Adviser: Information, Advice and Guidance
Milton Keynes College are recruiting for an Information, Advice and Guidance Adviser to join the team at HMP Isle of Wight. This is an exciting opportunity which will involve the training, supervision and delivery of IAG services across both the Albany and Parkhurst prison sites.
As part of the role you will manage prisoner caseloads efficiently in order to achieve sustained employment, training and ongoing education. You will contribute to resettlement plans of prisoners and provide additional support to prisoners with learning needs.
This is a varied and challenging role which will also consist of variable administrative duties, collaborating with key partners and act as champion for the promotion and development of English, Maths and IT skills.
Location: HMP IOW, Isle of Wight – Albany and Parkhurst, PO30 5RS
Closing date: Sunday 29th September 2019
About HMP Isle of Wight:
HMP IW is a category B establishment that offers rehabilitation opportunities for male residents 21+. The establishment is split across two sites – Parkhurst and Albany
HMP Isle of Wight was opened in April 2009; it was formed by the clustering of three former establishments HMP Parkhurst, HMP Albany and HMP Camp Hill. In March 2013 the Camp Hill site was decommissioned as part of an ongoing programme to modernise the prison estate and further reduce the costs of prison. HMP Isle of Wight's present role is a category B male training prison. The prison holds approximately 1100 prisoners on two sites with a central administration.
Albany: Occupies the site of a former military barracks on the outskirts of Newport, Isle of Wight, designed and built as a category C training prison in the early 1960s. Security was subsequently upgraded. From 1970 to 1992, Albany was part of the dispersal system. It then changed to its present role as a category B training prison with an integrated population of vulnerable/sex offenders, a small number of un-convicted adult male prisoners awaiting trial at courts on the Isle of Wight plus prisoners from the other site in the inpatient health centre.
As a successful candidate, you will have:
• An IAG qualification at a minimum of Level 3, or equivalent, and be willing to undertake CPD to gain a higher level. Having the Employer Related Services (ERS) Diploma would be a distinct advantage.
• Level 2 English and Maths, or equivalent.
• Previous experience in a customer interfacing role.
• A track record of success in an Adviser role with particular strengths in delivering to targets, demonstrating empathy, empowerment, challenge and resilience.
• Experience of providing 1-1 and/or group IAG.
• Strong interpersonal, and excellent communication, skills, both written and verbal.
• The ability to interact with individuals at all levels, demonstrating a “can do” approach within the constraints of a custodial setting.
• Good organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks successfully.
• Good administration/ICT skills.
• Experience of working within a prison environment would be advantageous.
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 vocational courses, apprenticeships and Higher Education at our campuses in Milton Keynes. In addition, the College delivers employability and skills training programmes to 3,000 people in local community learning centres. For nearly 30 years, we have worked with offenders in both custody, and the wider community and currently work with 19 prisons across England; this includes 13 prisons, which make up the Long Term High Security Estate, and 6 category B, C & D men’s prisons.
Milton Keynes College is a committed safer recruitment employer in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education. We take extreme care in ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions therefore undergo a thorough on boarding process to include DBS. In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions.
Milton Keynes College has been officially recognised for its commitment and approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. It has been awarded the much sought-after Leaders in Diversity accreditation from the National Centre for Diversity. The award recognises the College’s clear ethos and values and a belief in the importance of diversity.
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