Open University & Distance Learning Support Adm...

HMP Whatton
Milton Keynes
Salary Text
£14,910 - £19,525 pro rata, per annum

Location: Milton Keynes
Hours: 15 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (This can be spread across 2 full days, 5 mornings or 4 afternoons) 
Salary: £14,910 - £19,525 pro rata, per annum 
Closing date: 4th August

We have an exciting new opportunity for an Open University & Distance Learning Support Administrator to join our Offender Learning team at HMP Whatton. You will provide administrative support for learners on Open University and Distance Learning courses by providing a regular timetable to ensure all learners receive equitable support and guidance through their courses.
As a successful candidate you will be responsible for all general administrative tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the education department. Duties will include but are not limited to:

* Collating and analysing data
* Creating and maintaining filing systems
* Designing and production of documents
* Use of appropriate databases and spreadsheets

The purpose of the role of Open University & Distance Learning Support Administrator:
* To give administrative support for learners on Open University and Distance Learning courses by providing a regular timetable to ensure all learners receive equitable support.
* To support learners to meet the deadlines of their TMA’s 
* Be a regular point of contact for learners to communicate with.
* To facilitate student applications in compliance with the Distance Learning policy.
* To act as part of the examination invigilation team.
* To up-date and maintain departmental records for the Learning and Skills Manager.

HMP Whatton is a leading prison for the treatment of male sex offenders and is nationally recognised for its programmes to reduce re-offending. Only offenders willing to attend the Sex Offender Treatment Programmes (SOTP) and with six months remaining on their prison sentence are sent to HMP Whatton and new receptions are received from all over the country. The department administrates over 2000 enrolments per year and supports over 500 learners to achieve their learning goals and employment aspirations. The education department currently enjoys a 95% success rate across all of its courses. A broad curriculum is offered to support prisoners to gain Functional Skills in English and maths, employability skills and independent living skills. 

As a successful candidate you will:
* Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above.
* Hold an administration or customer services based qualification at level 2 or above (desirable).
* Have proven previous experience in an administrative role.
* Have proven customer services skills and experience. 
* Experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
* Good IT skills with experience of word processing, spread sheets, databases, email and internet systems.
* Experience of induction and assessment IT packages (desirable).
* Accuracy and precision in written presentation.
* The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.

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.

Jobs at Milton Keynes College - Whatever your Direction
Milton Keynes College is a committed “safer recruitment” employer. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a stringent vetting process to include DBS for all positions.
We want to develop a more diverse workforce and positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Milton Keynes College is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore require a DBS check.

To apply, please follow the job board application instructions to submit your CV. You will then be sent an email directing you to the College Careers Portal to complete your application.

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