Painting & Decorating Tutor

Milton Keynes College Group
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
09 Sep 2021 12:30
24 Sep 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Painting & Decorating Tutor

Location: HMP Bullingdon, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 1PZ
37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Flexible Working:
We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Up to £32,578 per annum
Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To:
Head of Education
Closing Date for Applications:


HMP Bullingdon have an exciting opportunity for a Painting & Decorating Tutor/Lecturer to join the Education Team. You will be part of the MK College Group working within the prison, delivering courses to diverse groups of learners.

We are seeking a creative individual who can deliver engaging Painting & Decorating lessons. Vocational courses are popular within the prison and require a Tutor who can motivate learners and help them build not only skills, but confidence to achieve success. As a Painting & Decorating Tutor, you will be actively engaging prison-based learners with creative classes and resources, providing a positive learning experience and guide learners through their vocational courses.

As part of the Painting and Decorating courses, you will also embed Maths and English into your classes and help to prepare learners for sustainable employment upon release.

If you are seeking a new challenge where you can positively impact on individual’s learning experience, this could be a fantastic opportunity for you!

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.


  • 35 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


Bullingdon Community Prison is situated near the village of Arncott in Bicester, Oxon. HMP Bullingdon is a complex prison that has a number of functions.  It is categorized as a local category B prison which a category C resettlement function. HMP Bullingdon has the capacity to hold 1114 offenders all serving a range of sentences from remand to life, with the average length of stay between 3 and 6 months.

The College works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver short to medium courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release.  Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 2 to Level 2), ICT, Cookery, Hospitality, Business, Self-Employment, Painting & Decorating, Horticulture, Paving, Mentoring and Barbering.

In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour.  We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development.  As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve and for some, attain their first significant qualifications.


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


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