Job Details

Job Title:
Work Based Learning (WBL) Assessor
Reporting To:
Hub Manager - Vocational Training/WBL
Learning & Skills
HMP Berwyn
£23000 - £25,000 pa

Description Job Role

HMP Berwyn will offer exceptional learning & skill provision with a focus on rehabilitation to the men it houses. The curriculum offer will support this process and we are seeking exceptional staff to help us deliver this agenda across a wide range of areas.

As directed by the Hub Manager for Vocational Training/WBL you will assess in your curriculum area ensuring that you meet budget, quality and operational targets. You will deliver high quality, learner focused education to meet contractual requirements and standards, in line with agreed policies and procedures.

  • Key Accountabilities


    • Support the delivery and assessment of learning.
    • Ensure compliance with curriculum best practice and quality targets.
    • Contribute to curriculum develop to meet local and national priorities.
    • Ensure safeguarding of learners and staff.
    • Ensure that learner records are accurate and maintained in line with data protection and agreed policies.
    • Compliance with agreed policies and procedures.
    • Timely and accurate recording and record keeping of all starts, progression and completions.
    • Participate in continual professional development activities to ensure skills and qualifications are in line with sector best practice.
    • Work in conjunction with stakeholders to ensure the learner is supported throughout their qualification.
    • Plan, lead and develop the curriculum area within the team to ensure compliance and work with appropriate Essential Skills tutors to ensure integration and progression towards ESW targets.
    • Lead in delivery and accreditation of learner-focused provision.
  • Management & Leadership


  • Financial

    Timely and accurate reporting on funding and compliance activity.

  • Qualifications

    • Hold a minimum L3 qualification in relevant subject specific area - Essential
    • Hold at least a Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy - Essential
    • Hold appropriate assessors award - Essential
    • To hold or commit to gain an Internal Verifier award within 1 year (dependent upon course accreditation requirements) - Essential
    • The ability to speak fluent Welsh - Desirable
  • Experience

    • Have experience in the relevant vocational area - Essential
    • Experience within a similar role - Essential
    • Have a recent track record of effective assessing in delivering in subject specialism - Essential
    • Experience of working within the appropriate vocational sector - Essential
    • Experience of working within a prison, further education or training setting - Essential
  • Skills

    • Able to fulfil delivery targets and plans including achievement of KPIs - Essential
    • Achievement of quality targets, including those related to retention and achievement - Essential
    • Produce accurate and timely reports - Essential
    • Positive contribution to establishment planning & development processes - Essential
    • Positive team working - Essetntial
  • Behavioural Competencies

    • Releasing potential - Essential
    • Respect - Essential
    • Collaboration - Essential
    • Integrity - Essential
    • Sustainability - Essential
    • Accountability - Essential
  • General

    • To actively contribute to Novus Cambria’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of learners and staff.
    • To actively contribute to the principles of Equality and Diversity within the prison.
    • To work flexibly.
    • To carry out such training, re-training and updating as may be necessary to fulfil the requirements of the post.
    • To ensure duties are carried out with full regard to Health & Safety legislation and to enable Novus Cambria to meet its objectives in providing a safe and healthy environment for all users.
    • To undertake other duties that Management may, from time to time, reasonably require, commensurate with the grade.
    • Demonstrate an empathy with the Welsh culture.

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