Are you looking to make a difference?
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help others to improve their lives, the lives of their families and to make a positive contribution to their local community? Then prison education is for you.
We are committed to making a difference and we need motivated and passionate colleagues who can make it happen. Novus is a specialist Prison Education provider working across England and Wales, for more information on our team, their story and what we do please visit us at our Novus website.
This Information Advice and Guidance Worker role is offered on a Fixed Term (Until September 2021 with possibility of extension) basis, working 37 hours per week. You will be based at HMP Durham, working with Adults aged 18 and above.
In this role you will be required to;
As part of the role as IAG worker, on occasion, you will be required to travel to and work at other prisons (HMP Deerbolt, HMP Durham, HMP Holme House, HMP Kirklevington Grange and HMP Northumberland) in the region where the service operates. This is to support your team with the cover of annual leave and unplanned absence, therefore the ability to travel is necessary as part of the role.
Help raise expectations and aspirations of our learners, to enthuse, motivate and create opportunities for learning and engagement.
Support learner progression through, for example; identification of educational need/ course referral/ pre, on & post course support/ development of support plans.
Work with learners to support and develop personalised learning plans
continually develop your practice and skills, to engage in new initiatives and, to share best practice with colleagues.
Utilise policies and procedures (both Novus and HMPPS) to support the wider prison resettlement and skills strategy.
Work collaboratively as part of a local specialist education team and, positively contribute as part of the wider prison team.
You may have the skills, passion and attributes which make you the ideal candidate for this role, but you find it hard to evidence all criteria? We consider all applications and we are committed to finding the right person and will invest in their professional and personal development.
If you can help others - we can help you.
We offer an excellent benefits package including a favourable pension's scheme (LGPS), Retail Discounts, Employee Assistance Program, Cycle to Work and Simply Health.
To apply for this role through the Novus website, please click the 'apply now' button where you will be asked to submit a copy of your CV. In your application, please also outline how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements details within the job role profile.
Novus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications, if you are interested please visit us at our Novus website for job description and more details.
This role is subject to enhanced clearance and vetting.