Learning Facilitator/MISCO - HMP Coldingley

  • Job Reference: WREQ3462
  • Date Posted: 22 June 2022
  • Employer: Weston College
  • Website: https://www.weston.ac.uk/
  • Location: Woking, Surrey
  • Salary: £23,960 to £25,488
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Do you want to help transform life opportunities? Have you ever considered the unique challenge of Prison Education? Supporting education delivery in prisons is an incredibly rewarding challenge with the benefits of mainstream education.

Weston College is the regional provider for the Prison Education Framework (PEF) across the South West & South East of England and is now seeking to recruit a reliable and committed full time Learning Facilitator/MISCO to support the function of the education department at HMP Coldingley.

HMP Coldingley is a Category C training and resettlement prison for adult males. It is located in the village of Bisley in Surrey close to both Woking and Guildford.

This post is for 37 hours per week.

The successful applicant will be required to promote and support engagement with learning that is flexible and responsive to the needs of all learners and the wider prison community. You will work collaboratively with curriculum and prison staff as well as partner agencies to promote, facilitate and support access to learning that maximises engagement and progression including the use of the Virtual Campus for learning, resettlement and employment. The range of activities will vary according to the individual prison and the changing population priorities.

The role will also support the curriculum management team and tutors in the everyday running of the department including to develop and maintain an efficient and effective administrative office to support the work of the Prison Education Framework (PEF) team and to administer the processing and handling of student data in order to produce accurate and valid individualised learner record returns.

The successful candidate should have a minimum of 1 years’ experience within an administrative environment and be a very competent IT user. Experience working in an education setting would be beneficial.

This is an exciting time to join Weston College. The College is Ofsted 'Outstanding', its Higher Education provision is graded 'Gold' by the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), and Weston College has recently won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, one of only two Further Education colleges in the country to be awarded this prestigious honour. Furthermore, the College is an Investors in People 'Champion' and has been awarded 'Platinum' by Investors in People, which demonstrates Weston College's commitment to invest in our staff to improve performance.

Weston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS and obtain the appropriate prison clearance before starting the role.

Interview date: TBC

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive a high volume of applicants.