Prison Education - Teaching Opportunities

Prison Education - Teaching Opportunities

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Location: HMP Bullingdon, Bicester, OX25 1PZ
Hours: Variable Ad-hoc / Perm
Salary: £24.00 per hour / Salaried
Reporting To: Education Manager
Closing Date for Applications: 31/10/2021


Do you like working in a challenging but rewarding environment where each day is different and time flies?

Are you an enthusiastic and talented teacher/tutor who is looking to transform lives through learning?

Have you ever thought of a career in Prison Education?

Milton Keynes College Prison Services Team at HMP Bullingdon are seeking innovative Teachers/Teaching Support Assistants to work with a diverse group of learners, helping to build their confidence, develop their skills and achieve within a college environment.

HMP Bullingdon are currently looking for individuals with one or more of the below skillsets to support their curriculum delivery – Ability to cover more than 1 of these areas could offer more opportunities.


  • Functional Skills English - Entry to Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths - Entry to Level 2
  • Vocational Tutors
    • Barbering / Painting & Decorating / Mentoring / Horticulture / ICT / Business, Hospitality and Barista / Personal Social Development


  • Learning Support – Assisting learners in small groups or 1:1. Highlighting and supporting specific learner needs, and improving learner skills.

A teaching qualification would be desirable for teaching roles, however those willing to work towards a qualification who hold supporting subject specialism or industry experience would also be considered - we can provide the training to help you achieve your full potential.

Prison education runs all year round, all day Monday-Thursday and until lunchtime on a Friday. Regime can flex due to the demands of the prison but education is delivered 09:00-11:30 each morning and 13:45-16:00 Mon-Thurs afternoons. Staff are required on site from 08:00-17:00.

Occasional requirements in particular can be varying and change frequently so flexible availability is essential. Requirements can range from short notice short term cover to longer term sickness cover or recruitment gaps and anything in between. If you hold qualifications or expertise in more than one area – For example: English, Maths and ESOL, this could give you the opportunity to cover across multiple courses and as a result the potential for more cover hours. Permanent vacancies can be part time or full-time hours.

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.

*Please refer to the attached document to learn more about this opportunity