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Food Technology Teacher Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £32,082.00 - £37,221.00

Food Technology Teacher

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £32,082.00 - £37,221.00 |
Posted: 13 Jul 2021 |
Closes: 27 Jul 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10172

Role Responsibility:

Food Technology Teacher

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes

Salary range : £32,082.00 - £37,221.00 per annum

Permanent, Full-time, 40 Hours per week

Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, uniform, on-site canteen, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and ongoing training and development


At Oakhill Secure Training Centre we look after young people aged 12 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.


Oakhill Secure Training Centre works closely with the Youth Custody Services to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.


During their time with us, they attend education within our on-site facility (the Acorn Education Centre), as well as taking part in offending behaviour programmes designed to help them address the actions and attitudes that led them to custody. Our aim for all young people at Oakhill is to help them develop the skills they will need to thrive upon release.


Delivering subjects such as English, Maths, Physical Education, Employability Skills, Business Studies, Food Technology, Art and Physical & Sports Education, we are looking for a qualified and experienced Foof Technology Teacher to join us and deliver high quality lessons to our Children. As part of our Education Team, you will play a vital role in the rehabilitation and resettlement of the Children, through the provision of an effective education programmes leading to nationally recognised qualifications.



  • Plan, develop and deliver allocated education in accordance with the timetable and National Curriculum so that individual young people’s needs are met.
  • Liaise with relevant key stakeholders to ensure an integrated approach to young people’s care and education.
  • Monitor young people’s progress and undertake assessments so that they receive appropriate support and have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications.
  • Assist in the development of educational materials, ensuring quality and consistency of approach.
  • Complete all documentation as required to meet the needs of the company & relevant awarding bodies.
  • Manage the teaching environment ensuring security of equipment and welfare of young people in line with contractual requirements.
  • Assist in maintaining  a positive Health & Safety culture to support recognition as a British Safety 5-star Business Unit.
  • Ensure Maintenance of Security within the Centre environment by compliance with Security


As a resourceful and adaptable team player with effective communication and interpersonal skills, you will be required to hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Education  qualification, along with experience in teaching Maths. Strong organisational skills, coupled with the ability to motivate, inspire and bring out the best in others, along with non-judgemental and open-minded attitude are essential. Experience of working with Children is desirable. You will be expected to undergo an enhanced DBS security clearance, and will need to provide full work & education details for the last 10 years as part of the screening process.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education qualification
  • An enthusiasm for all aspects of education and training with a commitment to the well being of students.
  • An ability and willingness to innovate and demonstrate self-motivation
  • A flexible and responsive attitude.



Desirable Skills

  • Plenty of life experience, common sense and a firm but fair approach
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Experience delivering a PHSE curriculum



This is a diverse role, and can be difficult due to the nature of the Children you will be dealing with. You will need to be confident, assertive and resilient, with plenty of life experience, common sense and a firm but fair approach.


At G4S, we invest heavily in our people.  If you join us you will have a job specific induction programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer generous holiday entitlement, company pension, an onsite gym, free onsite parking and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Custody and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all diverse groups


 Safeguarding children and young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.​


To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years.   You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process.

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