Job Openings Regional Academy Manager

About the job Regional Academy Manager

Role: Regional Academy Manager

Location: Northwest

Duration: Permanent

Salary: Up to £30,458.36 dependant on experience

Job description

We are delighted to be supporting our valued client who is a national leader in the criminal justice sector, delivering rehabilitation and residential programs to reduce reoffending and homelessness. Our client works with individuals with histories of offending, substance misuse, mental illness, homelessness, and long-term unemployment. They deliver structured, supportive programs to allow participants to overcome personal problems and develop skills, confidence, and resilience to move into work and stable housing. Also, running a community café, along with being responsible for the operation of the Regional Centre, redistributing surplus food to communities in need throughout the region.

The Role:

The Regional Academy Manager will be travelling to offer support to existing academy managers, covering annual leave and sickness around the Northwest, including occasional nights away. Engage with the Rehabilitation Programmes. Providing support such as building work ethics, advocacy, mentoring, training, advice, and guidance, to meet the needs of participants and help them to progress into training, accommodation and sustained employment and ultimately to reduce the likelihood of reoffending.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Available to cover for existing staff annual leave or sickness.
  • Available to support existing Academy Managers as and when required.
  • Implement the requirements for the day-to-day running of the Academy.
  • Supervise participants within various Academies. Implementation of company policies and ensure that documented procedures are maintained and followed.
  • Build strong relationships and communication channels within prisons, in the community
  • Ensure compliance with all prison requirements.
  • Manage stock levels and arrange for deliveries/collections as required, ensuring that productivity is not disrupted.
  • Motivate staff and maintain a positive and professional atmosphere.
  • Develop a high level of knowledge of the Academy operations.
  • Promote a good work ethic and be a positive mentor and role model.
  • Participate in dismantling, loading & unloading when required.
  • Complete reports within timely deadlines.
  • Liaise with the Release Potential department in relation to candidates needs and progressions.
  • Assist with the recruitment of candidates alongside of the release potential team into the Academy, including the application and interview process.
  • Ensure all storage and work areas are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Successfully complete the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) vetting process and renew when necessary.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Operations Manager & assistant Operations Manager.

Person Specification:

  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Available to work away whilst covering annual leave.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to motivate and empower others.
  • Excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise and organise workloads effectively and maintain accurate records.
  • A keen social conscience and a desire to go the extra mile to help those in need.
  • A proactive can-do attitude and ability to have new ideas and make improvements.
  • Confidence, resilience, able to adapt within a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment.
  • Willingness to engage in various types of training, both operational and pastoral.
  • Confident in working to deadlines.
  • A flexible approach to work, including willingness to travel.


  • In-date prison (NOMS) vetting
  • Experience with basic computer programmes, such as Excel.
  • Working knowledge of the justice sector, including offending behaviours.
  • Knowledge of the issues affecting individuals with multiple barriers to progressing to sustained employment.
  • Operational experience.
  • Forklift truck training and experience.

For more information please get in touch with Lesley Lloyd to find out more