Cookery Tutor

Aylesbury  |  Education

Location: HMP Spring Hill and HMP Grendon
Hours: 30 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (Monday to Friday)
Salary: £18,015 - £32,578 per annum, pro rata
Closing Date: 21st June 2018

HMP Spring Hill’s education department are looking for an experienced Cookery Tutor to deliver Professional Cookery to a diverse group of learners within the prison on a part time basis. We are seeking a qualified teacher in Cookery/Catering to deliver NVQ level courses to learners. As part of the Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team, you will help to develop a strong Professional Cookery programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College. 

The Professional Cookery course is taught through a mixture of theory and practical sessions, where the men work in our staff MESS facility to offer a high quality restaurant experience for staff and prison guests. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Lecturer / Tutor / Teacher to deliver high learner success, through effective teaching and delivery in Professional Cookery

This vacancy would suit a highly motivated teacher, with a can do approach to education. The ideal candidate will be a passionate and creative lecturer, who can thrive upon working within a challenging yet rewarding environment, who can offer skills & knowledge to our learners and guide them throughout their courses. You will be a team player with excellent communication skills both written and verbal. 

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

  • 35 flexible days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
  • Able to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street Discounts 
  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Continued Professional Development Opportunities
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Access to ‘JUICE’ the employees’ health and wellbeing platform
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Contributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display users
  • Plus, many more . . .

About HMP Spring Hill / Grendon:

HMP Spring Hill is an Open Category D (resettlement) prison, housing approximately 320 male prisoners who are at the end of their custodial sentence and working towards resettlement. Courses at Spring Hill are as above, with additional vocational courses.

HMP Grendon is a unique Therapeutic Category B national prison housing approximately 220 long term, prolific (re)offending adult males. The Education Department works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver relevant long courses that help prepare learners for employment and positive community living upon release. 

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Have a relevant qualification in Cookery/Catering at Level 3 or above (including Food Hygiene up to Level 2)
  • A good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above.
  • Hold a recognised teaching qualification (DTLLS, PGCE, Cert Ed) or willing to work towards
  • Assessor award.
  • Verifier awards (desirable).
  • Training or vocational experience in a relevant discipline/subject area and relevant up-to-date knowledge.
  • Work collaboratively with the MESS Operations Supervisor, delegating areas of development for learners. 
  • Be familiar with the relevant health, safety and food hygiene regulations that come with running a kitchen operation within a restaurant. 
  • Proven record of accomplishment of managing and supporting diverse groups of learners through nationally accredited programmes (desirable).
  • Experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
  • Accuracy and precision in written presentation

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.

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
Milton Keynes College, Part Time
£18,015.00 - £32,578.00 Pro Rata
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