Student Support Administrator

Recruiter
Milton Keynes College
Location
Leicestershire,
Salary
£15,000 - £20,000 Per Year
Posted
19 Feb 2021 09:34
Closes
07 Mar 2021 23:59
Reference
FEB20212293
Sector
Further Education
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Student Support Administrator

Milton Keynes College are seeking an innovative and motivated individual to join the education team based at HMP Gartree. 

As a Student Support Administrator, you will support the education team and be responsible for all general administrative tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the education department.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Collating and analysing data
  • Creating and maintaining filing systems
  • Designing and production of documents
  • Use of appropriate databases and spreadsheets

The Purpose of your role as Student Support Administrator is to provide administrative support to the Education Manager and the team, support student success through the provision of initial induction and initial assessments, to ensure students are enrolled onto appropriate programmes of learning. You will also act as part of the examination invigilation team.

Location: HMP Gartree, Leicestershire, LE16 7RP
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: Up to £19,525 per annum             
Closing date: Sunday 7th March 2021

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

  • 25 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 Gartree:

HMP Gartree is a Cat B lifer prison which houses just over 700 life sentence prisoners. The education department offers a wide range of courses which include Functional Skills maths and English and ESOL, a wide range of GCSE’s, Peer Mentoring and a good suite of both Art and ICT qualifications that include Web design and E-image. NVQ’s in Catering are also delivered with excellent facilities and” hands on” experience in our own Flavours staff restaurant.

We are a small department who are passionate about our learners, strive for quality and believe we can help change lives through learning. We have successful working relationships with all the other agencies in the prison who value our contribution to the lifer journey and beyond.

As a successful candidate you will:

  • Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above.
  • Hold an administration or customer services based qualification at level 2 or above (desirable).
  • Have proven previous experience in an administrative role.
  • Have proven customer services skills and experience.
  • Experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
  • Good IT skills with experience of word processing, spread sheets, databases, email and internet systems.
  • Experience of induction and assessment IT packages (desirable).
  • 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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