Head Of Education



The reoffending rate has remained broadly static at around 29% since 2010. Reoffending is costing society approximately £18bn per year and almost half of all prisoners reoffend within 12 months of release.

The Prisons Strategy White Paper was published in December 2021. As part of the paper, MOJ and HMPPS committed to:

A new Prisoner Education Service, to make sure offenders can improve their basic literacy and numeracy, as well as acquire further vocational qualifications, like construction and computing, making them more employable when they leave prison.”

The Accelerator project will play a key role in meeting this commitment. The project seeks to work with prisons to reduce reoffending and improve outcomes for prisoners and prison leavers.

As part of this we are introducing a new role: Head of Education, Skills and Work within prisons.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a prison and be responsible for the whole of education, skills and work.

Overview of the Job

This is a functional management job within an establishment.

Responsible for delivering high-quality education, skills and work provision, in line with prisoner need and aligned with regional, national and Ofsted standards and frameworks, to support prisoners into employment upon release.

This is either an operational or non-operational job with line management responsibilities. If operational, please see technical requirements.

Organization Ministry of Justice
Industry Education / Training Jobs
Occupational Category Head of Education
Job Location Birmingham,UK
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Experienced Professional
Experience 5 Years
Posted at 2023-02-06 10:33 am
Expires on 2023-03-23