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Whatever your role here at The Sheiling Ringwood, you will have the opportunity to make a real and positive difference to our students and colleagues whilst working within a beautiful woodland setting.

We are an independent special school and college supporting students with severe and moderate learning difficulties and disabilities offering both day and residential care. If you feel you could make a difference to their lives, then we want to hear from you.

So, if you are looking for a people-focused, team orientated, supportive and inclusive working environment, please view our current vacancies. We would love you to join our team.

Here at The Sheiling Ringwood we have created an inclusive workplace culture where difference is valued and each individual is recognised as unique. We appreciate that having a diverse workforce makes us more creative, understanding, skilful and tolerant. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, from different cultures and with varying levels of experience.

If you are interested in joining our team please click on the ‘vacancies’ section for further information on current roles being advertised.

If you are interested in applying for a vacancy, and you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen with settlement status, please follow this link to first check what you need to prove your right to work in the UK.
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If you are interested in applying for a vacancy, and you are a foreign national without settlement status, please follow this link to first check your eligibility to apply for work in the UK.


Rewards and Benefits

  • Fantastic working environment with beautiful outdoor space
  • Enhanced DBS Check paid for
  • Employers pension contribution at a minimum of 5% and employee contribution of 3%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Annual salary review
  • A minimum of 31 days paid holiday per year
  • Bike 2 Work Scheme
  • On-site free parking
  • Minimum of circa 7 days' paid training per year
  • Support given to obtain a Level 3 RQF Award
  • 5 days 'off the job' training during induction
  • Regular support and supervision from Line Managers

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts involving direct contact with vulnerable children and adults are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provided that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.  Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website here:

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of all unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process.  If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure & Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. 

We will also carry out an online search for all shortlisted candidates.  This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Please note that we cannot accept CVs. Any CV included with your application form will be discounted.

Please feel free to contact our HR department on 01425 482402 or 482408 or via an email addressed to for information about current vacancies and/or our interview process.