Lecturer in Hairdressing & Barbering (0.5FTE)

Discipline: Teaching Staff
Salary: £26,892 - £39,973 (prorated to £13,446 - £19,986)
Contact email: j.sharp@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
Job ref: 014582
Published: 5 months ago
Deadline for Application: 31 May 2024 23:59

We have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate Lecturer in Hairdressing & Barbering to join our Professional & Leisure Services Department.

As a member of the Hairdressing and Barbering Team, you will provide a quality, inspirational, learning experience to Hairdressing students that replicates industry standards. You will be a supportive member of the Hairdressing team and embrace future initiatives that will enhance our students’ journey. You will be passionate about providing learning opportunities for all to support students to develop skills and knowledge within the Hair and Barbering industry.


Responsibilities include:

  • To provide excellent learning, teaching and assessment across agreed provision specified by the Head of Department/Curriculum Area Manager
  • To plan and be professionally prepared to support inspirational classroom/ salon practice with innovative approaches to improving the learning experience
  • To assess the work and progress of all students and provide them with constructive and timely feedback to allow them to progress. To report accurately on the progress of both individuals and groups.
  • To seek ways of improving student performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback
  • To participate in the maintenance and promotion of close links with employers
  • Engage in professional development in relation to teaching, learning and assessment, including the use of an evidence-informed approach
  • Contribute to course development and the development of new programmes of study demonstrating an inclusive and collaborative approach to delivery
  • Contribute to outreach and/or widening participation activity within the department
  • Maintain records of formative and summative assessments of students’ learning carried out to report accurately on the progress of both individuals and groups.
  • Pro-actively contribute to the success and vision of the department
  • To undertake programme leadership duties as specified by your line manager or the Head of Department
  • To ensure that the enrolment, induction, monitoring, profiling and initial assessment of students is successfully completed and in a timely manner and in line with college policies
  • Devise individual learning plans and provide support for learners in line with the requirements of the curriculum
  • To meet the internal student progression targets
  • To be responsible for student discipline, counselling and guidance related to all assigned classes/programmes


For the full job description and person specification, please click here


The Ideal Candidate


The ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. They should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within their core values.


Education & Training

  • A recognised teaching qualification or willingness towards a teaching qualification
  • Qualification at Level 3 or higher in Hairdressing or Barbering
  • An Assessor and IQA qualification is highly desirable
  • GCSE 5-9 (A*- C) or nationally recognised level 2 qualification in Maths or equivalent. (e.g., CSE 1, O Level A – C)
  • GCSE 5-9 (A*- C) or nationally recognised level 2 qualification in English or equivalent. (e.g., CSE 1, O Level A – C)



  • Experience of successful teaching/training
  • Experience of high-quality teaching within an FE environment or equivalent related industrial experience.
  • Experience of the effective design and delivery of high-quality inclusive teaching and learning activities
  • Up to date knowledge of content and methods of teaching and /or supporting learning including the value and use of learning technologies
  • A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the relevant industry requirements and industrial experience, including the relevant CPD to meet the Awarding Organisation requirements.
  • Experience of the day-to-day management of Hairdressing salons, Clinics and SPA’s
  • Experience of improving the learning, teaching, assessment and feedback methods
  • Experience of student pastoral care
  • Experience of project lead learning and setting up projects with employers
  • Experience of internal verification process and adhering to quality standards


For an informal discussion about the role, please email recruit@bradfordcollege.ac.uk


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.


Bradford College

At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals.

Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. Undergraduate to postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses.

Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College.

Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – equivalent to 44 days holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Additional college closure days, including 2-week Christmas closure
  • Teachers’ Pension scheme, with a generous 23% employer contribution
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Career progression opportunities – 54% of all vacancies are filled internally
  • Free sports and gym facilities
  • Free wellbeing initiatives and access to our exclusive staff indoor and outdoor wellbeing space
  • Confidential employee assistance service and on-site mental health first aiders
  • Access to Bradford College benefits hub, offering retail, travel, leisure and dining discounts and cashback
  • Discounts on greener travel – cycle to work scheme & local MetroCard and Northern Rail discounts
  • Access to hair and beauty treatments in our student-led Signature Spa
  • On-site dining facilities, including our award-winning Grove restaurant
  • A host of training development opportunities
  • Fantastic campus facilities, a short walk to public transport links in the heart of the City of Culture 2025
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that is truly committed creating a better future for all through education and training.


For full details please click here

*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.


Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications across all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that social media checks will also be undertaken during the recruitment process.


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.