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Student Support Recruitment Worker: HMP/YOI Winchester

Job Title: Student Support Recruitment Worker: HMP/YOI Winchester
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Winchester
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Salary: £14618 - £19143/annum Excellent (flexible) holidays and pe
Reference: 204414313
Contact Name: CV-Library
Job Published: August 01, 2016 06:21

Job Description

Milton Keynes College is values led organisation - Integrity, Excellence, Inspire, Respect and Innovate. Milton Keynes College works in partnership with HMP/YOI Winchester, we have an all-purpose built education department based in the prison and offer a selection of vocational and academic courses to our learners. We currently have a vacancy for a full time Student Support Recruitment Worker to work within the administration team and help recruit learners onto the courses offered by the College. 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. * Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year * Salary: £14,618 - £19,143 per annum * Closing Date: 15th August 2016 HMP/YOI Winchester is a busy Category B/C Local prison housing both sentenced and remand prisoners from the age of 18. The Education Department delivers relevant short courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release in three different Education areas in the prison. Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 to Level 2), ESOL, ICT, Art, Cookery, Employability Skills, and Barbering. We also work closely with our prison colleagues to provide embedded Employability skills in the prison workshops for Carpentry, Recycling, Textiles and Enterprise Services. In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour. We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development. As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve. This enthusiasm for learning and desire to help our learners was reflected on the grade 2 that the department received on the last Ofsted inspection. 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. The College also delivers the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) Phase 4 contracts for East Midlands, West Midlands and South Central, providing education to 28 prisons across these 3 regions. 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