Deputy Education Manager (Offender Learning)

Recruiter
Offploy C.I.C
Location
Lewes
Posted
10 Oct 2018
Closes
08 Nov 2018
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Offploy are looking to recruit a Deputy Educational Manager with the ability to inject self-confidence and positivity into their team.
We are working with one of the largest providers of the Offender Learning and Skills Service, and require a Deputy Education Manager for a prison based in the Kent area.
As a Deputy Education Manager within her Majesty’s prisons you will be devising and implementing strategies which enable your team to engage with the hardest to reach students by sparking their interest in learning and encouraging them to succeed.
Key responsibilities:
• Maximising contract performance by fully understanding contractual obligations and performance targets, delivering the agreed curriculum and meeting quality assurance targets.
• Developing the learning and skills programme in line with the needs of the Governor, the prison population and the needs of employers.
• Ensuring quality assurance and quality improvement processes and procedures are in place and that they develop and sustain a culture of continuous service improvement.
• Agreeing and setting targets with staff members to ensure both financial and contractual obligations are met and exceeded.
• Effectively planning and controlling income and expenditure to ensure a profitable business by maximising contract performance.
• Ensuring that all contracts are run in accordance with external and internal procedures, e.g. achieving low risk external and internal audits and accurate and timely claims.
• Recruiting, managing, developing and maintaining discipline of staff employed in the department.
• Responsibility for health, safety and wellbeing of staff and learners, maintenance and security of the department in line with prison and company policy.
• Maintaining and developing positive internal and external partnerships. Attend meetings with local partners as required.
• Promoting equality of opportunity for staff and learners in all activities.
• Attendance at meetings, seminars and training sessions in pursuit of continuous personal development.
• Identify development opportunities by sourcing and securing new leads in order to expand the income streams for the department.
Candidate requirements:
• A relevant teaching qualification as well as evidence of continuous professional development.
• The ability to demonstrate experience of successful curriculum development and change.
• Persuasive and supportive leadership and staff management skills to successfully manage performance and develop an achievement-focussed team of teaching staff.
• Excellent communication skills and a creative and flexible approach towards achieving objectives and deadlines.
• An awareness of, and involvement in, recent education and training initiatives and previous experience of interacting with disadvantaged groups is also desirable.
• A commitment to equality of opportunity and an understanding of good practice in respect of Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, Child Protection and Data Protection policies.
Benefits of Offender Learning:
• Job satisfaction
• Fully equipped classrooms and workshops
• Smaller class sizes than in traditional teaching establishments
• Education runs all year and is not split into terms, therefore teachers aren't restricted to taking holidays during half terms
• Due to security restrictions, all marking is completed on site so there is no arduous marking at home
100% of Offploy's profits are reinvested into our social enterprise which aims to place 250 people with criminal convictions into meaningful, mentored and sustainable employment by July 2019

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