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Head of Curriculum

Unlocked Graduates
Closing date
5 Nov 2021

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Head of Curriculum£50,000Full time (negotiable)London, Manchester, Birmingham (with some remote working flexibility)Unlocked Graduates is an award-winning organisation that aims to change the way we develop society's future leaders, as well as how we think about prisons and prisoners by focusing on rehabilitation and addressing the damage and cost of reoffending.The RoleThis role presents a unique opportunity in the curriculum job market. As Head of Curriculum, you will oversee the design and development of an entire two-year programme of study that develops our participants into transformative prison officers and leaders. You will lead a team to produce curriculum (in person, digital and online) which will empower our participants with the knowledge and capabilities to work with prisoners to dismantle the damaging cycles of reoffending that are so costly to those individuals and broader society.For Unlocked, the mission is central. You will work closely with our recruitment and programme teams to ensure a seamless transition from their blue-chip recruitment experience, through their initial six-week training (Summer Institute) and onwards through the two-year leadership development programme. This includes their Master's degree in Applied Custodial Leadership and their ongoing training throughout the two years. The goal of the programme is to enable Unlocked officers to maximise impact on the frontline in prisons and to drive change at an individual, prison and system-wide level.You do not need prior knowledge of prisons or prison officer training to successfully take on this role. You will be supported by current and former prison service staff and have access to all the information and resources you require to build your knowledgebase quickly. You will be required to have a strong understanding of up-to-date research and evidence on how people learn and how to build practice into training.It's important that our resources are thoughtfully sequenced and research informed. You'll be in charge of designing and implementing approaches to training that maximise learning and embody the Unlocked mission. This includes design of all our online and face-to-face training suites, an online preparation unit, and required pre-reading. Another key element will be developing the train-the-trainer programme so our experienced prison officers can teach effectively. Upskilling these staff requires expert understanding of teaching and learning and an ability to work with people who are novice trainers.You will play a key role in the broader management of the MSc qualification, working closely with our university partner and ensuring quality and ongoing improvements take place. You will also line manage two full-time roles as well as one secondment and be responsible for motivating and developing these staff members.For further details and to apply, please click the apply button to be re-directed to our jobs portal.Closing date: Monday 8th November 2021, 9:00amFirst round interviews will be held online on 11th and 12th November.Final round interviews will be held on Thursday 18th November.
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