- Reference: 54169
- Published on: Wed 14/06/2017 13:07 PM
- Closing on: Wed 28/06/2017 13:07 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
- Hours: 40 hours per week
- Salary: £34210 per annum + see advert
- DBS Check: Enhanced
- Location: Kent
Do you believe that every young person should be given a second chance and opportunity to turn their lives around?
We are looking for a Science Teacher with a difference. This role will be based at Medway Secure Training Centre based in Kent. You will be able to deliver dynamic, innovative lessons that get learners excited about science and its many applications, whilst enabling them to achieve a BTEC qualification. You will work with your education team to develop project based learning and create opportunities for young people to experience applied science.
You will be working in the secure estate and teaching Science to young people aged between 12 and 17 years old who have been sentenced or remanded in custody. The successful individual needs to be motivated, inspirational, value led and has a keen interest in student engagement and achieving success with young people.
We are seeking an excellent classroom practitioner who is creative, flexible and able to adopt a range of teaching strategies, whilst modelling pro-social behaviour at all times and setting clear boundaries and expectations. You will have a fair, but firm and consistent approach to working with young people, and the ability to work in a challenging but highly rewarding environment, be adept at defusing conflict, and working strictly to protocol and procedure
This is an exciting opportunity to join Nacro, an Ofsted graded 'good' provider, to transform the education at Medway Secure Training Centre in partnership with the National Offender Management Service
In return you can expect a generous annual leave allowance (28 days a year annual leave with the ability to accrue 1 day of additional holiday for every year of service up to 5 years plus bank holidays; pro rata for part-time employees), enrolment onto our pension scheme, the opportunity to develop your skills through our Talent Management programme, a competitive salary, opportunity to contribute to our staff engagement and diversity forums, and learn about the variety and breadth of Nacro's provision and how we support internal progression. Season ticket loan. Working 40 hours per week (including lunch breaks), pro rata for part-time employees.
The successful candidate should have:
- A level PGCE or equivalent qualification
- GCSE English, Math and ICT (or equivalent qualifications at level 2 or above).
- A vocational or academic qualification in your specialist subject (or equivalent experience).
- Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the barriers facing disadvantaged learners who have a history in the youth and criminal justice system.
DBS & Secure Training Centre Vetting required including 5 years reference history.
At Nacro, the crime reduction charity, we are dedicated to reducing crime and reoffending in communities across England and Wales. We design and deliver programmes that equip people with the skills, advice, attitude and support they need to move their lives on and move away from crime. We provide both a voice and a platform for those who feel excluded and we have an established reputation for tackling social injustice and enabling our service users to play a full role in their community, and society as a whole.
As a committed Investor In People (IIP), continued professional development is central to our people and performance management activities. Our employees receive regular support with Personal Development Planning and have access to training and professional development opportunities.
Our Vision, Mission & Values
Our vision is a society in which communities are crime free, where people feel safe and are supported to reach their aspirations. In order to achieve this, our mission is to positively change lives, strengthen communities, enhance social inclusion, reduce crime, and prevent offending behaviour, by working across a number of key areas including Education, Housing, Justice, Health, Resettlement Advice, and by influencing policy and adhering to our values of being courageous, inspiring, reliable and focussed on outcomes.
Equal Opportunities Statement
Nacro values the diverse nature of its staff and of those using its services, and is committed to ensuring that this is reflected in all its practices, policies and services.
Nacro's commitment to equity involves much more than equality of access and tackling discrimination - it requires the whole of Nacro to actively embrace and promote the benefits and opportunities that diversity brings to the organisation
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Please apply at your earliest convenience as this position could close before the advert expiry date. Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Guidant Group is committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please mention this at any stage.
Nacro values the diverse nature of its staff and of those using its services.