Lecturer - Offender Learning

Leicester  |  Education

Lecturer/Trainer – Various Subjects 
Location: HMP Gartree, Gallow Field Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7RP 
Hours: Supply / Permanent opportunities 
Salary: £23.52 (per delivery hour) 
Closing Date: 22nd June 2018 
Interview Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018

Are you an enthusiastic and talented teacher/trainer who is looking to transform lives through learning? 
Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team at HMP Gartree are seeking experienced Lecturers and Trainers to cover a variety of courses within a diverse curriculum. We currently have both supply and permanent opportunities at HMP Gartree and across the East Midlands region as a whole. 

This is an exciting time for prison education and this is a great opportunity to experience prison teaching as a sessional tutor covering variable hours or as a permanently employed lecturer. As a sessional worker you would have the opportunity to work at multiple sites.

Prison education runs all year round, all day Monday-Thursday and generally until lunchtime on a Friday. Delivery hours can range from 5.5-6.5 per day split across 2 long lessons, within an overall 08:00-17:00 day (please note regime times do vary slightly from site to site). 

More about the rewards

  • 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 Teachers Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • 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…

Currently we would be very interested to hear from candidates who are experts in any of the following areas and able to travel to HMP Gartree:

  • Functional Skills delivering up to Level 2 (English/Maths) 
  • IT/ITQ delivering up to Level 3 
  • Business delivering up to GCSE level 
  • Radio/Media delivering up to GCSE/Level 3
  • Multi skills / Construction areas – Plastering/Painting and Decorating/Bricklaying – delivering up to Level 2
  • Hospitality
  • ESOL
  • WAMITAB/Cleaning instructor
  • GCSE generalist

We would also welcome any candidates with an interest to upskill and develop their current subject knowledge in order for them to deliver across more subjects

You will be a team player with excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Experience embedding Maths, English, E&D and Employability is essential in order to successfully deliver the curriculum.

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. 

As a successful candidate you will have…

  • A relevant degree or equivalent vocational qualification 
  • A minimum of a PTLLS or other teaching qualification (PTLLS, DTTLS, PGCE, Cert Ed) 
  • Teaching/training or vocational experience in a relevant discipline/subject area and relevant up-to-date knowledge.
  • A proven track record of managing and supporting diverse groups of learners through nationally accredited programmes.
  • Experience of identifying, developing and sharing innovative and creative teaching resources.
  • Experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
  • Knowledge of current curriculum and accreditation developments within Further Education and specific subject area(s).
  • The ability to teach creatively, adapting to the needs of a variety of learners and willing to explore new teaching and learning strategies.
  • A good level of IT literacy and willing to develop further.
  • 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.

Jobs at Milton Keynes College - Whatever your Direction
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. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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
HMP Gartree, Part Time
£23.52 Per Hour
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