Painting and Decorating Lecturer

Milton Keynes College
£30,000 - £35,000 Per Year
11 Jan 2021 09:30
25 Jan 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Construction / Building Trades
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Painting and Decorating Lecturer

Milton Keynes College is seeking a creative Painting and Decorating Lecturer to deliver classes for the popular Painting and Decorating courses.

As a Painting and Decorating Teacher, you will have excellent Painting and Decorating Skills, and use your current industry experience to support and inspire learners to develop confidence, skills and experience and achieve Painting and Decorating qualifications. Learners can then apply their knowledge to gain sustainable employment upon release.

We require candidates to possess a minimum Level 2 qualification (NVQ or equivalent) in Painting and decorating or apprenticeship. You will be required to produce proof of your qualifications.

This is an amazing opportunity, which will be both challenging and highly rewarding. And as a valued member of the Milton Keynes College Prison Education team, you will also help to develop a strong Painting and Decorating programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College.

This opportunity would suit a highly motivated individual with a can-do approach to education. The ideal candidate will be passionate and creative, who can offer skills & knowledge to our learners and guide them throughout their courses.

Location: HMP Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5DF
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: Up to £32,578 per annum
Closing date: Monday 25th January 2021

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

  • 35 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure (arrangements organised with your line manager) and UK Bank Holidays
  • Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card, ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
  • 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
  • Flexible working options supported (arrangements organised with your line manager)
  • With more to discover . . .

About HMP Winchester:

HMP/YOI Winchester is a busy Category B/C Local prison housing both sentenced and remand prisoners from the age of 18.  The Education Department delivers relevant short courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release in three different Education areas in the prison. 

Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 to Level 2), ESOL, ICT, Art, Cookery, Employability Skills, and Barbering. We also work closely with our prison colleagues to provide embedded Employability skills in the prison workshops for Carpentry, Recycling, Textiles and Enterprise Services.

The Education department runs morning and afternoon lessons, Monday to Thursday, and Friday mornings. Lessons start at 8:15am and 1:45pm respectively and tutors are expected to be in the department at least 15 minutes before the start of the lesson. Morning lessons last 3.25 hours (until 11:30) and afternoon lessons are 2.75 hours (until 16:30).

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Minimum Level 2 qualification (NVQ or equivalent) in Painting and decorating or apprenticeship
  • Hold a recognised teaching qualification (DTLLS, PGCE, Cert Ed) or willing to work towards
  • Hold relevant assessor/verifier awards.
  • Have teaching/training or vocational experience in relevant subject area and relevant up-to-date knowledge.
  • Have a proven track record of managing and supporting diverse groups of learners through nationally accredited programmes.
  • Have experience of identifying, developing and sharing innovative and creative teaching resources
  • Have experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
  • Have knowledge of current curriculum and accreditation developments within Further Education and specific subject area(s).
  • Have the ability to teach creatively, adapting to the needs of a variety of learners and willing to explore new teaching and learning strategies.
  • Have good IT skills and willing to develop further.
  • Show accuracy and precision in written presentation.
  • The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.

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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