DIY Instructor (Home Maintenance)

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West Calder
£25,251 to £25,251 per annum
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£25,251 per annum
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HMP Addiewell are currently recruiting for a DIY Instructor (Home Maintenance).

Reporting to the Employability & Trades Team Leader, the role would suit someone with extensive knowledge and experience in home maintenance, who possess the patience and ability to pass on these skills and experience to others in the knowledge that this could help to change their lives for the better.  The position is diverse, thought-provoking and challenging/rewarding in equal measures. 

HM Prison Addiewell is a high security prison, with a focus on enabling those in its care to change their life pathway. We have a strong and concerted focus on supporting prisoners to address their offending behaviour through delivery of programmes and working with a range of professionals including prison custody officers. We deliver relevant skills via training and employment and work with all areas of the wider community to ensure that prisoners have the best possible chance of leading positive lives following release. 

We have an effective prisoner peer support model, in which prisoners assist staff in the delivery of classes, programmes and activities becoming positive role models for others.

Addiewell opened in 2008 and has become an integral part of the Scottish Prison Service estate earning much praise for our innovation, use of technology, strong partnership working as well as our “can do” culture.

For more information on working in Justice within Sodexo please see Careers in Justice
Package description£25,251 per annum plus excellent benefits (including free meals and parking, group discount schemes and pension with 28 days holiday)

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required
Main responsibilities
Teach a wide range of general home maintenance skills to residents at various stages of competency and with different learning styles.
Planning, conducting and assessing classroom instructional activities in home maintenance subjects; maintaining educational records; inventory and tool control logs; tracking achievement of desired outcomes.
Create positive opportunities for those residents and promote benefits of achievement in vocational subjects.
Liaise with prison staff, allocations staff and actively recruit new residents students.
Provide a wide range of progressive and stimulating material to residents in conjunction with an overseeing tutor.
Prepare residents for assessments where appropriate and encourage demonstrable learning outcomes.
Utilise these skills as means of focusing residents on alternative life choices to criminality.
Contribute to the preparation of residents who wish to further their education post-release.

Ideal candidateSkills/Experience Required:

Previous experience in a training environment or who can demonstrate they have the necessary skills to teach others.  – particularly in construction related trades. 
Hold a minimum of SVQ level 3 in a related vocational trade or be willing to work towards.
SCQF Level 7 in a teaching discipline or willing to work towards - candidates should have knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education, instructional planning and teaching methods, skill in use of assessment instruments, ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives and an ability to establish and maintain an effective learning environment. 
Strong organisational skills – both in terms of people and materials
Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation
Flexibility of work: 40 hrs with occasional evenings and / or weekend work

Personal Qualities

Patient and a calm manner
Ability to adjust teaching style to suit different learning styles.
Excellent communication and good organisational skills.
Able to work a PC and complete basic IT work.
Good problem solving skills.
Team Player.

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.

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

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