Learning Engagement Specialist

Milton Keynes College Offender Learning
£14910.00 - £19525.00 Per Annum
07 Aug 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Milton Keynes College is working in partnership with HMP Birmingham to put education at the heart of the prison system.

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Learning Engagement Specialist to join our Offender Learning team at HMP Birmingham, to provide administrative and learner support to the Education Manager and team.

The successful candidate will offer pastoral care and support through (re) engagement with education, advice and direction for learners and manage a team of excellent prison education champions.

The ideal candidate will have excellent IT skills and experience of supporting students / delivering training. You will be an enthusiastic, creative person who can support our learners through their engagement to education.

Milton Keynes College: 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

Milton Keynes College operate on three sites within HMP Birmingham, East Education, West Education, and G Wing Education, offering education to both mainstream and vulnerable prisoners.

Our vision here at HMP Birmingham is to offer outstanding education to enable effective and purposeful resettlement for all learners on release.” “Using Time, not Doing Time.”

We want to make a difference to disadvantaged learners, to show that everyone has the potential to achieve and everyone deserves another chance, and the right support at the right time, can be the difference in breaking the reoffending cycle.

Location: HMP Birmingham
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Salary: £14,910 - £19,525 pro rata, per annum
Closing date: 21 st August 2017

As a successful candidate you will:

- Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above.
- Proven experience of presenting to groups.
- Good IT skills with experience of word processing, spread sheets, databases, email and internet systems.
- Accuracy and precision in written presentation.
- Sensitive to the complexities of prisons or closed institutions and have the ability to work positively within the inherent restraints.
- A willingness and ability to assume responsibility and to see through detailed tasks.
- Good communication skills both written and verbal.
- Commitment to students and students’ success.
- Able to motivate self and others.
- Have thinking ability: able to plan, communicate and problem solve effectively.
- Good organisational skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.

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.

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.

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