Our unique organisation has become the UK market leader in offender education, training and employability services over the last 20 years.
Novus offers valuable benefits for employees in terms of facilities, resources, the breadth of the curriculum we provide and progression opportunities. However, we offer more than size and scope. We give a sense of belonging to an organisation that cares passionately about its values and its people, in an environment where they can make a genuine difference.
The Two Tick symbol demonstrates that we are positive about disabled people, and encourage job applications from people with disabilities. We are also a Living Wage Employer, which means every colleague earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage, which is an hourly rate set independently and update annually.
Novus hold Investors in People (IiP) Silver accreditation, improving business through people.
Our colleagues can use You at Work’s ‘PlusYou’ system for discounts at a wide range of retailers, including many popular high street stores. PlusYou also offers access to two flexible benefits – Cycle to Work and Childcare Vouchers.
The Cycle to Work scheme provides colleagues with a bike, tax-free, to encourage colleagues to be environmentally-friendly.
If colleagues have children aged up to 15 (16 if they have a disability) who attend a registered child minder, nursery, play scheme, after school club or summer club, they can sign up for Childcare Vouchers and start saving.
There is a wide and diverse range of roles across the organisation. From teaching and training to support services and marketing and everything in between, there has never been a more exciting time to join us in our mission to improve lives and economic success through learning and skills.
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Head of Learning and Skills
HMP Berwyn is a new, state of the art prison based in Wrexham, North Wales.
Novus Cambria has been awarded the contract to deliver the learning and skills provision for HMP Berwyn and is now seeking exceptional individuals to help deliver this agenda across a wide range of areas.
Novus Cambria is a joint venture between not-for-profit social enterprise Novus, which is the UK`s largest provider of education, training and employability programmes to offenders, and Coleg Cambria, one of the UK`s biggest colleges, with more than 7,000 full-time students and 20,000 part-time learners with international links. Novus is part of LTE group, delivering its provision to more than 100,000 learners.
The Head of Learning and Skills post is an exciting new opportunity to lead on the setting up and establishment of a brand new education and training facility based within HMP Berwyn which will offer an exceptional learning and skill provision.
Rehabilitation and employability skills are absolutely key to the delivery in HMP Berwyn and we are therefore looking for an exceptional individual who can motivate and lead the learning and skills team to ensure that every learner is provided with the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to find work upon release and lead crime-free lives. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader and strategic thinker with the ability to build relationships both internally with staff and learners, and externally with key partners.
If you believe that you have the vision, skills, expertise and enthusiasm to make a difference and help us realise our ambitions, we want to hear from you.
Tutor - Maths
Excellent benefits package including technology scheme, child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme, 24-7 confidential employee support service and 1000`s of retail discounts.
Tutor - Maths, Permanent - Full Time (37hrs per week)
Join our innovative social enterprise as a Tutor - Maths and help others reach their full potential.
About us :
-We are laying the foundations for change with new and innovative approaches.
-Leading the way as a not for profit social enterprise.
-In joining our team, you`ll become part of the unique LTE group, shaping the development of education delivery.
-Pride in raising the aspirations of learners to increase employability and reduce re-offending.
When you join Novus we are a not for profit social enterprise and market leader in offender education, training and employability services across the UK. Our mission is to improve lives and economic success through learning and skills.
Tutors/Trainers (various roles and locations)
Novus deliver learning and skills in over 100 sites within Her Majesty`s Prisons, private sector prisons, Approved Premises and the community. We aim to provide locally determined, high quality education to give learners the best chance of gaining employment on release.
Often challenging - yet exceptionally rewarding - roles in the Novus education team offer real opportunities to change lives for the better.
There are 7 prisons in the North East based as far north as Morpeth and south as Stockton on Tees and Barnard Castle. Our establishments encompass the female estate, young offenders (18-21), remand prisoners, high security estate, open conditions and training and resettlement prisons. There is great variety in the learners we teach and we pride ourselves on delivering high quality provision that prepares our learners for further learning and work both within custody and upon release. We work closely with local employers to ensure that our curriculum offer helps to provide them with new employees that have the right skills to do the job effectively.
Virtual Campus Project Manager, Young People’s Estate
My journey started in 2008 as an Administrative Officer for Her Majesty's Prison Service, working in a range of departments at HMP Buckley Hall. I then moved into offender learning in 2011, running the Virtual Campus and delivering ICT sessions.
In 2014, I became the Virtual Campus Project Manager for the Young People’s Estates, working on a development team to produce a new Virtual Campus portal and to support its implementation.
After a short time my role was expanded to cover the Virtual Campus in the Adult Estate in the North West, North East and Yorkshire & Lincolnshire. I enjoy my role and overcoming challenges that the Virtual Campus brings on a daily basis.
Deputy OLASS Manager, HMP Risley
My journey began with a Design degree, specialising in ceramics and glass, in Liverpool in 1996, followed by a PGCE whilst teaching at a village school in South Wales. I then became a ceramics teacher at HMP Risley, encouraging and enhancing the creative skills of our learners and teaching Art to women on the Hospital wing.
I started to cover ICT classes, so I decided to study for my ICT qualifications at night school. I was lucky enough to get a position in ICT and this increased to full time in 2004. Since then, as my department has grown I have progressed to Team Leader and then Senior Team Leader prior to taking my current role. I have a committed team and they have supported me throughout.
Student Support Worker, HMP Wealstun
I coordinate the offenders’ learning journey from induction through to their final pre-release courses. I manage a drop-in surgery to review next step actions to ensure the smooth sequencing of learning that best suits the needs of the offender. I have a broad understanding of all courses which I use to help learners make the link between what they need to achieve and career aspirations.
I have a wide range of experience working with young offenders, women and now adult male prisoners.
I enjoy working in the justice sector because it feels like working in a community. You have to expect the unexpected and every day is different from the last.
Business Support Team Leader
Our Business Support Team works with all sections of the business to assist the central team, maintain communication, arrange travel, meetings and conferences for our colleagues.
I meet and speak to many colleagues when advertising and organising training and employee development for Novus. We are the first point of contact for colleagues' training queries.
The team has grown in size and experience, and we now offer professional qualifications ranging from PTLLS to Lead Assessor. We aim to ensure all staff have the opportunity to access professional development by providing a friendly and efficient front line service.
Education Manager, HMP Manchester
Over the last nine years I have held a wide variety of positions, working with offenders of all age groups, from young offenders to adults. This experience has been gained in an equally diverse range of establishments, from open to high security.
The common factor is an enduring belief that learning and the welfare of our offenders lies at the heart of everything we do. I consider myself privileged to lead a versatile and committed team.
Our team consistently puts the offender first in a varied and sometimes challenging environment, where no day is the same.
OLASS Manager, HMP Leeds
Before working within the OLASS provision, I spent 22 years serving in HM Forces, travelling around the world and picking up invaluable life skills and qualifications.
Upon leaving HM Forces, I started as an Assistant Manager VT at HMP Wetherby, serving three years. I was then fortunate enough to progress to the role of Deputy OLASS Manager at HMP New Hall, an outstanding working environment that brings a sense of value and meaning to a job.
The justice sector is an amazing place to work and there are opportunities abound to help make a difference if you want them.
OLASS Manager, HMP Humber
I am fortunate to have returned to the establishment where I began my career in the justice sector, 16 years earlier. Having graduated from art college in 1999, I began teaching part-time as an art tutor and then over the years became Head of Art and subsequently the Deputy OLASS Manager.
I have experienced working in many establishments throughout my time within the justice sector, all of which have provided some immeasurable life experiences which have enriched my career. I continue to practice as an artist outside of my role, showing artworks across the country.
I aim to blend the practical experience of OLASS and my natural inclination to be creative into my role, thus enabling a positive, enriched environment in which learners can achieve.
Deputy OLASS Manager, HMP Lewes
I have been the Deputy OLASS Manager at HMP Lewes for four years, working under several inspirational managers. Before moving to this position I was an English teacher and Head of Year at a large secondary school.
There is less difference than you might think between teaching and managing in a school and doing the same in a prison!
Novus is committed to raising the aspirations of offenders with high quality education, training and employability services and I am delighted to be a part of it.
Novus has built successful and effective partnerships that work to the benefit of offenders and ex-offenders.
From the long-standing working relationships to the more recent partnerships we have forged, we are delighted to join forces in transforming the lives of children, young people and adults through the provision of high quality learning and employability skills.
Working with the Ministry of Justice, the Youth Justice Board and the National Offender Management Service as well as a wide range of visionary charities and organisations, we strive to raise our learners’ aspirations, support them back into purposeful activity, prepare them for the world of work and consequently reduce the risk of re-offending.
Our partners offer crucial strategic input into the delivery of our services and provide an insight into their sector, ensuring Novus evolves and our work remains of the highest quality.
We are always open to new and innovative ways to extend our reach and put even more people on the path to a crime-free future, so if you are interested in partnering with us please get in touch.Partner with us