Teacher - English Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £32,082.00 - £37,221.00

Teacher - English

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £32,082.00 - £37,221.00 |
Posted: 29 Dec 2020 |
Closes: 19 Jan 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 9478

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Teacher - English

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes

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



The opportunity to do an extraordinary job – every day.

Working at Oakhill Secure Training Centre (STC) is no ordinary job. If you have what it takes, it is a very rewarding career.

The Centre is located in Milton Keynes and we provide care and education for Children aged 13 to 18 who have been sentenced or remanded into custody. 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 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

The Ideal Candidate:


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 English. 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.


Personal Qualities

  • An enthusiasm for all aspects of education and training with a commitment to the well being of students.
  • 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 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.


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.

Benefits to this role include a secure, friendly and professional working environment; training and encouragement to build a long-term career with the company, pension, free-parking, are as standard. Due to the nature of the Centre, you will not be expected to prepare work outside of your working hours, nor work weekends or weekends. Engagement with external parents/guardians will be kept to a minimum (you may be expected to attend reviews to discuss the progress/behaviour of the young people, infrequently). G4S is a global company; upon completion of 6 months probation, you will be entitled to all perks that come with being an employee of said company, including consideration for international roles.

Safeguarding Children is our primary focus and the welfare of the children on site is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and G4S values are at the Centre of all we do.

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

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