Milton Keynes College Group
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
08 Sep 2021 08:34
22 Sep 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)


Location: HMP Erlestoke, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5TU
37.5 hours per week, 52 week per year

Monday to Thursday 8.15am – 5pm, Friday 8.15am – 1.15pm
Flexible Working:
We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Up to £19,525 per annum
Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To:
Education Manager
Closing Date for Applications:


Milton Keynes College has an exciting opportunity for an Administrator to join the Prison Education Team based at HMP Erlestoke.

As an Administrator, you will possess a strong foundation of admin experience with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will provide a high-quality service to both internal and external stakeholders at the prison and the wider College team.

This opportunity involves supporting the Department Manager in the day-to-day administration and operations of the department. Your ability to work on your own initiative is critical for this role and you will need to have a flexible and resilient approach to your work as it will be varied.

Milton Keynes College is looking for a patient and friendly individual who can provide a helpful and professional service to the department and work well under pressure. If you possess excellent administration and communication skills we would welcome your interest and application for this opportunity.

MK College will treat all applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability or any other individual characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from people with backgrounds which are currently under-represented within Milton Keynes College.  All offers made to successful candidates are subject to satisfactory outcomes to a range of pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).   In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions up to Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level.


  • 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays (entitlement will be pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Professional development opportunities, including professional qualifications
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) accessible 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • A variety of amazing discounts with NUS Card
  • Employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities


HMP Erlestoke is a Category C prison, holding approximately 444 adult male sentenced offenders. The prison is built on the former grounds of Erlestoke Manor House and has expanded in both offender numbers and intervention programmes.

HMP Erlestoke’s focus is firmly fixed on reducing reoffending and preventing future victims of crime by preparing offenders for their release through accredited intervention programmes, skill and vocational based training and education, in a pro social environment.

Courses at HMP Erlestoke include Maths, English, IT, Horticulture, Carpentry, Plastering, Bricklaying, Cleaning and Support Services, Cookery, Creative Craft, Personal and Development Skills and much more.

The education hours are Monday to Thursday 8.45am – 11.45am, 1.45pm – 4.45pm and on Fridays 8.45am – 11.45am.

Involved with several projects including “Reading Ahead” where Erlestoke have achieved a double gold award for over 500 completions. As well as participating with the “Inside Out” project and “Chain Gang” creative writing class. Erlestoke also issue internal magazines highlighting various events, projects and support alongside articles, interviews and shared experiences as well as promoting well-being and education.

HMP Erlestoke achieved “Good” in their most recent Ofsted inspection.

HMP Erlestoke strive to provide a safe, decent and secure environment for offenders, staff and visitors.

** For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached document


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