Residential Support Worker

Location: Ruskin Mill College

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 01 July 2024

Salary: £25,386 - £27,292

Specific Hours: Varied

Residential Support Worker

Based in Stroud and Nailsworth areas

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Residential Support Worker

Salary Range (FTE) £25,386 - £27,292 per annum subject to qualifications

(This salary includes a market supplement for Residential Support Workers)

After further completion of relevant RMT courses and increased length of service there is a potential to earn up to £31,412

Hourly rate (52 weeks): £12.16 incl. market supplement

*Sleep-ins paid at an extra £78.48 per night  

(This equates to approximately £3,500 additional payment when working 1 sleep-in shift per week)


Applicants who apply for this role at the current time will receive a Welcome Bonus of £1500 (subject to Tax/NI) after successful completion of their 6-month probation period

This role is also available as Term Time only, 37 weeks/year
(Part-time may also be considered, minimum 20 hours a week)

At this time we cannot accept applicants seeking sponsorship.

An exciting opportunity has become available to join Ruskin Mill College, Ruskin Mill Trust, as part of the committed team focusing on the holistic needs of the students. The students benefit from an extensive range of nutritional, therapeutic and medical support at each college that is reflected in the college sessions and in the residential provision. This is a great opportunity for anyone wanting a career across care and education. 

This role can be both physically/emotionally demanding, and you must have the confidence/patience to adapt to the challenging behavious that the young people can present.  The role is also extremely rewarding as you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to the lives of young people in our care.

In order to be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a strong desire to support young people, have excellent observational skills, and the ability to problem solve and think creatively to enable our young people to reimagine their potential
  • Be a patient, caring, compassionate with a young person centered nature
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage emotionally challenging situations, be a team player with experience of support work in both educational and residential settings
  • Emotional intelligence and resilience with the ability to react calmly in stressful situations
  • Be able to work flexible hours as this role works predominantly evenings, weekend and sleepovers on a rota basis

Ruskin Mill College provides innovative and experiential education and training for young people marginalised by disadvantage, exclusion or special learning needs. Inspired by Rudolf Steiner,  William Morris and John Ruskin, the college actively promotes, through craftsmanship and entrepreneurship, the traditional economic activities of the Cotswolds.

Working at Ruskin Mill College is incredibly rewarding and in return, we offer competitive salaries, with progression in pay once qualified and an auto-enrolment pension scheme. In addition, staff receive;

  • A comprehensive induction, extensive training and development plan to include Autism, Attachment, Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE), CPI Safety Intervention training and much more
  • We invest heavily in our staff and we will provide excellent professional development opportunities.
  • 33-38 days annual leave (including bank holidays) increasing with your length of service with us
  • Free employee assistance programme with BHSF
  • Medicash - Health cash plan

A completed application is required for consideration of this role, please visit

*The post is subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for both adults and children, medical check, evidence of qualifications plus verification of the right to work in the UK. Ruskin Mill College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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