Programme Manager - Student Services (HMP Bullingdon)
Location: HMP Bullingdon
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
HMP Bullingdon’s education department are looking for an experienced Student Services Programme / Curriculum Manager to join their Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team to enhance the pastoral care we provide our learners.
As Student Services Programme Manager, you will be dedicated to delivering learning success, through effective leadership. The vacancy would suit a highly motivated Programme / Curriculum Manager who has a positive can do approach to education and the success of their students. The ideal candidate will have experience and success in their knowledge of team and process management and working in collaboration with multiple departments to drive success and provide an excellent service.
About HMP Bullingdon:
Bullingdon Community Prison is situated near the village of Arncott in Bicester, Oxon. HMP Bullingdon is a complex prison that has a number of functions. It is categorized as a local category B prison which a category C resettlement function. HMP Bullingdon has the capacity to hold 1114 offenders all serving a range of sentences from remand to life, with the average length of stay between 3 and 6 months.
The College works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver short to medium courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release. Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 2 to Level 2), ICT, Cookery, Hospitality, Business, Self-Employment, Painting & Decorating, Horticulture, Paving, Mentoring and Barbering.
In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour. We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development. As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve and for some, attain their first significant qualifications.
As a successful candidate, you will:
A degree or equivalent vocational qualification
A teaching qualification (QTLS as appropriate).
Assessor/Verifier Awards (desirable).
Teaching/training experience in subject area, along with employability and/or PSD, up-to-date knowledge of these subject areas and employer requirements.
Understanding of the necessary employability skills required in the current UK economy.
Evidence of providing high quality effective programmes leading to outstanding success.
Experience of data analysis and process improvements
Experience of identifying, developing and sharing resources focused on teaching and learning.
Experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).
Knowledge of current relevant initiatives within the Offender Learning.
The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered.
Excellent communication and people management skills
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 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.