Trainer - Small Animal Care
Looking for a career where you can change lives?
For more than two decades, Novus has been delivering education, training and employment opportunities to adults and young people in UK prisons.
Over the years we have built a reputation as an innovator in the drive to reduce re-offending rates by transforming people`s lives through learning and skills.
We have a great opportunity at HMPYOI Wetherby to join the education team as a Trainer in Small Animal Care on Permanent, Full time basis (37hrs per week).
HMYOI Wetherby in West Yorkshire, is a custodial establishment for Young People, aged between the ages of 15 and 18. There are currently around 280 young people in the YOI with an operational capacity of 320. All young people work towards English and Maths qualifications, as well as ICT, PSD, and vocational pathways which include construction, creative arts, hospitality and catering, business administration, industrial cleaning and horticulture. We also offer an Advice and Guidance service which helps our young people with post release opportunities.
The purpose of this role is to deliver high quality vocational training to our learners up to a level 3 standard. It will be your role to train the young people in the care of small animals and birds of prey. We are looking for an exceptional individual who can use their initiative and see the potential to expand and grow this brand new area of learning. This is a challenging but rewarding role and we need someone who is flexible and resilient, with the ability to encourage, engage and motivate children and young people, giving them the chance of a brighter future.
In order to do this successfully you will need to:
-Have experience in your vocational specialism and the ability to deliver this to children and young people in an engaging and effective way
-Have experience in the handling of small animals and birds of prey
-Have or be willing to gain PTTLS within six months
-Have or commit to gaining a subject specific qualification to allow you to train to Level 3 within two years
-Have a commitment to gain an assessor award required by relevant Awarding Bodies within one year
In return you will benefit from an excellent package including - a favourable Pension scheme, Retail Discounts, Childcare Vouchers, Employee Assistance Program, Cycle to work scheme, Simply Health scheme and technology scheme. We will also offer support towards a LANTRA qualification to the right candidate.
Applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the key responsibilities, key result areas and Qualifications/Skills and Experience detailed within the role profile.
Novus is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. All roles are subject to job evaluation.
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