A new Prison Manager has been recruited to lead the team working within HM Prison, Jamestown. Ms Lesley Giles will be arriving on Island on 25 June 2015 to take up the post.

Trevor Botting, Director of Policing, said:

“I am delighted to have recruited a new Prison Manager with Lesley’s experience. This is an important period for the prison – given its relocation to Sundale, whilst at the same time maintaining the current Prison in Jamestown until Sundale is opened. Lesley will add great value in her leadership of the team and the management of the Prison more generally.”

Lesley has been working in HM Prison Service for 25 years, having begun her career as an Officer at Her Majesty’s Prison Downview.  Lesley has worked in a range of establishments, with both female and male prisoners’ and young offenders across the Midlands, Surrey and Kent.  Lesley’s most recent role was Head of Corporate Services at HMP Rochester.

Lesley commented on her new appointment:

“I am excited and honoured to be joining HMP Jamestown and I look forward to arriving and meeting the team.”

Trevor Botting

Police Directorate


16 June 2015


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