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Art and Craft Tutor

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Job Introduction

HMP Bronzefield are currently recruiting for an Art and Craft Tutor.

As an Art and Craft Tutor, you will provide learners support to increase their Art and Craft level and pass a recognised Art & Crafts qualification.

HMP/YOI Bronzefield is a closed local prison serving courts across the South of England. Our mission is to deliver quality of life services which make a meaningful difference to women in the criminal justice system by supporting them to change their lives for the better. To achieve this we focus on providing needs-based services and programmes to rehabilitate and improve the well-being of our women. 

We house up to 572 women (approximately 14.5% of the national female prison population). The women in our custody have a diverse and complex set of needs and range from mothers and babies, young offenders, life and long term sentenced women, short to mid-term sentenced women, foreign nationals and women on remand. 

We have been awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People for our commitment to our staff, their development, engagement and investment in a sustainable future.

Sodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

Role Responsibility

  • Work effectively and efficiently with the Curriculum Lead and Education Manager to produce innovative and stimulating lessons for prisoners to encourage participation whatever level the prisoners are starting from
  • Effectively plan courses and lessons by preparing and using schemes of work and lesson plans for all classes for the benefit of the learner as for evidence at inspection/lesson observations
  • Ensure all relevant policies and procedures, such as Security, Health and Safety and Prisoner Welfare, are adhered to and take responsibility of the work area
  • Identify the needs of individuals in classes and groups and develop differentiate teaching methods and resources accordingly
  • Assist in any marketing strategies related to courses, delivery and training within normal work hours and out of normal work hours
  • Promote the brand of Jail Birds, increase range of products, support the sale of the items
  • Monitor take-up of taught courses and employ strategies to increase take-up to ensure maximum attendance
  • Monitor attendance, achievement and progression of learners reporting any difficulties to your Line Manager
  • Attend team meetings to evaluate progress and promote good practice and attend all staff meetings, which will include giving feedback on classes and ideas for development of teaching practice and the Department generally
  • Establish a rapport with prisoners to encourage them to take their first steps in learning and achieve a recognised qualification
  • Monitor quality control of work produced by prisoners to maintain standards required
  • Contribute to course reviews and setting and monitoring action plans

The Ideal Candidate

Essential

  • Full teaching qualification (Minimum of CTLLS) or PGCE or working towards
  • Experience of delivering Art and or Craft in the classroom
  • Recognised Level 3 qualification or above in an identified subject and professional experience
  • Have an interest in the rehabilitation and resettlement of offenders
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively at all times through different mediums, including spoken and written communication
  • Practicing artist in the community

Desirable

  • Experience of instructing/supporting people with challenging behaviour
  • Assessor or IV qualification is desirable. 
  • Experience in a prison environment

Package Description

£26,000 - £30,000 per annum (inclusive of London weighting)

37.5 hours per week

Excellent benefits including season ticket loans, free meals, free parking, subsidised gym membership, group discount schemes, pension and 28 days holiday.

For more information on Sodexo Careers and Sodexo Justice please visit Sodexo Careers and Careers in Justice

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying ;for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

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