The Senior Leaders Programme (SLP) aims to identify those HMPPS leaders, who have the potential, aspiration and capacity to progress from their current role to a more senior position. The SLP will support them to become agile, strategic leaders who are able to set a clear vision and direction for their business unit, which is aligned to the wider organisational business plan.
The development programme will be delivered in 3 two week residential modules at Newbold Revel, covering Leading Me, Leading Others and Leading HMPPS, although week one of Leading Me is already allocated to the CLM at the Defence Academy in Shrivenham.
The programme will be offered to all staff within HMPPS in a management or leadership grade and all will be free to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria. Candidates will be selected from both operational and non-operational roles.
Candidates will be subject to a two stage internal selection process by HMPPS before being accepted onto the SLP. The expectation is that cohort numbers will be in the region of 15 per annum based on the course structure as detailed below.
This opportunity is initially for 1 cohort on a pilot basis, HMPPS may then take the opportunity to re-tender for the full programme from 2020, which will be accredited to a level 7 qualification. This pilot will be separated into 3 lots aligned to the delivery modules and we welcome submissions from providers for one, two or all three of the modules. The duration of the residential is all available for the delivery of learning, so we anticipate guest speakers, key learning events occurring during some of the evenings as well:
– The pilot cohort will start in September 2019 with an internal launch event on 16/17th September 2019.
– Leading Me will be for 1 week and will be delivered 25th to 29th November. £35k
– The Leading Others two week module will be delivered 6th January to 17th January 2020. £70k
– The Leading HMPPS two week module will be delivered on 23rd March to 3rd April 2020. £70k
The providers will be expected to cover:
Lot 1. Leading Me – Self-awareness, emotional intelligence, building effective relationships, decision making, wellbeing and resilience, equality, diversity and inclusion, values and behaviours, rehabilitative culture.
Lot 2. Leading Others – high level communications, engaging staff at all levels, creating high performing teams, influencing, delegation and empowerment, strategic visioning, inclusive leadership, diversity and inclusion, values and behaviours, rehabilitative culture.
Lot 3. Leading HMPPS – commercial and contract management, stakeholder engagement, leading change, financial and business management, diversity and inclusion, values and behaviours, rehabilitative culture.