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Role Responsibility: Environmental Operative G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services HMP Parc, Bridgend, CF35 6AP Salary £25,599.00 per annum Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, on-site canteen, local Gym...

Role Responsibility:

Environmental Operative

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

HMP Parc, Bridgend, CF35 6AP

Salary £25,599.00 per annum

Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week

Benefits:  Company Pension, free on-site parking, on-site canteen, local Gym discounts, ongoing training and development and access to High Street Shop discounts.


Within Care and Rehabilitation Services, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. We seek to normalise prison conditions as far as possible to reflect life in the outside community. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. HMP & YOI Parc accommodates 1038 convicted male adult prisoners and remand/ convicted young offenders and young people in a secure but modern environment.


We now have an opportunity for a Environmental Operative to join our team at HMP Parc.


The successful candidate will be required to instruct, train and supervise prisoners allocated to the waste unit and recycling yard in the relevant skill/trade you provide and to ensure prisoners develop their employability skills to help them find sustainable employment upon release.


Key responsibilities to this role are:

  • To adopt a flexible working approach.
  • Undertake the collection and delivery of waste bins as directed by the Team Leader:
  • Supervise prisoners at all times.
  • Manage and sort all waste as required
  • Ensure all bins are clean and tidy before location around the establishment
  • Work additional hours on weekends as directed as per the rota.
  • Ensure all repairs required are reported promptly.
  • Undertake any other task as directed.



  • Maintain the security of the Waste Management Department (where your operation base is situated).  or wherever location you are working.
  • Be accountable for and manage all tools in your area using correct procedures as per the LSS.
  • Maintain an accurate roll count at all times
  • Work closely with the Security Department to develop “Dynamic Security”



  • Ensure all Health and Safety legislation pertinent to your area is implemented, regularly updated and adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure all prisoners understand and sign their induction programme document.
  • Ensure the correct PPE equipment is worn at all times
  • Ensure Health and Safety signage is displayed in your area.
  • Review and update risk assessments, Safe Systems of Work and COSHH assessments annually (once trained)
  • Conduct daily pre-use safety checks are carried out on all tools and equipment prior to use and maintain records of all inspections carried out.
  • Maintain the establishments No Smoking Policy at all times.



  • Liaise with AAU to ensure prisoner employment numbers meet the agreed quota at all times.
  • Ensure customer quality and production targets are met in a timely manner.
  • Develop and challenge prisoners working under your supervision to achieve targets set and instil a good “work ethic” in order to improve their employability on release.
  • Ensure all paperwork is kept up to date and completed accurately.

The Ideal Candidate:

Formal Education: 

  • Educated to at least GCSE level or similar, good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Have knowledge of the operation of electrical industrial pressure washers.


If you join us, you can be sure that you’ll find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us.


HMP Parc encourages applications from Welsh speakers.


For more information on HMP Parc, please visit 


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process.


G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children and adults at risk and each employee is expected to support these goals.


Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 5 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. 


You must be eligible to work in the UK and you will need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 5 years as part of the security screening process for this role.



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