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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 you. Please email your C.V. to Marilyn Pridham at:

m.pridham@fcrt.ac.uk

 

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £11.06 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company events

  • Company pension

  • Meals on duty

  • Employee discount Platform

  • Free parking

  • Health & wellbeing programme

  • Life insurance

  • Health Care Plan

Independent Living Skills Facilitator

Teaching and Care Assistants

Charity seeking committed and compassionate Teaching and Care Assistants

 

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 assistants to work at our settings in the New Forest, paid between £10.52 and £10.72 per hour.

 

There are a variety of weekday and weekend shifts available covering the hours of 07.00 to 22.00 over a 52-week period.

 

The role is to carry out residential and yard duties, to work with horses and their care to enable students to acquire skills and knowledge to achieve their own learning goals. You will support our students with independent living skills in the residential environment (this may involve some aspects of personal care, cookery, community activities and housework). 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.

 

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, please email your C.V. to:

m.pridham@fcrt.ac.uk

 

Benefits:

  • Company pension

  • Lunch or evening meal on duty

  • On-site parking

  • Health care plan

  • Income Protection Plan

  • Group Life Cover

  • Referral programme

  • Store discounts

Transition Guide

The Fortune College, a unique residential, educational, and transitional environment catering specifically for horse motivated young people with LDD in the heart of the New Forest, has the following exciting and rewarding opportunity.

 

Not all of us learn in the same way or are motivated by the same activities and environments. Fortune College acknowledges this fact and sets out to meet the needs of students who have a particular motivation in an area that is proven to engage, leading to a wide variety of positive outcomes; Equine Facilitated Education. Students at the college are motivated by horses, being around them, working with them and interacting with them. This motivation can be harnessed to enable teaching to take place in an environment that is not a classroom but delivers the same syllabus in an alternate style.

The curriculum encompasses an educational residential programme which prepares young people with complex educational, emotional, physical, and mental health needs, to live as independently as possible and participate in society. It enables young adults to achieve accredited qualifications in maths, English and other vocational subjects, develop empathy and communication skills, independent living skills, self-confidence and a responsible work ethic which encourages participation in their community and the acquisition of meaningful occupation upon completion of the course.

The Transition Guide is responsible for supporting their group of students in areas specific to next steps and transition into a living environment that allows them to be as independent as possible, and access meaningful employment and/or further education. Main responsibilities include liaison with parents/carers and external agencies, teaching, and coaching in a variety of locations, completion of assessments, delivering curriculum relevant to Individual Learning Plans in line with EHCP outcomes, contribution to end of term and review reports, recording progress and achievement. The extended curriculum is taught throughout the day and therefore the role will be timetabled to include evening and weekend work.

In addition to an annual leave entitlement of 6 weeks per annum, Fortune College can offer commitment to your ongoing CPD and training, meals whilst on duty, employee benefits package, and the use of company vehicles whilst on business.

If you can bring a positive, enthusiastic attitude with previous experience of working in an education/care environment, then please apply for an application pack by email to:

m.pridham@fcrt.ac.uk

Fortune 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.

Closing date for applications – 01/03/2024

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £11.29 per hour

Benefits:

  • Company pension

  • Discounted or free food

  • Free parking

  • Life insurance

  • On-site parking

  • Income Protection Plan

  • Store discount

  • Wellness programme

  • Health cash plan

Functional Skills tutor Maths and English

Overview and Responsibilities

Location: Bransgore, Hampshire

Hours: Full time - Mon - Friday to include 1 evening duty a week

 

Fortune College.

A residential further education college for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. Working with horses, our students learn independent living skills, social and communication skills, Maths, English, ICT, skills for work and accredited qualifications.

 

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 on a one to one basis or small groups of students.

Key duties:

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

  • 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.

  • Undertake one evening a week working alongside the students in their residence - to include supporting with self-care and accessing evening activities

 

For the full job description and break down of duties, please contact Karen Brotherton at k.brotherton@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 through to 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.

  • Equine knowledge or experience

 

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 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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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

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