Hours: 16 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (12 months maternity cover)
Salary: £18,015 - £21,522 per annum, pro rata
Closing date: 28th July
Milton Keynes College is working in partnership with HMP Ranby to put education at the heart of the prison system.
We are looking for a motivated Learning Support Practitioner to join our team at HMP Ranby, who is able to inspire and assist learners throughout their academic and vocational studies. The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.
The ideal candidate will be a passionate, creative and empathetic towards our learners and be able to offer knowledge and guidance to our learners.
* To work closely with teaching staff and additional learning support staff in the delivery of good and outstanding support for all learners.
* To manage the initial and diagnostic assessment service in order to identify how learning needs can be eff ectively supported and monitored.
* To provide cover for a diverse range of teaching sessions as directed by line management, ensuring familiarity and compliance with the appropriate paperwork and procedures within the Department
HMP Ranby is working resettlement prison housing almost 1,100 adult male prisoners. The Education Department aspires to prepare prisoners for release and resettlement through the provision of a range of both academic and vocational programmes from Entry Level to Level Two. Our programmes are developed and delivered through close collaboration with our prison colleagues and other partner agencies.
Education at Ranby is in the process of undergoing significant change with a number of new and innovative courses being introduced, coupled with a radical change in the way that learners are allocated to pathways of learning that are closely allied to career options and opportunities.
If you feel that you have what it takes to inspire learners to change their offending behaviour, want to work in a challenging but rewarding environment and think that you can help HMP Ranby become a true centre of excellence for offender learning, we would like to meet you.
As a successful candidate you will have…
* Have a good basic general education including GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at Grade C.
* Hold an NVQ2/NVQ3 Teaching Assistant qualification or be willing to work towards.
* Have experience of working in a learning environment.
* Have well-developed interpersonal skills in relating to prison staff and in working with students who may have little experience of education and training.
* Be computer literate and willing to improve your IT skills.
* Have the ability to work as part of a team and on their own initiative.
* Have good organisational skills and be able to meet deadlines.
More about the rewards
* 25 flexible days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
* Able to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street Discounts
* Local Government Pension Scheme
* Childcare Vouchers
* Continued Professional Development Opportunities
* Cycle To Work Scheme
* Access to ‘JUICE’ the employees’ health and wellbeing platform
* Employee Assistance Programme
* Contributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display users
* Plus, many more
More about the College
Milton Keynes College is proud to be an open and inclusive general Further Education College welcoming learners of all levels and delivering an exceptional educational experience. The College offers a broad range of qualifications with more than 3,000 16 – 18-year-old full-time students studying traditional A Levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education. In addition, the College delivers employability and key skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres and is one of the largest providers of Offender Learning in England, working with 28 prisons across the East Midlands, South Central and West Midlands.
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We want to develop a more diverse workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community
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