Temporary Support Roles - Prison Education

Temporary Support Roles - Prison Education


Location: HMP Bullingdon, Bicester, OX25 1PZ
Part time / Variable – minimum hours outlined below
£12.75 per hour
Reporting To:
Education Manager



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

Have you ever thought of a career in Prison Education?

Milton Keynes College Prison Services Team at HMP Bullingdon are seeking efficient and flexible individuals to help support their education provision. You will be a team player, with a high standard of verbal and written communication. There are various duties for non-teaching staff, vital to supporting the learners to achieve and the staff to meet their expected delivery.


In terms of working hours we can consider part time hours or partial weeks – but are restricted by the prison regime to a certain degree. We would need you to be able to work full morning or afternoon sessions or full days, albeit if not 5 days a week (Education finish at lunchtime on a Friday so that is always a half day)


Morning sessions are 08:00 – 12:15 (Mon-Fri)

Afternoon sessions are 13:30-17:00 (Mon-Thurs)

Full days would be 08:00-17:00 (Mon-Thurs)


If you are organised, empathetic and patient – able to complete administrative duties and reports to a high standard, and interested in working within prison education, then get in touch today!

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.


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.