Animal Care Tutor

Job Title:               Animal Care Tutor (Maternity Cover)

Location:               Wessex Lodge School, Frome

Salary:                   £19,100.00 - £25,000.00 per annum

Hours:                   40 hours per week

Contract:               FTC

Are you an Instructor committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced Instructor to join our fantastic team at Wessex Lodge School, Frome. As a Tutor , you will deliver fun based learning to pupils according to their educational needs, in a way that maximises children’s achievement and ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for a Tutor  who wants to develop creative learning opportunities for children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure, working with individual and small groups of pupils in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. You will work closely with our Teachers, helping deliver our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Already experienced in an SEN/ASC environment, you will be forward thinking, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by supporting families and helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

Wessex Lodge School comprises of three main sites: Wessex Lodge School, the main school where classroom based activities take place; The Arc, which is mainly for the younger children and Triskele Farm, an alternative provision which is Care farm around 20 minutes’ drive from the main site. We have grown to support 40 students, aged 8-18. The majority of these students are day placements. Each student has individual needs based on developmental challenges, Social Emotional Mental Health difficulties or Autism. We support them using individual plans and the THRIVE approach.

The established staff team come from a variety of previous occupations and have individual skills, which can be utilised, within this school. So, if you have an interest and/or qualifications in animal care, horticulture, construction, outdoor education, forestry or any other specific trade or hobby, we would love to hear from you! 

The benefits of working for this school are:

  • Intensive training including a two week induction and buddy system
  • Enhanced DBS paid for
  • Defined career pathways with support to achieve your goals
  • Staff member of the week
  • Wellbeing activities every couple of weeks
  • Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Team building day every term
  • Summer and Christmas events
  • Access to shopping discounts, a wellbeing platform and a CPD online course account
  • Make a real difference to children
  • No day is the same so you will never be bored!

If this sounds like the role for you, please apply now. For additional information, please contact our recruitment team at recruitment@ofgl.co.uk.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.


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