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 email@example.com or send an expression of interest with CV.
Skills and Qualifications
Successful candidate qualities:
• Ideally 2 years post graduate experience
• 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.
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
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org