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Job Reference: 6682
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Education/Training
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £26,388.96 - £30,560.55
Location: BRIDGEND
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:UK Central Government Services
Closing Date: 30/05/2018

Job Introduction:

Role Responsibility:

Teacher - Essential Skills

HMP & YOI Parc, Bridgend

Salary range : £26,388.96 - £30,560.55 per annum

Full-time (40 hours per week)

As the world’s leading security solutions group with operations in over 120 countries and more than 625,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company. We’re bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, cutting-edge projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Teacher - Essential Skills to join our team at HMP Parc, a category B prison, In Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1600 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.

Within this exciting and challenging role your will be responsible for the delivery and assessment of Essential Skills courses to offenders throughout the establishment.


  • You will be expected to deliver Literacy and Numeracy tuition at all levels of the curriculum to young people aged between 15 and 18 yrs.
  • To contribute to the curriculum development in the area of Literacy & Numeracy this will include the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of courses.
  • To monitor and track the progress of the learner according to the requirements of the awarding body and the prison.
  • To keep an individual learning plan for each learner.
  • To take responsibility for the management of the classroom, paying particular regard to the security of tools, including computer equipment and curriculum equipment as appropriate.
  • To undertake all administrative duties related to the monitoring and review systems of the learning skills programme and the prison regime. Which will include the searching of prisoners
  • To ensure that all preparation, marking, assessment and moderation is completed promptly and efficiently within agreed timescales.
  • To attend meetings and working groups as required.
  • To operate effective arrangements for monitoring and working towards 100% attendance and retention, including necessary follow-up actions.
  • To prepare, review and update regularly, curricular and associated training schemes and materials and to have them available for observations as required.
  • To assist students in reaching their long term aims, employability, career progression, further education and training and / or to live as independently as possible.
  • Train on a range of programmes in relevant subject areas.
  • Assess students’ progress regularly including the timely marking of work and giving feedback both written and oral.
  • Carry out student questionnaires and elicit feedback on the quality of training and learning.
  • Contribute to course reviews and the setting, implementation and monitoring of action plans.
  • The ability to relate and motivate students from a variety of backgrounds and employ effective training strategies.
  • You will be expected to update your skills on a regular basis and participate in staff development activities and relevant internal and external training events.
  • To attend meetings of education, vocational teams and other working groups, as appropriate.
  • To implement appropriate Health & Safety policies.
  • To undertake other reasonable duties from time to time, as required by the Head of Learning and Skills.

The Ideal Candidate:

Formal Education:

  • Qualified Teacher Status or PGCE
  • Professional experience and subject specific degree



  • Experience of working with young people and adults experiencing behavioural problems. 
  • Experience in a Prison environment - desirable.


Personal Qualities:

  • An enthusiasm for all aspects of education and training with a commitment to the well being of students.
  • Sound interpersonal skills.
  • A flexible and responsive attitude.
  • An enthusiasm for your subject area.
  • An ability and willingness to innovate and demonstrate self-motivation.
  • A willingness and ability to be an effective team member.
  • A willingness to participate in appropriate staff development activities.
  • Ability to manage challenging behaviour.
  • Ability to deal with security issues.
  • An understanding of the needs of socially excluded young people and adults
  • Awareness of, and commitment to, the promotion of equal opportunities and the recognition of diversity.




At G4S, the philosophy of our prisons is to rehabilitate offenders and equip them to re-integrate into mainstream society on release. Our aim is to create an environment in which staff and prisoners feel safe and causes of prison stress are minimised. Central to our philosophy is the relationship between staff and prisoners. Our training and operational practices emphasise the need to treat prisoners with dignity and respect and G4S staff build positive and supportive relationships with the prisoners in their care. We are seeking to recruit a caring, pro-active and confident professional to help make a real difference to their lives.

If you join us, you will find a secure, friendly and professional working environment and be given all the support, training and encouragement you need to build and develop a successful career with us. Our benefits are as you would expect from a large organisation and include a company pension, comprehensive training, career development, generous holiday entitlement, uniform and access to our on-site gym.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Secretary of State for the Home Office and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum period of 5 years. You will also need to provide full details of your employment and education history for the last 10 years as part of the security screening process for this role.

HMP & YOI Parc is committed to a clean air policy for the wellbeing of its staff, and to protect them from the risks of passive smoking. Our prison is a smoke-free environment, and smoking is not permitted in any area of the establishment. The conveyance of smoking paraphernalia (including tobacco, cigarettes and e-cigarettes) through the Keylock and into the prison will be considered a disciplinary offence under the company’s Disciplinary Policy.

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