The complex nature work within prisons requires sharp administrative skills across a range of tasks. Administrators are employed at two broad levels:
Administrative Support (YOT)
Effective Administration is key to ensuring the smooth running of the YOT and to successful performance and budget management. A Skilled administrator who understands the work of the YOT and who can relate to colleagues from a variety of agencies can make a real difference to the quality of outcomes. Within YOTs there will be a variety of administrative roles available at varying levels of seniority. In addition to tasks such as data inputting, establishing and maintaining systems for managing data/ letters and taking telephone queries etc, some administrator posts may require the post holder to represent the YOT at meetings.
Administrative Support (Probation)
Administration is the ‘engine room’ of most Probation Offices and a key part of Probation work. Whether attached to a community Probation team, programmes, office, and unpaid work or within a manager’s office, a skilled administrator who understands the work of the Probation service and the need to achieve performance targets can make a considerable difference to the effectiveness and working culture of a Probation office.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Previous experience and accuracy of inputting data into computer or case management systems