Milton Keynes College

Lecturer in Horticulture & Hard Landscaping (HMP Bullingdon)

Bicester, Oxfordshire
£18,015 - £32,578 per annum
10 Aug 2018
23 Aug 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: HMP Bullingdon (OX25 1PZ)

Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

HMP Bullingdon’s education department are looking for an experienced Horticulture and Hard Landscaping lecturer to deliver Horticulture and Hard Landscaping to a diverse group of learners within the prison. As a Lecturer within our Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team, you will help to develop a strong Horticulture and Hard Landscaping programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College. While also being motivated to develop progression opportunities for the learners within the Horticulture/Landscaping industry.

You will be teaching learners about how to plan, design and create using knowledge and skills in Horticulture. In addition, you will improve on their customer service skills and personal development through individual development and action planning.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Horticulture and Hard Landscaping lecturer / trainer to deliver high learner success, through effective teaching and delivery in Horticulture and Hard Landscaping. This vacancy would suit a highly motivated Horticulture and Hard Landscaping teacher, with a can do approach to education. The ideal candidate will be a passionate and creative lecturer, who can thrive upon working within a challenging yet rewarding environment, who can offer skills & knowledge to our learners and guide them throughout their courses.

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:

Hold a relevant qualification (level 3 or above) in Horticulture and Hard Landscaping.

Hold a recognised teaching qualification (DTLLS, PGCE, Cert Ed) or willing to work towards

Hold relevant assessor/verifier awards.

Have teaching/training or vocational experience in relevant subject area and relevant up-to-date knowledge.

Have a proven track record of managing and supporting diverse groups of learners through nationally accredited programmes.

Have experience of identifying, developing and sharing innovative and creative teaching resources

Have experience of working with students who may have little experience of education and training (desirable).

Have knowledge of current curriculum and accreditation developments within Further Education and specific subject area(s).

Have the ability to teach creatively, adapting to the needs of a variety of learners and willing to explore new teaching and learning strategies.

Have good IT skills and willing to develop further.

Show 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.

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.