Prison Education Jobs

Are you looking for a job where no two days are alike? Where you can utilise your resilience and confidence within a professional environment in order to support prisoners during a crucial time of development? Then prison educator jobs may be the perfect fit for you. 

Prison Teaching Jobs for You 

At Bookmark, we can help to find the perfect role for you out of a vast array of jobs in prison education available. 

Whether you are looking for part-time or full-time work, and whether you are looking in for roles in specific locations, then we can help.  

There are a range of opportunities available, all suited to different skillsets and preferences – and we can support you in discovering your dream role.  

What Subjects Are Taught in Prison? 

The roles available with prison education jobs expand across a range of subjects and settings, from workshops to classrooms to offices.  

We can support you in finding a role across a range of subjects and fields, such as: 

  • Production instructors (band 3) 
  • Vocational instructional officers (band 4) 
  • Specialist production instructors (band 4) 
  • Learning and skills managers (band 6) 
  • Heads of education, skills, and work (band 7 or 8) 
  • ID and banking administrators (band 3) 
  • Neurodiversity support managers (band 6) 

…and many more! 

We have the resources to support you in finding your dream role across these categories, ensuring that we can find a job that suits you and your requirements.  

What Do I Need to Teach in a Prison? 

A DBS Check is required to work in a prison. The following checks may be needed, depending on the role: 

  • Enhanced DBS Check without a barred list check 
  • Enhanced DBS Check with a children’s barred list check 
  • Enhanced DBS Check with an adult’s barred list check 

When working with Bookmark, we can support you in obtaining a DBS Check. Our partner, eSafeguarding, provides an online DBS Checking service to make the process as easy and smooth as possible. 

Various personal skills and qualifications are required for the different roles within prisons available. As a general overview, communication skills are key. This aligns with coaching and mentoring skills, as well as leadership skills. 

Having previous experience in an educational setting is sometimes required, with certain specific qualifications sometimes necessary. All teaching roles within offender learning must have obtained a Level 3 teaching qualification, with Level 2 Maths and English qualifications, and ideally a Level 5 Certificate of Education or PGCE. 


Contact us today and we can help you in revealing what prison educator jobs your experience and qualifications are a good match for. 

What Makes Bookmark Different 

At Bookmark, we prioritise our customers and clients, ensuring we can support them every step of the way on their recruitment journey. Our focus lies with innovation, collaboration, and integrity, to ensure that we create and support environments where curiosity, diversity and excellence is paramount to the education system. 

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