PERSONAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (PSD) &
DISTANCE LEARNING LECTURER
Location: HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DA
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
MK College Group have an exciting new opportunity for a creative Lecturer to join the team based at HMP
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
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.