Vocational Instructor - Carpentry

Candidate Source
Milton Keynes
£25854 - £30779/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A children's service that works closely with the Home Office, Youth Justice Board for England and Wales and the Ministry of Justice to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending is seeking a Carpentry Vocational Instructor based in Milton Keynes to join its expanding team.

This secure training centre looks after young people aged 14 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The vulnerable young people in the centre`s care can be challenging with a wide range of social and emotional complex needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills and address the behaviours that have led them into custody.

As the Carpentry Vocational Instructor, your duties will be to:

- Manage all aspects of vocational training and accreditation within the centre so that a professional service, in line with contractual and external agency requirements, is provided.
- Organise, allocate and monitor appropriate physical resources to optimise the delivery of vocational training.
- Plan and develop vocational training opportunities across the centre to ensure young people have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications.
- Monitor the quality of vocational training effectively and make informed decisions to continuously develop and improve the vocational training provision.
- Plan and deliver learning opportunities in a variety of forms, including the use of computer-aided learning where applicable, so that individual young person`s needs are met.
- Monitor young people`s progress and undertake assessments so that they receive appropriate support and have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications.
- Assist in maintaining a positive Health & Safety culture to support the recognition as a British Safety Council 5 Star business unit.
- Ensure the maintenance of security within the centre environment by compliance with security instructions.

To be a successful Carpentry Vocational Instructor you will have the following skills and experience:

- Excellent communication, time management and problem solving skills.
- Effective use of Microsoft applications.
- A Level 3 subject specific qualification 
- Hold, working towards or willingness to complete a teaching qualification e.g. QTS, Train the Trainer or Level 3 Award in Education and Teaching (previously DTLLS).

In addition you will need:

- A current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Scheme) certificate.
- To pass a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by the company and the Youth Justice Board and be exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
- To be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 3 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

In return, the Carpentry Vocational Instructor will receive a salary of £25,854 - £30,779 per annum.

The first stage of the application process is to apply online.

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