Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for an Additional Learning Support Practitioner to join our Prison Education team atHMP Isle of Wight - Albany. As a successful Learning Support Practitioner, you will be able to inspire and assist learners throughout their academic and vocational studies. The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.
You will be a passionate, creative and empathetic towards our learners and be able to offer knowledge and guidance to our learners.
Location: HMP Isle of Wight – Albany, PO30 5RS
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum
Closing date: Sunday 1st November 2020
Milton Keynes College Rewards:
About HMP Isle of Wight:
HMP IW is a category B establishment that offers rehabilitation opportunities for male residents 21+. The establishment is split across two sites – Parkhurst and Albany. The primary location of this role will be at Parkhurst.
HMP Isle of Wight was opened in April 2009; it was formed by the clustering of three former establishments HMP Parkhurst, HMP Albany and HMP Camp Hill. In March 2013 the Camp Hill site was decommissioned as part of an ongoing programme to modernise the prison estate and further reduce the costs of prison. HMP Isle of Wight's present role is a category B male training prison. The prison holds approximately 1100 prisoners on two sites with a central administration. Albany: Occupies the site of a former military barracks on the outskirts of Newport, Isle of Wight, designed and built as a category C training prison in the early 1960s. Security was subsequently upgraded. From 1970 to 1992, Albany was part of the dispersal system. It then changed to its present role as a category B training prison with an integrated population of vulnerable/sex offenders, a small number of un-convicted adult male prisoners awaiting trial at courts on the Isle of Wight plus prisoners from the other site in the inpatient health centre.
As a successful candidate you will:
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**