Job descriptionLEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISER Location: HMP Fosse Way, Tigers Road, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 4TN Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year Flexible Working: We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum (Dependent on experience) Reporting To: Deputy Education Manager (Support Services) IN SHORT Apply today for an exciting and rewarding career opportunity in prison education! Milton Keynes College have a new vacancy for a Learning and Development Adviser to join the education team based at HMP Fosse Way. The Learning and Development Adviser will act as an advocate for prisoners. Providing initial and focused information, advice and guidance in an impartial manner, on all opportunities available to them, within HMP Fosse Way and beyond the gate into the community. You will support prisoners to develop and review their employment and personal goals, throughout their learning, skills and work journey. As a Learning and Development Adviser, you will be responsible for supporting prisoners to ensure they have a structured pathway of education, training and employment, during their stay in custody. Effectively managing prisoner caseloads to support prisoners to achieve their sustainable employment, training and continued education goals upon release. Contributing to prison employment outcomes and reducing the risk of re-offending. The support you provide will reflect on individuals needs and circumstances, through individual one to one discussions and group activities. You will have the ability to inspire, motivate and build a rapport with individuals from a variety of backgrounds, in a non-judgmental manner. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills, to effectively work collaboratively with our key prison partners to support individuals through the induction process and throughout their sentence, coaching, mentoring and assisting individuals in their rehabilitative journey. The role is exciting and varied, with a progression pathway to develop professionally and progress into a career’s guidance position, following the successful completion of an Information, Advice and Guidance qualification at Level 4. This could be the ideal starting point for an individual who wants to progress in the education and careers field. MK College will treat all applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability or any other individual characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from people with backgrounds which are currently under-represented within Milton Keynes College. All offers made to successful candidates are subject to satisfactory outcomes to a range of pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions up to Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level. OUR BENEFITS 25 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays (entitlement will be pro-rated for part-time employees) Generous Pension Scheme Professional development opportunities, including professional qualifications Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) accessible 24 hours per day, 365 days per year A variety of amazing discounts with NUS Card Employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities ABOUT HMP FOSSE WAY HMP Fosse Way is a brand new, purpose built Resettlement Prison based in the Glen Parva area of Leicester. The prison will be operated by Serco with Milton Keynes College as their strategic education provider. Following the prison opening in Spring we are recruiting for talented and creative professionals to join the new Education team based in the prison. We have vacancies for daytime, evenings, and weekends positions though the majority of Education will be delivered Mon-Fri between 8:10-16:40. Due to HMP Fosse Way being brand new, education staff will benefit from working in a new prison with up to date facilities, new resources and equipment. ** For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached document.
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