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Business Manager vacancy

Job details

Job number:
HMP Lewes
Health in Justice
East Sussex
Contract type:
Schedule type:
Full Time
Closing date:
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 23:59
£32,000.00 / Year

I learn something new every day

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

Practice Plus Group are Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

HMP Lewes is based East Sussex. The prison is a category B adult prison and houses up to 730 prisoners, all with varying sentence lengths.
To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Lewes, we’re looking for a Business Manager to join our team on site.

In return for your hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £32,000 depending on experience.
You'll also get a number of benefits including a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, cycle to work scheme and online retail discounts.

Other benefits include childcare vouchers plus training and clinical development opportunities. Onsite benefits at HMP Lewes include access to an onsite gym and free parking and subsidised café/restaurant.

What do we need from you so you can do the job?

The role of the Business Manager in prison healthcare is at the heart of the service. The role is essential to assist in the development of management information and reporting systems which will support managers (clinical and non-clinical) in the delivery of operational services. We are looking for someone with the enthusiasm and ability to provide support and guidance, in relation to Business, Quality and Performance.

You will be responsible for completing reporting for the prison, working with senior management and informing senior operational management of any ongoing performance against the key service targets.

You'll have to carry out general administrative duties within the prison, as well as working within set routines, policies and procedures to provide a comprehensive high quality service to the unit, and able to deal efficiently and courteously with patients and staff enquiries.
Additionally, you will be responsible for the administration team, so will be competent in support a team and inspiring them to achieve and develop.
The situation in the prison can change at any minute. You need to be able to communicate effectively, work as part of a team and follow instruction diligently.

It’s this variety that keeps things fresh and stimulating. Every day will bring new challenges and new experiences but you’ll have all the support you need to deliver the best practice possible from both the healthcare team and the prison team.

Next steps

If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Internal Recruiter for this role. The recruiter will then submit your CV to the hiring manager and then will arrange an interview if the hiring manager feels that you are suitable for the role.

More information

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week across Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:00.

The job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.

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