Student Support Administrator

Milton Keynes College
£14618 - £19143/annum Excellent Benefits
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Milton Keynes College are working in partnership with HMP Whatton to put education at the heart of the prison.

We are looking to recruit an experienced administrator to provide student support as a member of our offender learning education team based at HMP Whatton.

As a successful candidate you will be responsible for all general administrative tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the education department. Duties will include but are not limited to:

* Collating and analysing data
* Creating and maintaining filing systems
* Designing and production of documents
* Use of appropriate databases and spreadsheets

The Purpose of your role as student support administrator is to provide administrative support to the Education Manager and the team, support student success through the provision of initial induction and initial assessments, to ensure students are enrolled onto appropriate programmes of learning. You will also act as part of the examination invigilation team.

HMP Whatton is a leading prison for the treatment of male sex offenders and is nationally recognised for its programmes to reduce re-offending; CALM, Thinking Skills, Relationship, Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP) and the Adapted SOTP (for offenders with a low IQ who are often unable to read or write or have severe mental health difficulties).

The education department at HMP Whatton recently achieved an Ofsted grade of Outstanding, the first male Cat C prison in England to achieve this accolade. A broad curriculum is offered to support prisoners to gain Functional Skills in English and maths, employability skills and independent living skills.

As a successful candidate you will have:

* Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above.
* Hold an administration or customer services based qualification at level 2 or above (desirable).
* Have proven previous experience in an administrative role.
* Have proven customer services skills and experience.
* Experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
* Good IT skills with experience of word processing, spread sheets, databases, email and internet systems.
* Experience of induction and assessment IT packages (desirable).
* Accuracy and precision in written presentation.
* The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.

Location: HMP Whatton

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Salary: £14,618 - £19,143 per annum

Closing Date: 16 th June 2017

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 with employer contributions of 11.5%. For more about our benefits please visit the MK College website.

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. We are proud of supporting our learners' successfully through education and 'Through the Gate