Painting and Decorating / Carpentry Tutor

Offploy C.I.C
Rochester, UK
03 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Painting and Decorating Lecturer / Assessors who can also teach some basic carpentry skills (not essential)

We are looking for a Painting and Decorating Lecturer / Assessor who can inspire those who have had a little to no education or a shaky start in life to see value the in learning. You will be able to recognises when challenging behaviour is down to lack of understanding and low self-esteem and are able to reach out to those learners and build them back up.

We need are looking for a Educators that gets excited by writing and delivering engaging schemes of work that engage students across all walks of life and abilities getting them actively involved in learning both practically and theoretically. Experience of delivering your subject within a college or further education establishment would be advantageous but not essential.

If working in a role where you get to see the fruits of your teaching, then perhaps you should consider Offender Learning as a career path. Below is the feedback from an ex-prisoner on how education changed their life â€" Could you be the next life changing lecturer?

“ I made the decision that I needed to make a change in my life and to do that it would mean that I needed to learn. I had always had lots of interests but education was never one of them. As the teachers helped me to build my self-confidence and self-esteem I came to realise that I actually enjoyed learning. People saying well done and praising me, that inspired me to say I enjoyed education and it was a positive thing. I saw that learning could help me achieve new things and change my life for the better and that it could be the key to set me free. Education has impacted on my life in many ways: my family has noticed the change in the way I talk, I have a healthier relationship with my kids and can now even read them bed time stories. Before I went to prison I could barely read and write more than a few words. Learning how to read and write was the greatest accomplishment of my life. It has given me the tools I needed to reshape my future. I was reminded of the old saying, "It's not how hard you fall; it's how quickly you pick yourself up!" I am thankful for the unique opportunity I was provided with in prison to gain an education. Not only has it changed not only my life, but also my children's.”

Offploy supports with the recruitment of educational staff to work within the education departments of Her Majesty's Prisons Nationwide. We currently have a Sessional Role to teach small groups of young adults Painting and Decorating skills within the Medway area.

So, what are the benefits of being a Painting and Decorating Lecturer within Offender Learning;

- Job satisfaction

- Fully equipped classrooms and workshops

- Smaller class sizes than in traditional teaching establishments enabling you to actively teach and not just manage the class

- Education runs all year and is not split into terms enabling you to take holidays when you would not be authorised to do so in a traditional setting

- A better work and home life balance as portfolios cannot be taken home therefore there is no home-based marking

You will need to have;

- flexibility to work at least 9 sessions a week with the option of more hours to cover holiday and sickness absences.

- a recognised teaching or training qualification (e.g PTTLS, AET or PGCE) or be willing to work towards one

- a level 3 or equivalent qualification in your trade

- confident with the use of IT systems to maintain learner records

- your own transport due to the locations of the establishment

- An assessor award - or be willing to work towards one

- Ideally have some experience of teaching carpentry / joinery (not essential)

Why should you choose to represented by Offploy?

100% of our profits are reinvested into our social enterprise which aims to see 250 people with criminal convictions find meaningful, mentored and sustainable employment by July 2019

Our Vision:

To see a jobs market blind to convictions for unregulated roles and for employers to offer an inclusive environment that hires on character and skill, allowing a person to provide for themselves and move on from a past mistake.

Our Mission:

To reduce crime through supporting employers to create meaningful and mentored employment opportunities for ex-offenders.

In order to be considered for this role you must hold a relevant teaching qualification, have access to your own transport and be prepared to apply for an enhanced DBS check

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