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Lewes, England
Job Type
Full Time
£23,840 - £31,482 Per Year
Date Posted
9 days ago

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Job Description

Have you ever considered teaching… in a prison?

If you would like a unique and challenging teaching role, where you can genuinely make a difference, enhance the prospects of your learners, and ultimately change people's lives for the better - then this could be the opportunity for you.

Like any educational setting, Prisons come with their challenges. In this environment, learners are locked up for large periods of the day, away from their families and for some, their children. Most are at rock bottom, having to live with the regret of what they have done - education gives them a focus. And hope.

Education provides prisoners with an opportunity to upskill, increasing their future employment prospects which directly reduces the likelihood of reoffending. Many prisoners will arrive without having basic Maths or English skills. Prison Education ensures all learners are put through Functional Skills Maths & English, which then puts them on the pathway to vocational learning courses, such as Carpentry, Bricklaying, Plumbing, Plastering & Tiling, Motor Mechanics, Catering and Horticulture.

Prisons have a dedicated education department, with classrooms and fully functioning workshop's, where teaching and learning can take place. You will be fully supported by an experienced education department. Training and development are available.

Details of this position:

This position is for a full-time Functional Skills Lecturer to work at a Category B/C Adult Male Prison. The role will involve working as a permanent Cover Teacher, teaching across City & Guilds Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT from Entry level to level 2, to classes of up to 10 learners. You may also cover some other subject areas where required. Lessons run for 2.5 hours, allowing for more contact time with the learners. This is a holding prison, meaning that prisoner's will only be in this prison for a short period of time before sentencing, resulting in a continuous roll-on roll-off of learners.

Work schedule: Monday to Friday - 37 hours per week
Work time: 8:30 - 17:00, with a 13:00 finish every other Friday.

Salary scale: £23,840 - £31,482

Holidays: 30 days + bank holidays

To be considered, suitable candidates will need to meet the following criteria:

  • A teaching qualification (or a willingness to work towards one)
  • A Maths or English subject specialism qualification
  • Experience teaching Functional Skills Maths and English.

Suitable candidates will need to be enthusiastic, resilient and have a humanistic approach. This role will not be for everyone, but anyone with a slight interest is encouraged to apply and if suitable, you will have the opportunity to have a discussion with the hiring manager directly over the phone, who can provide more detail and an insight into life working in a prison.

If you are interested in this position, then please apply via the link. Alternatively, you can contact Chris to discuss the role in further detail.

If this vacancy is not of interest to you at this time, but you happen to know someone who might be suitable and interested, then please kindly pass these details on to them.

Important Notice

Dovetail and Slate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, applicants and clients to share this commitment.

This role may involve work with under 18's or vulnerable adults. Any appointment will be made subject to strict vetting and screening checks and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Dovetail and Slate ltd acts as an Employment Agency (perm) and an Employment Business (temp/contract).


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