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We are looking for a Job Coach – Land based to support and develop young people with autism and complex needs as they follow a vocational curriculum that challenges them to achieve their full potential.

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Key information:
Salary: £12,189 pa (pro rata) 
Hours: Monday to Saturday - 19.25 hours per week 
Contract type Permanent - Part time
Job description: Job Coach - Land Based Job Description
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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 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.

Hear from our staff who are passionate about the difference they make:

The role of a Land based Job Coach

As a Job Coach you will provide young people with the opportunity to learn and develop specialist skills needed to work within a fruit growing environment producing high quality juiced products.

As part of your role, you will uphold and work towards the vision and aims of Prior’s Court, supporting the organisation’s objectives and living the values.

You will be required to work collaboratively with internal colleagues and work with the estates team to plan the regular maintenance of the orchard.

The Job Coach is responsible for the delivery of vocational learning programmes through identifying and modelling activities and tasks allowing young people to develop their skills through the use of visual structure.

Our thorough training and induction programme will ensure you have the support, skills and tools you need to deliver quality care for each young person. 


The role is suitable for someone who is an outstanding communicator with previous experience of working with children and young people in a similar role. You will be very organised, innovative, and enthusiastic with lots of initiative. We would be interested in speaking to you particularly if you hold Horticultural RHS Level 1 or 2 or equivalent.


Our thorough training and induction programme will ensure you have the support, skills and tools you need to deliver quality care for each young person. Find out more about the career pathways available within our teams.

Learn more about working at Prior's Court including the benefits we offer, our beautiful working environment and more about how you can make a difference as part of the Prior's Court team:

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How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

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Application links: 
Job description Application form

Recruitment policy Safeguarding statement Equal opportunities statement
Documents to prove eligibility to work in the UK Job applicant privacy notice

Contact us about this role

t: 0161 237 8081

e: [email protected]

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.