English Speakers for Other Languages (ESOL) Lecturer

  • Milton Keynes College Group
  • Greenwich, London
  • Dec 03, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description


Location: HMP Belmarsh, London, SE28 0EB
37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Flexible Working:
Dependent on the College's needs, we will consider applications from those seeking flexible or part-time hours
Up tp £32,578 per annum (Subject to experience)
Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To:
Education Manager
Closing Date for Applications:


Milton Keynes College have an opportunity for a passionate English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Lecturer who believes in the power of transforming lives through learning.

If you can effectively engage with learners and can demonstrate excellent classroom management skills, we would like you to be part our education team based at HMP Belmarsh.

As an ESOL Lecturer, you will be delivering ESOL classes to diverse groups of learners based within the prison. Working in a prison environment can be challenging but highly rewarding and varied.

Milton Keynes College is passionate about reducing re-offending by providing learners with qualifications and skills that they can apply to employment whilst in custody and upon release. We would like you to be part of the learner's journey, offering your skills and knowledge to guide them throughout their courses.

If you are highly motivated with a can-do approach to education, this is a great opportunity for you!

MK College will treat all applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their background, disability, or any other individual characteristic. We particularly encourage applications from people with backgrounds which are currently under-represented within Milton Keynes College. All offers made to successful candidates are subject to satisfactory outcomes to a range of pre-employment checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In addition, security clearance is required for all prison services positions up to Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) level.


  • 35 days annual leave, 3 additional days leave for Christmas to New Year closure and UK Bank Holidays (entitlement will be pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Professional development opportunities, including professional qualifications
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) accessible 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
  • A variety of amazing discounts with NUS Card
  • Employee wellbeing platform with options to book free activities


Belmarsh became operational on 2nd April 1991, and is a local prison, serving primarily the Central Criminal Court and magistrates Courts in SE London. In addition, the establishment serves Crown and Magistrates Courts in SW Essex. Belmarsh has a dual role in that it also holds Category A prisoners. The prison currently has approximately 850 prisoners on site.

The education department is located on 2 levels, containing several classrooms and staff offices. The curriculum consists of but not limited to Maths, English, ICT, Business, ESOL and Catering. There are workshops located on site for the vocational courses such as plumbing.

The department is spacious and bright with large classrooms and good facilities. There is also a library which is open and well-lit and has a vast range of material for the learners to access.

Vulnerable Prisoners have access to education once a week and their use of the library will be separate to the rest of the learners. Education with the Cat A and remand prisoners will run separately to the VPs. The age and the ability of the learners is varied from class to class. The education team is engaging and dedicated to the success of learners. Belmarsh has a positive response from their learners within education.

There are always 2x prison officers present in the education department whilst learners are present.

** For further information about this opportunity, please refer to the attached document