Learning and Skills Art Curriculum Manager BRIDGEND £33,338.79 - £36,783.95

Learning and Skills Art Curriculum Manager

Location: BRIDGEND |
Salary: £33,338.79 - £36,783.95 |
Posted: 13 May 2019 |
Closes: 27 May 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 7821

Role Responsibility:

Learning and Skills Art Curriculum Manager

HMP Parc, Bridgend

Salary range : £33,338.79 - £36,783.95 per annum

Full-time (40 Hours Per Week)

G4S is a large and diverse company with operations in over 100 countries and more than 610,000 employees worldwide, G4S is a truly unique company who are bigger, more diverse and involved in more fascinating, innovative projects than many people would imagine and we now have an opportunity for Learning and Skills Art Curriculum Manager to join our Learning and Skills department based at HMP & YOI Parc, a category B prison, in Bridgend, South Wales, currently holding over 1600 men and young people in a secure but modern environment.

In this very progressive and innovative area of Learning and skills the successful candidate would need to show that they are able to work with a number of outside relevant agencies to develop and increase our creative arts delivery.   Manage a team of 15 staff within our priority   4 area.  Within this role you will be expected to take responsibility for any long standing and/or new projects that are successfully run here at Parc.  This will include the Koestler Arts awards, Finding Rhythms Music Project, Family Book Project in partnership with Literature Wales.   Emphasis will be placed on helping coordinate the registration, internal verification and certification of accredited course for the awarding bodies used within the Creative Arts including GCSE and AS/A Levels.  Preparing, implementing a suitable curriculum. Collating and monitoring all KPIs & Key Work Skills for the Art & Design curriculum area and carry out necessary action plans to increase KPIs if required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement the expectations of  relevant key stakeholders such as Estyn, Welsh Government and HMMPS, Qualifications Wales etc  to ensure all requirements are met
  • Be aware of the procedures and requirements of each awarding body with regards to registration, assessment and certification for courses and qualifications used in the creative arts subjects
  • Prepare for inspections by contributing to the SAR, QDP and any other action plans required by your line manager.
  • Liaise, plan for and support visits from External Quality Assurance representatives from the awarding bodies.
  • To ensure assessment and accreditation is relevant to the requirements of the awarding body and learner.
  • Quality Assure standardisation and internal verification/quality assurance to ensure ongoing quality and consistency of assessments.
  • To ensure that all preparation, marking, assessment and moderation of the team is completed promptly and efficiently within agreed timescales.
  • To continually review changes in requirements for taught subject areas and training and learning requirements - implementing these changes in practice.
  • Understand the Learning and Skills Strategy for Wales.
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor various art, sculpture and mural projects undertaken throughout the establishment involving both staff and, prisoners and visiting practitioners and facilitators.
  • Liaise with both internal and external agencies and providers to make sure this is a continuous development area
  • Manage of a team of teachers responsible for internal verification of accredited courses.
  • Monitoring the progress and undertaking assessments so they receive appropriate support and have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications. 
  • Attend meetings to represent Creative Arts for any new or on-going projects relating to visual art, music or creative writing both internal and with external agencies in the community.
  • Keep up to date with current policies, research and reports relating to the creative arts in a custodial setting by making links with outside arts organisations.
  • Check, complete and submit purchase requisitions from teachers for general consumables such as paint, pencils, brushes etc.
  • Maintain contact with and support outreach teachers such as VPU art & craft, writers and reader in residence and radio station
  • Monitor staff annual leave/sickness and punctuallity
  • Maintain regular contact with YP Education Manager and staff regarding art and music for young people.
  • Work with the YP unit to ensure curriculum input and that pathways have suitable qualifications and informal learning opportunities
  • Conduct  EDR’S, Teaching and Learning Observations and  Learner walks
  • Manage volunteers (student placements) within the Art & Design classrooms by allocating an appropriate mentor.
  • Maintain close links with internal departments such as Parc Supporting families.
  • Carry out bi-lats with teaching staff in own team; setting and monitoring targets/action points.
  • Manage sickness and attendance management through 100% return to work interviews, home visits and contact within given time frame. cancel classes with AAU in advance where possible
  • Work with teachers, administrative staff and other development coordinators in planning, evaluating and adjusting learning activities as appropriate. Ensure good practice is taking place throughout the teaching team by assisting with classroom audits, lesson observations and organising good practice sessions
  • Chair weekly team briefings, disseminating/communicating relevant information to all staff.
  • To work within the 5 star audit guidelines for health and safety and ensure teachers in their area monitor appropriate action plans.
  • Any other task as directed by Head of Learning and Skills and the Deputy Head of Learning and Skills

The Ideal Candidate:

Formal Education:

Qualified Teacher Status or PGCE

Professional experience and subject specific qualifications



Managerial experience 

Experience of working with 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 wellbeing of learners.

An understanding of the benefits the arts can have on an individual’s health and wellbeing

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 adults and those with ALN.

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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