Land Teacher – Brantwood Specialist School – Ruskin Mill Trust

Full-time Horticulture Farmworkers required
5th June 2020
Dairy farmer/trainee wanted on biodynamic farm in Sussex
30th June 2020

37.5 hours – 52 weeks per year
BSS Teacher pay scale –  £18,207.36 – £33,473.97 per annum

Salary dependent on qualifications, craft experience and attainment of QTS

Ruskin Mill Trust operates nine provisions that provide innovative and experimental education for young people with special learning needs, developed out of the inspiration of Rudolf Steiner, William Morris and John Ruskin. Applications are invited for the following post that will be based in Sheffield.

A unique opportunity has arisen at Brantwood Specialist School for a Land Teacher that will work across Eyam Outdoor Education, a site in the heart of The Peak District National Park working with biodynamic principles, and the land surrounding Tintagel House and the Merlin Theatre in Nether Edge. You would be working with students with learning disabilities and complex needs who have not succeeded in mainstream to achieve accredited qualifications (including but not limited to NOCN’s, BTEC’s or Edexel up to Level 3).

The vision for the role is to;

  • Deliver high quality lessons to small groups of students
  • Ensure Biodynamic principles are fully fed into Brantwood School’s land
  • Support the ongoing creation and development of land based curriculum and biodynamic strategy for the school sites.  
  • Work with teachers and carers on planning therapeutic and educational learning programmes.
  • Have primary care of the animals of the farm, including feeding, cleaning and medical treatment assistance, including weekends.
  • Support staff training and deliver workshops in the field of biodynamics.

We are ideally looking for someone who has already achieved their teaching qualification, has worked with biodynamic principles and has experience of working with young people who have special educational needs. However we appreciate there may be excellent candidates who do not have experience in all three areas so we are open to applications with experience in one or more of these disciplines but are willing to commit to further professional development. Due to the distance between the sites we are looking for a driver with their own car, if you are not then you would need to express in your application how you will ensure you can attend work at Eyam which is not serviced by public transport.

We invest heavily in our staff and your career and we will provide excellent professional development opportunities and an interactive cross –trust induction to experience our unique curriculum from the students’ point of view.  A flexible and professional approach to work is required. You will be required to attend training and conferences that takes place outside of Sheffield.

Closing Date: 12 noon Monday 20th July 2020

Brantwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure. Brantwood is committed to becoming an equal opportunities employer.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s.

To download an application pack, please visit our website or contact: Laura Pattison, Department of Human Resources, Freeman College, 88 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NG. Telephone 0114 252 5978 or email