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Latest job vacancy: Prison Site Support

4th April 2022

Last updated 26 Aug 2022

As a result of an upsurge in demand we are looking to expand our team, with opportunities throughout the UK.

We are currently looking for support staff in the Midlands and London

Job description

  • Position: Prison Site Coracle Support
  • Job Type: Contract or Permanent
  • Hours: Part time or Full time
  • Location: On-site in a number of prisons

The role and duties

Prisons provide a vital public service, making a difference by creating a safe environment. We’re here to help prisoners engage with education opportunities and develop digital literacy.

The Coracle Inside system enables prisoners to study from their cell via our secure laptops.

As a front line member of staff, duties include:

  • Issuing Coracle laptops to users
  • Conducting regular security checks of Coracle laptops on the wings
  • Printing work for users from Coracle laptops
  • Maintaining activity logs and check sheets
  • Maintaining contact with the head office
  • Any other tasks as appropriate to support Coracle

Skills, knowledge and experience

We require someone with the following work-related attributes, qualities and attributes:

  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written
  • A focus on accuracy and attention to detail, whilst being able to work at a fast pace
  • Comfortable with adopting and adapting to new systems and technologies
  • Patience and flexibility. There can be times where waiting around is inevitable
  • Politeness. You treat other staff and prisoners as you would like to be treated yourself
  • Team player/lone working. We are a growing team who want to support your work but you will need to be able to think on your feet and work independently
  • Honesty. You won’t be afraid of admitting that you don’t also know an answer, but you take pride in finding out and following through on your commitments
  • Measured and not judgemental. You will be working with people who are in prison for a reason: it is not our place to judge, but to support their individual development. You won’t be afraid to speak to other inmates about what you are doing with the devices

Equal opportunities

Our work involves dealing with some of the most marginalised people within our society. As an organisation we strive for a culture that reflects our values of Courage, Humility and Solidarity. With that in mind, we are looking to hire from as broad and diverse a group as possible and welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds.

We recognise our responsibilities to safeguard and protect those with whom we work. We do all we can to promote their health, safety and wellbeing and expect our staff to share this commitment and to work in line with our safeguarding policy, our values and ethos of inclusivity. Employment with Coracle is therefore subject to detailed pre-employment checks for successful candidates, including references, criminal disclosure checks and proof of Covid vaccination.

How to apply

Email your CV and covering letter to jobs@coracleinside.com