Introduction

Learning Curve Group is one of the UK’s most passionate training providers delivering a wide breadth of training provision to learners across the UK. Our academies offer amazing and unique opportunities for learners to gain Level 2 and 3 qualifications in a working environment. Our LHAA academies, offer this opportunity in abundance as working salons whilst learners work towards their apprenticeships. Camden, is our third and most prestigious academy, opened back in July 2014 by world renowned make - up artist Patrick Cameron. The salon is a designer salon and represents the London image for hairdressing. Camden has 29 hairdressing columns and a fully equipped training room with touch screen computing for the delivery of hairdressing and barbering theory. Our staff at Camden are highly skilled talented hairdressers and barbers and have a passion for hairdressing

Key Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting for a Hairdressing Assessor to join our Camden Academy on a part time basis working 21 hours per week, across 4 days.


Essential Criteria
  • TAQA assessor 
  • Minimum of 3 years in the hairdressing industry 

Key principles

The post holder has responsibility for supporting the delivering and assessment of the practical hairdressing component of the Hairdressing or Barbering programmes to LHAA learners.   
  • Raising the standards of assessment across all LHAA academies and across all qualifications
  • Assess Learners against the National Occupational Standards set out by the Awarding Body, ensuring that assessment is valid, fair, authentic and Reliable
  • Operate at Grade 2 as a minimum standard for teaching and learning as defined by the Ofsted Inspection Framework.
  • Responsible for ensuring that assessment material and learner paperwork is complaint as required by the funding organisations and Awarding Organisations.
  • Support the LHAA in ensuring agreed KPIs are met for timely qualification completions and the achievement of the EPA


Key Role-Specific Deliverables: Teaching, learning and Assessment
  • Support the delivery of the practical classes to engage all learners.
  • Provide stretch and challenge and support for learners where appropriate.
  • Strive to achieve and maintain an overall Grade 2 for teaching and learning as defined by the Common Inspection Framework.
  • Support the Educator within the practical class with the following the SOW.
  • Support individual learners by demonstrating the practical skills required by the Awarding Body standards and support, the student in developing these skills.
  • Provide stretch and challenge and support for learners where appropriate.
  • Assess Learners on their practical skills and undertake assessment.
  • Complete assessment materials and upload assessments using the LHAA e-portfolio ensuring that all assessments are valid, fair, authentic and reliable.
  • Support and advise learners on how to achieve their qualifications, producing individual learner assessment action.
  • Update learner action plans as required with feedback and feed forward.
  • Provide cover for Educators in the practical as required.
  • Deliver the practical class as required to include lesson planning, assessment, completing the register and contacting absent Learners and their salons.
  • As required, maintain accurate records of learners’ progress providing individual feedback and guidance to the learner.
  • Liaise with the Employer Engagement Manager regarding student progress and employer feedback.
  • Support learners at programme exit and provide information, advice and guidance on progression and employment opportunities as and when required.
  • Inform learners of their progress and skill level in achieving their End Point Assessment and set SMART targets on actions plans to support them to achieve.
  • Upskill Learners technical and knowledge skills to achieve a Distinction grade, educating them with the VTCT distinction grade criteria in readiness.
  • Carry out mock EPA’s in line with the LHAA/VTCT mock assessment criteria and feedback to learners on their progress.
  • Prepare Learners for their End Point Assessment, ensuring that Learners are prepared with the correct model and products to carry out their services.
  • Support Learners in preparing their client schedules prior to an EPA in readiness for audit check.
 Key role – Specific Deliverables: Safeguarding
  • Provide pastoral care to Learners and refer Learners to the Safeguarding Officer and / or external agencies as required
  • Liaise with the Safeguarding Officer where appropriate to alert them to any safeguarding issues
  • Provide impartial information, advice and guidance to Learners as required and throughout their learning experience

Key Role-Specific Deliverables:  Quality & Compliance
  • Complete the assessment documentation to the standards required by ITEC, using the e-portfolio system.
  • Complete learner actions plans, ROA and progress reviews as required.
  • Maintain the LHAA marking policy of 1-week turnaround of marking and checking for SPaG.
  • Ensure that Learners assessment evidence is uploaded onto ITECH within 24 hours.
  • As required ensure all learner files within your Educator groups are FULLY compliant and meet the requirements of the funding organisations to achieve a low risk status.  Maintain this status thereafter
  • As required and requested engage in the programme of assessor employer visits in the workplace.
  • Attend all standardisation meetings as required and attend monthly team meetings.
  • Ensure that you meet the CPD requirements of the LHAA, Habia, Awarding Organisations, ESFA and Ofsted.
  • Complete internal verification actions where appropriate.
  • Liaise with the Head of Teaching and Learning, Lead IQA regarding audit and compliance of reviews, ILPs and shared resources.
  • Participate in the quality assurance process to include standardising assessor paperwork and tracking documentation.
  • Ensure that you meet the CPD requirements of the LHAA, Habia/Skills Active, AO and SFA/Ofsted.
Generic Deliverables
  • The post holder may be required to cover classes, across academies as requested by Academy Managers.
  • The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description for the post. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to this position may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. 
  • Positively promote the ethos, culture and development of the LHAA/LBTA in every aspect of its business.
  • Maintain own CPD.
  • Ensure that all LHAA policies and procedures are followed and adhered to.
  • Working with the Salon Manager maximise the revenue from the LHAA salon.
  • Maintenance of the salon to ensure it always meets health and safety requirements and is maintained to a high standard.
  • Contribute to the commercial income of the Academy salon, meeting salons targets.
  • Ensure that current salon promotional practice and activities are employed by the Learners to develop their skills in securing repeat customers and recommendations.
  • Positively promoting the development of the LHAA in every aspect of its business.
  • As required to cover the teaching of NVQ Level 2 / 3 classes to provide holiday and sickness cover.
 

Benefits

  • Holidays – 26 days + bank holidays
  • Pension – 5% from yourself, 3% from LCG
  • Armed Forces Covenant - Silve
  • Healthcare and Tech scheme
  • Social events
  • Keeping in touch meetings
  • Amazing Headquarters
  • CPD

Equal Opportunities 
For LCG to really transform lives through learning, it takes diversity of skills, knowledge culture and background. That’s why we're an equal opportunities employer and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


 

Essential Criteria

Learners are at the centre of everything we do so we are committed to safeguarding and promoting their welfare. If applicable, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check, provide satisfactory references and prove their eligibility to work in the UK.