As an MPO you’ll typically work with 20-25 officers in two or three prisons, spending one or two days a week in each establishment. You will support groups of participants from day one of their training until the end of their two years, coaching them on everything from prison procedures to career opportunities. You will run training, group supervisions and 1-to-1 mentoring sessions with the participants, developing them into exceptional prison officers. You’ll record and monitor their progress, working with managers and governors in the prisons to get a full picture of your graduates’ performance.
We prioritise your professional development. One day a week is spent with your line manager and MPO team receiving training which includes: adult facilitation, coaching and mentoring and external training opportunities (for example Mental Health First Aid training). At Summer Institute (our version of POELT training), you’ll work closely with POELT tutors to support your groups, delivering training alongside them. Previous experience of facilitation is not required, but be ready to develop as trainers during your induction period. Participants build strong relationships with you during this time, and highly value the practical experience you can convey to them.
We are currently looking for one MPO for the North region. Please review the MPO application information pack and, if you are interested, please download and return this expression of interest form as soon as possible.