Prison InstructorJob Description:
Prison instructors teach prisoners new skills to help them find work after their release.Job Category:
What you will do:
In your day-to-day duties, you could:
- act as a role model for prisoners
- introduce new prisoners to the workshop health and safety rules
- update prisoners’ learning and attendance records
- support prisoners working towards qualifications
- monitor discipline and behaviour
- search prisoners using ‘rub down” or “pat down” method
- keep the workshop area and tools safe and in working order
- maintain stocks of equipment and materials
- the ability to teach learners how to do something
- the ability to create the best conditions for learning or teaching new things (creativity)
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently
As well as:
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
You’ll need, or be prepared to work towards a vocational qualification in your subject area or trade.
You may find it useful to do qualifications in assessment.
You can find out more about working and about specialist production instructor roles in:
- waste management
Working Hours and Environment:
A typical week consists of 37-39 hours of work. You could be required to work between 8am and 6pm.
You could work in a prison. Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and physically and emotionally demanding.
Career Path & Progression:
You could move up to industries manager or other management roles within the prison service.
You could change to other areas of training or instructing.