PERSONAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (PSD) & DISTANCE LEARNING LECTURER

Recruiter
Milton Keynes College Group
Location
Milton Keynes,United Kingdom
Salary
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
Posted
11 May 2022 10:04
Closes
25 May 2022 23:59
Reference
MAY20224043
Sector
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Is Offered

PERSONAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (PSD) & DISTANCE LEARNING LECTURER

PERSONAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (PSD) & 
DISTANCE LEARNING LECTURER 

Location: HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DA
Hours: 37.5
Flexible Working: We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Salary: Up to £32,500 per annum
Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To: Education Manager 


IN SHORT

MK College Group have an exciting new opportunity for a creative Lecturer to join the team based at HMP 
Woodhill. 

As a PSD (Personal Social Development) and Distance Learning Lecturer, you will be actively engaging 
prison-based learners with creative classes and resources. Many of the learners have a diverse range of 
needs and learning abilities, they will often have had a negative experience with education. As a successful 
PSD Teacher, you will truly inspire them and provide learners with a positive learning experience. 

This role will involve outreach work outside of the main classroom setting. You will be connecting with learners 
in a professional manner, supporting them with their learning, enabling them to achieve success through not 
only qualifications, but developing the confidence and softer skills that they can apply to employment as well 
as other areas of education. 

We are seeking an individual who can communicate well with learners to inspire and motivate them. The 
average class consist of 8 learners and the sessions are approximately 3 hours long. Your lessons will need to 
be adaptable, innovative, and imaginative. 

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. 


OUR BENEFITS

  •  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 



ABOUT HMP Woodhill...

is a core local prison currently housing both remand and sentenced prisoners of all categories. The Education department works closely with prison colleagues to ensure the courses delivered are relevant to the prisoners’ complex needs, rehabilitation and resettlement. 

Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 – Level 2), ICT, Art, Music Technology, Food Safety, Health and Safety and a wide range of personal and social development courses. Vocational courses consist of Catering and Hospitality, Painting and Decorating and Kitchen Fitting and Tiling.

Our department believes the opportunities provided for our learners will help to address their offending behaviour and give them the skills to enhance their lives and gain employment on release. We encourage our learners to unlock and reach their potential.

Why make teaching at HMP Woodhill your career?  If you are well qualified, enthusiastic, have good social skills and a commitment to encouraging teaching and learning, then come and join our team! Everyday has a different challenge; always a chance to turn a person’s life around; opportunities to progress with the College within Prison Education.  Many of our staff have achieved long-service awards and the environment is very positive and optimistic.

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