Advisor - Information, Advice and Guidance

Milton Keynes College
Full Sutton,
£20,000 - £25,000 Per Year
08 Oct 2020 09:29
01 Nov 2020 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Advisor - Information, Advice and Guidance

Milton Keynes College are excited to be expanding our Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) provision across our prison sites, and are recruiting for an IAG Adviser to join the team at HMP Full Sutton.

As an IAG Adviser, you will be responsible for effectively delivering qualifications at level 3 in IAG to cohorts of learners. You will manage prisoner caseloads to achieve course enrolment and completion, training, a career in custody and sustained prisoner employment.

You will provide IAG in both an individual and group setting and will supervise, coach, mentor, and develop the skills of the team of trained IAG prisoners, ensuring quality assurance standards in accordance with the service are met.

The service will complement custodial education and employment strategies to help prisoners to achieve their personalised outcomes, through effective signposting and support, assisting them in their rehabilitive journey.

As a successful IAG Adviser you will develop and maintain appropriate levels of resources, to ensure that trained IAG prisoners are able to use effectively with their customers.

You will contribute to the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an effective and high quality IAG service in custody. This will be delivered in partnership with all key stakeholders.

Location: HMP Full Sutton, Moor Lane, Full Sutton, York, YO41 1PS
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: Up to £23,735 per annum
Closing date: Sunday 1st November 2020

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

  • 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
  • Access to a generous pension scheme
  • Access to an employee wellbeing platform
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including in-house teacher training, professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Free 24/7 comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, including counselling for you and your immediate family, advice on eldercare and referral to serious illness & accident support.
  • Death in Service Plan Benefit
  • Discounts at The Graduate Salon
  • Free parking at College campus sites
  • Flexible working options supported including remote working with access to laptop and College systems (arrangements organised with your line manager)
  • Plus many more…

About HMP Full Sutton:

HMP Full Sutton, originally opened in 1987, is a High Security prison holding Category A and Category B adult males. Situated in the village of Full Sutton, near Pocklington in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

HMP Full Sutton has an operational capacity of just over 580 prisoners, who have a sentence of 4 years and over.

Full Sutton manages complex prisoners which are convicted for 4 years or more with an average sentence of 10 years plus. Due to the length of sentences, the prison population overall is stable and within the education department learners are keen to engage.

The curriculum includes but is not limited to Functional Skills English and Maths, L2 Business, IT, Study Skills, Catering, Industrial Cleaning and Distance Learning.

As a successful candidate, you will have:

  • An IAG qualification at a minimum of Level 4, or equivalent, and be willing to undertake CPD to gain a higher level. Having the Employer Related Services (ERS) Diploma would be a distinct advantage.
  • Level 2 English and Maths, or equivalent
  • Previous experience in a customer interfacing role
  • A track record of success in an Adviser role with strengths in delivering to targets, demonstrating empathy, empowerment, challenge and resilience
  • Experience of providing 1-1 and/or group IAG
  • Strong interpersonal, and excellent communication, skills, both written and verbal
  • The ability to interact with individuals at all levels, demonstrating a “can do” approach within the constraints of a custodial setting
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks successfully
  • Good administration/ICT skills
  • Experience of working within a prison environment would be advantageous

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.

**Please note successful candidates are required to undertake National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Clearance before being able to commence with any role. For high security sites they are also required to obtain Counter Terrorism Check (CTC) in addition to NOMS. The process of obtaining clearance can take anywhere from 3 weeks upwards and the outcome is not controlled by the College or the individual prison**



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