Hospitality and Catering Lecturer

Milton Keynes College
£25,000 - £30,000 Per Year
22 Feb 2021 09:30
08 Mar 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
Offenders' Learning and Skills Service (OLASS)

Hospitality and Catering Lecturer


Milton Keynes College are seeking a creative and passionate individual to join the education team based at HMP Long Lartin as a Hospitality and Catering Lecturer on a part-time basis. You will be delivering Hospitality and Catering courses to diverse groups of learners within the prison. 

As a Hospitality and Catering Skills, you will use your current industry experience to deliver exciting and engaging classes. Supporting and inspiring learners to develop confidence, skills and experience and achieve Hospitality and Catering qualifications, which can be applied to gain sustainable employment upon release.

Milton Keynes college is passionate about reducing re-offending. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to utilise your skills and knowledge and help transform lives through learning.

Location: HMP Long Lartin, Evesham, WR11 8TZ
Hours: 16.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
           Monday and Wednesday
Salary: Up to £32,578 per annum (FTE)
           Up to £14,334 pro rata
Closing date: Monday 8th March 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
  • 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 Long Lartin:

HMP Long Lartin is a Category A High Security dispersal prison and is part of the Long Term and High Security directorate housing some of the most serious offenders in the prison system that are drawn from all areas of the UK and includes some Foreign Nationals. These prisoners are in the early stages of their sentence and are likely to progress into other establishments prior to release. Most of the curriculum is therefore focused on helping prisoners to develop English, maths, and personal skills to enable them to benefit from continued training, education and work whilst still in custody.

The education team in HMP Long Lartin are highly motivated and we take pride in our learner’s success. We work hard to support learners, encourage engagement from reluctant prisoners and aim to offer potential employment opportunities through relevant and up-to-date qualifications. We are a flexible and adaptable team who work in partnership with our prison colleagues to ensure the journey through education is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Hold a relevant qualification (level 3 or above).
  • 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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