• Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £15,000.00
  • Language: English
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Training Advisor Hairdressing

Neath Port Talbot Council

Salary: £17,495.27 - £19,072.70 per annum

Contract Type: Temporary

Hours: Part Time 22.5 hours per week (additional hours may become available)

Location of post: Skills & Training Unit, Tir Morfa Centre, Marine Drive, Sandfields, Port Talbot, SA12 7NN. You will be based at Tir Morfa and part of the role will be as a frontline/community based worker

We are currently looking for a Training Advisor in Hairdressing and Barbering to join our team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a caseload of learners undertaking a variety of courses, qualifications and programmes offered by Skills & Training within the hairdressing and barbering sector. The post holder will ensure that learners are given appropriate support and guidance in order to achieve their full potential and meet all the key performance indicators in place externally from our Lead Contractors and internally set within Skills & Training.

The post will demand a high degree of occupationally specific experience.

The post holder will engage with school pupils undertaking vocational qualifications as well as work based learning students, undertaking Apprenticeships and NVQ qualifications.

The main duties of the post;
  • Undertake the delivery of agreed occupational and technical/knowledge based qualifications.
  • Undertake teaching sessions with learners in line with their individual learning plan and achieve their individual learning plans within the allocated timescale.
  • Design and deliver appropriate learning materials and resources to support the courses/qualifications delivered at Skills & Training.
  • Assess and verify vocational competence and technical knowledge & skills of learners, as appropriate.
  • To be responsible for a caseload of learners within the hairdressing/barbering/beauty sector(s).
  • To ensure that programmes of learning are delivered at the appropriate levels for individual learners.
  • Ensure learners are fully inducted to their programme and monitor and review learner's progress at regular intervals as per agreed policy and against agreed targets.
  • Canvas new work placements and develop an employer base for continued expansion of training initiatives.
  • Undertake the inspection of placements to ensure compliance with the required standards of the section.
  • Represent the section at Careers Conventions, Schools talks and working parties as required.
  • Organise and deliver pre-exit courses and other section led courses as required.
  • To attend internal and external stakeholder meetings as appropriate.
  • Refer learners where appropriate to alternative sources of learning/counselling guidance provision, responding to and helping them to resolve their difficulties, thereby ensuring required standards of learners' welfare and training.
  • Maintain, update and complete appropriate documentation including learner enrolment paperwork and ongoing programme records, qualification records and including learning plans, learner monitoring/reviewing reports, placement records, college/sub-contractor reports, relevant examination bodies' documentation and others as required.
  • Liaise and provide records to external stakeholders such as Working Wales, College Providers, Employers and other parties, in line with GDPR legislation, who are involved in the delivery of the training provision as appropriate.
  • Liaise with and meet with appropriate Examination/Awarding Bodies where required.
  • Provide reports/updates for Contract Administrators, Team Leaders and Management, as appropriate.
  • Provide data to update and maintain Management Information Systems for the sector/programme.
  • To maintain an up to date knowledge of developments in vocational training and related programmes and to ensure continuing professional development activities are undertaken.
  • To be involved in the Staff Development Review process and to set and review targets for own personal development.
  • Maintain EWC Registration annually.
You will have experience in/of;
  • Significant occupational experience in the hairdressing and barbering sectors
  • Experience of working with young people and/or adults in a school/educational or work based setting
  • Experience of delivering class based theory and practice sessions against qualifications/courses (off the job training).
  • Understanding of work based learning programmes, training requirements in advertised sector(s) and the systems and processes in delivering courses to learners and qualifications
Ideally you will have;
  • Possess or working towards A1 and V1 awards/ TAQA and or verifier awards or equivalent
  • Possess NVQ Level 3 in Hairdressing and or barbering
  • Possess Further Education Teaching Certificate or equivalent (such as PGCE/PTTLS)
  • Possess Essential Skills Wales Qualifications and/or practitioners certificate
  • Possess GCSE (or equivalent/higher) in Maths and English grade C and above/Level 2
We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have experience across more than one discipline in the hairdressing, beauty industry and barbering sectors.

The post may require extensive travel across South Wales so therefore the ability to drive and have own vehicle is desirable.

Education Workforce Council membership will be required.

If you think that you have the necessary experience and qualifications for this role, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Michelle Akerman on

Phone: 07920 689200 or


DBS requirements:

This post is subject to an Enhanced Child & Adult DBS disclosure

Neath Port Talbot Council is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our employees are equally committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and young people and vulnerable adults and will take action to safeguard their wellbeing.

The recruitment process for this post will be underpinned by rigorous safer recruitment assessment to ensure that children and young people are protected.

Welsh Language skills are not required.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates who have a disability and armed forces veterans.

At Team NPT, we all work together to serve the people, communities and businesses of Neath Port Talbot.

We are committed to providing training opportunities and the professional development of all our employees.

We look forward to welcoming you to Team NPT.