Vacancies & Recruitment

Current Vacancies 

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact us on 01444 881811




Occupational Therapist – two days a week, term time only

Farney Close is a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an ECHP because they experience a range of Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. However, the school also supports pupils who experience Asperger or Tourette’s Syndrome, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Moderate Speech and Language Difficulties, Communication and Language Difficulties, or difficulties with Sensory Regulation. Situated on the A272 and the A23 intersection at Bolney, West Sussex, the school has an established and very successful reputation, achieving numerous outstanding and good Ofsted inspection judgements for educational and care provisions over the last decade.

The school are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist at band 6-7, pro-rata to support the assessment of our young people and assist with their personal development. This will be a permanent position work as part of the friendly Education team, planning and implementing therapeutic strategies to support a wide range of communication, motor regulation and sensory needs. The Therapist will need to be flexible in their approach to ensure that they meet the individual needs of the students and have prior experience of working with SEMH pupils.

Job Description

You can download the application below.


Teacher of Art and Creative Media

Salary Mainstream + 2 Special Needs
Full Time - Permanent
Closing date: 7th January 2019

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed teacher to coordinate our Art and Media Department. The successful applicant will need to be qualified to teach both Key Stages 3&4. The school follows the National Curriculum, offering a variety of qualifications from GCSE to Entry Level Pathways, and therefore applicants will need to flexible in their approach to ensure that they meet the individual needs of the students.

We are looking to expand creative and digital media as part of our continued curriculum development.

Having prior experience of working with SEMH pupils is advantageous.

The school is dedicated to offering a comprehensive induction program and continued professional development for staff.

This would be for a permanent position to start as soon as possible, but we are prepared to wait for the right candidate. We are looking for someone who is happy to become an integral and positive member of the school.

We have a highly skilled specialist team in place to support teachers in providing a multidisciplinary approach to education. The staff group is motivated and dedicated to support the students and one another. Our facilities are excellent and classes are a maximum of 8. For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact us on 01444 881811.

 Job Description


 Application form for all the above posts

For your convenience you can download the application form for the above vacancies below

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 Our school is committed to equality and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. 
The posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and good working references.


We are always interested in hearing from people who would be interested in working at our school.  
Please feel free to contact us by email or telephone.