English Lecturer - Part Time

Job Description

Posted on: 
September 28, 2022


Location: HMP Swaleside, Brabazon Rd, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey ME12 4AX
Hours: 18.75 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Flexible Working: We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Salary: Up to £16,250 per annum (FTE £32,500 per annum)
Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To: Education Manager


MK College Group have an exciting new opportunity for a creative English Lecturer to join the team based at
HMP Swaleside on the Isle of Sheppey.

As an English Lecturer, you will be actively engaging prison-based learners with creative classes and
resources. Many of the learners have a diverse range of needs and learning abilities, they will often have had
a negative experience with education. As a successful English Teacher, you will truly inspire them and provide
learners with a positive learning experience.

This role will involve outreach work outside of the main classroom setting. You will be connecting with learners
in a professional manner, supporting them with their learning, enabling them to achieve success through not
only qualifications, but developing the confidence and softer skills that they can apply to employment as well
as other areas of education.

We are seeking an individual who can communicate well with learners to inspire and motivate them. The
average class consist of 8 learners and the sessions are approximately 3 hours long. Your lessons will need to
be adaptable, innovative, and imaginative.

MK College will treat all applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability
or any other individual characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from people with
backgrounds which are currently under-represented within Milton Keynes College. All offers made to
successful candidates are subject to satisfactory outcomes to a range of pre-employment checks
including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In addition, security clearance is required
for all prison services positions up to Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level.


  • 35 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays (entitlement will be pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Professional development opportunities, including professional qualifications
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) accessible 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • A variety of amazing discounts with NUS Card
  • Employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities

ABOUT HMP Swaleside…

Swaleside is a category B Long Term High Security prison for males. It is located on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent with an operational capacity of 1112. Core values include building a rehabilitative culture and reducing re-offending. Swaleside has a broad education curriculum with future plans for growth.

The curriculum at HMP Swaleside is broad. The prison delivers Functional Skills Maths and English, ESOL, Mentoring, Multi-Skills, Business Studies, IT, Employability, Nutrition, Art, Food Safety and Catering, Music, Radio, Science and Creative Writing. The prison is also hoping to expand the education curriculum in the future to include outreach services to the CSRU and workshops.

The education regime is 8.15am – 11.30am and 1.45pm – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday. Fridays are 8.15am – 11am.

The education department consists of spacious classrooms with excellent facilities, the environment strongly reflects a college rather than a prison.

\*\* For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached document.

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