Job Details

Job Title:
Vocational Trainer - Catering
Reporting To:
Hub Manager – Work Based Learning
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 – Work Based Learning, 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 - Essential
    • Hold at least a level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy - Essential
    • 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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