Location: HMP Erlestoke, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5TU
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 £34,000 per annum
Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To: Education Manager
The vocational courses available at our prison sites offer learners the opportunity to gain practical skills and qualifications they can use both upon release and whilst in custody. MK College Group are the education provider for HMP Erlestoke, and as part of the curriculum we offer a WAMITAB accredited Cleaning course to our prison-based learners.
We are seeking an individual with excellent industry experience and knowledge and a can-do approach to education. As a Cleaning Tutor, you will deliver engaging cleaning classes diverse groups of learners, and be part of a committed education team all working to achieve high learner success.
As a valued member within our MK College Group Prison Education Team, you will help to develop a strong vocational programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College.
You will be an inspirational and innovative lecturer, who can thrive upon working within a challenging yet rewarding environment, you will have the ability to offer skills & knowledge to our learners and guide them throughout their courses.
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 ERLESTOKE
HMP Erlestoke is a Category C prison, holding approximately 444 adult male sentenced offenders. The prison is built on the former grounds of Erlestoke Manor House and has expanded in both offender numbers and intervention programmes.
HMP Erlestoke’s focus is firmly fixed on reducing reoffending and preventing future victims of crime by preparing offenders for their release through accredited intervention programmes, skill and vocational based training and education, in a pro social environment.
Courses at HMP Erlestoke include Maths, English, IT, Horticulture, Carpentry, Plastering, Bricklaying, Cleaning and Support Services, Cookery, Creative Craft, Personal and Development Skills and much more.
The education hours are Monday to Thursday 8.45am – 11.45am, 1.45pm – 4.45pm and on Fridays 8.45am – 11.45am.
Involved with several projects including “Reading Ahead” where Erlestoke have achieved a double gold award for over 500 completions. As well as participating with the “Inside Out” project and “Chain Gang” creative writing class. Erlestoke also issue internal magazines highlighting various events, projects and support alongside articles, interviews and shared experiences as well as promoting well-being and education.
HMP Erlestoke achieved “Good” in their most recent Ofsted inspection.
HMP Erlestoke strive to provide a safe, decent and secure environment for offenders, staff and visitors.
** For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached document.