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Student Support and Recruitment Worker

Job Title: Student Support and Recruitment Worker
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lichfield
Salary: £14910 - £19525/annum . Excellent Benefits
Reference: 208373448
Contact Name: CV-Library
Job Published: August 03, 2018 06:25

Job Description

HMPYOI Swinfen Hall’s education department have a new vacancy for a Student Support & Recruitment Worker to act as an ambassador, promoting education to maximise the recruitment of students onto learning programmes and supporting their learning goals within the prison. As a Student Support & Recruitment Worker, you will provide appropriate guidance to students when selecting courses and support the education allocation process by delivering a range of ICT/paper based initial assessment and screening assessments. You will also be confident in promoting the benefits of education and be actively involved in all aspects of student recruitment and programme marketing, working in partnership with HMPPS and other agencies to develop and deliver support services for our learners. Location: HMPYOI Swinfen Hall (WS14 9QS)Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per yearSalary: £14,910 - £19,525, per annum Closing date: 16th August 2018Milton Keynes College Rewards:25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank HolidaysAmazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card , ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hubAccess to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributionsBusy Bee’s childcare vouchers can save working parents up to £933 per year in a variety of registered childcare, such as Nurseries, Nannies, after school activities, Summer Camps and Breakfast Clubs up the age of 15.Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training coursesSave up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme Plus many more…About HMPYOI Swinfen Hall: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, Vocational Training and Personal, Social Development Qualifications that will help prepare learners for employment both upon release and within the prison setting. Courses delivered include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 to Level 2), ICT, Art, Cookery, Tiling, Construction, Plastering, Horticulture, Fork Lift Truck Operations, Business Venture, Mentoring, Radio Production, Industrial Cleaning, Money Management, Retail/Customer Service, Performing Arts, and Rail Track.As a department we firmly believe in giving all learners the opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge to help them address their offending behaviour. We work with challenging prisoners, many of whom have had poor experiences of education in the past and encourage them to deepen their own understanding, inspire them to achieve qualifications and develop their skill set. Our passion and drive as educators ensures good outcomes for all of our learners, including most importantly a sense of achievement and self-worth. As a successful candidate, you will: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.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 27 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands.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