English Tutor – HMP Littlehey, Huntingdon | Cambridgeshire

From £30,000p.a. DOE

Posted 2 weeks ago | ref: 278530

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As a Tutor delivering education in prisons, you can really make a difference to improve people’s lives. Challenging, yet extremely rewarding, this role plays a significant part in helping to reduce our learners re-offending. Our Tutors play an integral part in identifying the training requirements of our learners, building them a training plan and helping them to overcome any barriers to employment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Identifying the individual needs of learners ensuring that all learners have an individual learning plan which links to their long-term employment goals.
  • Continually reviewing our learner’s progression to ensure that the training continues to meet their identified needs.
  • Preparing, delivering and reviewing comprehensive lesson plans for all sessions that address the training needs of the group including basic literacy, numeracy, language and other social / employability barriers to employment.
  • Actively gaining feedback from learners and other sources, reviewing & improving curriculum content accordingly.
  • Engaging and motivating both individuals and learner groups to increase retention.
  • Completing all of the necessary administration e.g. registers, enrolment forms, ILPs, reviews, Awarding Body documentation as determined by external and internal requirements in line with contractual deadlines.
  • Working with colleagues / hosts to assist learner’s progression towards qualifications, and movement into employment.
  • Roles may vary in some detail between sites and flexibility is a prime requirement of staff

Person specification:

Education, training and qualifications:

  • Maths and English Level 2 needed for Vocational Tutors and Level 3 needed for Functional Skills Tutors (Essential)
  • Full teaching qualification at Level 5 or above or equivalent ( e.g. PGCE, Cert Ed, DTTLS) or willingness to work towards
  • Subject specialist qualification

Skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • Confidence in using a diverse range of presentation, facilitation and communication skills.
  • The ability to handle challenging situations whilst remaining calm and in control especially in a group situation.
  • Respect for and understanding of Safeguarding, Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Data Protection policies with specific attention to health and safety requirements when organising off-site activities.
  • A passion to motivate and lead by example to support people to achieve qualifications.


  • Experience of developing curriculum/ programmes of learning and of planning & delivering, on a roll-on, roll-off programme.
  • An empathy with the learner group and experience of overcoming complex barriers, a background in working with unemployed and / or disadvantaged people and in a challenging or secure environment is desirable

The Legal Bit

Protocol National ltd trading as Protocol are acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Protocol is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.