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Are you a Design Technology and Engineering specialist who always wanted to help others gain the skills and realise their potential through vocational skills?

Do you want to help create personalised development plans to help patients and service users grow and develop?

Does helping individuals gain confidence, life skills and employment make your heart sing?


Location: Northampton

Salary: £30,000-£37,000, depending on experience

Hours: 37.5 per week (full-time)


About Workbridge

Workbridge is an education centre that is part of St Andrew’s Healthcare. It provides education services and a vocational recovery pathway for people with mental illness, learning disabilities, ASD and brain injuries, in which they can gain valuable vocational skills and build confidence. Our valued service users comprise of adults with complex mental health needs who either reside at St Andrew’s Healthcare, or who live in the community with their families, carers or independently.

Our education services are delivered across five specialist hubs:

  • Food & Health
  • Design Technology & Engineering
  • Environment & Outdoors
  • Business Administration & Technology
  • Creative Arts & Innovation

Your role with us

We have an exciting and inspiring role as a Vocational Education Lead within our Design, Technology and Engineering Hub, which not only helps learners flourish, but you will too. 

Our Design, Technology and Engineering hub creates small design projects, to building bikes, scooters and making woodwork projects, allowing our learners to be inspired by planning projects and making them hands on - Helping individuals explore their interests and potential careers and supporting them with the vocational qualifications and experiences to transition into work.

In this role you will lead the curriculum design, and be responsible for a group of vocational tutors who design person centred learning plans for people to grow and develop in their skills. You will manage and support a small team of educators, motivating, inspiring and developing staff so they are able to deliver high quality, personal development plans to learners to ensure they reach their full potential. You will need to innovate and be creative in the design of learning solutions to ensure it meets the needs of a wide range of learners with mental health or learning disability needs.

A bit more about you

Experience of working as a teacher or tutor is welcomed, however we also welcome applications from individuals who have an ambition to develop themselves and make an impact in the world of education. 

You will need a passion for inclusion and a drive to ensure everyone has access to learning, and a relentless positive outlook in enabling learning outcomes. You will have an excellent work ethic, be a strong team player with good interpersonal and hold a demonstrable track record in motivating and inspiring others.

Our patients and services users, their carers and families, and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence each and every day. 


We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes 35 days holiday, sickness policy on par with NHS, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, healthcare discounts, paid DBS application, access to vocational qualifications, on-site facilities such as gym access and swimming pool, all set within beautiful grounds… and much more…


Do you want to work in a highly motivated, closely-knit and committed team who are dedicated to supporting patients and community service users during their journeys of recovery? 

Do you want to lead a team that provides variety, exciting challenges and the guarantee that you have made a positive difference to someone’s life? 

Then we’d love you to apply. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity then please email our recruitment team at to arrange.


Closing Date: 2nd May 2022

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th May