Sessional Functional Skills Lecturer - HMP Bullingdon

Milton Keynes College

Milton Keynes College are working in partnership with HMP Bullingdon to put education at the heart of the prison system.

We are looking for an experienced Functional Skills (English & Maths) lecturer to deliver Functional Skills (English & Maths) to a diverse group of learners within the prison. As part of our offender learning team you will help to develop a strong Functional Skills (English & Maths) programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated education professional to deliver high learner success, through sessional teaching and delivery in Functional Skills (English & Maths). This vacancy would suit a highly motivated and flexible Functional Skills (English & Maths) teacher, 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.

HMP Bullingdon is a local category B prison with a category C resettlement function, as was well as serving the courts of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, and Wiltshire. HMP Bullingdon has the capacity to hold 1114 offenders all serving a range of sentences from remand to life, with the average length of stay between 3 and 6 months. Education works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver a variety of courses that help prepare learners for employment and positive community living upon release.

As a successful candidate you will have:

  • A relevant degree or equivalent vocational qualification in Functional Skills (English & Maths)
  • A full teaching qualification (DTTLS, PGCE, Cert Ed) or willing to work towards.
  • Assessor/Verifier Awards.
  • Teaching/training or vocational experience in Functional Skills (English & Maths) and relevant up-to-date knowledge.
  • A proven track record of managing and supporting diverse groups of learners through nationally accredited programmes.
  • Experience of identifying, developing and sharing innovative and creative teaching resources.
  • Experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
  • Knowledge of current curriculum and accreditation developments within Further Education and specific subject area(s).
  • The ability to teach creatively, adapting to the needs of a variety of learners and willing to explore new teaching and learning strategies.
  • A good level of IT literacy and willing to develop further.
  • Accuracy and precision in written presentation.

Location: HMP Bullingdon
Closing Date: 20th December 2016

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