Additional Learning Support Practitioner

Nottingham  |  Education

Location: HMP Nottingham 
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
(Monday – Thursday: 8.00am – 5.00pm / Friday: 8.00am – 12.00pm)
Salary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum (Dependent on skills & experience) 
Closing Date: 26th June 2018

HMP Nottingham's education department have an exciting opportunity for an Additional Learning Support Practitioner to join their Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team. The ideal candidate will be someone who is able to inspire and assist learners throughout their academic and vocational studies. The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.

The successful Additional Learning Support Practitioner will be passionate, creative and empathetic towards our learners and be able to offer knowledge and guidance to our learners throughout their courses.

Responsibilities include:

  • Skills assessment and highlighting specific learning needs.
  • Provision of ALS within accredited learning programmes
  • Focused learning support for English and maths, leading to employability outcomes
  • Effective target setting to meet individual needs; inc personal, social and educational targets
  • Inspirational learning support small group and one to one learning 
  • Holistic approach to improving learner skills to support transition into a relevant career pathway 
  • Providing appropriate support in formal assessment 
  • Coordinate the allocation of support to ALS students

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

  • 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure 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 an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Busy Bee’s childcare vouchers can save working parents up to £933 per year in a variety of registered childcare, such as Nurseries, Nannies, after school activities, Summer Camps and Breakfast Clubs up the age of 15.
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme 
  • Plus many more…

About HMP Nottingham:

HMP Nottingham opened in 1890 as a city gaol but was reconstructed in 1912 and until 1997 served as a closed training establishment for adult males. In 1997, it re-rolled as a category B local prison, and now serves the courts of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and as a feeder prison for a number of other prisons across the public and private estate including Ranby, Stocken, Sudbury and Lowdham Grange.

HMP Nottingham expanded in 2010 to hold 1060 prisoners. HMP Nottingham is a Community Prison, which holds prisoners from the surrounding area. This allows prisoners to keep close links with their families, Offender Management services and agencies they engage with. HMP Nottingham is committed to working in partnership to deliver shared outcomes that serve to protect the public and reduce re-offending.

As a successful candidate, you will have:

  • Have a good basic general education including GCSE (or equiv) Maths and English at Grade C.
  • Hold an NVQ2/NVQ3 Teaching Assistant qualification or be willing to work towards.
  • Have experience of working in a learning environment.
  • Have well-developed interpersonal skills in relating to prison staff and in working with students who may have little experience of education and training.
  • Be computer literate and willing to improve your IT skills.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team and on their own initiative.
  • Have good organisational skills and be able to meet deadlines.

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 traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 27 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands. Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a stringent vetting process to include DBS for all positions.

To apply, please follow the job board application instructions to submit your CV. You will then be sent an email directing you to the College Careers Portal to complete your application.

Milton Keynes College
Contract Type
Full Time, Milton Keynes College
£18,015.00 - £21,522.00 Per Annum
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