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Student Support Recruitment Worker: HMP Oakwood

Job Title: Student Support Recruitment Worker: HMP Oakwood
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands
Salary: £14618 - £19143/annum
Reference: 204678418
Contact Name: CV-Library
Job Published: September 24, 2016 06:21

Job Description

Milton Keynes College are working in partnership with HMP Oakwood 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'. HMP Oakwood opened in 2012 and is a private sector Category C resettlement prison for males over the age of 21. It is one the largest prisons in England with a current population of 1605. This is due to rise by 501 prisoners to 2106 in the summer of 2016. The Education department works in close partnership with G4S to enable learners to become functionally literate, highly skilled, confident and employable through a natural acquisition of learning, delivered through an embedded whole organisational approach and working in partnership with all stakeholders. 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 Salary: £14,618 - £19,143 per annum Closing Date: 6th October 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