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Current vacancies


Independent Living Skills Facilitator

The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy (FCRT) enables people with special needs to have better control over their life and relate more successfully to others through Equine Facilitated Education and Therapy. We provide a safe, comfortable, and person-centred environment for those in our care, promoting independence, community integration and an active and healthy lifestyle.

We are currently recruiting for permanent Independent Living Skills Facilitators to work at our Registered Care Homes in the New Forest paid at £11.06 per hour. In addition, the college provides a £750 referral bonus, a retail benefits platform, a health care plan, an income protection scheme, annual leave entitlement of 6 weeks, pension membership, free meals with drinks and free parking.

There are a variety of weekday and weekend shifts available covering the hours of 7am to 9am, 16.00pm to 22.00pm and overnight shifts over a 40 and 52-week period.

Candidates will ideally hold a Care Certificate Level 2 qualified or hold an accredited equivalent.

As part of your role, you will support our young people with independent living skills such as personal care, medication, shopping, cooking, and keeping their house clean. A professional attitude to your work and the ability to adhere to all company policies, procedures and organisational guidelines is essential.

It would be great if you have experience of working with horses, but not essential.

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

If you feel this role is right for you, we would love to hear from by sending your CV.


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £11.06 per hour


  • Company events

  • Company pension

  • Discounted or free food

  • Employee discount

  • Free parking

  • Health & wellbeing programme.

  • Life insurance

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



BH23 8EE

Or by email to:

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