Foundation Learning Lecturer

Milton Keynes College Offender Learning
£22835.00 - £32578.00 Per Annum
05 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017
Milton Keynes College is working in partnership with HMP/YOI Swinfen Hall to put education at the heart of the prison system. We are looking for an experienced Foundation Learning lecturer to deliver Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT, Entry Level 1 - Entry Level 3, to a diverse group of learners within the prison. As part of our offender learning team you will help to develop a strong Foundation Learning programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated education professional, with experience of SEN, to deliver high learner success, through effective teaching and delivery in Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT. This vacancy would suit a highly motivated Foundation Learning Tutor, 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. HMPYOI Swinfen Hall is a Category C Training prison housing both young offenders and young adults aged 18-25 years. The Education Department works closely with prison colleagues to deliver a range of functional skills and vocational training that help prepare learners for employment both upon release and within the prison setting. Courses include English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 to Level 2), ICT, Art, Cookery, Tiling, Construction, Plastering, Horticulture, Fork Lift Truck Operations, Business and Railtrack. As a department, we firmly believe in giving all learners the opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge to help them end their offending behaviour. We work with challenging learners and encourage them to deepen their own understanding, inspire them to achieve qualifications and develop their skill set. Our passion and drive as educators has been reflected with the department receiving a grade 2 in its last Ofsted inspection. As a successful candidate you will: - Hold a relevant qualification (level 3 or above) in English, Maths, ICT. - 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. Location: HMP/YOI Swinfen Hall Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year Salary: £22,835 - £32,578 per annum Closing date: 19th July More about the rewards - 35 flexible days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays - Able to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street Discounts - Teachers Pension Scheme - Childcare Vouchers - Continued Professional Development Opportunities - Cycle To Work Scheme - Access to 'JUICE' the employees' health and wellbeing platform - Employee Assistance Programme - Contributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display users - Plus, many more 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 traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 28 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands. Jobs at Milton Keynes College - Whatever your Direction Milton Keynes College is a committed "safer recruitment" employer. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a stringent vetting process to include DBS for all positions. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community Milton Keynes College is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore require a DBS check. The College is proactively committed to Sustainable Development through the learning opportunities it delivers, its management of resources and its engagement with communities