Current vacancies

We are looking for two motivated equine professionals to provide thorough, high quality care for a small group of well-mannered, predominantly field-kept horses and ponies. This care includes regular exercising, New Forest hacking and schooling as appropriate.

 

The unique delivery of education at Fortune College utilises Equine Facilitated Education. Students at the college are motivated by horses, being around them, working with them and interacting with them.  This motivation is 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. 

 

To apply for this role you must hold a BHS qualification Level 2 or 3 (or equivalent), preferably to include coaching. You should also be confident and competent with clipping, routine veterinary care and loading/travelling. The ability to tow would be a bonus.

 

If you are interested and believe you have the relevant skills and experience, please do get in touch.

 

This is a full time, permanent position, with a starting salary of £18,500.00 to £19,600.00 gross per annum, two fixed days off (either Friday and Saturday, or Sunday and Monday) per week, and a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 30 days per annum.

 

The FCRT can also offer commitment to your ongoing CPD, free meals whilst on duty, and the use of company vehicles whilst on business.

 

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.

 

Closing date for applications: Monday 11th January 2021

Interviews week beginning 18th January 2021

For an application pack including job description and person specification please email: m.pridham@fcrt.ac.uk (Please note that the Personnel office will be closed between the 24th of December 2020 and the 4th of January 2021; requests for packs within that timeframe will be dealt with on the 5th of January 2020)

For an informal chat to find out more about the role and what we do please call the main reception number, 01425 673297 and ask to speak to Claire Wesson (Equine Manager) 

Equine Lead x 2

FCRT Assistants (Teaching Assistants)

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants who have a real interest in the education of young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, and our method of delivery, working with horses.

The curriculum is delivered over 38 weeks of the year for students aged 16-25 with wide variations in physical, communication and cognitive ability and requiring tailored educational provision to unlock their potential.

The unique delivery of education at Fortune College utilises Equine Facilitated Education. Students at the college are motivated by horses, being around them, working with them and interacting with them.  This motivation is 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. 

Each student is provided with a holistic programme, taking into account all the elements that make up the individual; diagnosis of learning disability, physical disability, mental health condition, personality and character, learning styles, family support, previous experiences of learning and barriers to learning. These cover a wide spectrum and this wide variation defines the need for a specific and individualised education and support package, which in turn enables students to learn and achieve where traditional education provision has been less successful.

The role will include supporting the delivery of curriculum, with and without the horses, in both yard and residential settings. These sessions may include yard based learning, specific subjects such as maths and English, leisure activities and self-care.

If you are interested in being part of our team and believe you have relevant skills and experience, we would love to hear from you!

Duties will include early morning, evening and weekend work either on the yard or residentially.

Hours: various hours available, full time and part time, 52 weeks p/a or term time only

For an application pack including job description and person specification please email: m.pridham@fcrt.ac.uk (Please note that the Personnel office will be closed between the 24th of December 2020 and the 4th of January 2021; requests for packs within that timeframe will be dealt with on the 5th of January 2020)

For an informal chat to find out more about the role and what we do please call the main reception number, 01425 673297 and ask to speak to Chantelle Doyle-Sopp (Curriculum Manager) or Tracy Harper (Assistant Director)

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Fortune College: part of the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

Registered charity number: 1045352      Company number: 3031713

Tel: 01425 673297

Email: enquiries@fcrt.ac.uk