Student Support & Recruitment Worker

Wolverhampton  |  Education

Location: Wolverhampton
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £14,910 - £19,525 per annum              
Closing Date: 14 th December 2017

HMP Oakwood’s education department have an exciting opportunity for a Student Support and Recruitment Worker to act as an ambassador, promoting education to maximise the recruitment of students onto learning programmes and supporting their learning goals within the prison.

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
  • Able to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street Discounts
  • Local Government 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

HMP Oakwood opened in 2012 and is a private sector Category C resettlement prison for males over the age of 21. It is one the largest prisons in England with a current population of 1605. This is due to rise by 501 prisoners to 2106 in the summer of 2016. The Education department works in close partnership with G4S to enable learners to become functionally literate, highly skilled, confident and employable through a natural acquisition of learning, delivered through an embedded whole organisational approach and working in partnership with all stakeholders.

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
MKO1042
Contract Type
Full Time, HMP Oakwood
Salary
£14,910 - £19,525 per annum
Expiry Date
14/12/2017
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