Education Administrator

Milton Keynes College
Competitive salary
13 May 2018
19 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an Education Administrator to join our Offender Learning team at HMP Stocken. As Education Administrator, your role will also include student support, general administration tasks and working as an exams officer. You will work to increase efficiency of the co-ordination of the exams process within the prison as well as supporting student needs. This role will also involve working with Individual Learning Plans – auditing the documents, ensuring they are completed correctly.

The successful candidate will have excellent administrative and customer service skills with experience assisting in the smooth running of exams processes. You will work closely with the Education team being the main point of contact for exams queries, responsible for maintaining a high level of efficiency throughout the exams process, including invigilating and scheduling exams. Knowledge of a teaching environment is advantageous but not essential.

Location: HMP Stocken
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £14,910 - £19,525 per annum
Closing Date: 17th May 2018

Milton Keynes College Rewards:
• 25 flexible days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
• Able to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street Discounts
• Local Government Pension Scheme
• Childcare Vouchers
• Continued Professional Development Opportunities
• Cycle To Work Scheme
• Access to ‘JUICE’ the employees’ health and wellbeing platform
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Contributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display users
• Plus, many more

About HMP Stocken
HMP Stocken is a Category C Training Prison holding prisoners that are serving medium to long-term sentences. Category C Training Prisons offer employment and training in a variety of activities.

Milton Keynes College works in partnership with the prison to provide the prisoners with both academic courses and vocational training opportunities to equip them with skills and qualifications necessary to increase their employment prospects on release. The courses offered are Functional Skills English and Maths, ICT, Business Studies, Peer Mentoring, Catering, Motor Vehicle Studies, Bricklaying, Painting and Decorating and Plumbing qualifications. In addition to this, we also offer personal and social development courses such as Assertiveness, Decision Making, Personal Finances, Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Communication Skills and Teamwork to enable the men to develop skills in these areas.

Working together, the college and prison are committed to providing positive opportunities to enable the men in the establishment to reach their full potential and inspire them to end their offending behaviour. The staff in the Education Department work enthusiastically as a team to engage learners that are sometimes hard to reach, this dedication and enthusiasm contributed to the grade 2 in the latest Ofsted inspection.

As a successful candidate, you will:
• Have proven experience of working in a customer focussed administrative environment.
• Have proven experience of working in an Educational Support Role
• Have proven experience of processing large volumes of data onto databases
• Have proven experience of organising events
• Have a good working knowledge of MS Office and have attained a recognised IT qualification at level 2 or higher.
• Knowledge of awarding body websites, systems and process for the registration and claiming of achievements.
• Have excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to execute duties to a high degree of accuracy.
• Good communication skills both written and verbal.
• Ability 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.

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.

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