Young people at Prior’s Court who have autism and complex needs demonstrate potential to access employment. The purpose of this job is to capture and develop this potential and to support the young person to develop the specialist skills needed to work within a fruit growing environment, producing high quality juiced products.

Key information:
Salary: £27,300 per year, pro rata
Hours: 2 x part time positions, 18.5 hours per week each
Contract type: Fixed term for 18 months
Closing date for applications: Monday 25th January at 10am
Job description: Orchard Job Coach job description
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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.

We offer a range of specialist services within a residential children’s home, school and adult provision to support children and young people severely challenged by their 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.


Young people at Prior’s Court with autism and complex needs demonstrate potential to access employment. The purpose of this role is to support and develop these young people as they follow a vocational curriculum that challenges them to achieve their full potential.  This role supports the development of horticulture skills and in particular the development of the Orchard. Working in this role, you will predominantly support young people aged 16-25 but will also support our 5-15 year olds to develop their vocational horticulture skills.

The Orchard is a new venture that 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.

Find out more about the role in the Job Description.

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We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. 

Find out more about what a career at Prior's Court is like and 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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Read through the application documents below, then complete an expression of interest 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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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.