It takes a whole range of people to make Farney Close School a great place to learn and excel. Right now, we are recruiting for the following roles.
We are also always interested in hearing from people who would be interested in working at our school. Please feel free to contact us by email or telephone.

A Speech & Language Therapist (Maternity Cover), A Residential Caretaker & Maintenance Assistant, Residential Social Care Workers and a part-time cleaner.

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Closing Date: 19/10/2020



Farney Close is a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an ECHP because they experience a range of Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. The school does however also support pupils who experience Asperger or Tourette’s Syndrome, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Moderate Speech and Language Difficulties, Communication and Language Difficulties, or difficulties with Sensory Regulation. Situated on the A272 and the A23 intersection at Bolney, West Sussex, the school has an established and very successful reputation, achieving numerous outstanding and good Ofsted inspection judgements for educational and care provisions over the last decade.

The school are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist at band 6-7 pro-rata, on a fixed term maternity cover contract.  The role involves comprehensive assessment of our young people and providing clear and detailed reports and intervention programmes in line with EHCP outcomes.  Experience in supervising a SALT Assistant would be an advantage, as the  successful candidate will be working as part of the friendly Education and Care teams, planning and implementing therapeutic strategies to support a wide range of speech, language and communication needs [SLCN]. This will be either on a one to one or small group basis. The post-holder will need to be flexible in their approach to ensure that they meet the individual needs of the students and have prior experience of working with SEMH pupils in the Secondary phase. An understanding of a residential setting would be beneficial.

The role is to work 22.5 hours per week during term time only. We are flexible with days worked and start and finish times. This fixed term contract is covering maternity leave and therefore may finish before December 2021.

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Application Form [Download]
Closing Date: 19/10/2020


40 Hours/Week, Monday to Saturday

Special Considerations: There is a requirement to sleep on the school premises unless otherwise arranged with the Site Manager.

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Working Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Saturday; Monday to Friday Hours: 8am to 4.30pm with a half hour unpaid break,  occasional weekends when required.) Any variations will be notified in advanced.

Farney Close is looking to appoint a capable and committed person to live on site and manage the security of the school site, as well as fulfilling the buildings’ maintenance and grounds duties.

This is a full-time role working 40 hours per week split across five days with occasional work over a weekend. Start and finish times are as agreed according to school needs but are likely to include a split shift (early to mid-morning and mid-afternoon to early evening).

This role comes with the benefit of an unfurnished two-bedroomed maisonette located on school grounds. The post-holder will be liable for paying a monthly subsidised rent on this property. As one of the main key holders you will be required to attend out of hours calls.

Reporting to the Site Manager the post-holder will work as part of a small friendly Maintenance Team.

The role requires the post-holder to be responsible for ensuring appropriate security measures and procedures are in place for the site, particularly overnight and during weekends.

Along with their colleagues the postholder will take day to day responsibility for ensuring the site is safe, compliant, well-maintained and secure. The post-holder will ensure that the school grounds and buildings are maintained to a good, safe standard and are compliant to Health and Safety requirements. They will ensure that premises, cleaning, repair and equipment are maintained effectively. The post-holder will have experience of risk assessment practices and ensure that risk assessments are monitored and kept up to date with necessary recommendations of any actions required. We would expect the post-holder to ensure the effective implementation of repairs, care taking, maintenance and cleaning programmes.

As an experienced member of the maintenance team we would expect the post-holder to implement and promote the school policies and procedures relating to all areas of grounds and buildings maintenance.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the life of the school and support the maintenance of a semi-rural position set in 33 acres. There are 3 fishing lakes, 13 residential houses, and an extensive range of specialist classrooms, plus a sports hall and a large vocational building used for Mechanics, Construction, IT and Hospitality Studies. The site also has a small woodland area which is regularly used by our young people for evening activities.

Job Description [Download]
Application Form [Download]
Closing Date: 23/10/2020


40 Hours/Week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only. Salary: £20,187.29 Per Annum
(Dependant on Experience & Qualifications)

Starting Salary: £20,187.29 per annum, dependent on experience and qualifications

Sleeping in Allowance: £37.07 per sleep in

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Working Hours: 40 hours per week (Monday to Friday, term time only)

At Farney Close School we are always keen to hear from residential workers who are looking for an opportunity that will allow them to help make a real difference to children we support. We also want people who are committed to developing their own professional skills and ability. This is supported by a variety of training opportunities including safeguarding, positive behaviour management and the opportunity to complete Level 3 Diploma Working with Children and Young People.

As a Residential Social Care Worker your responsibilities will include:

  • Working and supporting children and young people to create positive outcomes and promote independence.
  • Direct practical interactions with children and young people including activities, cooking, personal care and engaging with the wider community.
  • Planning and coordination of activities.
  • Working to a high standard in line with OFSTED inspection framework requirements.
  • Engage in planning, implementation and delivery of care plans.
  • Working in partnership with other agencies.
  • Report writing and attending reviews as required.

A driving license is essential to this position.

In summary we are looking for people who are enthusiastic, committed and motivated individuals to work as part of a dedicated team.  We require people who like to have fun and enjoy the company of children and young people.

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Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and good working references.