Administrator/ Exams Coordinator

Milton Keynes College Group
Grendon Underwood,United Kingdom
£20,000 - £25,000 Per Year
02 Aug 2022 10:34
16 Aug 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Administrator/ Exams Coordinator


Location: HMP Spring Hill, Grendon Underwood, Edgcott, Aylesbury HP18 0TL
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Flexible Working: We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Salary: Up to £21,500 per annum
Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To: Education Manager


Milton Keynes College is recruiting an Administrator / Exams Coordinator to join the Prison Education team on at HMP Spring Hill.

As the Administrator / Exams Coordinator, you will be responsible for maintaining a high level of efficiency throughout the exams process, including invigilating/scheduling exams. This role would suit a well organised individual with excellent administrative skills, experience within a customer service environment and the ability to work well as part of a team and individually.   You will provide a high-quality service to both internal and external stakeholders at the prison and the wider College team.

You will work closely with the Education manager and rest of the team, being the main point of contact for exams queries, responsible for maintaining a high level of efficiency throughout the exams process, including invigilating and scheduling exams. Your ability to work on your own initiative is critical for this role and you will need to have a flexible and resilient approach to your work as it will be varied.

Milton Keynes College is looking for a patient and friendly individual who is self-motivated and work well under pressure. If you possess excellent administration and communication skills we would welcome your interest and application for this opportunity.

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.


  • 25 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


HMP Grendon is a unique Therapeutic Category B national prison housing approximately 220 long term, prolific (re)offending adult males. The Education Department works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver relevant long courses that help prepare learners for employment and positive community living upon release.  Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills,  IT (Entry 1 to Level 2),  Business, learning support practitioners, Mentoring and distant learning . Education runs 4 afternoons (Mon – Thurs) from 13:45- 16:45. During the mornings the men are involved in therapy work with a wide team of clinical and officer staff on the wings.

HMP Spring Hill is an Open Category D (resettlement) prison, housing approximately 320 male prisoners who are at the end of their custodial sentence and working towards resettlement. Residents at Spring Hill are considered low risk and are well underway with rehabilitation and resettlement. Courses at Spring Hill are English and Maths Functional Skills,  IT (Entry 1 to Level 2) Carpentry, Plumbing, Kitchen services Customer Service, Bookkeeping, Business, CSCS, Mentoring and distance learning. Education runs from 8:30 – 11:30 Monday to Friday and 13:00 – 16:00 Monday to Thursday.

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