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Custody and Detention Learner Coach

13th June 2022

Job Type
West Midlands
Skills, Training & Apprenticeships
to £28850 plus great benefits

Learner Coach – Custody and Detention

Covering Wolverhampton and some Wellingborough – delivering the Custody and Detention Officer standard to prison officers completing their apprenticeship

£22k-£25k plus £3750 car allowance

Permanent Full Time

Have you worked as an operational prison custody officer in a prison ? Do you have teaching or assessing experience ? Our client is one of the largest providers of apprenticeships and work based learning in the Northwest.

We are looking to recruit a Custody and Detention Officer Learning Coach to work across the education standards our client deliver. The successful applicant will deliver the Learning and Skills Teacher Standard Level 5 to trainee teachers some of whom work in prison education and other educational establishments. 

We are looking for someone who has experience in education and has a real passion for supporting and developing their learners.  You will need to be driven, organised and dedicated to managing a busy and demanding workload.  You will support apprentices to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required to be demonstrated within the apprenticeship.

Our client are committed to making a difference and we need motivated and passionate colleagues who can make it happen. The successful applicant must be flexible, confident and an excellent communicator.  Due to the nature of the business you will be required to have a flexible and adaptable approach.

This post is offered on a permanent basis, working 37 hours per week, however consideration will be given to any part time applications. Due to the nature of this post you must be willing to travel to various locations Nationally and be able to stay overnight when the need to arises.

Delivery of this Apprenticeship Standard encompasses classroom delivery, coaching and observation of practice. In addition to classroom learning the Learning Coach will also be responsible for delivering one-to-one coaching, remote and face to face assessment including observations of practice.

Although often working remotely you will become an integral part of the wider Education Cluster. Our client have a team of dedicated colleagues on hand to support you and you will be provided with all the equipment to enable you to work remotely. 


Teaching and coaching experience in the Education & Training Sector.
We need you to have been an operational prison custody officer in a prison
Hold a current teaching qualification to Level 5 or above such as: Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training
Functional Skills Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT or equivalent or willing to work towards.
Excellent communication skills
Experience of coaching to support learning
Ability to plan, organise and prioritise workload


Fully flexible working pattern
Competitive Salary
Blended delivery model which includes working from home, centres and on site visits
Generous annual leave entitlement
Development opportunities through our in-house programmes and qualifications

If you feel you could make a difference in this rewarding sector, Learner Coach Wolverhampton / Wellingborough please apply to [email protected] or call 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747

Tina Lacey Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency dedicated to the skills, training and welfare to work sectors nationally.  We are committed to giving full free pre-interview advice and guidance right throughout the interview process.

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