HMP Belmarsh have a new vacancy for a Student Support and Recruitment Worker to act as an ambassador, promoting education to maximise the recruitment of students onto learning programmes and supporting their learning goals within the prison.
As a successful Student Support and Recruitment Worker, you will provide appropriate guidance to students when selecting courses and support the education allocation process by delivering a range of ICT/paper based initial assessment and screening assessments. You will also be confident in promoting the benefits of education and be actively involved in all aspects of student recruitment and programme marketing, working in partnership with HMPPS and other agencies to develop and deliver support services for our learners.
Location: HMP Belmarsh, London, SE28 0EB
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £15,811 - £19,525 per annum
Closing date: Sunday 29th September 2019
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About HMP Belmarsh:
Belmarsh became operational on 2nd April 1991, and is a local prison, serving primarily the Central Criminal Court and magistrates Courts in SE London. In addition the establishment serves Crown and Magistrates Courts in SW Essex. Belmarsh has a dual role in that it also holds Category A prisoners. The prison currently has approximately 850 prisoners on site.
The education department is located on 2 levels, containing several classrooms and staff offices. The curriculum consists of but not limited to Maths, English, ICT, Business, ESOL and Catering. There are workshops located on site for the vocational courses such as plumbing.
The department is spacious and bright with large classrooms and good facilities. There is also a library which is open and well-lit, and has a vast range of material for the learners to access.
Vulnerable Prisoners have access to education once a week and their use of the library will be separate to the rest of the learners. Education with the Cat A and remand prisoners will run separately to the VPs. The age and the ability of the learners is varied from class to class. The education team is engaging and dedicated to the success of learners. Belmarsh has a positive response from their learners within education.
There are 2x prison officers within the education department at all times whilst learners are present.
As a successful candidate you will:
• Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above.
• Proven experience of presenting to groups.
• Good IT skills with experience of word processing, spread sheets, databases, email and internet systems.
• Accuracy and precision in written presentation.
• Sensitive to the complexities of prisons or closed institutions and have the ability to work positively within the inherent restraints.
• A willingness and ability to assume responsibility and to see through detailed tasks.
• Good communication skills both written and verbal.
• Commitment to students and students’ success.
• Able to motivate self and others.
• Have thinking ability: able to plan, communicate and problem solve effectively.
• Good organisational skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• 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.