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Curriculum Manager - Key Work Skills - HMP Lowdham Grange

Job Req ID:  89384
Posting Start Date: 

Nottingham, GB

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Description: 


Curriculum Manager

HMP Lowdham Grange, Nottinghamshire

Full Time, Permanent (40 hours p/w 08:00 - 17:00)

£34,192 per annum + Great Corporate Benefits Package


HMP Lowdham Grange is a Category B establishment for adult males, with safety and security at the heart of it.


The Curriculum Manager supports the Head of Learning & Skills (L&S) and the Deputy Head of Learning & Skills to ensure the effective delivery of an engaging education provision in line with Ofsted recommendations. Taking the lead, when required and managing the Learning Zone area to ensure that staff are supported and learners act in accordance with education requirements. 


To be an active part in a thorough observation process, complete individual learning plan reviews and curriculum reviews. Facilitate a learning needs analysis twice a year ensuring that the curriculum/library timetables are fully operational and they reflect the needs of the current population. Support all tutors in embedding the quality process and to fully support the L&S team at all times and ensure that activities are rated ‘good’ and above in all areas of classroom delivery.


You’ll be part of an onsite management team that supports and manages the deliveriy of education to residents that increases employability, reduces the likelihood of reoffending and prepares prisoners for a successful return to the community.


What you’ll need to do the role


First and foremost, you will hold minimum GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above and PGCE Certificate in Education and have an awareness of current education policies impacting on the delivery of the education provision.


You will have experience of delivering education within a challenging diverse environment and evident awareness of the Ofsted and HMIP prison inspection criteria, especially the link to the quality process and learner progression routes.


As with any education managerial role you’ll need strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills but you’ll also need to be comfortable with the security aspects the role requires and the ability to maintain boundaries and demonstrate resilience.


This is a demanding role supporting the heads of the department with accountabilities to include the below:


  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all staff supervise, manage and control prisoners decently, lawfully, safely and securely when carrying out all activities.
  • Work collaboratively with other Managers and teams across the establishment
  • To directly line manage the Key Work Skills Tutors and also any Students on placement in these subject areas
  • Ensure robust registration, exam and certification processes are adhered to for those in your team.
  • To support the management of absences within the department and be responsible for this for your direct reports.


Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: As well as supporting the delivering education, play a vital role in reducing reoffending rates amongst residents, which is key to protecting public finances.


A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer 


  • Pension – 6% 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Bike4Work scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services/prisons sector 
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion 
  • Serco Benefits package 


About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.




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Please note that the role will require the holder to visit areas that have patients, discretion is always therefore required and patient privacy and dignity will be at the forefront of everything they do. Apply with a copy of your CV to be considered for this role or for more information call our recruitment line below.


We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.


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