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Farm Education Assistant - Full-time

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-5408-801S
  • Posted:03/11/2021
  • Pay:NJC Scale 3
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:28/11/2021 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Full Time – 37 hours per week

NJC Scale 3 - £19,312 - £19,698 per annum 

An enthusiastic and hard working assistant is required to work on our School Farm.  The Farm is at the heart of our community work and is central to teaching and learning across the curriculum.  The successful candidate will enjoy working with students of all ages and with animals.

Experience of farm work is ideal but not essential. We are looking for an assistant with a full driving licence, who is able to learn, take on challenges and is willing to work flexibly as needed.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with us as we move forward. We need someone with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to promote the school farm activities as well as run the administration side of the farm.

More information on this successful school can be accessed on the following website:  www.tenterden-schools-trust.com.

Application packs are available from our school website alternatively please send an email to vacancies@homewood.kent.sch.uk.

Closing date for applications: 28th November 2021, however early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them. 

Information about the school

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of College provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their College, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of College. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580764188


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).