CURRENT VACANCIES

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.

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING TO RECRUIT:

A Teacher of Design & Technology, Teacher of Performing Arts, a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher,
a Higher level Teaching Assistant (Primary), a Facilities Administrator, a Youth Worker and a Teaching Assistant.


Job Description [Download]
Person Specification [Download]
Application Form [Download]
Application Form Guidance [Download]

Closing Date: 20/05/2022

Teacher of DT

Monday to Friday – Term Time only.

0.6 FTE

Free on-site parking.

Free meals provided.

Teacher Pension. 

Farney Close is a mixed independent day and residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an EHCP.

Situated on the A272 and the A23 intersection at Bolney, West Sussex, the school has an established and very successful reputation of working with young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) so have struggled to access education elsewhere. The school also works with children and young people 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.

We are looking to recruit a Teacher of DT to teach Key Stage 3 and 4 young people that attend our school. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, dedicated and be a strong team player to work alongside our education team. The school follows the National Curriculum offering a variety of qualifications therefore applicants will need to be flexible in their approach to ensure that they meet the individual needs of the young people at our school.

This role is subject to receipt of good employment references, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk. A tour of the school is highly recommended and we would encourage candidates to get in touch to arrange.

Closing date is Friday 20th May 2022.

The school reserves the right to interview candidates early, therefore an early application is recommended.

Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

 

Job Description [Download]
Person Specification [Download]
Application Form [Download]
Application Form Guidance [Download]

Closing Date: 20/05/2022

Teacher of Performing Arts

Monday to Friday – Term Time only.

0.4 FTE

Free on-site parking.

Free meals provided.

Teacher Pension. 

Farney Close is a mixed independent day and residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an EHCP.

Situated on the A272 and the A23 intersection at Bolney, West Sussex, the school has an established and very successful reputation of working with young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) so have struggled to access education elsewhere. The school also works with children and young people 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.

We are looking to recruit a Teacher of Performing Arts to teach Key Stage 3 and 4 to young people that attend our school. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, dedicated and be a strong team player to work alongside our education team. The school follows the National Curriculum offering a variety of qualifications therefore applicants will need to be flexible in their approach to ensure that they meet the individual needs of the young people at our school.

This role is subject to receipt of good employment references, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk. A tour of the school is highly recommended and we would encourage candidates to get in touch to arrange.

Closing date is Friday 20th May 2022.

The school reserves the right to interview candidates early, therefore an early application is recommended.

Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Application Form [Download]
Application Form Guidance [Download]

Closing Date: 20/05/2022

Specialist Dyslexia Teacher

 

37hrs per week Mon-Fri, term-time only.

Main Scale 3-6 plus SEN Allowance (Salary dependent on qualifications and demonstrable experience).

Teachers Pension or Contributory NEST Pension Scheme (depending on criteria being met).

Free on-site parking.

Farney Close is a co-educational independent special school for young people 10-19 with social, emotional and mental health needs. All young people come to us with an EHCP and are funded by local authorities across the south-east of England. In addition to SEMH needs a large number of our cohort present with neuro-diverse conditions and have often been out of education for considerable periods of time.  We offer both residential and day placements at our beautiful site near Haywards Heath.

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.

We are now looking to recruit a Specialist Dyslexia Teacher to join our Education Team here at the school. The successful candidate will hold a minimum Level 5 specialist qualification in Dyslexia Support and have QTS with at least two years recent teaching experience.

Working under the direction of the SENCO, the role includes assessing, planning and teaching individualised programs for young people with dyslexia and dyslexia type Literacy and Numeracy difficulties. Support is typically 1:1 with some small group or in class support.

APC or a current qualification in Assessing for Access Arrangements would be an advantage but is not essential for the role.

What we offer:

  • A well-resourced, supportive and friendly team which includes specialist teachers, therapists, counsellors, school social worker and speech and language therapy.
  • Diverse caseload.
  • Opportunities for career development and ongoing CPD.
  • Supportive and experienced Care and Education Teams.

Beautiful grounds with opportunities for outdoor education.

This role is subject to receipt of good employment references, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk.

Closing date is Midday on Friday 20th May 2022

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 24th May 2022

Visits to the school are encouraged.

Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Job Description [Download]
Person Specification [Download]
Application Form [Download]
Application Form Guidance [Download]

Closing Date: 10/06/2022

HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTANT

Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Primary

37hrs per week, Mon-Fri, Term Time Only.

£20,953.00 p.a.

Free onsite parking

Contributory Pension Scheme

Farney Close is a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an Education Health and Care Plan due to their social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), social and communication difficulties, an Autistic Spectrum condition (ASC), Moderate Learning needs, Dyslexia, Speech 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.

We are looking to recruit a Higher-Level Teaching Assistant to support the primary teaching staff. The successful candidate will have relevant experience and/or qualifications in a similar role who is able to demonstrate contributing effectively to teacher’s planning and the preparation of lessons.

As well as this they will have experience of supporting teachers in evaluating pupil’s progress and monitor pupils’ responses to learning. Specialist knowledge and experience in behaviour management, pastoral care or early years special education needs is highly desirable. The successful candidate will have enthusiasm, patience and tolerance, and have a calm and friendly disposition.

The role is subject to receipt of good employment references, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk.

Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Job Description [Download]
Person Specification [Download]
Application Form [Download]
Application Form Guidance [Download]

Closing Date: 10/06/2022

Facilities Administrator (Part Time)

9.00 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday (20 hours per week), year round.

Salary: £12,026.49 p.a. for working a 20 hour-week (£22,249.00 p.a FTE).

25 days holiday + statutory public holidays.

Contributory Pension Scheme.

Free on-site parking.

Farney Close is a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an EHCP 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 an experienced part time Facilities Administrator to support the Estate Manager and the business in the administrative activities required for HSE compliance and Quality Management Standards. They will also be responsible for booking appointments to ensure that compliancy is met, maintained and the necessary paperwork is processed. The role requires someone who is very organised, proficient in Microsoft Office applications and can work to tight deadlines unsupervised.

This is a role for individuals who are enthusiastic, confident, calm and efficient. The post holder must be able to multi-task and work independently, as well as be a proactive member of the team. Outstanding communication skills and a strong ‘can-do’ attitude is essential.

This role is subject to receipt of good employment references, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk.

The role is to work 20 hours per week Monday to Friday, year-round, working 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (although start and finish times can be a slightly flexible). This role comes with a salary of £22,249.00 p,a, (FTE), pro-rated to £12,026.49 p.a. for working a 20-hour week.

Closing date is Friday 29th April 2022.

The school reserves the right to interview candidates early, therefore an early application is recommended.

Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Job Description [Download]
Application Form [Download]
Application Form Guidance [Download]

Closing Date: 10/06/2022

Youth Worker

Farney Close is a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an EHCP because they experience a range of social, emotional and mental health difficulties or other associated difficulties.

We are expanding our school and looking for youth workers who will:

  • have a desire to make a difference and a passion to support children and young people to achieve their dreams.
  • like to have fun and enjoy the company of children and young people.
  • be enthusiastic, committed and motivated to work as part of a dedicated team.

Responsibilities in this role 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 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.

Starting Salary: from £20,187.00 to £29,793.96p.a. 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 to include 3 evenings until 11pm (excluding Friday) and 4 mornings.

Experience is not essential.  The school is committed to the development of our staff team and offer continual professional development including the opportunity to undertake Level 3 Diploma Working with Children and Young People.

Job Description [Download]
Application Form [Download]
Application Form Guidance [Download]

Closing Date: 10/06/2022

Teaching Assistant

32.5 hrs per week, Mon-Fri, Between 9am and 4pm

Salary: £16,148-16,810 pa, dependant on experience and skills

Farney Close is a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an Education Health and Care Plan due to their social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), social and communication difficulties, an Autistic Spectrum condition (ASC), Moderate Learning needs, Dyslexia, Speech 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.

Brief Description of Job (Purpose):

To work as a Teaching Assistant, supporting young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health or/and associated needs.

Purpose of the job:

  • To work in partnership with and support the teaching staff, principally in connection with the care and education of pupils attending nursery or reception classes, but also other classes as deemed appropriate.
  • To be a positive team member, contributing to the well-being and life of the whole school community.
  • To occasionally supervise or cover whole classes or cover the whole class for the first day of a teacher’s absence, when and if necessary, following agreed plans (with appropriate supervision from a teacher, not necessarily based in the class).
  • To promote the inclusion of all pupils.

Job Descriptions and Application forms can be viewed by clicking on the Download links to the left of this text.

This role is subject to receipt of good employment references, health clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Candidates are invited to apply for this role by completing our Employment Application Form which can be found on our website, www.farneyclose.co.uk or by contacting Vanessa Cowle, HR Officer at vcowle@farneyclose.co.uk.

Closing date is 29th April 2022.

Farney Close is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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