HMP Swaleside have an exciting opportunity for a Catering Tutor to join the education department in the prison on a part time basis for 12.95 hours per week. The hours required will be all day Thursday and Friday morning.
As a dynamic and highly motivated individual with excellent Catering Skills, you will use your current industry experience to support and inspire learners to develop confidence, skills and experience and achieve Catering qualifications, which learners can then apply to gain sustainable employment upon release.
This is an amazing opportunity, which will be both challenging and highly rewarding. As a Catering tutor / lecturer / teacher, you will be delivering Catering courses to a diverse group of learners within the prison.
As a valued member of the Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team, you will also help to develop a strong Catering programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College.
This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated lecturer / tutor / teacher to deliver high learner success, through effective teaching and delivery in Catering. This vacancy would suit a highly motivated Catering teacher, with a can do approach to education. The ideal candidate will be a passionate and creative lecturer, who can offer skills & knowledge to our learners and guide them throughout their courses.
Location: HMP Swaleside, Kent ME12 4AX
Hours: 12.95 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £32,578 pro rata
Closing date: Sunday 22nd September 2019
Milton Keynes College Rewards:
• 35 days annual leave (Pro Rata), 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
• Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card , ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
• Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
• Access to Teachers Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
• Tax free childcare scheme
• Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
• Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
• 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
• Plus many more…
About HMP Swaleside:
Swaleside is a category B Long Term High Security prison for males. It is located on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent with an operational capacity is 1112. Core values include building a rehabilitative culture and reducing re-offending. Swaleside has a broad education curriculum with future plans for growth.
The curriculum at HMP Swaleside is broad. The prison delivers Functional Skills Maths and English, Hospitality, Business Studies, IT, Employability, Nutrition, Art, Food Safety and Catering, Music, History and Literature as well as theory of engineering and drama. The prison is also hoping to expand the education curriculum in the future to include subjects such as barbering and web design.
The education regime is 8.15am – 11.30am and 1.45pm – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday. Fridays are 8.15am – 11am.
The education department consists of spacious classrooms with excellent facilities, the environment strongly reflects a college rather than a prison.
As a successful candidate, you will:
• Hold a relevant qualification (level 3 or above).
• Hold a recognised teaching qualification (DTLLS, PGCE, Cert Ed) or willing to work towards
• Hold relevant assessor/verifier awards.
• Have teaching/training or vocational experience in relevant subject area and relevant up-to-date knowledge.
• Have a proven track record of managing and supporting diverse groups of learners through nationally accredited programmes.
• Have experience of identifying, developing and sharing innovative and creative teaching resources
• Have experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
• Have knowledge of current curriculum and accreditation developments within Further Education and specific subject area(s).
• Have the ability to teach creatively, adapting to the needs of a variety of learners and willing to explore new teaching and learning strategies.
• Have good IT skills and willing to develop further.
• Show accuracy and precision in written presentation.
• The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.
More about the College:
Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 – 18-year-old full-time students studying vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and currently work with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons, which make up the Long Term High Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.
Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a thorough on boarding process to include DBS. In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions.
Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College’s clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity.
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