English Tutor-HMP Lowdham Grange

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English Tutor
HMP Lowdham Grange, Nottinghamshire
Full-Time/ Permanent
Salary range between £29,718- £32,121 per annum DOE & Qualifications

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity that makes a real difference, then prison education is for you. Here at Serco we are looking for an experienced English Tutor with a genuine passion for their subject to join us at HMP Lowdham Grange.  HMP Lowdham Grange is a privately operated category B prison in Nottinghamshire.  We have an adult male population of long-term sentenced prisoners.  We aim to engage the men in purposeful activity throughout their sentence with opportunities for employment, education, psychological intervention, engagement with Offender Management and a variety of healthcare services.  

We are not just looking for good tutors, but for individuals who can: 


-    Act as role models to prisoners 
-    Ensure that prisoners leave us with their desired qualifications 
-    Develop individual potential 
-    Increase employability for prisoners 

All of which reduces the likelihood of reoffending and prepares prisoners for a successful return to the community.  
We are committed to making a difference and we need motivated and passionate colleagues who can make it happen. The successful applicant must be flexible, confident and an excellent communicator. 
You will assist the Curriculum Managers provide education through developing, administering and delivering all aspects of your specialist subject, at the varying levels, in line with the core curriculum and awarding body specifications to maximise productive and effective learning opportunities for learners. To perform the role of English tutor for several students, you will need to set and review targets, track attendance, conduct 1:1 progress meeting's and enable progression. 


You will also be responsible for: 


  • Maintaining accurate records, including learner attendance, records of work, progression route and levels of achievement. Presenting reports for recruitment, retention and achievement and other performance reports as required. 
  • Establishing and maintaining positive and professional relationships with learners, to create an appropriate environment for learning. Ensure certification for those learners participating in the course as well as provide learners with feedback and guidance to support their learning on a regular basis. 
  •  Actively promoting all programme activities and ensuring that current, accurate and appropriate promotional material is available for the courses for they are responsible. 
  • Working in accordance with all statutory, Home Office, company, and department requirements.  This will include reporting security and /or intelligence information immediately to the Head of Learning Skills and making referrals to the designated person/professional service providers. 
  • As required, to carry out rub down searching of prisoners to support the security aspects of the Tutor position. 

What you will need to do the role: 

First and foremost, you'll need to have worked in a similar role for a minimum of 1-3 years, obtained a minimum of a Level 3 Award in Education & Training (QCF) (Level 4 highly desirable), Certificate in Education, PGCE as well as a Level 3 in the specialist subject (Level 5 highly desirable). If you have previously worked in a custodial environment this would be extremely advantageous. 
The successful applicant will demonstrate that they have experience working in an environment that demands strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. You will also showcase your ability to form strong working relationships, work to very tight deadlines and continuously strive towards improving teaching methods. 

What we offer


  • Salary range between £29,718- £32,121 per annum DOE & Qualifications
  • Working in a tight knit, friendly team environment  
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • An autonomous and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference to public sector services
  • 23 holiday and increases each year up to 25, plus bank hols



Why Serco

Meaningful and vital work - You'll contribute to the reintegration of ex-offenders back into society, helping them to address the factors that influence criminal behaviour and lowering reoffending rates
A world of opportunity - With six prisons across the UK and a breadth of roles, you'll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression
Great people - You'll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team. who believe passionately in the value of our work.


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

We see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates. We're a proud holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard and we actively encourage applications from females, those with disabilities or from an ethnic minority background. 

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