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Student Support and Recruitment Officer

Location: Blackthorn, Oxfordshire
Salary: £8.50/hour Other Benefits once perm
Posted: 10 days ago
Industry: Education
Contact Name: CV-Library
We are recruiting for a Student Support Worker to join the education department within an Offender Learning unit in the Bicester area. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, supportive and confident individual to work as a Student Support & Recruitment Worker within Offender Learning. As part of the Student Support team, you will act as an ambassador, promoting education to maximise the recruitment of students onto training programmes and supporting their learning goals within the prison. As a Student Support & Recruitment Worker, your responsibilities will include providing appropriate guidance to students when selecting courses and support the education allocation process by delivering a range of ICT/paper based initial assessment and screening assessments. You will also be confident in promoting the benefits of education to learners and be actively involved in all aspects of student recruitment and programme marketing, working in partnership with HMPPS and other agencies to develop and deliver support services for our learners. Location: Bicester Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (Mon - Thurs 8-5 pm. Lunch time finish on a Friday) Salary: £8.50 per hour - Temp to perm opportunity with this role (with rate increasing once you go perm) Closing Date: 20th June 2018 As a successful candidate, you will have: Commitment to making a positive impact with the learners with whom you work with. Good basic general education including GCSE (or) equivalent) in Maths and English at Grade C or above. Proven experience of presenting to groups. Good IT skills with experience of word processing, spread sheets, databases, email and internet systems. Accuracy and precision in written presentation. Sensitive to the complexities of prisons or closed institutions and have the ability to work positively within the inherent restraints. A willingness and ability to assume responsibility and to see through detailed tasks. Good communication skills both written and verbal. Commitment to students and students’ success. Able to motivate self and others. Have thinking ability: able to plan, communicate and problem solve effectively. Good organisational skills. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. The requirement of this role is to work across the whole prison estate, on all wings where education is delivered. Why should you choose to represented by Offploy? 100% of our profits are reinvested into our social enterprise which aims to see 250 people with criminal convictions find meaningful, mentored and sustainable employment by July 2019 Our Vision: To see a jobs market blind to convictions for unregulated roles and for employers to offer an inclusive environment that hires on character and skill, allowing a person to provide for themselves and move on from a past mistake. Our Mission: To reduce crime through supporting employers to create meaningful and mentored employment opportunities for ex-offenders. In order to be considered for this role you must have access to your own transport and be prepared to apply for an enhanced DBS check