Senior Library Assistant - HMP Fosse Way

Senior Library Assistant - HMP Fosse Way


Location: HMP Fosse Way, Leicester
37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (some evening/weekend hours)

Flexible Working:
We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Development opportunities are available

Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum (Dependent on experience)
Reporting To:
Deputy Education Manager (Support Services)

Expected interview date: 16/02/23 in Leicester



Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Library Assistant to be involved in delivering library and learning resource services to residents at HMP Fosse Way, Leicester

The role as Senior Library Assistant has several key elements which include leading the new team 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.


  • 30 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 Fosse Way is a Resettlement Prison based in the Glen Parva area of Leicester.  Opening in Spring we are now recruiting for talented and creative professionals to join the new Education team based in the prison.  We have vacancies for daytime, evenings, and weekends positions though the majority of Education will be delivered Mon-Fri between 09:00-17:00.

The prison will be operated by Serco with Milton Keynes College as their strategic education provider.

HMP Fosse Way is a new build prison and staff will benefit from working in a new prison with up to date facilities, new resources and equipment. 


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