Teaching offenders can give you the challenge and job satisfaction you've been looking for...

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Could you motivate and inspire offender learners to gain new skills and build confidence?

There is no such thing as a typical prisoner and no two days teaching are the same. Many learners have no or few qualifications, complex learning needs and may also have mental health issues. It’s a challenge, but a career choice that many of our candidate’s love. You’ll be supporting prison learners to gain new skills and qualifications that will enable them to transform their lives and reintegrate back into the community.

Working as part of the education team you’ll be motivating and inspiring offenders to acquire new skills and build their confidence. For many learners’ this will be the first time they have studied for a formal qualification so you’ll need bags of enthusiasm and confidence, lots of patience and plenty of resilience. You’ll also need:

  • DBS Check and pass Ministry Of Justice security vetting checks

  • Able to work within security protocols


The benefits of teaching in prisons

Working in offender learning and rehabilitation offers advantages outside of traditional teaching routes. These include:

  • Flexibility to take holidays throughout the year without the usual term time restrictions 

  • Ability to work throughout the whole of the year

  • Down time within the prison for planning (no marking is completed at home) 

  • Opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD) 

  • Small manageable class sizes on average of between 7 and 15 learners 

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