Vocational Services Programme Manager - HMP Oakwood

28940.00 - 34327.00 GBP Annual + GBP28940 - GBP34327/annum Excellent Holidays and Pension
13 Apr 2017
27 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Milton Keynes College are working in partnership with HMP Oakwood to put education at the heart of the prison system.

We are looking to recruit an experienced Programme Manager / curriculum leader to enhance the delivery of our vocational services courses including; Catering, Barbering, Industrial Cleaning, Car valeting and Employment Academies that run courses for Railtrack, Plant Machinery and Recycling courses.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated programme manager / curriculum leader to deliver learner success, through effective leadership within our Vocational Services Programme. This vacancy would suit a highly motivated programme manager that specialises in within the industries, for example cleaning / catering and has a positive can do approach to education and the success of their students. The ideal candidate will have experience and success within their field of expertise and experience of managing a team.

HMP Oakwood 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 2106. 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.

As a successful candidate, you will have:

* A degree or equivalent vocational qualification in a Services / Industries subject area.
* A teaching qualification (QTLS as appropriate).
* Assessor/Verifier Awards.
* Teaching/training experience in Catering / Cleaning / Plant Machinery/ Recycling, along with employability and up-to-date knowledge of these subject areas and employer requirements.
* Understanding of the necessary employability skills required in the current UK economy.
* Evidence of providing high quality effective programmes leading to outstanding success.
* Experience of data analysis.
* Experience of identifying, developing and sharing resources focused on teaching and learning.
* Experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
* Knowledge of current relevant initiatives within the Offender Learning.
* The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.

Location: HMP Oakwood

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: GBP28,940 - GBP34,327 per annum

Closing Date: 11th May 2017

More about the rewards

As well as having 35 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 salary sacrifice car 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. Childcare vouchers are available and of course the option of being part of Teachers Pension Scheme.

More about the College

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