Programme Manager : Functional Skills / IT
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Programme Manager / Curriculum Leader to enhance the delivery of our Functional Skills & IT courses across the prison.This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Programme Manager / Curriculum Leader to deliver learner success, through effective leadership within our Functional Skills and ITprogramme. This vacancy would suit a highly motivated programme manager that specialises in Functional Skills / IT 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 area Subject and experience of managing a team.Milton Keynes College: Rewards35 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank HolidaysAble to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street DiscountsTeachers Pension SchemeChildcare VouchersContinued Professional Development OpportunitiesCycle To Work SchemeAccess to ‘JUICE’ the employees’ health and wellbeing platformEmployee Assistance ProgrammeContributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display usersPlus, many moreThis role is based at HMP Stocken, which 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.The Education Department is made up of a 4 person management team, overseeing 3 strand areas, Functional Skills, Vocational Training and PSD/Employability. We offer Functional Skills in both maths and English and have an exciting curriculum offering including IT, Bookkeeping, PSD courses, Motor Mechanics, Bricklaying, Painting and Decorating, Industrial Cleaning, Plumbing and Tiling, Catering and Art.We offer courses from entry level to level 2, level 3 in some areas. 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. 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, ‘’providing positive opportunities for positive change’’.As a successful candidate you will:A degree or equivalent vocational qualification in Functional Skills / IT.A teaching qualification (QTLS as appropriate).Assessor/Verifier Awards (desirable).Teaching/training experience in subject area, along with employability and/or PSD, 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.More about the CollegeMilton 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.To apply, please submit your CV and you will then be contacted and asked to fill out a full application form for the College.