English Lecturer - HMP Fosse Way

Milton Keynes College Group
Leicester,United Kingdom
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
20 Jan 2023 11:24
12 Feb 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

English Lecturer - HMP Fosse Way


Location: HMP Fosse Way, Leicester
37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (possibility of some evening/weekend hours)
Flexible Working:
We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Development opportunities are available

Salary: Up to £31,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Reporting To:
Deputy Education Manager (Academic)

Expected Interview Date: 27/02/2023



MK College Group have an exciting new opportunity for a creative Entry level English Lecturer, to join the team based at HMP Fosse Way, Leicester

As an English Lecturer, you will be actively engaging prison-based students with creative classes and
resources. Many of the students have a diverse range of needs and learning abilities, they will often have had
a negative experience with education. As a successful English Teacher, you will truly inspire them and provide
students with a positive learning experience.

This role may involve outreach work outside of the main classroom setting. You will be connecting with students in a professional manner, supporting them with their learning, enabling them to achieve success through not only qualifications, but developing the confidence and softer skills that they can apply to employment as well as other areas of education.

We are seeking an individual who can communicate well with students to inspire and motivate them. The
average class consists of 12 students, supported by a student mentor.  The sessions are approximately 3 hours long. Your lessons will need to be adaptable, innovative, and imaginative.

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


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.