Mechanics Instructor

Job Title:            Mechanics Instructor

Location:            Crookhey Hall School, Lancaster

Salary:                £8,535 per annum

Hours:                16 hours a week 

Contract:            Permanent; Term Time Only

Do you want to use your mechanical expertise to support Children? Do you enjoy transferring your knowledge? Do you want to have the autonomy to run a mechanics unit at Crookhey Hall School? We are looking for an innovative thinker who can support our 10 – 16 year old pupils with Social Emotional Mental Health challenges to learn more about car maintenance. We would like you to create new and encapsulating ways of running this vocational unit and teaching it to our pupils.

We are looking for a creative, engaging and open-minded Mechanics Instructor to join our family feel team. You must have a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring even the most challenging of minds and behaviours. We are looking for candidates, who want to get involved, have their ideas heard, aren’t afraid of getting dirty in workshops and who are resilient and caring. Previous experience with SEMH is desirable but isn’t essential. If you have no experience, please research SEMH and the challenges it may present.

The established staff team come from a variety of previous occupations and have individual skills, which can be utilised, within this school. So, if you have an interest and a good knowledge of cars, mechanics and maintenance, we would love to hear from you!

About the School
Crookhey Hall School is an independent special educational needs school for pupils aged 10 – 16 years who have social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours, located in rural Lancaster. The school has a committed and innovative multidisciplinary team, extensive site and excellent facilities to support both learning and extra-curricular activities; we are in a great position to provide our pupils with the best education and care possible.

We need highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want to make a real difference.

About the Group

We are part of Outcomes First Group which promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

Why join Acorn Education & Care? 


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

  • 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.

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