Instructor of Hair Dressing & Barbering, Hall Cliffe School Vocational Centre, Wakefield

Instructor of Hair Dressing & Barbering (Thursday – Friday)

£21,699 – £32,060 per annum / £9.80 – £14.47 per hour + Outstanding Benefits Package


As an Instructor at Hall Cliffe Vocational Centre, you’ll get the opportunity to deliver training and development within your area of expertise which will inspire our young people. You’ll have superb leadership, specialist support and state-of-the-art-facilities, allowing you to focus on delivering an innovative and engaging teaching programme which will inspire our young people. Committed to fulfilling the potential of each and every one of our young people, no matter what their educational needs (including emotional and social difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and speech and language communication difficulties), you share our belief that all young people are capable of achieving great things.

You will have on the job experience of hair dressing and barbering and ideally a relevant teaching qualification or willingness to work towards completing one within two years. You will develop work placement opportunities with local employers to help our young people put their skills into practice. Ideally, you’ll have experience of dealing with complex education needs, as you’ll need to connect with our young people – understanding what makes them unique and working to make a real difference to their social and emotional development. But none of this fazes you, as it’s what you’re passionate about and why you’ll fit right in.

Hall Cliffe School Vocational Centre is based on its own site, giving you the opportunity to exploit our state of the art learning resources and facilities. Students will be supported in small class sizes by experienced staff who are able to inspire and encourage our young people to achieve great things.

For children and young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond. That’s what drives us, here at Witherslack Group. We are a leading provider of specialist education and care for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties, complex learning needs and challenging behaviours. We have a reputation for excellence and of achieving the highest possible outcomes. In short, we’re enhancing life opportunities.

This role will be for 14.8 hours per week and will be paid pro rata at £7,542 – £11,136 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to work 5 inset days – if these do not fall on your usual days of work, you will be paid overtime.

We know you’re going to do great things. For your hard work and commitment, we want to reward you with a salary and benefits package that’s among the best in our sector. You’ll receive a competitive salary, full school holidays, (pension matched up to 5%), Life Insurance based on two times your annual base salary and comprehensive induction and ongoing training, as well as extensive Group staff benefits such as Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle to Work Scheme. Witherslack conducts DBS Enhanced checks and covers the costs for all new employees.

For further information please contact Sarah Craven – Senior Administrator on 01924 663420.

The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date:  Monday 16th December 2019

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 9th December 2019