Student Support Administrator - HMP Featherstone

milton keynes college
14910.00 - 19525.00 GBP Annual + Pro Rata
13 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Job Type
Contract Type

Milton Keynes College is working in partnership with HMP Featherstone to put education at the heart of the prison system.

HMP Featherstone's education department have an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator to provide maternity cover as a Student Support Administrator. You will be supporting our student as a member of our Milton Keynes College Offender Learning education team.

As a successful candidate you will be responsible for all general administrative tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the education department. The Purpose of your role as Student Support Administrator is to be responsible for all general administrative tasks to ensure the efficient operation of the education department, providing support to the Education Manager and education team, supporting student success through initial inductions and initial assessments. You will ensure students are enrolled onto appropriate programmes of learning and act as part of the examination invigilation team.

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

HMP Featherstone is a Category C, male, aged 21+ training prison located in Wolverhampton. The last OFSTED inspection was graded as a 2. The education department work closely with the prison and other providers and career services to create a pathway for prisoners to focus on and work towards, to achieve an end goal and be ready for transfer or release and employment.

Learning is designed to be inspiring and creative and provides a valuable learning experience within a positive environment where learners can thrive and achieve. The department believes in making a difference and providing a positive contribution to assist with changing the mind-set of learning and to reducing reoffending.

Location: HMP Featherstone
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (9 months fixed term Maternity Cover)
Salary: GBP14,910 - GBP19,525 pro rata, per annum
Closing Date: 26th March 2018

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.

Milton Keynes College: Rewards

  • 25 days, pro rata annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays
  • Amazing discounts with NUS card or Blue Light Card , ranging from Eating Out, Shopping and Fashion, Health and Fitness, Music, Technology, Travel and Entertainment
  • Access to an employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities such as yoga, relaxation, boot camp, personal training and a health and wellbeing news hub
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Busy Bee's childcare vouchers can save working parents up to GBP933 per year in a variety of registered childcare, such as Nurseries, Nannies, after school activities, Summer Camps and Breakfast Clubs up the age of 15.
  • Access to Continued Professional Development, including professional qualifications and a variety of training courses
  • Save up to 32% off all bikes through our Cycle To Work Scheme
  • 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Employee Assistant Support Programme
  • 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, - 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.