Location: HMP Swaleside, Isle of Sheppey, ME12 4AX
Milton Keynes College have an exciting opportunity for a Vocational Programme Manager to join the education team based at HMP Swaleside.
HMP Swaleside have a wide range of popular vocational courses, delivering to diverse groups of learners in the prison. We are looking for an experienced Vocational Programme / Curriculum Manager to join the Milton Keynes College Prison Services team to enhance the delivery of our vocational courses.
As Vocational Programme Manager you will be line managing Catering, Multi-Skills, Art, Radio, Music and Barbering. Milton Keynes College is seeking an individual with a strong understanding of IQA/EQA processes and practical delivery knowledge including Health and Safety in vocational areas.
If you are a motivated individual who is seeking a new and exciting challenge, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a great team!
Location: HMP Swaleside, Isle of Sheppey, ME12 4AX
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £28,940 - £34,327 per annum
Closing date: Tuesday 31st March 2020
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About HMP Swaleside:
Swaleside is a category B Long Term High Security prison for males. It is located on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent with an operational capacity is 1112. Core values include building a rehabilitative culture and reducing re-offending. Swaleside has a broad education curriculum with future plans for growth.
The curriculum at HMP Swaleside is broad. The prison delivers Functional Skills Maths and English, Hospitality, Business Studies, IT, Employability, Nutrition, Art, Food Safety and Catering, Music, History and Literature as well as theory of engineering and drama. The prison is also hoping to expand the education curriculum in the future to include subjects such as barbering and web design.
The education regime is 8.15am – 11.30am and 1.45pm – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday. Fridays are 8.15am – 11am.
The education department consists of spacious classrooms with excellent facilities, the environment strongly reflects a college rather than a prison.
As a successful candidate you will:
• A degree or equivalent vocational qualification in specified subject area.
• A teaching qualification (QTLS as appropriate).
• Assessor/Verifier Awards (desirable).
• Teaching/training experience in subject area, along with employability and/or PSD, up-to-date knowledge of these subject areas and employer requirements.
• Understanding of the necessary employability skills required in the current UK economy.
• Evidence of providing high quality effective programmes leading to outstanding success.
• Experience of data analysis.
• Experience of identifying, developing and sharing resources focused on teaching and learning.
• Experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
• Knowledge of current relevant initiatives within Prison Education.
• 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**