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£18015 to £32578 per Per Annum
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Milton Keynes College Prison Services

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HMP Wakefield’s education department are looking for an experienced Generalist lecturer to deliver a range of accredited and unaccredited courses to a diverse group of learners within the prison. As a Lecturer within our Milton Keynes College Prison Education team you will help to develop a strong learning programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College. The subjects that you will teach will be varied and across a variety of levels including Mentoring, Learning Disabilities and Safeguarding.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated lecturer to deliver high learner success, through effective teaching and delivery in general subjects. 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.

This role will be take place across a number of prisons in the Long Term High Security Estate North, however will be predominantly based at HMP Wakefield. The role will include teaching and IQA across the region where required. (A typical week would be 3 days at HMP Wakefield, 1 day IQA regionally and 1 day based at Full Sutton and could vary upon demand)

Location: HMP Wakefield, WF2 9AG
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £32,578 per annum
Closing date: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

• 35 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 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…

About HMP Wakefield

HMP Wakefield is a high security establishment holding category A and B prisoners with a capacity of around 750. The vast majority of prisoners are serving sentences of more than 10 years, and include some of the most challenging and complex prisoners. The main aim is towards the settlement and enabling of offenders to engage with programmes to reduce their risk and supporting them with their long term stay.

Education at HMP Wakefield takes place mainly within one education building, with further delivery offered across the estate on outreach. Education is available on both a full time and part-time basis (depending on specific courses) and is delivered over nine sessions from Monday to Friday lunchtime.

As a successful candidate, you will:

• Hold a relevant qualification (level 3 or above).
• Hold a recognised teaching qualification (DTLLS, PGCE, Cert Ed) or willing to work towards
• Hold relevant assessor/verifier awards.
• Have teaching/training or vocational experience in relevant subject area and relevant up-to-date knowledge.
• Have a proven track record of managing and supporting diverse groups of learners through nationally accredited programmes.
• Have experience of identifying, developing and sharing innovative and creative teaching resources
• Have experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
• Have knowledge of current curriculum and accreditation developments within Further Education and specific subject area(s).
• Have the ability to teach creatively, adapting to the needs of a variety of learners and willing to explore new teaching and learning strategies.
• Have good IT skills and willing to develop further.
• Show accuracy and precision in written presentation.
• The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered as well as travelling across the Long Term High Security Estate North.

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 vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and currently work with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons, which make up the Long Term High Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.

Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a thorough on boarding process to include DBS. In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions.

Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College’s clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity.

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