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Student Recruitment Worker / Administrator: HMP Birmingham

Job Title: Student Recruitment Worker / Administrator: HMP Birmingham
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £14618 - £19143/annum Excellent (flexible) holidays and pe
Reference: 204433989
Contact Name: CV-Library
Job Published: August 04, 2016 06:34

Job Description

Milton Keynes College are working in partnership with HMP Birmingham to put education at the heart of the prison system. Milton Keynes College deliver an exciting and varied curriculum in 28 of Her Majesty's Prisons and Young Offenders Institutes. We also have a successful Employment Academy model which works with employers and stakeholders to enhance our learners' chances of re-entering society successfully, to find employment upon release and to live fulfilling lives. The curriculum we offer is designed taking into account both the needs of the learner, external stakeholders and the local employment needs. We are proud of supporting our learners' successfully through education and 'Through the Gate'. Milton Keynes College operate on three sites within HMP Birmingham, East Education, West Education, and G Wing Education, offering education to both mainstream and vulnerable prisoners. The education department is made up of a 6 person management team, overseeing 3 strand areas, Functional Skills, Vocational Training and Personal and Social Development. We offer Functional Skills in both Maths and English, ESOL, IT, Business, Hospitality, Barbering, Sports and Fitness, Employability Skills, Kick Start in Business, Art, Hospitality, Mentoring, Interpersonal Skills, Equality and Diversity, Electrical, Bench Joinery, Plastering, Car Valeting, Waste Management and Industrial Cleaning. We offer courses from Pre Entry right through to Level 2. Education Programmes are developed in partnership with the prison to offer a responsive and relevant curriculum, which includes work experience and work opportunities within the Establishment. Our vision here at HMP Birmingham is to offer outstanding education to enable effective and purposeful resettlement for all learners on release." "Using Time, not Doing Time." We want to make a difference to disadvantaged learners, to show that everyone has the potential to achieve and everyone deserves another chance, and the right support at the right time, can be the difference in breaking the reoffending cycle. The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered. The ideal candidate will be: * Proficient in presenting to groups and display excellent negotiation skills. * Confident in branding and promoting education to help increase course attraction. Responsibilities include: * Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above. * Proven experience of presenting to groups. * Good IT skills with experience of word processing, spread sheets, databases, email and internet systems. * Accuracy and precision in written presentation. * Sensitive to the complexities of prisons or closed institutions and have the ability to work positively within the inherent restraints. * A willingness and ability to assume responsibility and to see through detailed tasks. * Good communication skills both written and verbal. * Commitment to students and students' success. * Able to motivate self and others. * Have thinking ability: able to plan, communicate and problem solve effectively. * Good organisational skills. * Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. * The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered. Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per annum (12 - 18 Months Maternity Cover) Salary: £14,618 - £19,143 per annum Closing Date: 17th August 2016 More about the rewards: As well as having 25 flexible days holiday per year you will also get 3 additional days to be taken over Christmas and of course all of the bank holidays. We offer a car allowance scheme "Just add fuel", but if you prefer a more environmentally friendly approach to travel we also offer a cycle to work scheme. As part of Milton Keynes College you are entitled to apply for an NUS student discount card with offers in plenty of local restaurants and high street shops. Child care vouchers are available and of course the option of being part of our local Government Pension Scheme. For more about our benefits please visit the MK College website. More about Our College: As a leading Further Education College, we provide a comprehensive range of vocational, academic, professional and higher education courses. We are 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