Programme Manager

Milton Keynes College
Milton Keynes, UK
14 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
HMP Woodhill's education department is looking for an experienced Programme / Curriculum Manager to join their Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team to enhance the delivery across their curriculum.

As Programme Manager, you will be dedicated to delivering learning success, through effective leadership within our education team. The vacancy would suit a highly motivated Programme / Curriculum Manager with broad curriculum experience and who has a positive can-do approach to education and the success of their students. The ideal candidate will have experience across a variety of subjects within an overall curriculum and experience managing a team.

Location: HMP Woodhill, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DA
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £28,940 - £34,327 per annum
Closing date: 27th June 2019 Interview date: 4th July 2019

More about the rewards
  • 35 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
  • Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card, ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
  • Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
  • Access to Teachers Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Busy Bee's childcare vouchers can save working parents up to £933 per year in a variety of registered childcare, such as Nurseries, Nannies, after-school activities, Summer Camps and Breakfast Clubs up the age of 15.
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
  • Plus many more...

About HMP Woodhill:

HMPPS Woodhill is a core local prison currently housing both remand and sentenced prisoners of all categories. It is part of the High-Security Estate and will become a Category B training prison in the near future. The Education Department works closely with prison colleagues to ensure the courses delivered are relevant to the prisoners' complex needs, rehabilitation and resettlement.

Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 - Level 2), ICT, Art, Music Technology, Food Safety, Health and Safety and a wide range of personal and social development courses. Vocational courses consist of Catering and Hospitality, Painting and Decorating and Kitchen Fitting and Tiling. There is a high take-up of Open University and Distance Learning courses. Over 120 entries have been submitted for the Koestler competition and last year we received 3 Gold, 4 highly commended and 4 commended awards.

Our department believes the opportunities provided for our learners will help to address their offending behaviour and give them the skills to enhance their lives and gain employment on release.

We encourage our learners to unlock and reach their potential. At HMPPS Woodhill, we pride ourselves on our teamwork. Our staff encourage and inspire learners and this was reflected in our recent OFSTED inspection, with the department receiving a Good. Overall success rates were 96% in 2016/17. Staff development is encouraged and all members of staff received staff development within the last 6 months.

Why make teaching at HMPPS Woodhill your career? If you are well qualified, enthusiastic, have good social skills and a commitment to encouraging teaching and learning, then come and join our team! Every day has a different challenge; always a chance to turn a person's life around; opportunities to progress with the College within Offender Learning. Many of our staff have achieved long-service awards and the environment is very positive and optimistic.

As a successful candidate you will:
  • A degree or equivalent vocational qualification.
  • A teaching qualification (QTLs as appropriate).
  • Assessor/Verifier Awards (desirable).
  • Teaching/training experience in the 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 College

Milton 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 vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and currently work with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons, which make up the Long Term High-Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men's prisons.

Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions, therefore, undergo a thorough onboarding process to include DBS. In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions.

Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College's clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity.

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