English & Maths - Teaching Opportunities

Milton Keynes College Group
Closing date
9 Jun 2022
English & Maths - Teaching Opportunities

Location: HMP Bullingdon, Bicester, OX25 1PZ
Variable Ad-hoc / Perm
£24.00 per hour / Salaried
Reporting To:
Education Manager


Do you like working in a challenging but rewarding environment where each day is different and time flies?

Are you an enthusiastic and talented teacher/tutor who is looking to transform lives through learning?

Have you ever thought of a career in Prison Education?

Milton Keynes College Prison Services Team at HMP Bullingdon are seeking innovative Teachers within the below subject specialisms to work with a diverse group of learners, helping to build their confidence, develop their skills and achieve within a college environment.

· Functional Skills English - Entry to Level 2

· Functional Skills Maths - Entry to Level 2

Prison education runs all year-round: all-day Monday-Thursday and until lunchtime on a Friday. Regime can flex due to the demands of the prison but education is delivered 09:00-11:30 each morning and 13:45-16:00 Mon-Thurs afternoons. Staff are required on site from 08:00-17:00 if working full days. The average class consist of 8 learners.

We are seeking an individual who can communicate well with our learners, in a classroom setting and also on a 1:1 basis in the wings, workshops and other areas of the prison, to inspire and motivate them. Your lessons will need to be adaptable, innovative, and imaginative.

If you are as passionate as we are about reducing re-offending and ensuring learners have a positive learning experience, this is a fantastic opportunity for you!

MK College will treat all applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability or any other individual characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from people with backgrounds which are currently under-represented within Milton Keynes College. All offers made to successful candidates are subject to satisfactory outcomes to a range of pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions up to Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level.


Bullingdon Community Prison is situated near the village of Arncott in Bicester, Oxon. HMP Bullingdon is a complex prison that has a number of functions. It is categorized as a local category B prison which a category C resettlement function. HMP Bullingdon has the capacity to hold 1114 offenders all serving a range of sentences from remand to life, with the average length of stay between 3 and 6 months.

The College works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver short to medium courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release. Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 2 to Level 2), ICT, Cookery, Hospitality, Business, Self-Employment, Painting & Decorating, Horticulture, Paving, Mentoring and Barbering.

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.

** For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached document.

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