Vocational Instructor/Teacher - Construction and the Built Environment

Location:The Workplace
Type of Position:Vocational Instructor
Subject:Construction and the Built Environment
Salary:UQT 1-6 plus £2,000 Additional Allowance or MPS 1-6 plus SEN Allowance
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: 12 noon, Tuesday 1st February 2022

The Workplace

Vocational Instructor/Teacher - Construction and the Built Environment

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

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

Or for QTS - Main Teacher Pay Scale (1-6) + SEN Allowance

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.

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/Teacher: Construction and the Built Environment

We are seeking to recruit an experienced trades person 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 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 construction related industries and develop enterprise initiatives to enable pupils to get a taste of the world of work alongside formal qualifications.

We are looking for a start date for as soon as possible and initially on a fixed term contract until 31st August 2022.

To find out more about The Workplace please visit the school's profile by clicking here

The successful candidate will be joining a Trust and school that continues to be ambitious in its drive to improve outcomes for our pupils. You will join a highly dedicated and professional staff team and be part of a supportive working and learning environment, where your professional development is highly valued. The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust are also committed to professional development and have strong induction, ECT and unqualified teacher programmes.

If you have any queries about the role or would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Gavin Thomas, Principal, via

For an application pack, please visit the document section at the bottom of this page, to download the application form and job description.

The closing date for completed applications is by midday, Tuesday 1st February 2022

Please send completed applications to

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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