Maths Lecturer – Fixed Term Contract

Location : Bicester

Location: HMP Bullingdon, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 1PZ
37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Flexible Working:
We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Up to £32,578 per annum
Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To:
Head of Education
Closing Date for Applications:


MK College Group have an exciting opportunity for an innovative Maths Lecturer to join the Education Team based at HMP Bullingdon for a 1-year Fixed Term Contract.

As a Maths Lecturer, you will be delivering pre-entry level, up to level 2 Maths Classes to diverse groups of learners who are based within the prison. You will be actively engaging prison-based learners with creative classes and resources. Many of the learners have a diverse range of needs and learning abilities, they will often have had a negative experience with education. As a successful Maths Teacher, you will inspire and motivate learners to achieve success and provide them with a positive learning experience.

This role involves connecting with learners in a professional manner, supporting them with their learning, enabling them to feel more secure within education and encouraging them throughout their courses.

The average class consist of 8 learners and the sessions are approximately 3 hours long. Your lessons will need to be adaptable, innovative and imaginative. This role will also involve some 1:1 sessions with learners. A requirement of the role is to work in al areas of the prison including the wings as well as the classroom.

If you are seeking a new challenge where you can positively impact on individual’s learning experience, this could be a fantastic 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


Bullingdon Community Prison is situated near the village of Arncott in Bicester, Oxon. HMP Bullingdon is a complex prison that has a number of functions.  It is categorized as a local category B prison which a category C resettlement function. HMP Bullingdon has the capacity to hold 1114 offenders all serving a range of sentences from remand to life, with the average length of stay between 3 and 6 months.

The College works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver short to medium courses that help prepare learners for employment upon release.  Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 2 to Level 2), ICT, Cookery, Hospitality, Business, Self-Employment, Painting & Decorating, Horticulture, Paving, Mentoring and Barbering.

In the department we believe the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge will help our learners to end their offending behaviour.  We engage the hardest to reach learners and encourage them to take pride in their own education and self-development.  As a department, we endeavour to inspire learners to achieve and for some, attain their first significant qualifications.

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

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