Temporary Support Roles - Prison Education

Temporary Support Roles - Prison Education


Location: HMP Gartree, Market Harborough, LE16 7RP
Part time – minimum hours outlined below – up to Full time permanent
£13.40 per hour/Up to £23,000 per annum
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 Gartree 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.


The potential support roles that would require covering fall within our LDD (learning difficulties and disabilities) and admin teams. These duties would include filing, paperwork, data handling, working with awarding bodies to register learners and claim certificates, supporting action plans and induction screening and more.


In terms of working pattern/cover hours - these would fall between Monday to Thursday - 8.25 hours for full days (8:00 to 17:00 with a 45-minute lunch) and Friday mornings - 4 hours (8:00 to 12:00), so you would need to be available within these times.


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.


HMP Gartree is a Cat B lifer prison which houses just over 700 life sentence prisoners. The education department offers a wide range of courses which include Functional Skills maths and English and ESOL, a wide range of GCSE’s, Peer Mentoring and a good suite of both Art and ICT qualifications that include Web design and E-image. NVQ’s in Catering are also delivered with excellent facilities and” hands on” experience in our own Flavours staff restaurant.

We are a small department who are passionate about our learners, strive for quality and believe we can help change lives through learning. We have successful working relationships with all the other agencies in the prison who value our contribution to the lifer journey and beyond.

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