Education Liason Officer Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £23,652 - £25,901

Education Liason Officer

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £23,652 - £25,901 |
Posted: 5 Feb 2019 |
Closes: 19 Feb 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 7541

Role Responsibility:

Education Liason Officer

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Oakhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ

Salary range : £23,652 - £25,901 per annum


G4S Children's Services works closely with the Home Office, Youth Justice Board and Youth Custody Service for England and Wales and the Ministry of Justice to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.
At Oakhill Secure Training Centre we look after young people aged 13 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention.
The vulnerable young people in our care can be challenging with a wide range of social and emotional complex needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills and address the behaviours that have led them into custody.
The prime function of this key role is to take an active lead in liaison with and information sharing between education providers to promote the best outcomes for young people and support reintegration into full time education or training post release.
Your main responsibilities will be to:
  • Research young people’s previous educational placements, to ensure relevant information is obtained, to inform and shape their Individual Education Plan.
  • Liaise with external agencies and relevant stakeholders prior to young people’s release to plan and assist in the preparation of educational placements in the community, to ensure a continuum of education / training and meet young people’s needs.
  • Monitor the outcomes of the educational placements, so that success rates can be measured and improvements made.
  • Implement, monitor and review individual Records of Achievement for all sentenced young people.
  • Assist in the promotion of creating a positive Health & Safety culture to achieve and maintain recognition as a British Safety Council 5 Star business unit.
  • Support the acquisition of  Education Health and Care Plans and ensure timely transfer of information to Centre departments.
  • Support the Exams Officer with the transfer of examinations between education providers when necessary.
  • Liaise with other STCs and YOIs to transfer information about young people to aid the continuum of their education / training.
  • Assist and support young people to enable them to overcome barriers to learning and create positive educational opportunities.
  • Build and create mutual trust and respect with young people in order that they respond and react appropriately to information and guidance.
  • Support young people in developing individual action plans for release by facilitating opportunities for young people to complete job / college applications so that their needs are met.
  • Promote high standards of work and behaviour to assist in creating a learning environment that allows young people to maximise their opportunities.
  • Complete or possess certification as a custody officer to facilitate professional visits to aid continuation of courses whilst in custody and prepare for planned education / training placements.
  • Demonstrate the capability / willingness to complete a Level 5 IAG qualification, if appropriate.
  • Undertake any other reasonable management requests / tasks to support the development of this role and the business needs.

The Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Be able to work on own initiative
  • Have experience of working in a school or education setting
  • Have good administration skills including the ability to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook & Calendar
  • Excellent communication, time management and problem solving skills


If you have the qualities that we are looking for and the ability to make a difference, we want to hear from you!

It is every employee’s responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons he/she is responsible for or comes into contact with. Therefore every employee will be required to hold a current enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Scheme) certificate.

Please note that these vacancies are subject to a 10 year checkable history and the strict vetting standards set by G4S and the Youth Justice Board 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 3 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

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