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Code4000 are hiring! Come and join an award winning team! Classroom Facilitator (HMP Holme House)

Classroom Facilitator (HMP Holme House)


Is this you?

  • Do you believe that the future is for everyone?
  • Do you feel compelled to work on programs and services that combat recidivism?
  • Are you able to help develop tech skills to provide prisoners with access to transformative opportunities and sustainable careers?

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 our services users.



Code4000 is a young, not for profit, community interest company that is going places! And this is a great opportunity to be able to help shape the future for everyone.

At Code4000, our mission is to reduce reoffending by teaching prisoners software development, and to get them work on release.

We are the first programme in the UK and Europe to teach computer coding to prisoners and we take our inspiration from The Last Mile - an established prison coding programme that started in San Quentin in the US, but now also runs in several prisons in California.

We currently operate in HMP Humber and HMP Holme House, with dynamic expansion plans in London and the South East for the year ahead, and we are looking to recruit a full-time Classroom Facilitator to work in our HMP Holme House classroom.

Candidates should have experience in supporting vulnerable groups or ex-offenders to improve employability skills, motivation and resilience; a knowledge of computer coding and it’s uses; experience of working on full-stack development (eg Node.js, Ruby on Rails or similar); and ideally have a qualification in teaching, with a degree, or other qualification, in Computer Science.


Closing date is 27th September 2019. Interviews will be held on 9th October 2019 at HMP Holme House in Stockton on Tees.

Further information about the role, and how to apply, can be found on the Clinks Job Board or on Vonne. All applications should include a  CV and a covering letter describing how you meet the essential and desirable criteria, and be sent to


Code 4000 is exactly the kind of pioneering partnership that we need to encourage. It brings together prisons, businesses and teachers to address the country's demand for digital skills and local regeneration, and giving prisoners relevant employment and a new future.

Chief Reform Officer, Catch 22

To give ex-offenders the confidence and skills they will need to get a job - and critically keep it - we need to engage prisoners in work experience and training in custody which accurately reflects the employment market in the communities they will return to. For the first time Code 4000 gives those in our custody the opportunity to engage in a training programme to become the ‘coders’ of the future.

Head of Public Sector Prison Industries, HMPPS

Having been deeply impressed after visiting The Last Mile prison rehabilitation program at San Quentin Prison in San Francisco in 2013, I was delighted to be introduced to Michael Taylor, who had aspirations to create a similar programme in the UK. Since that time, Michael has shown vision, creativity and tenacity in launching Code4000 at HMP Humber. I hope that he will continue to receive the support from the prison estate to extend this vital initiative across the country.

CEO, Arc InterCapital

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