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Head of Hair, Beauty, and Early Years

Vacancy overview

Head of Hair, Beauty, and Early Years

Range between £41,010 & £47,253 per annum

35 hours per week (includes some teaching hours)


This is an excellent career opportunity to join the management team at Suffolk New College. This role will require you to lead on the operational and strategic aspects of the Hair, Beauty, and Early Years curriculum areas, as well as our commercial Hair & Beauty salons, The Zone (Ipswich) and Aura (Halesworth).

Working closely with the Director, you will pro-actively support, lead and develop staff to deliver an exceptional student experience.

You will therefore need to be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent people management and development skills;
  • Expertise in the curriculum areas of the role and have experience of working with young people aged 14+;
  • Ability to build and develop sustainable relationships with employers and external agencies;
  • Creative and innovative approaches, which deliver an exceptional student experience and student outcomes.
  • A financially sustainable and viable commercial operation for The Zone (Ipswich campus) and Aura (Halesworth Campus), Suffolk New College’s Hair and Beauty salons.

As part of this role you will also be required to undertake some teaching hours, therefore you should also be able to demonstrate proven teaching expertise in a related subject area and a profile of grade 1 or 2 lesson observations.

You should also hold a relevant degree or professional qualification, maths and English at level 2 or equivalent alongside a teaching qualification at level 5.

This post is based at Suffolk New College Ipswich Campus. However Suffolk New College is a multi campus site and the Head of Hair, Beauty, & Early Years is required to work at and travel between campuses to support and manage our salons (The Zone, Ipswich campus; and Aura, Halesworth campus).

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Ipswich, Suffolk
Closing date
29/09/2023 12:00
Interview date
10th October 2023

Additional information

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. As part of our on-going commitment to Equality and Diversity, Suffolk New College guarantee to short list all applicants from a black or ethnic minority group who meet the essential criteria and all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria. All appointments are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

We do not recognise any agencies or search agencies acting on our behalf unless they have been officially engaged. Applicants should apply to us directly and not be persuaded to go via an agency.

The college will not recognise any agency fees for recruitment activities unless an active engagement linked to a specific role has been agreed.

The college will not pay fees associated with CVs or applicants who are sent to the college via agencies on a speculative basis or in response to college adverts.

Agencies should refrain from sending CVs to anyone working for the college on a speculative basis. The college will make approaches to agencies via our HR team if we feel that we need assistance with a post.