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Student Support & Recruitment Worker

Winchester, Hampshire
£18,000 to £20,000
Job Type
2 Sep 2022
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, Painting & Decorating, Plastering & Tiling, Industrial Cleaning, Barbering, Catering and Horticulture. Prisons have a dedicated education department, with classrooms and fully functioning workshops, where teaching and learning can take place. You will be fully supported by an experienced education department. Training and development opportunities are available. Details of this position: This position is for a full-time Student Support Recruitment Worker to work at a Category B Adult Male Prison. The role will involve promoting education to maximise the recruitment of students onto learning programmes and supporting their learning goals within the prison. In addition, you will be a point of contact for prospective and current students of The Open University. You will be responsible for administrative processes, data entry and maintenance related to the learning experience, liaising with students and supporting their journey towards gaining higher education qualifications in a flexible way. Work schedule: Monday to Friday - 37.5 hours per week Work time: 8:15 - 16:30 Salary scale: Up to £20,000 (subject to experience) Holidays: 25 days + bank holidays + up to 5 college closure days To be considered, suitable candidates will need to meet the following criteria: Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above. Hold an administration or customer services-based qualification at level 2 or above. Proven experience of presenting to groups. Proven customer service or promotional experience. If you are interested in this position, then please apply via the link. Alternatively, you can contact Nathan 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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  • Job Reference: 702848310-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Dovetail and Slate
    Dovetail and Slate
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire
  • Salary: £18,000 to £20,000
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent