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Job Title: Hairdresser
Contract: Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC), Twinwoods Business Park, Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest, Bedford MK44 1FD
Hours: Working 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. The site operates 24/7 over 7 days so when needed you may be asked to come in at a weekend.
Yarl`s Wood Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) is a fully contained residential Centre, housing adult women and adult family groups awaiting immigration clearance and it is and is one of many essential public service contracts run by Serco a FTSE 250 international service company. Our Justice and Immigration division provides vital services across our Custodial, Escorting, Immigration, Community and Housing services.
At Yarl’s Wood we focus on decency and respect in all aspects of care for our residents, and our aim is to create an environment which supports and values diversity, integrity, trust and openness. The Centre provides a range of services for our residents including: welfare, healthcare, faith and cultural provision, educational and recreational activities.
Overview of the role
As a Hairdresser you will be based in Yarl’s Wood and you will be trusted to create a relaxing and calm atmosphere for the residents to escape to. You will be providing a hairdressing and barbering service to the residents as well as beauty therapy sessions.
One of your key requirements will be to keep up to date records of all equipment in the hairdressing locations and report any damages or concerns to the safety and security centre.
The ability to maintain a positive, professional and empathetic relationship with our residents during a difficult and emotional time in their lives is a key requirement.
As the successful candidate you must have proven and demonstrable experience of working as a hairdresser or beauty therapist and qualified at a minimum of NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
You will need to have had experience in barbering and also cutting and treating Caucasian, Afro Caribbean and Asian Hair.
As this will be based in an immigration removal centre you must be able to remain professional at all times and you will possess excellent communication skills both verbally and written as you will be communicating with people at all levels.
You must have a minimum of NVQ level 3 or equivalent in Hairdressing and any beauty therapy qualifications would be advantageous.
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all offers of employment are subject to security clearance checks and approval by the Home Office.
On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.