Logistics Manager - Stores

Posted 29 Jun 2020


Ashford (Security or Protective Services)


Job Type:contractDuration:12 months
Category:Security or Protective ServicesRecruiter Reference:SDX/TP/RF4860/SJS
URL for Applications:Apply HereSalary:£33,000 - £40,000 per annum

Due to a restructure, HMP Bronzefield are recruiting for a Logistics (Stores) Manager to be responsible for the day to day running of the Logistics department. Reporting to the Head of Business Management, the role would suit someone with knowledge and experience in finance and people management.

We house up to 572 women (approximately 14.5% of the national female prison population). The women in our custody have a diverse and complex set of needs and range from mothers and babies, young offenders, life and long term sentenced women, short to mid-term sentenced women, foreign nationals and women on remand. HMP/YOI Bronzefield is a closed local prison serving courts across the South of England. Our mission is to deliver quality of life services which make a meaningful difference to women in the criminal justice system by supporting them to change their lives for the better. To achieve this, we focus on providing needs-based services and programmes to rehabilitate and improve the well-being of our women.

We have been awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People for our commitment to our staff, their development, engagement and investment in a sustainable future.

Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

Job Description

Salary of £33,000 - £40,000 per annum dependant on experience

Benefits including free parking, free meals, subsidised Gym membership, pension, discount schemes etc

37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday

This will be a 12 months fixed term contract with a possibility of an extension to being made permanent

Location - HMP Bronzefield, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3JZ. Please note this is not located near Ashford in Kent.

Main Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the day to day operations of the Logistics department – providing a support service for the prison operation by working with all internal departments and the management team, helping them to take the right operational decisions to optimise spend on expenditures.
  • Evaluate budgets, forecast and expenditures with Head of Business Management/Deputy Business Manager supporting in strategic decision making.
  • Maintain accounting controls and ensure the Sodexo procurement policies, procedures and compliance are adhered to the required standards.
  • Collation, analysis and presentation of management information and data to timescales and standards.
  • Identifying process improvements provide innovative options for resolving problems within the unit and beyond, consulting with staffs and colleagues.
  • Ensure all orders are accurately and timely managed and recorded for ordering, goods receiving and issuing the stocks to the various departments & residents on the existing operating systems SAP, CMS and any other systems as required.
  • Maintain sufficient level of stocks at all times by placing the orders on a timely manner and keeping the required level of stocks of all the items as set.
  • Carry out continuous reviews of working practices and processes to ensure efficient and cost-effective operations and suggest improvements.
  • Lead, develop and engage your team efficiently and effectively to meet the functions requirements, ensure meaningful management performance, communication, learning and development, clear direction and recognition.
  • Efficient and effective use of resources, recruitment, resourcing of staff and attendance management.
  • Manage the delivery of the objectives of the business function and the establishment.
  • Ensure compliance of safety and decency with relevant legislation, policies, decisions and standards, particularly regarding health and safety and diversity and inclusion.
  • Key point of contact in dealing with all external stakeholders in all business-related matters and to maintain the business relationship with all key stake holders.
The Ideal Candidate


  • A demonstrable understanding and experience of key people management skills and the ability to motivate others.
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to personal development and the development of others
  • A demonstrable understanding of the demands of an operational environment
  • Knowledge of financial management processes and systems
  • Ability to manage and implement projects


  • Knowledge of relevant criminal justice/prison legislation, standards and policies.
  • Previous management and leadership experience in a custodial environment
About The Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 36,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the energy, corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

At Sodexo we are committed to a leading role in promoting equality opportunities and valuing diversity and inclusion. We seek to create a work environment based on mutual respect for all individuals, building a culture that appreciates and values the experiences and skills brought by each person to benefit our organisation and work hard to ensure that all people, whatever their race, colour, sex, gender identity  disability, nationality, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, marital/partnership or family status, sexual orientation, age, social class, educational background, employment status, working pattern, are welcome to and included within our organisation. 

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 5 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC

How to Apply

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