Greatwood Job Vacancies

Teacher (NQT considered)

Full time, Monday – Friday 8.30-4.30
Type: Permanent
Salary:Depending on experience range £22,000-£28,000
Reporting to: Head of Education and Managing Director
Start Date: September 2018

We are looking to appoint a teacher with an interest of working with students with a range of additional SEND and SEMH needs and a good knowledge of the current SEND agenda. Our small staff team is committed to providing high-quality teaching and learning for all students and the post represents an ideal opportunity to work in a happy, friendly, positive environment and in a team which has an excellent reputation within the local area.

We are seeking driven and energetic applicants:

  • To work in a positive environment with friendly staff and children
  • Who have high expectations of all learners
  • Can demonstrate excellent practical and classroom practice
  • Who have the ability and confidence to work with animals
  • The passion to continually drive forward the Greatwood values
  • Who have experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs
  • Who are able to deliver outstanding educational programmes to small groups or 1:1
  • Can assist with the development and implementation of education and behavioural plans

Information about the Charity

Greatwood is the only organisation that uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Emotional wellbeing, mindfulness and inclusion are at the heart of all of Greatwood's educational programmes.

Impacting the individual through:

  • Improved confidence
  • Greater social and communication skills
  • Enhanced impulse control
  • Rebuilding trust
  • Anxiety reduction and improved self-esteem
  • Development of work readiness skills
  • Increased engagement

Visits to the charity are positively encouraged. If you are interested then please contact Emma Cassidy, Head of Education, for an application pack and to arrange a visit. Telephone: 01672 514535.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Tuesday 7th August 2018. Please note that applications will only be accepted on the charity’s application form.

Greatwood Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and relevant references being received.

Rider / Groom

Full Time - 5.5 days per week
Type: Permanent
Salary: Depending on experience

A new and exciting opportunity has become available for a motivated and hardworking person to join the riding team here at Greatwood in beautiful Marlborough.

The successful candidate will be joining a great team and be working in a professional, top former racehorse yard, you will have the chance to make some new friends and also be challenged to meet your own personal career goals.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Caring for all the horses and animals at Greatwood.
  • Keeping the stables, stable yard and equipment clean and tidy.
  • Ensuring that the yard is a safe clean area for teachers and students.
  • Working closely within the equestrian team retraining the former racehorses in preparation for rehoming.
  • Liaising with potential carers and the requirements associated with rehoming a Greatwood horse.

This role is extremely varied and can be hard work with long hours, including weekends. The Rider/Groom should:

  • have excellent horse management and care skills being able to handle horses quietly, confidently, kindly, competently and respond appropriately to emergencies.
  • be organised and able to behave in a professional manner.
  • be able to work within a team.
  • be articulate with good communication skills in order to represent Greatwood appropriately.
  • be physically fit, happy to work hard and reliable.
  • be flexible and able to respond to rapidly changing priorities.

Please contact Celia Matthes on 01672 514 535 or email