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Are you looking to make a difference?

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help others to improve their lives, the lives of their families and to make a positive contribution to their local community? Then prison education is for you.

As Education Manager at HMP Oakwood you will be responsible and accountable for the day to day running, management and co-ordination of the service within an establishment, working directly with the prison Governor and education lead. Drive excellence in teaching and learning by co-ordinating effective quality assurance.

You will be responsible for strategic, cohesive and sequential working with other services, providers and organisations working within the prison.

To be successful in the role of Education Manager you will be required to;

Manage and coordinate education within the prison, working closely with the prison Director and leadership team to support.

Ensure that the quality of delivery is maintained, with accountability for driving excellence in teaching and learning (for example by ensuring self-assessment reporting, leading on establishment quality strategy, leading on learner voice forums) including membership of the establishment's Quality Improvement Group (QIG).

Responsible for ensuring strategic, cohesive and sequential working with other services, providers and organisations working within the prison.

Deliver contract within budget for resourcing, accreditation and consumables

Leading on the delivery of the curriculum within the prison.

Manage any inspections including OFSTED.

Work closely with the Contract Lot Manager to respond to change and to tailor needs to the specific prison, to support within the agreed contract parameters and governance framework.

Managing the resources (following allocation from the Contract Lot Manager) as defined within the Delivery Plan, liaising with the Contract Lot Manager.

Develop a CPD plan for the Lot in conjunction with the Contract Lot Manager.

Lead and manage the team within the site, with direct responsibility for the Hub Managers and administrative colleagues.

Shared responsibility with the Contract Lot Manager for the allocated budget for the site, c£1M - £4.5M.

Qualifications required:


Degree or equivalent

Teaching qualification - minimum Cert Ed or PGCE

Hold at least a Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy


Leadership and management qualification at Level 4 or above

In return you will receive:

A competitive salary of circa £46k plus a 4k honourium.

Work for one of the largest prisons in England and Wales, providing places for up to 2106 Category C male prisoners.

A favourable pension's scheme (https://(url removed))

Retail Discounts.

Employee Assistance Program.

Cycle to Work

Simply Health Cash Plan.

We are committed to making a difference and we need motivated and passionate colleagues who can make it happen. Novus is a specialist Prison Education provider working across England and Wales, for more information on our team, their story and what we do please visit us at (url removed)

This Education Manager role is offered on a permanent, full time basis, working 37.5 hours per week. You will be based at HMP Oakwood, working with Adults aged 18 and above, please visit (url removed)/contacts/prison-finder to find out more. If you want to get to know us, and the role a little better, please call the Contract Lot Manager (phone number removed).

To apply for this role through the Novus website, please click the 'apply now' button where you will be asked to submit a copy of your CV.

This role is subject to enhanced clearance and vetting.

Job Description:

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