Construction Skills Tutor – Prison


We’re passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. We specialise in the following services and are committed to creating added social value through our delivery:

  • Community engagement
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  • Training & coaching for employment
  • Early intervention to support health & wellbeing
  • Safe & sustainable business support

As a Disability Confident employer we offer a guaranteed interview to applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the role. As a Gold Award Employer Recognition Scheme holder with the Armed Forces Covenant we also offer a guaranteed interview to veterans who meet the essential criteria for the role.

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If you want to work in a values driven team that makes a real difference to individuals and communities in Greater Manchester, read on.



As a Prison Construction Tutor within our established training and employability program at HMP Forest Bank, you’ll play a pivotal role in educating and rehabilitating adult learners with a focus on the construction sector.

Your responsibilities will include designing and delivering a range of practical workshops, group learning sessions, and classroom-based activities You’ll guide learners through an accredited multi-trade qualification and prepare individuals for successful reintegration into the workforce upon release.

Collaborating closely with the Adult Employment & Skills Team, you’ll support course graduates in accessing job opportunities post-release, ultimately contributing to their successful transition back into society. Additionally, you’ll contribute to the broader objectives of the program, which aims to retrain adults from diverse backgrounds and address skills shortages in the construction industry, and build understanding of sustainable construction practices.

Our prison education programme was judged Good at our recent Ofsted Inspection, Inspectors identified that: “Leaders and tutors have high expectations for learners. They set clear rules and boundaries regarding acceptable behaviour and conduct in lessons. Learners are consistently polite, courteous and respectful to peers, tutors and visitors. Learners enjoy attending their training classes because tutors use their industry insight and experience of the construction industry to make learning and skills training enjoyable. Learners look forward to attending their training classes and as a result their attendance and punctuality are high”.

This role offers a unique and rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals, enhance their prospects, and contribute to the broader goals of rehabilitation and community reintegration. If you’re passionate about education, rehabilitation, and making a positive impact, we encourage you to apply and join our team dedicated to changing lives for the better.

Job description


To apply please complete the forms below, ensuring you use the Job Description to carefully outline why you think you are suitable for this post.

We request that you complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Monitoring Form. If you prefer not to share this information, every question has a “prefer not to say” option which we would encourage you to use. Any information collected is used only for the purposes of monitoring the implementation of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and procedures during recruitment and selection.  The information is not used in any way to inform the shortlisting process. Data is held securely and is not provided to any member of the selection panel.



Please send these documents to and title the email ‘Prison Construction Tutor’.

Should you require assistance with any aspect of the application process please contact us in advance so that we can agree reasonable adjustments that we can put in place for you. For this, or to discuss any questions you may have about the role, please contact

Closing date: 1st May 2024

Interviews: 13th May 2024

Appointment to this role will be subject to a record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.