Job Details

Job Title:
Hub Manager
Reporting To:
Head of Learning and Skills
Learning & Skills
HMP Berwyn
£35,960 - £41,620

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.

The Creative Arts, Digital and Higher Learning Hub aims to inspire our learners and raise aspirations. It incorporates a wide curriculum, including Art, Performing Arts, Digital Media, ICT, Business Enterprise, support for Higher Education and distance learning and the Street Soccer Academy.

As part of the Senior Management Team and as directed by the Head of Learning and Skills, you will:

  • Lead a team of delivery and teaching staff to deliver high quality, learner focussed education in your curriculum area
  • Manage the day to day running of your curriculum area, ensuring that you meet budget, quality and operational targets
  • Ensure that your curriculum area meets contractual requirements and standards, in line with agreed policies and procedures
  • Key Accountabilities


    • Plan, lead and develop curriculum areas to ensure compliance with the national curriculum framework, best practice and quality targets
    • Be responsible for specific curriculum areas and take a strategic lead in developing and managing those areas
    • Coordination and management of the delivery team, in partnership with other managers, within the organisation, in line with agreed policies and procedures
    • Provide support, mentoring and development opportunities to direct reports
    • Lead the delivery of learner focussed and employer focussed education provision, within the curriculum area
    • As part of the Senior Management Team, contribute to the organisation’s priorities and lead curriculum development within the curriculum area
    • Support the Quality Lead to design and implement quality assurance processes and support staff to comply with these
    • Teach designated hours as required, with a flexible approach to delivering across curriculum areas, as needed to fulfil contractual requirements
    • Lead staff to ensure the safeguarding of learners
    • Monitor and manage the accuracy of learner records and ensure they are maintained in line with data protection and agreed policies
    • Oversee the 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
    • 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

    • Lead manage and develop direct reports to deliver high quality, learner focussed education in the curriculum area
    • To undertake staff management and deployment ensuring all staff are appropriately supported and poor performance addressed with effective use of the PR&D process as required
    • Monitor performance and ensure target setting is implemented appropriately and self-evaluation reflects the organisation’s priorities and outcomes
  • Financial

    • Be responsible for the management, allocation and monitoring of devolved operational and curriculum budgets
    • Oversee day to day budget and make the most effective use of resources
  • Qualifications

    • Hold a minimum L3 qualification in relevant, subject specific area
    • Teaching qualification, minimum PGCE or equivalent
    • Minimum Level 2 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy
    • Assessor qualification (TAQA 3, A1, or equivalent)
    • Internal Verifier qualification (TAQA 4, V1, or equivalent)
    • Ability to speak fluent Welsh
    • Subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Experience

    • Knowledge of curriculum development, at appropriate levels, across more than one subject specialism
    • Knowledge of Awarding Body requirements
    • Knowledge of effective leadership and management styles and methods
    • Track record of effective teaching or training experience in subject specialism
    • Track record of efficient administration in relation to accreditation and course requirements
    • Experience of leading and managing staff effectively, preferably in an educational setting, supporting team and personal development
    • Experience of working with learners who present challenging behaviours
    • Experience of managing projects, setting and achieving targets and working to a performance management framework
  • Skills

    • Ability to manage, supervise and motivate staff
    • High level of diagnostic skill and the ability to solve complex problems
    • Ability to co-operate and share work with others, positive team working
    • Ability to plan and prioritise own work, and work independently
    • Ability to build relationships with internal and external parties
    • Ability to oversee day today budget and to make the most effective use of resources
    • Organised and self-motivated with the ability to meet deadlines
    • Demonstrable professional approach and positive attitude
    • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
    • Able to deal with fluctuating workloads and maintain calm under pressure
    • Detail conscious, concerned for accuracy
    • Committed to continuous professional development
  • Behavioural Competencies

    • Releasing potential
    • Respect
    • Collaboration
    • Integrity
    • Sustainability
    • Accountability
  • 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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