Are you currently working in education and looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about making a difference in learners’ lives? Would you like the opportunity to teach smaller group sizes so that your delivery can have a greater impact? Do you want a rewarding career with opportunities for progression where you will experience genuine job satisfaction?
We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Functional Skills Tutor for Novus, our prison education provider at HMP Lancaster Farms, offered on a permanent, part-time basis working 18.5 hours per week.
What the role entails
In this role, you will work with, and be supported by, our amazing team of dedicated professionals to mentor our learners to develop their Functional Skills from Entry 1 to Level 2 learners which will in turn help them to secure future employment opportunities post-release. Classroom sizes are 8-10 learners, delivered over 10 sessions per week. If you have a teaching qualification, we would love to hear from you.
You will need patience, passion and understanding in your approach to our learners who have ‘hit a bump in the road’ but want to learn and improve.
Working in a prison is different to a mainstream education facility. We operate with security at the forefront of what we do, so our class sizes are small to maximise supportive delivery. To aid this you also will be supported by Learning Support Practitioners who will support with one to one when required. Our security team are on hand to ensure the lessons run smoothly. We always try to cater to a learner’s individual needs and ensure we create a positive learner experience. Time will be given to planning and your Local Education Manager is always on hand to provide support as and when needed. Delivery happens between Monday and Friday and weekends are strictly for rest and relaxation.
What we need from you
To be successful in the role of Functional Skills Tutor, you will need:
Ideally, you will want to be a part of a team which 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 will be a self-starter with a passion to learn and grow yourself and will bring passion, dedication and positivity to your new role.
As part of the LTE Group family, you will benefit from an excellent package including:
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 custodial settings across England and Wales, to take new directions. We operate 50 hubs in the United Kingdom where our specialist teams are on hand to support Adults and Children to improve their employability prospects post-release.
Novus is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. We are working to support our Veterans into employment and are also proud holders of the Disability Confident Employer award.
If you feel you could make a difference in this rewarding and growing sector, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.
The closing date for this job advert is 12/12/2023 however sometimes the job advert may close early if we receive a good response!
LTE group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be required to undergo an appropriate DBS check via the Criminal Records Bureau and may be subject to additional online checks as part of our pre-screening process. Some roles are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and would require an Enhanced DBS check.
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