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Tutor, Farm 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (Full Year)
Salary from 1st June 2023 £23, 997 – £34,096 per annum Salary from 1st September 2023 £24,717 – £35,119 per annum
Starting salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience
Based at Vale Head Farm, Kinver (Operated by Glasshouse College, Stourbridge)
Glasshouse College provides innovative and experiential education and training for young people marginalized by disadvantage, exclusion or special learning needs. The College provides an exciting, varied and personalised range of course subjects within an integrated day and residential curriculum delivered by skilled and trained staff.
We are seeking to appoint a committed, enthusiastic and professional tutor to support the Biodynamic Land team to deliver high quality tuition to groups of students of mixed abilities at Vale Head Farm, which is a 32 acre, biodynamic mixed farm in Kinver, Near Stourbridge.
Key duties in this role will include the delivery of the curriculum to young people with social and learning difficulties and also;
• To be responsible for delivering a curriculum covering aspects of animal husbandry and farm stock which embodies the Ruskin Mill Trust method of Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE).
• Deliver teaching and training with a therapeutic and supportive approach in line with the Trust method of PSTE, to include delivery of qualifications, where appropriate and in line with student need.
• To instil enthusiasm and enjoyment into the learning process in such a way that can lead to increased self-esteem and enhanced engagement in learning.
• To undertake an ongoing assessment of student progress and learning needs and to make reasonable adjustments as required, in order to minimise barriers to learning and achievement.
To undertake this position successfully you will have;
• Experience of working with working with young people and vulnerable adults with special needs, challenging behaviours and mental health difficulties;
• A teaching qualification or be willing to train towards a teaching qualification;
• In this role you must be prepared to undertake the Biodynamic Training – “Growing the Land, Growing People” course which is fully funded by Ruskin Mill Trust.
• A willingness to work flexibly – some weekend and evening work will be required to support the farm operation
• Experience of animal husbandry.
• The ability to reimagine potential and possess an ambitious outlook in respect of our students’ abilities.
Working with us is rewarding. In return, we offer competitive salaries with progression in pay once qualified, and an auto-enrolment pension scheme. In addition, staff receive;
• an interactive induction with the opportunity to try out crafts and experience our student practical skills therapeutic curriculum
• an excellent personal development plan and extensive training to include Autism, Attachment, Emotional Resilience, Holistic Support, Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE), CPI Safety Intervention training
• unique locations in which to work, with free healthy, organic and biodynamic lunches during term time, and on-site car parking
The post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for both adults and children, a medical check, evidence of qualifications, and verification of the right to work in the UK. Ruskin Mill Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.