Curriculum Lead

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South East
£30,000 to £32,000 per annum
Salary Description:
£30,000 - £32,000 per annum (inclusive of London weighting)
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HMP Bronzefield are currently recruiting for a Curriculum Lead. You will take the Learning & Skills Department forward in improving the quality of provision whilst also making sure that demanding Service Delivery Targets are met each year. Reporting to the Education Manager, this is a crucial role at Bronzefield as the focus will be on providing education opportunities that will enable the prisoners to gain skills and competencies that will assist them to return into the community without re-offending.

HMP/YOI Bronzefield is a closed local prison serving courts across the South of England. Our mission is to deliver quality of life services which make a meaningful difference to women in the criminal justice system by supporting them to change their lives for the better. To achieve this we focus on providing needs-based services and programmes to rehabilitate and improve the well-being of our women. 

We house up to 572 women (approximately 14.5% of the national female prison population). The women in our custody have a diverse and complex set of needs and range from mothers and babies, young offenders, life and long term sentenced women, short to mid-term sentenced women, foreign nationals and women on remand. 

We have been awarded a bronze accreditation by Investors in People for our commitment to our staff, their development, engagement and investment in a sustainable future.
Package description£30,000 - £32,000 per annum

Benefits including pension, free meals and onsite parking, subsidised Gym, season ticket loans and numerous group discounts

For more information on Sodexo Careers and Sodexo Justice please visit Sodexo Careers and Careers in Justice
Main responsibilities
Develop and review syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment, teaching and learning strategies in the department.
Oversee the day to day management, control and operation of course provision within the department, including effective deployment of staff and physical resources
Actively monitor and follow up learner attendance and progress through analysing and evaluating performance data and taking appropriate follow-up action.
Present progress data at monthly sub group meeting and at Quality Improvement Group meetings
Ensure Health & Safety policies and practices, including risk assessments throughout the department are in-line with the establishment requirements and updated where necessary
Be accountable for the development and delivery of the Department’s curriculum
Keep up to date with and respond to national developments in the subject areas, teaching practice and methodology
Work with the Education Manager to ensure that staff development needs are identified by undertaking Performance Development Reviews and acting as a reviewer for the staff within the department
Make appropriate arrangements for the classes when staff are absent, ensuring appropriate cover within the department including covering classes where required
Comply with all assessment recording and reporting systems to ensure that qualifications are completed and awarded in good time.
Take the role of IQA to ensure the standardisation of courses and uphold quality assurance within the department
Sample assessors work and conduct standardisation meetings to ensure that the provision is compliant in upholding quality assurance practices.
Liaise with awarding bodies and external verifiers and arrange moderation visits where necessary
Participate in the interview process for teaching posts and ensure effective induction of new staff
Establish the processes of the setting of targets within the department and to work towards their achievement
Contribute to the department procedures for lesson observations.
Ensure effective communication, liaise with internal and external partners and represent the department views and interests
Ensure the Behaviour Management system is implemented in the department so that effective learning can take place
Undertake an appropriate programme of teaching in accordance with the duties of a standard scale Tutor
Work effectively and efficiently with the education and regime delivery teams to produce innovative and stimulating lessons for prisoners to encourage participation whatever level the prisoners are starting from.
Effectively plan courses and lessons by preparing and using schemes of work and lesson plans for all classes for the benefit of the learner as for evidence at inspection/lesson observations.
Identify the needs of individuals in classes and groups and develop a range of teaching methods and resources accordingly
Assist in any marketing strategies related to education courses within normal work hours and out of normal work hours.
Monitor take-up of taught course and employ strategies to increase take-up to ensure maximum attendance
Work with regime delivery staff to integrate skills and qualifications into vocational areas where prisoners do not feel confident in attending classroom based courses.
Establish a rapport with prisoners to encourage them to take their first steps in learning and achieve a recognised qualification.
Work with the SEN team to support and meet the needs of all learners

Ideal candidateEssential

Full teaching qualification
Recognised Level 4 qualification or above in basic/functional skills
Have an interest in the rehabilitation and resettlement of offenders.
Have an ability to communicate effectively at all times through different mediums, including spoken and written communication.
Supervisory Experience in an Education setting
Knowledge of assessment processes and awarding bodies
Effective organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
Flexibility to undertake a range of very different tasks


Experience of teaching or working with disadvantaged groups or in a young offender or prison environment.
IQA qualification/experience of taking the role of internal verifier (or a willingness to gain the qualification)

About the companySodexo Justice aims to change lives for the better by reducing reoffending and improving the quality of life for those under our supervision and in our care. We deliver safe, effective and innovative custodial and community rehabilitation services that challenge offending behaviour, protect the public and offer individuals the opportunity to change their lives for the better. We deliver the total operation of five prisons within the UK and own six Community Rehabilitation Companies in partnership with crime reduction charity Nacro.

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 3 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.

Contact Details:
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Lucy Mellor

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