Location: HMP Belmarsh, London, SE28 0EB
Milton Keynes College are recruiting for a Painting and Decorating Lecturer to join the education department within the prison.
As a Painting and Decorating Lecturer with excellent industry knowledge you will deliver classes to a diverse group of learners within the prison. You will support and inspire learners, helping them to develop confidence and skills which they can then apply to gain sustainable employment upon release or a career within custody.
This role may also include taking part in a “paints party” project where your learners contribute to the re-decoration of the education department and other areas of the prison.
This fantastic opportunity will be both challenging and highly rewarding. As a valued member of the Milton Keynes College Prison Education team, you will also help to develop a strong painting and decorating programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College.
As a dedicated lecturer / tutor / teacher, you will deliver high learner success, through effective teaching and delivery in Painting and Decorating.
If you are highly motivated, with a can do approach to education, this is a great opportunity for you. Milton Keynes College are looking for a passionate and creative lecturer, who can offer skills & knowledge to our learners and guide them throughout their courses.
Location: HMP Belmarsh, London, SE28 0EB
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £18,015 - £32,578 per annum
Closing date: Sunday 22nd September 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 Belmarsh:
Belmarsh became operational on 2nd April 1991, and is a local prison, serving primarily the Central Criminal Court and magistrates Courts in SE London. In addition the establishment serves Crown and Magistrates Courts in SW Essex. Belmarsh has a dual role in that it also holds Category A prisoners. The prison currently has approximately 850 prisoners on site.
The education department is located on 2 levels, containing several classrooms and staff offices. The curriculum consists of but not limited to Maths, English, ICT, Business, ESOL and Catering. There are workshops located on site for the vocational courses such as plumbing.
The department is spacious and bright with large classrooms and good facilities. There is also a library which is open and well-lit, and has a vast range of material for the learners to access.
Vulnerable Prisoners have access to education once a week and their use of the library will be separate to the rest of the learners. Education with the Cat A and remand prisoners will run separately to the VPs. The age and the ability of the learners is varied from class to class. The education team is engaging and dedicated to the success of learners. Belmarsh has a positive response from their learners within education.
There are 2x prison officers within the education department at all times whilst learners are present.
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.