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£24,905 - £27,750
Stockton on Tees
Is this you?
Are you able to teach tech skills to provide prisoners with access to transformative opportunities and sustainable careers?
Do you feel compelled to work on programmes and services that combat recidivism and achieve concrete results?
Do you want to do something meaningful with your work that contributes to the common good?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then talk us. We are seeking a motivated self-starter to join our small team, where your work will have a direct impact on the lives of the people we work with.
At Code4000, our mission is to reduce reoffending by teaching software development skills in prisons, and to find our graduates work on release. We are a young organisation with big ambitions to grow and positively impact the lives of people in prison over the coming years. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative project that looks to empower people in custody through teaching tech skills.
We are the first programme in the UK and Europe to teach computer coding to prisoners and we take our inspiration from The Last Mile, an established prison coding programme that started in San Quentin in the US, but now also runs in several prisons throughout the USA.
We currently operate in HMP Humber and HMP Holme House in the North-East and have just launched an Academy at HMP Wandsworth, the first project of its kind in the Capital. The Classroom Facilitator at HMP Holme House will help launch, run and grow our new Wandsworth Academy.
Who we are looking for:
Candidates should have experience in supporting vulnerable groups or ex-offenders to improve employability skills, motivation and resilience. They should also have a knowledge of computer coding and its uses, in particular full-stack development (e.g. Node.js, Ruby on Rails, or similar), and ideally have a teaching qualification. A degree, or other qualification, in Computer Science would be desirable. The role might suit a Computer Science graduate looking to move into teaching, a hobbyist programmer already working in education or prisons, or a professional developer looking for a career change.
Get in touch and apply:
Code4000 are a pioneering organisation and are breaking new ground in the delivery of prison training and the requirements for the role reflect this. If you can see yourself in this role, have a strong interest in technology, a desire to support prisoners into lives free of crime, the full job description can be found on our website, and send your CV and a covering letter to: Shauna Devlin, Regional Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Call Shauna on 07565 370 905 or Jim on 07838 259 549
Closing date is Sunday 9th May 2021
Interviews will be held via Zoom