Location : Milton Keynes, UK
Salary : £18,015 - £32,578 per annum
Milton Keynes College have an opportunity for a passionate Art Lecturer who believes in the power of transforming lives through learning. This is a fixed term contract opportunity until 1st December 2020. Part time hours for 19 hours per week will also be considered.
If you can effectively engage with learners and can demonstrate excellent classroom management skills we would like you to be part our education team based at HMP Woodhill.
As an Art Lecturer, you will be delivering Art to diverse groups of learners based within the prison. Working in a prison environment can be challenging but highly rewarding and varied.
Milton Keynes College is passionate about reducing re-offending by providing learners with qualifications and skills that they can apply to employment whilst in custody and upon release. We would like you to be part of the learner’s journey, offering your skills and knowledge to guide them throughout their courses.
If you are highly motivated with a can-do approach to education, this is a great opportunity for you!
Location: HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DA
Fixed Term Contract Until 1st December 2020
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Part Time hours considered
Salary: £18,015 – £32,578 pro rata
Closing date: Wednesday 24th June 2020
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
Generous pension scheme
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 Woodhill:
HMP Woodhill is a core local prison currently housing both remand and sentenced prisoners of all categories. The Education department works closely with prison colleagues to ensure the courses delivered are relevant to the prisoners’ complex needs, rehabilitation and resettlement.
Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 – Level 2), ICT, Art, Music Technology, Food Safety, Health and Safety and a wide range of personal and social development courses. Vocational courses consist of Catering and Hospitality, Painting and Decorating and Kitchen Fitting and Tiling.
Our department believes the opportunities provided for our learners will help to address their offending behaviour and give them the skills to enhance their lives and gain employment on release. We encourage our learners to unlock and reach their potential.
Why make teaching at HMP Woodhill your career? If you are well qualified, enthusiastic, have good social skills and a commitment to encouraging teaching and learning, then come and join our team! Everyday has a different challenge; always a chance to turn a person’s life around; opportunities to progress with the College within Prison Education. Many of our staff have achieved long-service awards and the environment is very positive and optimistic.
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.
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.
**Please note successful candidates are required to undertake National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Clearance before being able to commence with any role. For high security sites they are also required to obtain Counter Terrorism Check (CTC) in addition to NOMS. The process of obtaining clearance can take anywhere from 3 weeks upwards and the outcome is not controlled by the College or the individual prison**