HMP Gartree, Market Harborough, LE16 7RP
Are you passionate about your trade?
Do you like a challenge?
Are you looking to do something different?
Do you possess extensive trade knowledge and skills that you would now like to pass on to others?
Have you ever thought of a career in Prison Education?
Milton Keynes College Prison Education Team at HMP Gartree are looking for new staff to teach Multi Skills to a diverse group of learners. This is based within the prison itself.
We are looking for individuals with the below skillsets to join the Education Team at HMP Gartree.
Multi Skills – such as Painting & Decorating, Bricklaying, Plastering, Carpentry, Tiling, Construction, Handyman/DIY
If you are not already a teacher this should not stop you reading on and getting in touch. If you do not currently possess a teaching qualification but are willing to work towards one, Milton Keynes College can support training.
We believe in the power of transforming lives through learning; we are passionate about reducing re-offending by providing learners with qualifications and skills that they can apply to employment whilst in custody and/or upon release.
If you are a passionate person with a can-do approach this is a great opportunity for you to explore!
Milton Keynes College are offering interested candidates who possess suitable skills/experience the opportunity to visit the prison. This will not be a formal interview and will allow candidates to experience the environment and find out more about the day-to-day regime and expectations, before making a firm decision about applying for a role with us.
Please submit your CV to express an interest and we will be in contact.
Please note - The visits are invitation only and will be subject to maximum numbers
Lecturer / Tutor / Trainer – Multi Skills
Locations: HMP Gartree, Market Harborough, LE16 7RP
Hours: Ad hoc / Permanent Opportunities
Salary: Occasional - £23.52 (per hour), Permanent – Up to £32,578 per annum (Full Time)
Prison Open Visit: Feb/March 2020
About HMP Gartree:
HMP Gartree is a Cat B lifer prison which houses just over 700 life sentence prisoners. The education department offers a wide range of courses which include Functional Skills maths and English and ESOL, a wide range of GCSE’s, Peer Mentoring and a good suite of both Art and ICT qualifications that include Web design and E-image. NVQ’s in Catering are also delivered with excellent facilities and” hands on” experience in our own Flavours staff restaurant.
We are a small department who are passionate about our learners, strive for quality and believe we can help change lives through learning. We have successful working relationships with all the other agencies in the prison who value our contribution to the lifer journey and beyond.
Prison education runs all year round, all day Monday-Thursday and until lunchtime on a Friday. Class times at HMP Gartree are 08:30 – 11:45am for the morning sessions, and 1:45 – 4:45pm for the afternoon sessions within an overall 08:00-17:00 day.
*Please note successful candidates are required to undertake National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Clearance before being able to commence with any role. 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.
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.