Posted: Fri 30th Oct 2015

North Wales Super Prison – Recruitment drive set to start

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Oct 30th, 2015

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A recruitment drive for the North Wales Super Prison is set to start next week – with a series of information sessions due to take place in Wrexham. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Across two days in November a total of four recruitment sessions for the North Wales Super Prison, which is located on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, will take place. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS), who will be running the prison, is recruiting prison officers, operational support grades and business administration support for when the prison opens. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board will also be in attendance to discuss health jobs within the prison sector. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Russ Trent, who will be governor at the prison when it opens, said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“People often don’t know what skills are needed to be a prison officer – they may think it is only about locking people up – and these events are to help people realise that often the life skills they have are perfect for the job. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We need people who are organised; empathetic, straight talking and enthusiastic while at the same time understand the security aspect of the job.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The first session will take place at the Nick Whitehead Theatre. Glyndwr University on Saturday 7th November between 9:30am and 12:30pm. A second session will take place later that afternoon at the university between 1:30pm and 5pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

On Wednesday 18th November between 2pm and 5:30pm there will be information sessions at the Memorial Hall. Bodhyfryd. A session will also take place between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

At the events people will have the opportunity to learn more about the jobs on offer, how to apply and what working for the prison service means. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Artist Impression of the Super Prison
Artist Impression of the Super Prison

At each session there will be a 45 minute presentation on working in the North Wales prison and a number of market stalls where existing prison officers will be on hand to answer questions and help with job applications. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cllr Neil Rogers, Lead Member for Economy – Economic Development and Regeneration said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I welcome the opportunities that these events will bring to the people of North Wales. The North Wales Prison is having a positive impact on the economic development of the area and the creation of hundreds of new jobs. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“These are exciting times and I am sure that these events will be a showcase for the range of quality employment opportunities that will be available.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Prison is due to take the first prisoners in February 2017 but the prison will fill up gradually over a period of time. The prison will hold 2,106 offenders and will be a resettlement prison for men from North Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Anyone wishing to attend these events should register at http://nomsintranet.org.uk/nwrec/ Questions can be emailed to northwalesprison@noms.gsi.gov.uk ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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