Job Details

Job Title:
Vocational Trainer - Joinery
Reporting To:
Hub Manager – Vocational Training/WBL
Learning & Skills
HMP Berwyn
£24190 - £28785 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 – Vocational Training/WBL, your role will be to deliver high quality, learner focused vocational training to meet contractual requirements, awarding body standards and learner needs in line with agreed policies and procedures.

  • Key Accountabilities


    • Plan, organise and deliver a vocational competency based curriculum up to Level 3
    • Within a Scheme of Work, develop lesson plans to ensure compliance with curriculum best practice and quality targets
    • Ensure the safeguarding of learners
    • Work collaboratively with Essential Skills tutors/Learning Support practitioners to support literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills within the programme.
    • 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 completion of documents related to accreditation, funding and compliancy
    • Participate in continual professional development activities to ensure skills and qualifications are in line with sector best practice.
    • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety legislation and prison security requirements
  • Management & Leadership


  • Financial


  • Qualifications

    • Hold a minimum L3 qualification in relevant subject specific area - Essential
    • PGCE/Cert Ed - Desirable
    • Hold at least a level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy Hold appropriate assessor qualification - 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
    • 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 - Essential
    • Achievement of quality targets, including those related to recruitment, retention and achievement - Essential
    • Produce accurate and timely reports - Essential
    • Positive contribution to establishment planning & development processes - Essential
    • Positive team working - Essential
  • 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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