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
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Student / Learner Services
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)



Location: HMP Grendon & Spring Hill, Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury, HP18 0TL
37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year Fixed Term Contract 12 months
Flexible Working:
We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Up to £21,500 per annum (Subject to experience)
Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To:
Education Manager


Milton Keynes College have a new vacancy for a Student Support and Recruitment Worker to join the education team based at HMP Grendon & Spring Hill. The Student Support Recruitment Worker will act as an ambassador, promoting education to maximise the recruitment of students onto learning programmes and supporting their learning goals within the prison. In addition, you will be a point of contact for prospective and current students of The Open University. You will be responsible for administrative processes, data entry and maintenance related to the learning experience, liaising with students and supporting their journey towards gaining higher education qualifications in a flexible way.

As a successful Student Support and Recruitment Worker, you will provide appropriate guidance to students when selecting courses and support the education allocation process by delivering a range of ICT/paper based initial assessment and screening assessments. You will also be confident in promoting the benefits of education and be actively involved in all aspects of student recruitment and programme marketing, working in partnership with HMPPS and other agencies to develop and deliver support services for our learners.

The role is exciting and varied with an opportunity to help others transform their lives through learning; help raise expectations and aspirations of students who reside in a long-term high security establishment. 

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.