Pastoral Support Programme Manager
Milton Keynes College are working in partnership with HMYOI Aylesbury to put education at the heart of the prison system.
We have a new vacancy for a Pastoral Support Programme Manager to join our innovative and dynamic team at HMYOI Aylesbury.
The role of the Programme Manager is to improve student attendance, engagement, allocation and recruitment. Lead student support services including Learner support, Youth worker and induction team. Responsibility for the marketing of college provision.
You will lead the student services team in driving engagement, support and progression across the provision. Maximise student attendance and allocation to all programmes through marketing, student voice and engagement strategies.
HMYOI Aylesbury is a prison housing young prisoners aged 18-21, all serving long sentences. The Education Department works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver medium to long courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release.
In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour. We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development. As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve and for some, attain their first significant qualifications.
As a successful candidate, you will have:
- A degree or equivalent qualification.
- A teaching qualification (QTLS as appropriate) desirable.
- Assessor/Verifier Awards (desirable).
- Coaching/ mentoring or IAG qualification (desirable)
- Teaching/training experience employability and/or PSD, up-to-date knowledge of these subject areas and employer requirements.
- Experience of coaching, mentoring, challenging disengaged students providing support services
- 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 and where education is delivered.
Location: HMYOI Aylesbury
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £28,940 - £34,327 per annum
Closing Date: 29th March 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 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. Childcare vouchers are available and of course the option of being part of Teachers Pension Scheme. For more about our benefits please visit the MK College website.
More about the CollegeMilton 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'