Medway Scale, Grade C2
£21,589 – £28,785
37 hours per week


Medway Scale, Grade D2
£18,426 – £21,166 pro-rata
30 hours per week

Both posts are 52 weeks per year – working days/times to be agreed.

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.

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 apply online via the ‘Jobs Go Public’ website

Closing date: 28 June 2019

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Download the Farm Manager info booklet

Download the Farm Assistant info booklet

“We grow people”

“An outstanding school”

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