Farm Manager

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Medway Scale, Grade C2, £21,589 - £28,785
Location: Abbey Court School, Rede Court Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 3SP
Contract: Contract
Working Pattern: Term Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 24/01/2020 at 15:30 PM
Reference: ACCS/20/117982

“We grow people”

An outstanding school” 

(3 successive inspections – Ofsted July 2010, October 2012 and September 2017) 

This is a maternity cover contract commencing as soon as possible for a period of 1 year (subject to date changes). 

To provide support to the management of the school and assist the Headteacher with promoting the use of the farm as an educational resource.

The postholders will maintain responsibility for the welfare of the farm animals whilst working closely with teaching staff to deliver an education to students on animal husbandry and horticulture. 

Postholders will require appropriate and relevant qualification. The Farm Manager position would suit recently qualified graduates and/or those with relevant qualifications and experience.

Abbey Court caters for pupils aged 3-19 with Severe Learning Difficulties, and is currently located on 2 Strood sites; Cliffe Road (Nursery & Primary) and Rede Court Road (Secondary & Further Education). The farm is situated at the primary site in Cliffe Road.

Comprehensive training and induction will be provided. 

Due to the conditions and complex needs of the pupils at Abbey Court School, continuity and consistency of support is paramount and therefore candidates for all positions will need to commit to the full working hours of the post. 

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of appointment for post is subject to a satisfactory Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure. 

Closing date: 24.1.20 

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

How to apply

For an application pack, please write to/telephone (stating the role for which you are applying): 

Mrs Linda Taylor, School Business Manager

Abbey Court School, Rede Court Road, Strood, Kent. ME2 3SP (01634 338236) 

or please apply online via the link provided. 

Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.


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