Job Details

Job title:             Mechanics Instructor

Location:            Westbourne School, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Salary:                Up to £30,000 per annum

Contract:            Permanent, Term Time

Hours:                 37.5 hours per week

As part of our continued growth, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a Mechanics Instructor to join our new specialist Autism & Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties provision - Westbourne School. If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a School that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, come join the team based in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and re-engage our young people, we would like to hear from you.

About the role

We require a Mechanics Instructor who has the ability to make a significant contribution to our school.

The successful candidate will be an innovative, reflective practitioner who can demonstrate the willingness to adapt and learn. We are looking for an individual with high expectations and standards who can offer excellent behavioural management skills. An additional strength would be a creative, engaging approach to curriculum design and planning for our pupils.

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate may have industry experience and experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom.  You will have Teaching experience / QTS or alternative preferred. 

We are looking for an individual who is able to help inspire and engage the young people that we serve. This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment. Previous experience of working in a SEMH environment would be desirable, excellent support skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are also just as important.

No two days are the same at Westbourne. We want people who can work at a pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and are motivated by working with children with complex needs. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children in a calm and engaging demeanour, whilst being resilient using an innovative style of engagement and be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.

If you are looking to join a dedicated team in a school that will welcome your ideas and aim to re-engage the young people we teach, we would like to hear from you.

About us

Westbourne School is a specialist SEN school which is based in Sutton-in-Ashfield and has an occupancy of 49 pupils. We cater for children aged 11-18 who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health challenges (SEMH). Classes are located in the original school building, with classrooms brought right up to date with top class learning and vocational facilities. There are also a number of residential Children’s homes aligned to Westbourne School.

We are opening a new School site later this year to add to the capacity of Children we look after, which will sit in the Westbourne cluster. This will be an exciting opportunity to drive the expansion of the site.

The aim of the school is to provide specialist individual support to each child, enabling them to reach their potential so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. We provide the young people with as much freedom as possible while offering a safe and supervised environment. This is achievable due to the dedication and support from a range of employed professionals who are passionate, reliable and understanding including dedicated education, care and clinical teams.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

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