Head of Education, Feltham, London

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Prospects ServicesFeltham, London

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £75,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Are you a leader who is passionate about education within a Young Offender Institute?

We are seeking an inspirational leader to work as the Head of Education at HMP Feltham Young Offenders Institute.

The role will involve ensuring that young people make best possible achievement progress during their time at Feltham.  You will provide leadership, management and coordination of the contract for the delivery of learning and skills at Feltham YOI, including the management of all Prospects staff employed within the institution.

You will:  

  • build an ethos of success in qualifications
  • set high expectations and continue to improve standards
  • work with senior prison leaders
  • lead staff

The successful candidate will hold a degree level qualification including a National College for Teaching and Leadership; National Professional qualification for Senior Leadership; National Professional Qualification for Headship or similar.  You must have evidence of Ofsted inspection training; notably to become proficient with new framework.   

Significant recent experience in an educational leadership role or member of a Senior Leadership Team.  Substantial and varied teaching experience within post 14 education; Academies, Schools, FE, PRUs. Experience of managing an appropriate, challenging and balanced curriculum. It is desirable if you have experience of working within a secure setting and have evidence of understanding the Youth Justice System.

About HMPYOI Feltham

HMYOI Feltham is a Young Offenders Institute located in Feltham, London.

Prospects provides education for all young people within Feltham Young Offenders Institution, up to the age of 18 and has increased the number of hours a young person in custody at Feltham spends in education each week to equip them with qualifications and skills to break the cycle of reoffending when they leave detention.

The establishment’s regime includes academic education (full/part-time), workshops and vocational training in a wide range of industry.

About Prospects

The Prospects Group provides tailored education, employment, training and care products and services for people at all stages of life.

Open Event at HMPYOI Feltham: 27th September 18.00-19.30.  To register your interest and to arrange gate access for the event please contact anita.dobe@prospects.co.uk or 020 8315 1243

Close date - 9th October 09.00
Assessment and Interview - 17th / 18th October

Benefits Include:

  • 26 days holiday rising to 28 after 10 years’ service
  • Group personal pension plan where the company single matches up to a maximum of 6% 
  • Access to various salary sacrifice schemes such as Child vouchers, cycle2work
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Healthcare Schemes

CV and covering letter to be sent to Victoria.Blakeman@Prospects.co.uk 

“Prospects is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and eliminating discrimination, as a core value.We are determined that the principles of equality and diversity will underpin all our activities.We welcome applications from every section of the community, particularly from people with disabilities who are underrepresented in the Company.”

Job location

More about Prospects Services
Address: Prospects House, 19 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1LT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8315 1500