Job Details

Job Title:
Vocational Trainer – Bricklaying
Reporting To:
Hub Manager – VT Construction
Learning & Skills
HMP - Berwyn
£29,155 - £34,681

Description Job Role

HMP Berwyn offers exceptional learning & skill provision, with a focus on rehabilitation, to the men it houses. The curriculum offer supports 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, your role will be to deliver high quality, learner focussed vocational training to meet learner needs, contractual requirements and Awarding Body standards and in line with policies and procedures.

  • Key Accountabilities

    • Plan, organise, deliver and assess a vocational, competency based curriculum up to Level 3
    • Contribute to curriculum development, lead and support in the planning, delivery and accreditation of learner focussed educational provision
    • Develop, or contribute to, a scheme of work and lesson plans to ensure compliance with best practice and quality targets
    • Prepare up to date and appropriate teaching materials and assessments
    • Teach using a variety of methods, including formal lessons, discussions, practical activities, projects and assignments. Differentiate lesson plans and teaching methods to meet individual learner needs
    • Provide marking and feedback of learners’ class work and assessments
    • Work collaboratively with colleagues, to support literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills within the curriculum area
    • Ensure that learner records are accurate and are maintained in line with data protection and agreed policies
    • Provide timely and accurate completion of documents related to accreditation, funding and compliance
    • Communicate effectively with Novus Cambria colleagues, learners, stakeholders and other departments across the establishment
    • Ensure the safeguarding of learners
    • Comply with Health & Safety legislation and prison security requirements
    • Participate in continual professional development activities to ensure skills and qualifications are in line with sector best practice.
  • Management & Leadership


  • Financial


  • Qualifications

    • Hold a minimum L3 qualification in relevant, subject specific area - Essential
    • PGCE, or equivalent teaching qualification - Desirable
    • Hold at least a level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy - Essential
    • Hold appropriate Assessor qualification (TAQA 3, A1, or equivalent) - Essential
    • Hold, or commit to gain within 1 year, an appropriate Internal Verifier qualification (TAQA 4, V1, or equivalent) - dependent upon course accreditation requirements - Essential
    • Ability to speak fluent Welsh - Desirable
    • Subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check - Essential
  • Experience

    • Experience of a range of delivery and assessment methods within subject areas - Essential
    • Industry experience within appropriate vocational sector - Essential
    • Experience of working within a prison, further education or training setting - Essential
  • Skills

    • Ability to fulfil delivery targets, KPIs and plans - Essential
    • Ability to deliver information to groups, differentiating according to the needs of the audience - Essential
    • Good communication skills, oral and written - Essential
    • Ability to co-operate and share work with others, positive team working - Essential
    • Ability to produce accurate and timely reports - Essential
    • Excellent time management skills - 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 well-being of learners and staff.
    • To actively contribute to the principles of Equality and Diversity within the prison.
    • To work flexibly as required.
    • 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 demonstrate an empathy with the Welsh culture.
    • To undertake other duties that Management may, from time to time, reasonably require, commensurate with the grade.

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