ITQ Tutor

Nottingham | Other

Base Location: HMP Lowdham Grange

Permanent, Part Time - 20 hours p/w

Up to £32,121 pro-rata pa + Excellent Corporate Benefits Package


Here at HMP Lowdham Grange, we are looking for ITQ Tutor to develop, administer and deliver all aspects of your specialist subject at the varying levels and in line with the core curriculum and awarding body specification(s). To assist Education Managers / Head of Learning and Skills in the delivery of an education provision which increases employability, reduces the likelihood of reoffending and prepares prisoners for a successful return to the community.


As the ITQ Tutor your key accountabilities will include:


  • Preparing individual lesson plans, planning learning activities, using high quality learning materials, equipment and resources to maximise productive and effective learning opportunities for learners.
  • Delivering education in groups in a classroom setting and / or on residential wings
  • To administer all aspects of the accreditation process for learners enrolled to the courses
  • To ensure the delivery of a quality provision.
  • 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.
  • Teach lessons of 3 hours in duration AM and PM as required by the Learning and Skills Department.
  • Maintain effective and thorough ILP's for each learner, setting targets and giving constructive feedback.
  • To cover lessons as required in the absence of colleagues to meet contractual requirements.
  • Managing resources within budget; carefully managing the use of equipment and resources actively encouraging learners to value them.
  • Regularly evaluating own work and encouraging learners to evaluate constructively the programmes they attend, in order to contribute to the continuous development of the service.
  • To ensure certification for those learners participating in the course.
  • To 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 with education and training colleagues, including attending curriculum area meetings and staff meetings; working with colleagues in other departments to enhance programme delivery and to promote education and training.
  • 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.
  • Developing links with other disciplines within the programmes area within your contract.
  • Maintaining links and information exchange with appropriate partnerships.
  • To share in the responsibility for ensuring good standards of learner behaviour and taking appropriate disciplinary action as required.
  • As required, to carry out rub down searching of prisoners to support the security aspects of the Tutor position.
  • To assist in other area(s) of the prison when instructed and directed by senior management.
  • Adhere to the sickness reporting guidelines set out at induction.

To undertake other duties as directed by senior management.



What you need to do the job



  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)
  • Level 3 - subject specialism




  • Have proven experience of working in an environment that demands strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.
  • Recent experience, and appropriate knowledge, of teaching your subject
  • Experience of a custodial environment would be an advantage


Skills and Abilities


  • Able to form good working relationships.
  • Responds to identified needs by undertaking self-directed learning, research and training as required.



Why Serco?


Meaningful and vital work: As part of a highly collaborative team, you'll be able to strongly influence hiring managers efforts that help us deliver vital services.


A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won't be hard to find.


Great people: You'll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.


What we offer


  • Pension - 6%
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion

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.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, 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 and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. 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.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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22/12/2022 01:46:00
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