Milton Keynes College is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join the education team based within HMP Woodhill. As a Maths Lecturer based at HMP Woodhill, you will be delivering creative and innovative Functional Skills classes to diverse groups of learners.
You will be effectively engaging with and inspiring learners, supporting them to develop skills and achieve qualifications they can apply to employment and other education opportunities whilst they are in custody or secure employment upon release.
Milton Keynes College is passionate about reducing re-offending, and we would like you to be part of the learner’s journey, offering your skills and knowledge to guide them throughout their courses.
If you are highly motivated with a can-do approach to education, this is a great opportunity for you!
Location: HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DA
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £32,578 per annum
Closing date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Milton Keynes College Rewards:
About HMP Woodhill:
HMP Woodhill is a core local prison currently housing both remand and sentenced prisoners of all categories. The Education department works closely with prison colleagues to ensure the courses delivered are relevant to the prisoners’ complex needs, rehabilitation and resettlement.
Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 – Level 2), ICT, Art, Music Technology, Food Safety, Health and Safety and a wide range of personal and social development courses. Vocational courses consist of Catering and Hospitality, Painting and Decorating and Kitchen Fitting and Tiling.
Our department believes the opportunities provided for our learners will help to address their offending behaviour and give them the skills to enhance their lives and gain employment on release. We encourage our learners to unlock and reach their potential.
Why make teaching at HMP Woodhill your career? If you are well qualified, enthusiastic, have good social skills and a commitment to encouraging teaching and learning, then come and join our team! Everyday has a different challenge; always a chance to turn a person’s life around; opportunities to progress with the College within Prison Education. Many of our staff have achieved long-service awards and the environment is very positive and optimistic.
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**