Milton Keynes College
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
09 Nov 2020 09:29
06 Dec 2020 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)


Are you an experienced administrator looking to develop your existing administration skills within a professional and collaborative environment? Milton Keynes College are seeking a capable and experienced administrator who will provide a high-quality service to both internal and external stakeholders within HMP Garth. This role involves supporting the Department Manager in the day-to-day administration and operations of the Department. The ability to work on your initiative with minimal supervision is critical to this role as much of the time you will be required to work self-sufficiently.

You will be:

  • Flexible and have a resilient approach
  • Able to maintain effectiveness under pressure
  • Self-motivated with the initiative to make progress without close supervision
  • A patient, friendly and welcoming individual
Location: HMP Garth, Preston, Lancashire, PR26 8NE
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £16,777 - £19,525, per annum            
Closing date: Sunday 6th December 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
  • Ofsted rated ‘Good’ on-site Early Years Nursery open 51 weeks of year
  • Discounts at The Graduate Salon
  • Free parking at College campus sites
  • Flexible working options supported (arrangements organised with your line manager)
  • Plus many more . . .

About HMP Garth:

HMP Garth is a category B training prison which was opened in October 1988. Located in the village of Ulnes Walton – near Leyland – in Lancashire. The population are typically serving sentences of four + years, with a minimum of 2 years left to serve. HMP Garth holds approximately 847 prisoners.

As a successful candidate, you will have:

  • Previous role experience in administration.
  • Strong planning and organisational skills to ensure all tasks are completed to deadlines
  • The ability to prioritise and schedule multiple tasks
  • Strong PC Skills including Word and Excel
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport and create and sustain effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy and methodical working

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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