Farmer Live Stock Controller

  • Up to £14.24 per hour
  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd

Farmer Live stock Controller wanted in a Kent Prison ASAP £14.24 per hour on going work

Farmer Livestock Controller

Monday-Friday - can be unsociable hours

£14.24 per hour

on going work

Prison Work

37 hours a week

Job Description

Overview of the job This is a non-operational instructional job in an establishment.

Summary The job holder will have responsibility for all livestock within the establishment's farm

and will deliver and assess accredited vocational qualifications to prisoners.

This is a non-operational job in an establishment with no line management responsibilities.

Responsibilities,Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities

and duties:

 Manage livestock within the establishment ensuring all daily animal husbandry

tasks are carried out

 Manage and maintain service delivery targets such vaccination programme and

prevention of livestock disease

 Maintain the establishment's breeding programmes each according to their

breed or species

 Maintain service delivery indicators in relation to prisoner National Proficiency

Testing Council (NPTC) and the creation of suitable habitats and area to be

opened up to the public

 Fully prepare animals for show at national competitions if required

 Maintain and carry out basic service of livestock equipment and agricultural

machinery for their department ensuring they are safe and secure

Undertake other instructor tasks including:

 May participate in the selection process of prisoners for the workshop/area of


 Induct prisoners to the workshop/area of work and train them in aspects such as

Health and Safety, Control of Substance Hazardous to health (COSHH),

machinery and tools usage

 Provide support for prisoners where required; tailor learning and training

requirements to individual needs

 Set work schedules and manage targets/quality standards, maintaining delivery

of contractual arrangements

 Assess and evaluate skills of prisoners up to national qualification standards

 Supervise and maintain discipline of prisoners within workshop/area of work,

responsible for performance, motivation, discipline, appraisal and development

of prisoners

 Maintain regular communications via radio net in accordance with Local Security

Strategy (LSS)

 Open and complete Assessment Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) forms,

 Will conduct a metal detector scan or rub down search of prisoners attending and leaving their own workshops

 Provide quality assurance against product specification

 Log attendance and approve prisoner hours worked and wages including recording piece work where appropriate

 Carry out fabric and tool checks of workshops and maintain security of areas, logging any tool/equipment faults. Undertake planned maintenance programme on machinery

 Contribute to prisoner reports including parole and sentence planning

 Complete regime monitoring information and update prisoner training records

 Contribute to Health and Safety risk assessments relating to the workshop/work of area and specialist areas

 Request materials and estimate usage in order to meet work targets

 Initiate product development reviews to maintain workshop/area of work output levels, and to provide variety of work and experience for prisoners

 Participate in self-audit and in achieving Service Delivery Indicators (SDIs)

 Complete administration activities to support the smooth running of the workshop

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder


All of the competencies in the National Offender Management Services (NOMS) Competency and Qualities (CQF) Framework are relevant to this group profile. For the purpose of selection the following competencies will be measured:

 4. Leading and Communicating

 9. Managing a Quality Service

 11. Achieving a Safe and Secure Environment

 13. Caring

 14. Persuading and Influencing

Minimum Eligibility

 All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

 All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within NOMS

 All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which the Prison Service considers to be racist

Essential Skills/

Qualifications/ Accreditation/ Registration

Staff can work towards or hold a Level 3 vocational qualification in Agriculture or a recognised industry equivalent. Must Have working knowledge of different types of livestock - animal husbandry and animal nutrition and have a good knowledge of cattle/animal breeding programmes.

may be required to be a qualified Assessor

Must have current knowledge of all relevant health and Safety and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations. Must hold a full current United Kingdom (UK) driving license

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh

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