Charity set to open Nail Bar in Beeston

The Shine Project, which supports girls aged 11-19 in South Leeds is opening a nail bar in Beeston and is currently looking for a manager.

Shine project girlsThe Shine Nail Bar will operate as a social enterprise offering employment and training to local young people. All profits will be ploughed back into the wider project which supports girls who are vulnerable or at risk and aims to build self esteem, resilience and empower them to flourish and achieve their goals.

They are now advertising for a Nail Bar Coordinator who will lead in the development and management of the Shine Nail Bar. The role will involve the advertising, opening and ongoing provision of various nail and beauty treatments to customers in Beeston. The coordinator will also be responsible for creating a good relationship with The Shine Project mentors and facilitating links between the nail bar and the project.

The Shine Project was established in August 2013 by St Luke’s CARES with a grant from the Big Lottery Fund. St Luke’s recognised that some young people need more support than can be offered in a youth group setting. They saw first hand the effects of domestic violence, substance misuse, child sexual exploitation and family breakdown can have on the young people in the community.

Since starting in September 2013 The Shine Project has supported over 30 girls on an individual basis, run courses and one to one mentoring in local high schools and continued to run Switch groups in the community.

For full details of the Nail Bar Co-ordinators post and how to apply go to: or contact Jackson Turner on (0113) 320 0396 or email The closing date is Monday 24 November 2014.