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Head of Education

Head of Education

HMYOI Werrington


  • Expired
£46,713.42 - £50,824.31 (subject to job evaluation)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
23 November 2017

Job overview

Job Ref: 4456

Are you looking for a new challenge in Education? Do you want to work in an environment where you can really make a difference?

The largest national provider of Offender Learning in the UK, Novus, is currently seeking an experienced and qualified Head of Education to manage the education function at the young offenders institution; HMPYOI Werrington, Stoke on Trent.

This is a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to have a real impact on the lives and futures of young people.

You will lead the education team at to HMPYOI Werrington on a permanent, full time (37 hours per week) basis to deliver services that maximise access to education, opportunity and achievement for all Young People to enhance their employment or further education opportunities upon release. You will strategically plan, implement and manage the education service to meet the individual needs of the learner, aims of business partners and stakeholders. This will synchronise with the expectations of local authorities, schools, external further education colleges and employers.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Learner focused
  • An excellent communicator
  • Commercially aware
  • Outcome driven.

Qualifications/Experience needed include:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Hold QTLS
  • Hold, or be willing to work towards, an Institute of Leadership and Management accredited qualification or equivalent qualification.
  • Proven track record of managing a complex education service and a high performing team as outlined in the role profile.

About the Employer:

Novus are the largest and best performing provider of education, training and employability services to prisoners and offenders in the country. The latest inspections by HMIP and Ofsted of their provision in prisons graded 80% `good` or `outstanding`, the complete reverse of the national figure of just 33% identified in the 2014/15 HMIP Annual Report.

In return for your dedication, as an employee of Novus, you will be rewarded with:

  • Generous holidays (increases on service)
  • Fantastic pension scheme
  • Extensive training and development
  • Simply health scheme
  • And many more...

Closing date: 23rd November 2017


Additional information:

Applicants must demonstrate in their application their ability to meet the Key Responsibilities and Qualifications/Skills/Experience detailed within the role profile.

Novus is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community

Please note that they request a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check for the successful candidate for this post.

About HMYOI Werrington

+44 1782 463 300

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