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Vocational Instructor - Hairdressing & Barbering

The WorkplaceEast Sussex

Vocational Instructor - Hairdressing & Barbering

Full time, Fixed Term Contract until 31/08/2022

Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale (1-6) + £2,000 Additional Allowance

The Workplace is a newly opened aspirational and innovative Alternative Provision Free School in East Sussex for pupils in years 9 to 11. The Workplace provide education that is industry-driven, rigorous in quality, based on partnerships and focussed on enterprise. It will offer pupils a strong basis of Maths, English, Science and IT alongside quality provision in one of six vocational areas (Hairdressing & Barbering, Hospitality & Catering, Construction, Automotive, Sports & Fitness and Arts & Creativity).

Pupils who access The Workplace will be identified as at being at risk of disengagement and exclusion from their commissioning school. We have high expectations of pupils via Workplace standards, to suitably prepare them for post-16 and the wider world of work. Staff will work with employers across industry to ensure that classroom practice replicates the world of work and ensure pupils develop relevant skills and knowledge.

The Role:  Vocational Instructor: Hairdressing and Barbering

You Are: An experienced hairdresser/barber and/or tutor with a clear understanding of professional hairdressing/barbering and the wider industry including beauty industries. You will have the ability to share your knowledge and expertise to support students in achieving qualifications in Hairdressing and Barbering. You will also demonstrate a willingness to undertake training and mentoring from qualified teachers to develop skills of planning and assessment. You will become a role model to groups of students, and will be able to model skills within your trade alongside the wider skills of employability (including professionalism, organisation and adaptability). You will be keen develop links with local employers from hairdressing and barbering related industries and develop enterprise initiatives to enable pupils to get a taste of the world of work alongside formal qualifications.

The Workplace is part of The SABDEN Multi-Academy Trust, a group of Outstanding & Good Special Schools and Alternative Provision in East Sussex. SABDEN is a supportive employer committed to high quality staff development and creating a warm, caring, supportive environment in which pupils and staff feel safe.

If you have any queries about the role or would like to visit the school before submitting an application, please email FAO Gavin Thomas, Principal, via .

For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: 

The closing date for completed applications is by midday, Tuesday 12th October2021

Please send completed applications to

Please note CVs will not be accepted.

To find out more The Workplace and the Trust please visit SABDEN's website here: 

The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring.

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