Location: Clervaux Garden School

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 30 June 2024

Salary: £23,886 per annum

Specific Hours: Monday - Friday 08:30 - 17:00


Based in Darlington

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Job Description

Colleague Benefits

Safeguarding Policy


Actual Salary £23,886 per annum

40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Clervaux Garden School is an exciting and innovative provision which offers full time education to students from 10-19 years who have significant/complex social, emotional or educational difficulties. The school provides an educational experience embedding the RMT Practical Skills Therapeutic Educational curriculum with accredited qualifications.

We are seeking to appoint an Administrator to assist with administrative duties, including student reviews, the recording of progress and achievement through the Educational Planning Cycle (EPC) and quality assurance processes.


The post holder will be expected to embrace, articulate and work with the Trust’s objectives, vision, values, purpose and method, ensuring that the Trust’s paradigm of biodynamic agriculture, Anthroposophical medicine and practical skills education, which is informed by Steiner Education, is maintained, implemented and integrated within the provision of the School.


The requirements for the role are:

  • Experience of managing and prioritising a varied workload ensuring completion of tasks within strict deadlines
  • Experience of working in a similar administrative role
  • Experience of administering a function relevant to the educational progression and development of young people e.g., students
  • Experience of administering the process of accident and serious incidents/occurrences reporting
  • Experience of preparing material for inspections from such bodies as Ofsted
  • Experience of working in an education or other public sector environment
  • The ability to build highly effective and productive relationships both internally and externally with employers and other key stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • To be responsible for the scheduling of student meetings, including EHCP reviews.
  • Responsibility for inviting and notifying all relevant stakeholders of student review meetings.
  • To attend meeting as note taker and type up notes as required.
  • Diarising meetings and keeping track of actions and agendas.
  • Proficient IT skills including use of Microsoft office.
  • A professional attitude which reflects the values and culture of the Trust.

Clervaux Specialist Garden School is a 100-acre site located near Clow Beck in Darlington and is part of the Ruskin Mill Trust (RMT), providing Specialist Independent Education to children from 10 to 19 years.

For over 30 years, Ruskin Mill Trust has provided Specialist Independent Education to children and adults with complex needs including learning difficulties, autistic spectrum conditions and disabilities. Our provisions offer day placements and applications. Inspired by Aonghus Gordon using the insights of Rudolf Steiner, John Ruskin and William Morris, Ruskin Mill Trust works with hand, head, heart and place to provide students with the tools to transform material and in doing so transform themselves.

In return, we offer significant personal development opportunities to work within a holistic organisation that is complex and growing. In addition, staff receive:

  • A comprehensive and interactive induction, extensive training and development plan to include Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE), Safety Intervention training and much more.
  • A beautiful location to work
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free employee assistance programme with BHSF
  • 33 - 38 days annual leave (including bank holidays) increasing with your length of service with us.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Level Disclosure

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


We recommend applying earlier as we may review applications as they are received and therefore may close the vacancy if filled before the advertised closing date.

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