Teaching and Learning Advanced Practitioner

Milton Keynes College
Milton Keynes ,
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
16 Nov 2020 09:30
01 Dec 2020 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Worker / Practitioner
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Teaching and Learning Advanced Practitioner

Location: South Central Region
Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
9-month Fixed Term Contact
Salary: £28,940 to £34,327 pro rata            
Closing Date: Tuesday 1st December 2020

Are you an innovative and outstanding practitioner? Have you been instrumental in making a positive difference in improving Teaching and Learning? Do you have effective coaching skills?

Milton Keynes College deliver an exciting and varied curriculum in 19 of Her Majesty’s Prisons and Young Offenders Institutes and we currently have a vacancy for a Teaching and Learning Advanced Practitioner to work across the full curriculum on a 9-month Fixed Term Contract.

This role will be based with the Regional Quality Team supporting the achievement of consistent overall improvements in learner success rates in all subject areas across the prison curriculum. The successful candidate will be supporting the achievement of consistent overall improvements in learner success rates

As a member of the Quality team you will drive improvements in Teaching, Learning and Assessment through:

  • Effectively coaching colleagues to drive improvements in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Identifying and developing models to share best practice
  • Planning and delivering engaging CPD and training sessions to meet the development needs of different curriculum areas
  • Consistently delivering innovative and outstanding teaching and learning sessions
  • Demonstrating expertise and effectiveness through exemplary assessment practice
  • The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.


Milton Keynes College Rewards:

  • 35 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)
  • With more to discover . . .


As a successful candidate you will:

  • Be an outstanding and innovative practitioner supported by grade 1 lesson observation records
  • Hold a full teaching qualification, assessor and verifier awards
  • Have effective coaching skills to support colleagues and drive sustained improvements in teaching, learning and assessment
  • A record of identifying staff development needs; developing and delivering innovative training to meet these needs to improve staff performance and learners’ experience
  • Experienced at delivering to challenging cohorts and delivering to a range of different levels
  • Able to effectively identify, develop and share resources focused on teaching and learning


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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