Inclusion Worker

Wolverhampton  |  Education

Location: Wolverhampton
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum              
Closing Date: 26th March 2018

HMPYOI Brinsford’s education team have a new opportunity for an experienced Inclusion Worker to join their Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team. As Inclusion Worker, you would provide excellent support and advice to our learners; through mentoring sessions which include 1:1’s and/or small group sessions.

You will develop and deliver training that deals with various elements of personal and social development while working with our partners to provide correct signposting for our learners. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and listening skills with experience supporting learners with challenging behaviour and developing / delivering training. You will be confident in building strong rapport with a variety of different people and be able to show your initiative, enthusiasm and motivation towards supporting and developing others.

More about the 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…

HMP/YOI Brinsford is a Category C adult male prison as well as a young adult’s institute. The Education Department works closely with prison colleagues to deliver relevant courses from Entry Level to Level 2 that help prepare learners for employment upon release. We are proud to boast the Interserve Academy in Industrial Cleaning; the Academy was set up in partnership with Interserve to support young adults to develop employability skills and gain qualifications leading to employment with the company on release.

In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour.  We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development. 

As a successful candidate you will:

  • Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above.
  • Proven experience of supporting learners, developing and delivering training
  • Experience of working with learners with challenging behaviour
  • Experience of working with disengaged learners and those learners who may have little experience of education and training.
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • The ability to build good relationships and earn trust and respect
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and motivation, tact and sensitivity, patience and resilience
  • a non-judgemental attitude
  • Good negotiating skills
  • A willingness and ability to assume responsibility and to see through detailed tasks
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Commitment to students and students’ success
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Have thinking ability: able to plan, communicate and problem solve effectively
  • An interest or skill in areas that may interest young people, such as sports or the arts etc
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Self-managing/reflective

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, HMP & YOI Brinsford
£18,015 - £21,522 per annum
Expiry Date
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