Job descriptionJob description The LTE Group is a national, public-sector learning, training and education organisation with a clearly defined mission to ‘improve lives and economic success through learning and skills. Our valued 4,000 colleagues drive our delivery of specialist learning to over 100,000 learners in over 120 UK locations, across our six businesses. We have a great opportunity to join the education team at HMYOI Cookham Wood as a Landscaping and Horticulture Teacher offered on a Permanent, full-time basis working 37 hours per week. At Novus, we work with passion, care and commitment to create the foundations for change. For almost 30 years we have been helping men, women and children of all ages and abilities, in prison settings across England and Wales, to take new directions. The LTE Group family encompasses the strengths of each of our individual organisations: The Manchester College – further education | UCEN Manchester – higher education |Novus – prison education |Total People – apprenticeships |MOL – professional development. What the role entails As a Teacher, you will be responsible for delivering high-quality, learner-focused vocational training. We are looking to recruit a teacher experienced Industrial Cleaning. Teaching experience is not essential, but we are looking for enthusiasm, drive and commitment to working in a prison environment. What we need from you Training and Education: Deliver high-quality training sessions to young people in landscaping and horticulture. Help them develop essential skills and knowledge in plant care, landscape design, and maintenance. Curriculum Development: Contribute to the development of a robust curriculum that aligns with industry standards and offers practical, hands-on experience. Tailor training to meet the unique needs of our students. Mentorship: Provide guidance and mentorship to young learners, fostering their personal and professional growth. Help them build confidence and resilience. Safety: Prioritise safety by teaching proper handling of tools and equipment. Ensure that all activities adhere to security/health and safety regulations. Progress Tracking: Monitor and assess student progress regularly. Provide feedback and guidance to help learners achieve their goals and qualifications. Industry Updates: Stay current with industry trends, technologies, and best practices. Incorporate the latest advancements into your training. Ideally, you will want to be a part of a team who has at its core a focus on improving lives and enabling and equipping learners to develop, grow and be equipped for a life of work and success. You’ll be a self-starter with a passion to learn and grow yourself and will bring passion, dedication and positivity to your new role. Qualifications and Skills Relevant qualifications in landscaping and horticulture. Teaching or training experience is advantageous but not mandatory. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Passion for working with young people and a commitment to their rehabilitation. Ability to motivate and inspire students. Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic educational environment. Colleague Benefits As part of the LTE Group family, you will benefit from an excellent package including the: Extensive annual leave which can be taken throughout the year and not restricted to school holiday times Monday to Friday working pattern Our in-house ‘Evolve’ training programme, which offers you the chance to upskill and further your career through a wide range of recognised qualifications We support you through a teacher training qualification and assessor qualifications. Full package of training to support working in a Prison environment Good progression routes into management positions within education Learner class sizes are much smaller than FE colleges Able to be flexible and innovative with the curriculum Part of the wider community of the prison service Additional behavioural and complex need support Teachers Pension scheme offering a 23.68% Employer Contribution Our comprehensive in-house awards scheme An Employee Assistance Programme including a free, confidential, 24/7 support service Health care discounts through Simply Health Retail discounts through You at Work Our Cycle to Work scheme In addition to your annual salary, you will receive a £4,000 taxable attraction allowance. This payment will be made in two parts Payment 1 – a payment of £2,000 will be paid to individuals following completion of 1 years’ complete service. Payment 2 – a payment of £2,000 will be paid to individuals following completion of 2 years’ complete service. The LTE Group is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. If you feel you could make a difference in this rewarding and growing sector All applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the Key Responsibilities, Key Result Areas and Qualifications/Skills/Experience detailed within the job description for shortlisting purposes. The closing date for this job advert is 05/10/2023. However, the job advert may close early if we receive a good response.
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