Milton Keynes College Group
Bicester,United Kingdom
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
16 Sep 2022 15:09
02 Oct 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Project / Programme Management
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Is Offered



Location: HMP Bullingdon, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 1PZ
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 £34,327 per annum (Subject to Experience)
Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To: Education Manager


Milton Keynes College is seeking a passionate Vocational Programme Manager to join the dedicated education team based at HMP Bullingdon.

As a Programme Manager, you will be dedicated to delivering Vocational learning success through effective leadership and collaboration. Your focus will be on the success of the students and to support improvement within the department. You will lead on the delivery, design and development of programmes, maintaining an oversight of the student journey to ensure they have an excellent learning experience.

We are seeking an individual who can deliver one or more of the following subjects: Business/IT, Hospitality & Catering, Horticulture, Construction Skills, Employability, Barbering, Cleaning, Barista & Customer Service

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual who can provide high-quality programmes and support students who may have little experience of education. This will be a challenging yet highly rewarding role!

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.


  • 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 Bullingdon...

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