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Senior Trainer (Prisons)

Job Title: Senior Trainer (Prisons)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 005
Contact Name: Neil Wood
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 15, 2018 11:44

Job Description

Job Description – Senior Trainer 1 July 2016
JOB TITLE: Senior Trainer


REPORTS TO: Head of Learning
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Team Leading vocational trainers
INTERNAL CONTACTS: Head of Learning, Admin Manager, Case Manager, vocational trainers
HOURS: minimum 37 (core hours 8.15am-4.15pm)
You will plan for and deliver dry lining courses within a custodial setting in order prepare prisoners for employment upon release. You will set high expectations for the work environment and your learners in terms of security, health and safety and outcomes for learners.
In addition you will assist the Head of Learning in the line management of a team of vocational trainers.
1. Provide training in your vocational area 2. Be responsible for ensuring a safe and secure working environment in line with Bounce Back and prison policies, carrying out regular health and safety and security audits of the entire training provision on site 3. Plan engaging and challenging sessions with course material that meets the need of individual learners 4. Provide feedback to trainees in order to help them progress and actively engage learners in their own evaluation and assessment 5. Maintain group profiles, individual learning plans and additional learning support records 6. Invigilate examinations and ensure that portfolios and written records are up to date to satisfy internal and external quality assurance criteria 7. Complete daily registers and enrolment forms 8. Maintain displays that promote a positive and safe environment and support learning 9. Attend training events and meetings as and when required 10. Contribute to team meetings and cover colleagues as and when required
Job Description – Senior Trainer 2 July 2016
11. Line manage staff in the absence of the Head of Learning 12. Liaise with other departments and key personnel within the prison to ensure that Bounce back is able to meet its objectives within the prison
This job description is not intended to be complete or limiting and you may be asked to complete ad hoc tasks as requested by your manager.
Teaching qualification, level 3 or above (DTTLS, PGCE, Cert Ed) or willingness to work towards a level 3 qualification within the first year
Assessor’s qualification (ideal)
Level 3 vocational qualification (ideal)
Level 2 Team leading qualification (ideal)
1. Team player
2. Motivated
3. High degree of integrity
4. Reliable
5. Ability to work with minimum supervision
6. Willing to acquire new skills and learn from others
CORE COMPETENCIES: Planning Ability to plan ahead and manage time Plans for contingencies Demonstrates a positive approach to problems when they arise Can plan to work within a budget Working individually and with others Ability to work upon own initiative and make decisions Actively participates and contributes to teamwork Builds rapport with others Actively seeks support and learns from others Ability to delegate and ensure that team objectives are met
Job Description – Senior Trainer 3 July 2016
Communication Can adapt style of communication to suit different situations Listens to others and considers others’ views Ability to relate to management and staff at all levels Supporting Learners Can identify training and support needs in others Makes clear expectations and sets high standards for self and others Can encourage and motivate others Promotes literacy, numeracy and wider employability skills Technical Accuracy Keeps accurate and timely records Pays attention to detail in work Identifies and rectifies mistakes in a timely manner Takes pride in own work

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