the requirements of the awarding body and young person.
  • To prepare, review and update regularly, curricular and associated training schemes and materials and to have them available for observations as required.
  • To carry out student questionnaires and elicit feedback on the quality of training and learning.
  • Demonstrate commitment to equality of opportunity and treatment and comply with company policy and procedures and relevant legislation relating to equality and diversity. 
  • To undertake other reasonable duties from time to time, as required by the HoLS and YP Curriculum Manager
  • To implement appropriate Health & Safety audits of your own classroom/workshop on a weekly basis  To adhere to all policies and directives issued  by the Health and Safety department
  • To undertake other reasonable duties from time to time, as required by the Head of Learning and Skills.



  • Maintain the security of your workshop/Classroom at all times reporting any concerns immediately to your line manager and the Security Department.
  • Manage and control all materials used within your classroom/workshop reporting any unauthorised or unusual usage to your manager and security where necessary.
  • Challenge anti-social behaviour and poor performance of prisoners allocated to your classroom/workshops.
  • Work closely with the Security Department to develop ‘Dynamic Security’.
  • Maintain an accurate roll at all times.



  • Ensure that all Health & Safety legislation pertinent to your area is implemented and adhered to at all time.
  • Ensure all new prisoners allocated to your area receive the induction and that they understand and comply with it at all times.
  • Ensure all Health and Safety signage is displayed as required.
  • Be aware of review the classroom/workshops risk assessments, Safe Systems of work and nay other relevant Health and Safety polices.
  • Ensure your classroom/workshop area is clean and tidy at all times, keeping walkways and fire exits free from obstructions.
  • Ensure subject area Health and Safety files are kept  up to date for auditing and reporting purposes at all times.

The Ideal Candidate:


Formal Education:      

Relevant professional experience and subject specific qualifications

PGCE desirable but opportunity to train in this area is available  



Experience of working with young people experiencing behavioural problems.

Experience of instructing/supporting people with challenging behaviour.

Experience in a prison environment


Personal Qualities

  • An enthusiasm for all aspects of education and training with a commitment to the well being of students.
  • Sound interpersonal skills.
  • A flexible and responsive attitude.
  • An enthusiasm for your subject area.
  • An ability and willingness to innovate and demonstrate self-motivation.
  • A willingness and ability to be an effective team member.
  • A willingness to participate in appropriate staff development activities.
  • An ability to manage challenging behaviour.
  • An ability to deal with security issues.
  • An understanding of the needs of socially excluded young people and adults.
  • An awareness of, and commitment to, the promotion of equal opportunities and the recognition of diversity.


At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. 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. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.

If you join us, you will 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. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 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 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

HMP & YOI Parc is committed to a clean air policy for the wellbeing of its staff, and to protect them from the risks of passive smoking. Our prison is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted in any area of the establishment. The conveyance of smoking paraphernalia (including tobacco, cigarettes and e-cigarettes) through the Keylock and into the prison will be considered a disciplinary offence under the company’s Disciplinary Policy.

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