Are you looking to make a difference?
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help others to improve their lives, the lives of their families and to make a positive contribution to their local community? Then prison education is for you.
We are committed to making a difference and we need motivated and passionate colleagues who can make it happen. Novus is a specialist Prison Education provider working across England and Wales, for more information on our team, their story and what we do please visit us at www.novus.ac.uk.
This Learning Support Practitioner role is offered on a Permanent basis, working 37 per week. You will be based at HMP Wealstun, working with Adults aged 18 and above, please visit www.justice.gov.uk/contacts/prison-finder to find out more. If you want to get to know us, and the role a little better, please call the Local Manager on 01937 444534.
The closing date for this job advert is 05/11/2020 however sometimes the job advert may close early if we receive a good response!
In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, to ensure we are keeping yourself and our colleagues safe, please be aware that interviews will be conducted via skype or off site.
In this role you will be required to;
Help raise expectations and aspirations of our learners, to enthuse, motivate and create opportunities for learning and engagement.
Support learner progression through, for example; identification of educational need/ course referral/ pre, on & post course support/ development of support plans.
Work with learners to support and develop personalised learning plans.
Continually develop your practice and skills, to engage in new initiatives and, to share best practice with colleagues.
Utilise policies and procedures (both Novus and HMPPS) to support the wider prison resettlement and skills strategy.
Work collaboratively as part of a local specialist education team and, positively contribute as part of the wider prison team.
You may have the skills, passion and attributes which make you the ideal candidate for this role, but you find it hard to evidence all criteria? We consider all applications and we are committed to finding the right person and will invest in their professional and personal development.
If you can help others - we can help you.
We offer an excellent benefits package including a favourable pension's scheme (https://lgpsmember.org/about.php), Retail Discounts, Employee Assistance Program, Cycle to Work and Simply Health.
To apply for this role through the Novus website, please click the 'apply now' button where you will be asked to submit a copy of your CV. In your application, please also outline how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements details within the job role profile.
Novus is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes all applications, if you are interested please visit us at www.novus.ac.uk/careers for job description and more details.
This role is subject to enhanced clearance and vetting.