Horticulture Lecturer

Milton Keynes College
£25,000 - £30,000 Per Year
14 Sep 2020 09:30
28 Sep 2020 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Horticulture Lecturer

Location: HMP Erlestoke, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5TU

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Flexible working: Applicants interested in part-time hours will be considered

Apprenticeship:  MK College is committed to providing opportunities for apprentices

Salary: £18,015 - £32,578 per annum (FTE)

Reporting to: Education Manager

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 28th September 2020


Vocational courses are popular at HMP Erlestoke with the learners, and Milton Keynes College are looking for a creative and innovative Horticulture Lecturer to join the fantastic team based within the prison.

As a successful Horticulture Lecturer, you will use your knowledge and skills to deliver exciting and engaging Horticulture classes to the learners. You will Support and inspire learners to achieve qualifications, but also help them to build confidence and experience they can apply to securing employment upon release.

You will be a valued member within our Milton Keynes College Prison Education team, you will help to develop a strong Horticulture programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College.

You will need to be experienced within Horticulture and possess a can-do approach to education. As an inspirational and innovate individual, you will thrive upon working within a challenging yet rewarding environment, you will have the ability to offer skills & knowledge to our learners and guide them throughout their courses.

Please see the attached document for the full details of the role.

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 CollegeAll 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 Erlestoke:

HMP Erlestoke is a Category C prison, holding approximately 524 adult male sentenced offenders. The prison is built on the former grounds of Erlestoke Manor House and has expanded in both offender numbers and intervention programmes.

HMP Erlestoke’s focus is firmly fixed on reducing reoffending and preventing future victims of crime by preparing offenders for their release through accredited intervention programmes, skill and vocational based training and education, in a pro social environment.

Courses at HMP Erlestoke include Maths, English, IT, Horticulture, Carpentry, Plastering, Bricklaying, Cleaning and Support Services, Cookery, Creative Craft, Personal and Development Skills and much more.

The education hours are Monday to Thursday 8.45am – 11.45am, 1.45pm – 4.45pm and on Fridays 8.45am – 11.45am.

Involved with several projects including “Reading Ahead” where Erlestoke have achieved a double gold award for over 500 completions. As well as participating with the “Inside Out” project and “Chain Gang” creative writing class. Erlestoke also issue internal magazines highlighting various events, projects and support alongside articles, interviews and shared experiences as well as promoting well-being and education.

HMP Erlestoke achieved “Good” in their most recent Ofsted inspection.

HMP Erlestoke strive to provide a safe, decent and secure environment for offenders, staff and visitors.





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