Unlocked Graduates more than doubled in size from its first to its second cohort of outstanding graduates. The third cohort saw the expansion of the programme into the North with our first ever placements in prisons around Manchester and Warrington. For the 2020 cohort, we are going to be expanding into the Midlands and intend to place in several prisons in and around Birmingham and Staffordshire. As a result we are looking for an exceptional individual to work as Regional Manager for the Midlands.
The regional manager will, with the support of the Head of Region (North), set the culture, ambition and quality of the programme in the midlands. As such, the regional manager (Midlands) will be a critical bridge between the central head office team and the regional team. For this, communication, teamwork and feedback skills are essential.
It is imperative that the regional manager shares the passion, drive and work ethic to make Unlocked’s vision a reality. Enthusing and empowering others will be critical. This centres around governors of prisons in the local area, both before and during placement and also includes local organisation and individuals. Gaining the support of local stakeholders is key for the programme’s success.
They will lead a team of Mentoring Prison Officers (MPOs) in the midlands, supporting their development so that they can effectively support the participants on the wings. This will include delivering training on coaching, mentoring and adult facilitation.
The regional manager will take responsibility for the performance of the participants in the region, striving to develop staff and systems as appropriate to maximise participants’ impact on prisoners and the prison system.
For further information, please see the attached job pack.