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Classroom Facilitator

Job Title: Classroom Facilitator
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Wandsworth
Industry:
IT
Start Date: March 2020
Reference: COD-01
Contact Name: Tom
Job Published: March 10, 2020 17:09

Job Description

We are hiring! We are looking for a Classroom Facilitator to join our team (HMP Wandsworth)

Is this you?

We are looking for a motivated, resilient individual to join our team. You will be passionate about tech and supporting vulnerable groups into employment. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing team and make a positive impact on the lives of people in custody.

Are you able to teach tech skills to provide prisoners with access to transformative opportunities and sustainable careers?

Do you feel compelled to work on programmes and services that combat recidivism?

CODE4000

At Code4000, our mission is to reduce reoffending by teaching software development skills in prisons, and to find them work on release. 

We are a young organisation with big ambitions to grow and positively impact the lives of people in prison over the coming years. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative project that looks to empower people in custody through teaching tech skills.

We are the first programme in the UK and Europe to teach computer coding to prisoners and we take our inspiration from The Last Mile, an established prison coding programme that started in San Quentin in the US, but now also runs in several prisons throughout the USA.

We currently operate in HMP Humber and HMP Holme House in the North-East and are looking to recruit a full-time Classroom Facilitator to work at HMP Wandsworth in south-west London where this role will be based. This project will be the first of its kind in the Capital.

Who we are looking for

Candidates should have experience in supporting vulnerable groups or ex-offenders to improve employability skills, motivation and resilience. They should also have a knowledge of computer coding and it’s uses, in particular full-stack development (e.g. Node.js, Ruby on Rails, or similar), and ideally have a teaching qualification. A degree, or other qualification, in Computer Science would be desirable. The role might suit a Computer Science graduate looking to move into teaching, a hobbyist programmer already working in education or prisons, or a professional developer looking for a career change.

Get in touch and apply

Code4000 are a pioneering organisation and are breaking new ground in the delivery of prison training and the requirements for the role reflect this. If you can see yourself in this role, have a strong interest in technology, a desire to support prisoners into lives free of crime feel free to give us a call for an informal chat: Tom Cella, Regional Manager, 07305 460 762, tom@code4000.org, and we will send you the full job description. If you think you fit the bill, then send your CV and a short covering letter describing how you meet the essential and desirable criteria, to tom@code4000.org

Closing date is Friday 13th March. Interviews will be held during March in London.

This is a fixed-term 12 month post, subject to funding.

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