Have you ever considered teaching... in a prison?
If you would like a unique and challenging teaching role, where you can genuinely make a difference, enhance the prospects of your learners, and ultimately change people's lives for the better - then this could be the opportunity for you.
Like any educational setting, Prisons come with their challenges. In this environment, learners are locked up for large periods of the day, away from their families and for some, their children. Most are at rock bottom, having to live with the regret of what they have done - education gives them a focus. And hope.
Education provides prisoners with an opportunity to upskill, increasing their future employment prospects which directly reduces the likelihood of reoffending. Many prisoners will arrive without having basic Maths or English skills. Prison Education ensures all learners are put through Functional Skills Maths & English, which then puts them on the pathway to vocational learning courses, such as Carpentry, Bricklaying, Plastering & Tiling, Painting & Decorating, Barbering, Catering and Horticulture.
Prisons have a dedicated education department, with classrooms and fully functioning workshops, where teaching and learning can take place. You will be fully supported by an experienced education department. Training and development opportunities are available.
Details of this position:
This position is for a part-time Horticulture Tutor to work at a Category C Adult Male Prison. The role will involve teaching learners the skills and knowledge of Horticulture, in order for them to achieve the City & Guilds VRQ Certificate in Horticulture. The prison has specific areas dedicated to Horticulture, including a Solid Greenhouse, a Polytunnel for growing plants and crops, garden beds, raised beds and each learner will have their own plot. Along with this, they will have the opportunity to Garden on various flower beds and borders around the prison itself. There is also a dedicated classroom, to provide shelter in bad weather.
Work schedule: 18.5 hours per week, across 2.5 days - (flexible which days)
Work time: 8:15 - 16:45
Salary scale: £23,840 - £31,482 FTE (£11,920 - £15,741 pro-rata)
Holidays: 30 days + bank holidays (15 + bank holidays pro-rata)
To be considered, suitable candidates will need to meet the following criteria:
* A teaching qualification (or a willingness to work towards one)
* A level 2 award in Horticulture (Or an equivalent or higher qualification)
* Relevant Trade experience
* Experience managing a team.
Suitable candidates will need to be enthusiastic, resilient and have a humanistic approach. This role will not be for everyone, but anyone with a slight interest is encouraged to apply and if suitable, you will have the opportunity to have a discussion with the hiring manager directly over the phone, who can provide more detail and an insight into life working in a prison.
If you are interested in this position, then please apply via the link. Alternatively, you can contact Chris to discuss the role in further detail.
If this vacancy is not of interest to you at this time, but you happen to know someone who might be suitable and interested, then please kindly pass these details on to them.
Dovetail and Slate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, applicants, and clients to share this commitment.
This role may involve work with under 18's or vulnerable adults. Any appointment will be made subject to strict vetting and screening checks and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Dovetail and Slate ltd acts as an Employment Agency (perm) and an Employment Business (temp/contract)