Location: HMP Winchester, SO22 5DF
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: Up to £21,787 per annum
Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To: Education Manager
Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for a Library Assistant to be involved in delivering library and learning resource services to offenders at HMP Winchester.
The role as Library Assistant has several key elements which include developing a high-quality library service within the prison, supporting and developing activities with partner agencies - such as the Shannon Trust “Turning Pages” scheme, Reading Ahead, and selecting and acquiring library resources in consultation with colleagues and users to enable a vibrant provision.
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to assist in the day-to-day running of the prison library. If you possess excellent communication and organisational skills, this is a fantastic opportunity to promote reading to learners and provide a high standard of service to all library users.
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.
ABOUT HMP WINCHESTER
HMP/YOI Winchester is a busy Category B/C Local prison housing both sentenced and remand prisoners from the age of 18. The Education Department delivers relevant short courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release in three different Education areas in the prison.
Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 to Level 2), ESOL, ICT, Art, Cookery, Employability Skills, and Barbering. We also work closely with our prison colleagues to provide embedded Employability skills in the prison workshops for Carpentry, Recycling, Textiles and Enterprise Services.
The Education department runs morning and afternoon lessons, Monday to Thursday, and Friday mornings. Lessons start at 8:15am and 1:45pm respectively and tutors are expected to be in the department at least 15 minutes before the start of the lesson. Morning lessons last 3.25 hours (until 11:30) and afternoon lessons are 2.75 hours (until 16:30).
** For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached document