Horticulture Lecturer (HMP/YOI Brinsford)
Location: HMPYOI Brinsford (WV10 7PY)
Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
HMPYOI Brinsford’s education department are looking for an experienced Horticulture lecturer / tutor / teacher to deliver Horticulture / Landscaping to a diverse group of learners within the prison. You will be delivering a Level 1 and 2 City and Guilds course. As a Lecturer within our Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team, you will help to develop a strong Horticulture programme that meets the needs of the learners, prison and Milton Keynes College.
This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated lecturer / tutor / teacher to deliver high learner success, through effective teaching and delivery in Horticulture and Landscaping. This vacancy would suit a highly motivated Horticulture 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 HMPYOI Brinsford:
HMP YOI Brinsford is a Young Adults (18-21 years) institute as well as Category C adult male prison. The Education Department works closely with prison colleagues to deliver relevant courses from Entry Level to Level 2 that help prepare learners for employment upon release. We are proud to work with our Academy colleagues who support learners from our Cleaning and Fork Lift Truck courses into employment. Through our Academy, we work closely with RMF who deliver our Step into Construction Course enabling learners to achieve their CSCS card and provide potential employment opportunities on release.
Other vocational pathways include Catering and Hospitality, Barista, Horticulture, Painting & Decorating, Carpentry & Joinery, Recycling, Industrial Cleaning and Warehousing and Storage. English and Maths Functional Skills are compulsory for rehabilitating offenders and we have provision at Entry 1 to Level 2. Creative Arts, Personal, and Social Development are also delivered as part of our varied curriculum.
As a successful candidate, you will:
Hold a relevant qualification (level 3 or above).
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.