Programme Manager - Maths and English

Milton Keynes College
Competitive salary
04 Dec 2018
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you like working in a challenging, but rewarding environment where each day is different and time flies?

Would you like to make a difference in the future of a vulnerable adult?

Have you ever thought of a career in prison education?

HMP Birmingham’s education department is looking for an experienced Functional Skills Maths and English Programme / Curriculum Manager to join their Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team to enhance the delivery of our Functional Skills Maths and English courses.

As Functional Skills Maths and English Programme Manager you will be dedicated to delivering learning success, through effective leadership within our Maths and English programme. The vacancy would suit a highly motivated Programme / Curriculum Manager that specialises in Functional Skills Maths and English and has a positive can-do approach to education and the success of their students. The ideal candidate will have experience and success in their knowledge of Maths and English and experience managing a team.

Main responsibilities for this role:

  • Support teachers to action poor attendance and liaise with the Deputy Manager Data to report on poor attendance.
  • Be aware of courses starting and ending each week and ensure that enrolments and completions are actioned and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that Exams are scheduled and that resits are planned promptly as and when appropriate.
  • Ensure all schemes of work are in place and match qualification criteria and support staff in the implementation and delivery of the scheme of work.
  • Track teaching hours of all members of staff ensure they are not under or over delivering
  • Ensure all display is relevant, personalised to learners, in date and in line with policy
  • Update the staff board as necessary with daily reminders/regime/issues
  • Track all DD time and ensure that it is used effectively
  • Review the learning environment to ensure that it is clean tidy and free from risk
  • Update the weekly predicted success spreadsheet for the English, maths & ESOL outcomes
  • Regularly feedback to staff to ensure that everyone understands the direction of the department, what the next steps are, and how to improve. Accurately communicate any changes.
  • To meet regularly with the English, maths and ESOL team and hold effective strand meetings.

Programme Manager - Functional Skills Maths and English
Location: HMP Birmingham, B18 4AS
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £28,940 - £34,327 per annum
Closing date: 17th December 2018

Interview Date: 19th December 2018

£2,000 Uplift available and reduction in normal timetabled teaching hours available

Milton Keynes College Rewards:

  • 35 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
  • Amazing 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 hub
  • Access to Teachers Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Tax free childcare scheme
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
  • Plus many more…

About HMP Birmingham:

Milton Keynes College operates on three sites within HMP Birmingham, East Education, West Education, and Vocational Training workshops, offering education to both mainstream and vulnerable prisoners.

The education department is made up of a 7 person management team, overseeing 4 strand areas, Functional Skills, Vocational Training, Personal and Social Development and Outreach. 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 an 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.

As a successful candidate you will:

  • Have a minimum of level 2 in English & maths with a level 3 in the area of subject specialism.
  • Be a qualified teacher with experience of delivery in the curriculum area.
  • Possess a proven experience of managing a curriculum area.
  • Have the ability to problem solve and find solutions that meet the need of the team and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Have commercial awareness to protect income streams and identify new opportunities.
  • Possess the ability to analyse data and draw conclusions from information to inform interventions.
  • Possess the ability to produce high-quality reports to senior managers.
  • Have a high level of teaching expertise to ensure support provided to staff is relevant and effective.
  • Have a can-do attitude and a willingness to work collaboratively to support improvement.
  • Have experience of working with Ofsted and improving outcomes of English, maths & ESOL provision (Desirable)
  • Have a good working knowledge of the main Microsoft applications including Excel.
  • Possess experience of working with Awarding Organisations and knowledge of the regulations around examinations and assessment. (Desirable)
  • Understanding the necessary employability skills required in the current UK economy.
  • Evidence of providing high-quality effective programmes leading to outstanding success.
  • Experience in data analysis.
  • Experience in identifying, developing and sharing resources focused on teaching and learning.
  • Experience in working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
  • 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.

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