Bricklaying Tutor

Location : Grendon Underwood


Location: HMP Spring Hill, Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury, HP18 0TL
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
Flexible Working: We welcome applications from those seeking flexible or part time hours
Salary: Up to £32,578 per annum
Apprenticeships: Development opportunities are available through Apprenticeship standards
Reporting To: Education Manager


Are you passionate about your trade?

Are you looking to do something different?

Do you possess Bricklaying experience and knowledge and think you could engage prison learners with interesting and innovative lessons? Teaching qualifications a benefit but not essential.

If you are as passionate as we are about reducing re-offending and ensuring learners have a positive learning

experience, this is a fantastic opportunity for you!


Vocational courses are very popular with our prison-based learners, offering the opportunity to develop useful skills and experience which can be applied to work upon release.

MK College Group have a Bricklaying Tutor vacancy based at HMP Spring Hill. We are looking for a creative individual to deliver engaging classes. You will support learners to achieve success and provide a positive learning experience.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Teacher, or for a skilled Bricklayer who is seeking a new challenge.

As a Bricklaying Tutor, you will be delivering engaging Level 1 and 2 City & Guilds accredited classes to diverse groups of learners. This is a highly rewarding opportunity for you to share your knowledge and create positive education experience for learners.

If you have a can-do approach to education and are passionate about making a difference, 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


For many of the staff employed to work at HMP Spring Hill, they also have an opportunity or are required to teach at HMP Grendon (less than two minute walk between sites).

HMP Grendon is a unique Therapeutic Category B national prison housing approximately 220 long term, prolific (re)offending adult males. 

The Education Department works closely with our prison colleagues to deliver relevant long courses that help prepare learners for employment and positive community living upon release.  Courses include: English and Maths Functional Skills (Entry 1 to Level 2), IT, Business, Barista, Horticulture, Cleaning, Personal Social Development skills and Family/Parenting. Education runs 4 afternoons (Mon – Thurs) from 13:45- 16:45. During the mornings the men are involved in therapy work with a wide team of clinical and officer staff on the wings.

HMP Spring Hill is an Open Category D (resettlement) prison, housing approximately 320 male prisoners who are at the end of their custodial sentence and working towards resettlement. Residents at Spring Hill are considered low risk and are well underway with rehabilitation and resettlement. Courses at Spring Hill are as above, with additional vocational courses such as Carpentry, Plumbing, Professional Cookery, Customer Service and Bookkeeping and CSCS. Education runs from 8:30 – 11:30 Monday to Friday and 13:00 – 16:00 Monday to Thursday.

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

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