This post will primarily be supporting the teaching of gardening skills and horticulture, utilising best practice in autism learning and care to develop vocational skills, for example; planting, growing-on, watering, mowing and specific skills associated with general garden maintenance.  

Key information:
Salary: Unqualified Teacher salary depending on experience plus SEN 1
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 42 weeks per year. Weekend working on a rota basis
Contract type: Permanent
Apply: Online application form


ABOUT PRIOR'S COURT

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 80 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our autism practitioner / support worker team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. Working with our young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding. Read more about what it's like to work at Prior's Court and the difference you can make here.

THE ROLE

The post will primarily be supporting the teaching of gardening skills and horticulture, utilising best practice in autism learning and care to develop vocational skills, for example; planting, growing-on, watering, mowing and specific skills associated with general garden maintenance.

This role will work flexibly with the other sections of the Outdoor Learning department and will work closely with class teachers, school therapists and appropriate curriculum groups to ensure individual learners needs, interests and aspirations are met. 

We are looking for someone with a Diploma in Teaching and Learning (or equivalent) and who holds a recognised Horticultural qualification or willing to work towards one. Experience of previous teaching in a vocational setting with young people on the autistic spectrum or with special of complex needs is required. A thorough understanding of gardening skills and horticulture, good communication skills and the ability to work flexibly appropriate to the weather conditions are also needed for this role.

BENEFITS

Our teams working directly with our young people are the key to their progress and achievements and we aim to make them feel valued and supported with training in autism along with knowledge and skills they need to do a great job and develop their careers. Find out more about the benefits we offer.

HOW TO APPLY

Read through the application documents below, then complete a short online application form to apply. You may be required to fill in additional forms depending on the role and will be advised by HR following your application. You can read about our application process in detail here.

Application links: 
Job description Online application form

Policies:
Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement Recruitment of ex-offenders policy Documents to prove eligibility to work in the UK


CONTACT

t: 01635 245928

e: recruitment@priorscourt.org.uk

All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.