RESTART is part of the Weston College Group which has been awarded the prestigious contract to establish the Education department in the new-build and state-of-the-art prison, HMP Five Wells.

This will see the newest subsidiary brand of the OFSTED Outstanding College Group and its client G4S working in partnership to bring the prisoners of HMP Five Wells a dynamic and innovative curriculum from February 2022 (with additional key recruitment periods in the months that follow).


HMP Five Wells

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

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Recruitment will begin from September 2021 to appoint high calibre, enthusiastic and talented professionals in the following areas:

Head of Education and Assistant Head of Education

Aspiring, qualified and/or experienced teachers, technicians and assessors across a wide range of subjects including Functional Skills / Maths and English, and a range of vocational areas, including construction and motor vehicle.

IAG (Information, Advice & Guidance) / Inductions

Library, Learning and Resource Centre (LLRC) staff

Administrative / Data Management

We also welcome interest from potential candidates who would like to begin a career in teaching in a custodial setting, or make a career change under our 'Industry to Education' initiative.

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Successful candidates will be supported to establish new or changed careers via teacher training and CPD initiatives.

Benefits include:

Excellent remuneration package, working for one of the UK’s leading College Groups

Sunday Times “Best Companies to Work for” Group

Investors in People Platinum Group employer

Excellent CPD opportunities from an OFSTED Outstanding Group education provider

Brand new, purpose built, high tech and modern working environment and learning spaces

Free on-site car parking

Access to staff canteen

The opportunity to work in an innovative and forward-thinking brand new “super-prison” with an exceptional ethos and culture from the outset. A community culture will be promoted where prisoners will be able to assist the prison management team in establishing projects, processes and forum that meet the needs of the population.

As the UK’s first purpose-built resettlement prison, HMP Five Wells will prepare prisoners for their transition back into society, providing them with the skills and qualifications so they can turn away from crime. The prison and Education Department will benefit from the latest design and technology to enhance security and rehabilitation, and it will foster a purposeful environment that reflects life in the wider community, as well as focusing on the vocational and behavioural expectations of employers. In partnership with G4S, RESTART will provide exceptional opportunities for prisoners to gain nationally recognised vocational qualifications, in preparation for securing purposeful employment upon release.

Please see below additional useful information from our partners G4S, as they give their perspective on “A day in the life of” one of their prisons or Prison Custody Officers, with whom our education professionals will work in partnership.

Once HMP Five Wells is open, RESTART will be able to make its own education-focused films but in the meantime, the following films are a useful insight into the G4S culture and ethos.

Upcoming Job Fairs:


20th October

Welford Rd Stadium

29th October

Franklin's Gardens Stadium

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