Do you want to help transform life opportunities? Have you ever considered the unique challenge of Prison Education? Teaching 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 and South East of England and is now seeking to recruit an outstanding and highly motivated full time Lecturer in Catering at HMP Maidstone.
This post is a full time post, for 37 hours per week.
HMP Maidstone is a Category C men’s prison for foreign nationals. It is located in the centre of Maidstone, Kent.
The successful applicant will be working in a highly dynamic learning environment and will need to be able to show flexibility and innovation in their approaches to teaching. They will have the ability to demonstrate a broad range of skills to engage with a wide range of learners. A relevant teaching qualification or experience is required as is an ability to work in partnership with others and excellent interpersonal skills.
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 has recently won the Lloyds Bank Employer of the Year award. In 2017, Weston College won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, one of only two Further Education colleges in the country ever to be awarded this prestigious honour. Furthermore, the College is ranked 28th in the not-for-profit category and 21st in the overall list of south west companies in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. The College is also 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 young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to obtain the appropriate prison clearance before starting the role.
Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early if we receive a high volume of applicants.
Weston College Offender Learning Services 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.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.