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Education and Training

Teacher (Fixed Term) HMP Swansea – 47703
£31,924 - £36,715
Swansea

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Overview of the job

This is an advisory job in an establishment.

Summary

The job holder is responsible for developing prisoner skills and increasing  educational attainment by designing and delivering educational courses including recognised and accredited qualifications and basic skills to prisoners, providing a range of educational programmes and supporting independent learning. 

In Welsh establishments teachers are directly employed by National Offender Management Service (NOMS) to actively provide (design and deliver) accredited educational programmes to prisoners. 

This is a non-operational job with no line management responsibilities.

Responsibilities, Activities and Duties

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties: 

  • Design and deliver a range of education courses to meet the diverse needs of the prisoner population and facilitating accredited courses through external examining bodies including GCSEs, A-Levels, Higher Education (Open University)
  • Review, promote and update the range of courses on offer in the establishment, including the content and any materials used to deliver it
  • Interview prisoners to discuss previous learning experiences and assess skills
  • Develop work schemes and lesson plans ensuring that these meet the criteria set by the relevant examining board
  • Process applications for open learning: risk assesses the application, identify funding and facilitate courses with external learning providers
  • Supervise prisoners whilst engaged in education classes
  • Holds 1:1 tutorials with prisoners to support their individual learning needs and supports them on open learning courses by accessing materials (such as information from the internet) on their behalf
  • Assess and mark work including formal coursework related to exam courses
  • Invigilate exams and act as internal verifier/moderator for evidence based learning programmes
  • Arrange exhibitions to showcase prisoners work, working with colleagues in the wider community
  • Deliver skills development workshops to prisoners’ families; e.g. Family Man, Story Book Dads, Fathers Inside
  • Deliver against targets set by the Government based on progression and achievement through recognised education programmes
  • Work with colleagues in Offender Management Unit to contribute to sentence planning and sentence planning reviews
  • Prepares for announced and unannounced inspections
  • Facilitate and support trainee teachers on work experience in the establishment as required including responsibility for their security during the placement; this may involve ongoing mentoring with the student teacher
  • Represent the education department at internal employment boards to review job applications from prisoners and make recommendations about appropriateness of prisoner activities 

Undertake other tasks including: 

  • Undertake and ensure that all relevant administration, data collection and analysis including relevant Service Delivery Indicator’s (SDI) are collated
  • Liaise with external bodies where required 

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The Job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the Job Holder 

Competencies

All of the competencies in the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Competency and Qualities Framework are relevant to this group profile. For the purpose of selection the following competencies will be measured: 

  • 3. Making Effective Decisions
  • 4. Leading and Communicating
  • 5. Collaborating and Partnering
  • 9. Managing a Quality Service
  • 13. Caring
  • 14. Persuading and Influencing

Essential Skills/Qualifications/Accreditation/Registration

Must hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Education Further Education PGCE(FE)

Continued Professional Development (CPD) is mandatory for this role and will include regular retraining and up-skilling related to courses already being delivered or in  the development of new courses, and in professional teaching skills/qualifications 

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence through the  medium of English or (where specified in Wales) Welsh 

HoursofWorkand Allowances

37 hour working week

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s, including HMPPS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

If you are a current NPS employee, this vacancy may be available on a Loan basis for up to 2 years. Applications are invited from suitable qualified staff.

The Loan/Secondment is subject to the approval of the selected candidate’s Business Unit, which should be obtained before confirmation of appointment.

Benefits

Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

You are entitled to 9 days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment

Pension

-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

-HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. HMPPS offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season Ticket Advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare Vouchers

For any moves across the Civil Service may have implications on your ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Training

-HMPPS is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and HMPPS provide a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles

Eligibility

-All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within HMPPS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which HMPPS considers to be racist

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity.

There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.