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Current vacancies

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Group Leader – (Full-time permanent position)

To be the point of contact for a group of students, and to be responsible for overseeing, co-ordinating and reporting individual student learning.

Candidates will ideally hold a teaching qualification (DTLLS min), BHS PTT and have experience with people who have learning difficulties/disabilities.

 

Hours: 40 per week over 52 weeks p/a (30 days paid leave) worked over 5 days per week (to include weekend and evening duties)

 

Salary range: £24,500 - £25,500 gross p/a, dependant on relevant qualifications and experience, pension, savings platform, health cash plan, life cover and income protection.

Please apply by email to m.pridham@fcrt.ac.uk 

 

Closing Date: Tuesday 12th July 2022

Interviews week commencing: 18th July 2022

The college is committed to Safeguarding, and to promoting the welfare of children and young adults; we expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Chartered Physiotherapist

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The main purpose of the role:

The focus of the Fortune College revolves around increasing academic and vocational qualifications and knowledge, whilst achieving independent living skills that will equip young people for the next stage in their lives, be that further education, training, or work. The College is set within the beautiful New Forest Park and surrounded by stunning scenery making it a truly inspiring place to work and learn. The College has 25 resident horses that provide a focus for learning and help to embed transferable skills. We maintain the highest aspirations for all our students regardless of their learning journey and continuously look for ways that we can embed learning making the most of our excellent resources. We place as much importance on vocational excellence as we do on personal growth, resilience, self-regulation, and personal development.

 

This is a full-time vacancy (job share would be considered) to assess, plan and implement a range of therapeutic interventions for our students, using the horse as the therapeutic medium. We particularly invite applications from candidates who have equine knowledge and experience and with a real interest and enthusiasm to become a qualified ‘Hippotherapist’.

 

The hours required are 8 hours over 5 days, a total of 40 per week, over 40 weeks per annum (term time only)

Salary £26,624 per annum

 

For further information, please contact Kevin Linsley at ke.linsley@fcrt.ac.uk or send an expression of interest with CV.

 

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidate qualities:

Essential:

• Ideally 2 years post graduate experience

Desirable:

 

• Experience of working in a College environment

• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

• Good IT skills and understand of how IT can be used to support learning

 

Benefits and Additional Information

 

• Full training and continued support

• Stunning working location, based within the heart of the New Forest

• Lunch and refreshments in working hours

• A £750 referral bonus

• A retail benefits platform

• A health care plan

• Wellbeing platform

• Life cover plan

• Income protection scheme

• Trade Shires catalogue prices

• Pension scheme

 

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

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Functional Skills Tutor Maths and English

The main purpose of the role:

To deliver high quality English and Maths to young people aged 16-25 with a range of SEND needs. The focus of Fortune College revolves around increasing academic and vocational qualifications and knowledge, whilst achieving independent living skills that will equip young people for the next stage in their lives, be that further education, training or work. The College is set within the beautiful New Forest Park and surrounded by stunning scenery making it a truly inspiring place to work and learn. The College has 25 resident horses that provide a focus for learning and help to embed transferable skills. We maintain the highest aspirations for all our students regardless of their learning journey and continuously look for ways that we can embed learning making the most of our excellent resources. We place as much importance on vocational excellence as we do on personal growth, resilience, self-regulation, and personal development. We are looking for a well-qualified and inspirational teacher of functional skills to join our team and teach functional skills and GCSE to small groups of students to the end of the academic year in the first instance.

 

Key duties:

• Contribute to the delivery and development of the curriculum agenda.

• Work collaboratively with other members of staff as part of a multidisciplinary team.

• Maintain and use short, medium and long term plans in delivering the curriculum.

• Set, monitor and review personalised targets that will optimise learning for everyone.

• Undertake initial assessment of students and carry out baseline and progress assessments.

• Contribute to the review of EHC plans.

• Provide clear structures for lessons maintaining pace, motivation and challenge.

 

For the full job description and break down of duties, please contact Kevin Linsley at ke.linsley@fcrt.ac.uk or send an expression of interest and CV.

 

Skills and Qualifications

Successful candidate qualities:

Essential:

• PGCE, QTS, or equivalent teaching qualification and evidence of in-service training.

• To be able to teach Entry Level 3 - Level 2 functional skills.

• Excellent teaching and communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Effective skills in planning, preparation, recording and reviewing students’ progress.

• Proven ability to work on own initiative, be well organised, prioritise effectively and achieve results against deadlines.

• Ability to engage students in positive enabling relationships.

• Willingness to work as part of a team.

• Experience of working in specialist education.

 

Desirable:

• Experience of working in a College environment.

• Ability to teach GCSE.

• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

• Good IT skills and understanding of how IT can be used to support learning.

 

Benefits and Additional Information

• Full training and continued support

• Stunning working location, based within the heart of the New Forest

• Lunch and refreshments in working hours

• A £750 referral bonus

• A retail benefits platform

• A health care plan

• Wellbeing platform

• Life cover plan

• Income protection scheme

• Trade Shires catalogue prices

• Pension scheme

 

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

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Two vacancies for Trustees

Our trustee with accounting skills is retiring from the Board after 11 years. Fortune College (part of the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy) is therefore looking for a new trustee with accounting skills to join the Board of Trustees.

 

Additionally, we are looking to expand the educational side of our Board of Trustees so are looking for a trustee with a strong background in education, ideally from the Further Education sector and with knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

 

The role involves 3 trustee meetings a year and approximately 4 sub-committee meetings. Meetings are either held in person at Avon Tyrrell, Bransgore Christchurch BH23 8EE or via MS Teams. The role is unpaid, but expenses can be reclaimed.

 

Fortune College is an independent specialist college for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16-25. The college’s Further Education Through Horsemastership (FETH) Course offers an educational residential/day programme, working with horses, that prepares young people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and participate in their local community. The college provides the opportunity to achieve accredited qualifications, develop communication skills, independent living skills, self-confidence, and skills for working life.

 

If you are interested, please apply with a copy of your CV to the Chair of the Trustees

 

Lord Manners

Fortune College

Avon Tyrrell

Bransgore

Christchurch

BH23 8EE

Or by email to: enquiries@fcrt.ac.uk