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, Plumbing, Plastering & Tiling, Motor Mechanics, Catering and Horticulture.
Prisons have a dedicated education department, with classrooms and fully functioning workshop's, 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 ESOL Lecturer to work at a Category B/C Adult Male Prison. The role will involve teaching City & Guilds ESOL from Entry level to level 2, to classes of up to 10 learners, as well as outreach one-to-one tuition. Lessons run for 2.5 hours, allowing for more contact time with the learners. This is a holding prison, meaning that prisoner's will only be in this prison for a short period of time before sentencing, resulting in a continuous roll-on roll-off of learners.
Work schedule: Monday to Friday - 37 hours per week
Work time: 8:15 - 16:45, with a 16:15 finish every other Friday.
Salary scale: £23,840 - £31,482
Holidays: 30 days + bank holidays
To be considered, suitable candidates will need to meet the following criteria:
- A teaching qualification ( or a willingness to work towards one )
- An English language subject specialism qualification (CELTA, DELTA, TEFL, TESOL)
- Experience teaching ESOL
Suitable candidates will need to be enthusiastic, resilient and have a humanistic approach. This role will not be for everyone, but anyone with a slight interest is encouraged to apply and if suitable, you will have the opportunity to have a discussion with the hiring manager directly over the phone, who can provide more detail and an insight into life working in a prison.