Open University Support Tutor - HMP Fosse Way

Milton Keynes College Group
Leicester,United Kingdom
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
20 Jan 2023 12:41
12 Feb 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Adult Learning
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Open University Support Tutor - 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 an Open University/Distance Learning Support Tutor, to join the team based at HMP Fosse Way, Leicester. 

As an Open University Support Tutor, you will be actively engaging with prison-based students who are developing their skills to enable them to apply for an Open University degree or with students who are already registered and studying with the Open University.  Their flexible learning may be with other Distance Learning providers as well as the Open University.  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 Open University Support 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 work with students in a group setting as well as in a 1:1 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.  You will work with your education colleagues to ensure that Open University students have access to appropriate resources and ICT as necessary.  Your work will also include liaison with the Open University.

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.