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Job Description – Skills Tutor - Horticulture

Responsible to: Vice Principal Education

Responsible for: Support staff and Students

Salary: SP 22

Hours 37.5/ 43           Actual: £17,052.52



To assist in making sure that Camphill Wakefield meets the high standards of education, training and care within its own set of ideals and principles as well as meeting the expectations and guidelines of the placing authorities and inspectorates.

LM       Leadership and management

  • Leading and planning teaching and learning for a group of students
  • Management and supervision of your support workers.
  • Management of Health & Safety procedures and risk assessments for your activities and students
  • Provision of and care for the material resources needed for the work of your group
  • Be accountable for your performance and contribute to the College self-assessment framework

T&L     Teaching and Learning

  • To be accountable for the development, delivery and assessment of individual study programmes
  • Be familiar with your student Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and provide summative progress reports and evidence to support your judgements

OfL      Outcomes for learners

  • Assessment, evaluation and recording of the progress and achievement of your students against their learning targets using agreed RARPA systems
  • To be accountable for the student centred development of a personal learning journal and skills portfolio through completion outcomes based upon short course delivery

Pdbw   Personal development, behaviour and welfare

  • Establish positive relationships with learners, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • Work together with members of staff in all areas of the organisation to achieve best results for learners

More specifically:

  • Teaching and Learning
    • In line with the Curriculum, deliver learning activities for focused learning outcomes over a fixed length of course
    • Develop a Scheme of Work for each half term allowing for number of sessions
    • Develop and maintain Session Plans for your teaching area
    • Organise and support off site learning activities
    • Provide guidance to support students’ learning
    • Review with the student and others progress of the study programme and suggest changes or additions
    • Develop resources as needed for T&L
    • Plan delivery, assessment and evidence capture with EHCP outcomes in mind.
  •  Outcomes
    • Follow RARPA procedures for the assessment and recording of student achievement and progress against their individual learning targets
    • As guided by the Curriculum delivery manager, be accountable for integrating the teaching of functional skills, personal communication strategy.
    • Provide as requested written reports for student reviews also verbal feedback to colleagues
    • Attend and contribute to internal reviews
    • Follow plans for assessment and evidence capture with EHCP outcomes in mind.
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare
    • Communicate any concerns to core tutors and student welfare managers
    • Record ‘events’ and ‘incidents’ as appropriate
    • Uphold the safeguarding and promotion of all learners at all times
    • Participate in and help to organise or contribute to the cultural life of the Community including and supporting and encouraging students to do so.
    • Arrange and supervise your students at tea breaks and cultural/festival events
  • Leadership & Management
    • Instruct and give direction as necessary
    • Assess and agree student support and wellbeing requirements Include your support workers with the process of planning and evaluation of sessions
    • Report on your support workers performance for ‘supervision’
    • Be accountable for and provide evidence as requested for college self-assessment.
    • Complete regular course review and assessment and undertake and report on improvement work as needed
  • Responsibility for Health & Safety Procedures
    • Be aware of and respond to the health and safety needs of individual students and support staff
    • Undertake environmental risk assessments in and around your work areas both on and off site
    • Develop and maintain safe working practices
    • Ensure that safety equipment and protective clothing is available as needed and kept in good order
    • Assess and provide control for substances that are hazardous
  • Work Area Resources
    • Organise and acquire the necessary material supplies for your work sessions
    • Maintain and care for the equipment that you use
    • Manage your budget allocation for supplies


Your role also requires that you

Attend or report to professional meetings as required.

Return reports and other written information on time and by the requested deadlines

Participate in the sharing of information about students with other colleagues, carers, therapists and teachers.

Participate in Training and Development days

Register with the SET and record your CPD with the SET

Participate in supervision and appraisal  

Attend and contribute to the Advent and Summer Fairs

Undertake duties in Holidays that support the wider Land use at Camphill Wakefield


Training that is necessary to your work

Health & Safety

First Aid

Specialist Medical responses

Risk Assessments


Equality and Diversity


Qualifications, Qualities and Skills necessary to your work

Relevant teaching qualifications or experience

Experience with learning disabilities

Administration and IT skills

Communication and social skills

Experience of managing teams of people

Practical experience of and enthusiasm for the work and a willingness to share this with others

Willingness to continue professional development and training to gain further understanding and insight into working with and supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities.

An understanding of and support for the principles and values that underpin the social and cultural life of Camphill Wakefield



Download the person specifications here

This job description is intended to provide guidance on the range of duties associated with the post. It is not intended to provide a full and exclusive definition of the post. It may be subject to modification and amendment from time to time and the post holder may be required to undertake additional duties as required.

Proposed start date: N/ A

Closing date for applications: 12th August 2019

You can download the Job description as a PDF document here

You can apply for this position using the following methods:

By email to hr@camphill.ac.uk

Download application form as a Word document here
Download application form as a PDF document here

Apply online here

By mail to:

Camphill Wakefield
Wood Lane, Chapelthorpe
Wakefield WF4 3JL

Or alternatively call us on 01924 255281

Please note you will be required to have a DBS check prior to starting work.

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We Accept Young People With Special Educational Needs And Disabilities From All Areas Of The United Kingdom.
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