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Construction Instructor

The Grange Therapeutic School
  • Oakham
  • Permanent
Salary: up to £24,000 per annum
Hours: 39.5 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday, 6th July 2022
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Full Job Description

Job Title:         Construction Instructor

Salary:             Actual salary up to £24,000 dependant on experience + opportunity for overtime

Location:         The Grange Therapeutic School, nr Oakham

Start Date:       August 2022

Hours:             37.5 hours per week 8.30am- 4.30pm (4pm Friday)

Contract:         Term Time plus 1 week

Be the instructor you always wanted to be! If you are very child focused and really want to make your mark improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Construction Instructor to join The Grange Therapeutic School team and deliver courses in our new construction suite.

About the School

The Grange Therapeutic School is an independent special school for young people aged 8 -18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Our school is based in a Victorian country house in Leicestershire with stunning views and fantastic facilities to develop not only the educational, but also the social and emotional needs of our pupils. With access to woods and lakes on site, the school has an ethos about delivering a personalised curriculum tailored to, and driven by, the individuals. At our last Ofsted inspection in 2018 the school was rated Outstanding for behaviour and leadership.

We offer the chance to teach in an environment where the emphasis is on excellent classroom practice with groups of up to 6 pupils and relationships are the key to success. Therefore we need hardworking, child centred staff who are resilient and willing to go the extra mile. In return we offer significant investment in your professional development, a supportive staff group and opportunities for progression for ambitious staff

About the Role

We want a hard-working and inspirational construction instructor to teach pupils basic construction skills and help them to gain qualifications to L2.

You will be based in our new construction suite and work with small groups and an assistant to support pupils in gaining skills and qualifications. Most pupils will be 13 plus.

You will plan and deliver the curriculum with the support of senior staff where required.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for someone with drive and a willingness to go the extra mile to improve the lives of the young people in our care. Strong inter-personal skills, team working and a sense of humour are also vital. Must be honest, trustworthy and reliable and empathetic to working with young people with special educational needs and their families and carers.

About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.

Essential Criteria

  • L3 qualification in a construction discipline
  • Experience working with young people
  • Be passionate about improving the outcomes for young people
  • Confident in planning and delivering vocational learning
  • Ability to build relationships with sometimes challenging young people
  • Personal resilience
  • Driving licence and car due to location.

Why join Acorn Education & Care?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

Applications are invited online though the Outcomes First website  If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or wish to visit the school please contact the office on or 01664 454264.

A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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