Vocational Instructor - Construction and the Built Environment (0.5 FTE)

Location:The Workplace
Type of Position:Vocational Instructor
Subject:Construction and the Built Environment
Salary:Pro-rata UQT 1-6 + £2,000 Additional Allowance
Start Date:From 01/09/2020
Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 15th June 2020

Vocational Instructor - Construction and the Built Environment
2 Year Fixed Term Contract
16.25 hours per week (0.5 FTE) 
Pro-rata Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale 1- 6
(FTE = 1 £17,682 - 6 £27,965)
+ Pro-rata £2,000 Additional Allowance

The Workplace is a brand new, aspirational and innovative Alternative Provision Free School in East Sussex for pupils in years 9 to 11, which will be opening in September 2020. 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.
To meet the needs of pupils across the county, there will be a small number of satellite sites offering vocational provision for 2 days per week local to Newhaven or Seaford. These satellite sites will take place in hired and community venues and will enable pupils to access vocational provision closer to their home. This satellite model will be piloted for the first two years of the school and will then be reviewed.
The Role: Vocational Instructor: Construction and the Built Environment – satellite provision 16.25 hours per week (includes 3.25 hours preparation time per week).
You Are: An experienced tradesperson and/or tutor with a clear understanding of Construction and allied trades. You will have the ability to share your knowledge and expertise to support students in achieving qualifications in Construction and the built environment. 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 construction related industries and develop enterprise initiatives to enable pupils to get a taste of the world of work alongside formal qualifications. You will be a self-starter and creative problem solver with a drive to develop a quality satellite offer for Workplace pupils.
To find out more and view The Workplace promotional video please visit
The Workplace profile page by clicking here.
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.
For an application pack, please visit the document section at the bottom of this page to download the job description, application form and candidate pack.
The closing date for completed applications is by midday, Monday 15th June 2020.
Due to unprecedented circumstances with the coronavirus pandemic, remote interviewing may take place, depending on government guidance when invitations to interview are sent out.
Please send completed applications to
If you have any queries about the role please email FAO Gavin Thomas, Principal Designate via
Please note CVs will not be accepted.
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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Teacher Application Form 21st Dec 2018 Download
Workplace Candidate Information Pack 30th Apr 2020 Download
Vocational Instructor - Construction (0... 01st May 2020 Download

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