Student Support and Recruitment Worker

Winchester   |  Resettlement

Location: Winchester 
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £14,910 - £19,525 per annum              
Closing Date: 3 rd January 2018

HMP Winchester’s education team have an exciting new vacancy for a Student Support & Recruitment Worker to act as an ambassador, promoting education to maximise the recruitment of students onto learning programmes while also supporting their learning goals as part of the Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team.

The successful candidate will provide appropriate guidance to students when selecting courses and support the education allocation process by delivering a range of ICT/paper based initial assessment and screening assessments. You will also be confident in promoting the benefits of education and be actively involved in all aspects of student recruitment and programme marketing, working in partnership with HMPPS and other agencies to develop and deliver support services for our learners.

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…

HMP Winchester is a busy Category B/C Local prison housing both sentenced and remand prisoners from the age of 18 upwards.  The Education Department delivers relevant short courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release in three different Education areas in the prison. 

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 department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve.  This enthusiasm for learning and desire to help our learners was reflected on the grade 2 that the department received on the last Ofsted inspection.

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 presenting to groups.
  • Good IT skills with experience of word processing, spread sheets, databases, email and internet systems.
  • Accuracy and precision in written presentation.
  • Sensitive to the complexities of prisons or closed institutions and have the ability to work positively within the inherent restraints.
  • A willingness and ability to assume responsibility and to see through detailed tasks.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Commitment to students and students’ success.
  • Able to motivate self and others.
  • Have thinking ability: able to plan, communicate and problem solve effectively.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • 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 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.

Organisation
Milton Keynes College
Reference
MKO1052
Contract Type
Full Time, HMP Winchester
Salary
£14,910 - £19,525 per annum
Expiry Date
03/01/2018
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