Deputy Education Manager
Location: Stafford Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per yearSalary: £33,235 - £35,416 per annum Closing date: Wednesday 1st NovemberMilton Keynes College is working in partnership with HMP Drake Hall to put education at the heart of the prison systemWe have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Education Manager to join our Offender Learning team at HMP/YOI Drake Hall. You will work closely with the Education Manager to effectively and efficiently manage all aspects of the department, ensure the day-to-day-smooth running of the department and its staff and support the achievement of outstanding learning, teaching and success.This vacancy would suit a highly motivated education professional, with a can do approach. You will support the Education Manager to plan and manage the deployment of staff and resources by supporting the department to deliver high quality courses that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College.Milton Keynes College: Rewards35 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank HolidaysAble to apply for an NUS Extra Card and Blue lights card, offering a wide range of High Street DiscountsTeachers Pension SchemeChildcare VouchersContinued Professional Development OpportunitiesCycle To Work SchemeAccess to ‘JUICE’ the employees’ health and wellbeing platformEmployee Assistance ProgrammeContributions towards Eye Tests for Visual Display usersPlus, many moreHMP Drake Hall is a female closed prison. First used as a male prison in the 1960’s, but it has been female since 1974. Education courses are designed to meet the needs of the female learners; to prepare them for employment upon release and based on Local Market Information on employability. These include Functional English & Maths Skills [Entry 1 to Level 2], ESOL, Catering Level 1 & 2, Business Admin, Peer Mentoring, Parenting, H&S at Work, Food Safety, Retail, Hairdressing Level 2 & 3 and Beauty Level 1. This list is not exhaustive and will be reviewed when required.As a successful candidate you will:Have a degree or vocational qualification.Hold a teaching qualification and ideally assessor/verifier awards.Have proven educational management experience.Have experience of leading curriculum innovation and development.Have experience of providing high quality and effective learning.Have a strong track record in the management of quality improvement with evidence of raising standards.Have well developed organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.Display energy, drive and an entrepreneurial attitude to work.The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate skills associated with engaging Young Offenders in order to reduce re-offending.The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.More about the CollegeMilton 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 27 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.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.