Location: HMP Huntercombe, Nuffield, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 5SB
Hours: 20 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: Up to approx. £11,733 pro rata (Up to £22,000 per annum FTE)
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 Huntercombe on a part-time basis.
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 HUNTERCOMBE
HMP Huntercombe opened as a prison in 1946, the site was originally built as an internment camp during the last war, when for a short period it held Rudolf Hess, on his way south after he famously parachuted into Scotland. Extensive redevelopment has taken place over the last twenty years and there is little left of the wartime buildings.
Currently Huntercombe is a Category C adult male establishment holding a solely foreign national population in order to support government priorities on the deportation of foreign national offenders. Courses delivered within the prison include: English, Maths, ICT, P&D, Barbering, Construction, Hospitality, Art and ESOL.
The education department working day is from 7.50am – 4.40pm Monday – Thursday & 7.50am-1.30pm Friday
** For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached document.