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Ruskin Mill College is set in 140 acres with a farm, fish farm, two converted mill buildings, woodlands, smoker and
workshops. Based in Nailsworth the College provides for young people aged 16 to 25 years old.
For over 30 years, Ruskin Mill Trust has provided Specialist Independent Education to children and adults with complex needs including learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and disabilities. Our provisions offer both day and residential placements and applications. Inspired by Aonghus Gordon using the insights of Rudolf Steiner, John Ruskin and William Morris, Ruskin Mill Trust works with hand, head, heart and place to provide students with the tools to transform material and in doing so transform themselves.
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 plus verification of the right to work in the UK. Ruskin Mill College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Tutor – Farm
40 hours per week for 52 weeks per year
Salary range £24,717 – £31,941 per annum (subject to teaching qualifications and relevant experience)
For further information and to apply visit https://www.rmt.org/jobs/ or
email our Recruiter on email@example.com
Application deadline Tuesday 31st October 2023
Ruskin Mill engages the students in practical skills therapeutic education (PSTE) and provides social enterprise
opportunities for students working on the farm, growing biodynamic produce for the college kitchens, residential
provision and the farm shop.
As Farm Tutor, you will be responsible for the planning, preparation and delivery of teaching and learning for the
students within Gable’s Farm, Ruskin Mill College. Gables Farm is a 40-acre farm with a mixed range of farm animals.
You will be working with a small group of students, delivering land-based qualifications, animal husbandry skills and other land-based activities throughout the season and be an active member of the farm team. You will be working alongside the Biodynamic Farm Manager to manage the day-to-day running of the site with regards to managing the land and managing the care of animals which involves; livestock breeding and rearing, maintaining the farm infrastructure and assisting in the production of biodynamic produce.
You should feel comfortable and willing to work closely with all types of farm animals (in-house training/guidance
will be given) and tractor based work (external training provided for tractor, and internal guidance).
Applicants for this post should have experience of working with young people and vulnerable adults with special
needs, challenging behaviours and mental health difficulties and have a teaching qualification or a willingness to work towards this. An appreciation of Biodynamic principles is required, however, training will be provided, as the
applicant will take part in the Ruskin Mill Trust 2 years Biodynamic Training Programme.
Ruskin Mill Trust supports staff development and provides a large amount of training; all staff will be provided with
an interactive induction, which enables staff to experience the student journey.
In addition, staff:
• Receive a comprehensive induction, an excellent personal development plan and extensive training to
include Safeguarding, Autism, Attachment, Emotional Resilience, Holistic Support, Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE), CPI (physical intervention) training
• Benefit from working in a beautiful, unique setting, with free organic, healthy and nutritious lunches during