Code4000 are looking for a classroom facilitator to join our team at HMP Holme House.
Are you a hobbyist coder or developer, or a coding bootcamp graduate that wants to develop their skills by helping others? Perhaps you have recently graduated from a computer science course and are looking for your first job? Or are you an experienced developer looking for an entirely new and rewarding challenge? Do you already work in education but are looking for a refreshing new approach to skills delivery? Are you also looking for a job where you’ll be able to explore your talent for helping others to enjoy coding, and where your input can have a life-changing impact on those you work with? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, perhaps you can help us break the cycle of crime by teaching prisoners computer programming.
At Code4000 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 you work with.
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 a uniquely innovative project that looks to empower people in custody through teaching tech skills.
At Code4000, our mission is to reduce reoffending by teaching software development skills to prisoners and to find them work in the technology sector upon release.
We are the first programme in the UK and Europe to teach computer programming to prisoners and we take our inspiration from The Last Mile, an established prison coding programme that started in San Quentin, but now also runs in several prisons throughout the USA.
Candidates must have knowledge of computer coding and its uses, and ideally have some experience of supporting vulnerable groups or current and ex-offenders to improve employability skills, motivation, and resilience, though this is not essential.
A degree, or other qualification, in Computer Science would also be desirable.
Our academies are positive places to work and our students enthusiastic and keen to learn and we will provide a full package of training and support to help acclimatise the successful candidate to working in the custodial environment.
Code4000 are a pioneering organisation and are breaking new ground in the delivery of prison training and the requirements for the role reflect this. However, if you can see yourself in this role, have a strong interest in technology, and a desire to support prisoners into lives free of crime but are not sure about how you might meet the requirements, please feel free to give us a call for an informal chat. Either Jim Taylor, Programmes Director, on 07838 259 549, or Shauna Devlin, Regional Manager, on 07565 370 905, would be delighted to discuss the role further.
Closing date is Sunday the 6th of June 2021 and interviews will be held remotely within a week of the deadline. You can download the full job description here. To apply, send your CV and a short covering letter describing how you meet the essential and desirable criteria, to firstname.lastname@example.org.