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Small Holding & Grounds Worker




Children's Home, Mildenhall, Suffolk

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£7.70 - £8.25 per hour


20 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Our children's home are seeking a Small Holding & Grounds Worker with previous experience of working in a challenging environment.  The successful candidate will have an understanding of working with farm animals and is able to progress and grow the holding by supporting a therapeutic approach, as well as minor grounds maintenance.   

Our Children’s Home is situated between Mildenhall and Lakenheath, in the Forest Health District which boarders onto Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. It’s a 5 bedded home for males and females aged 8 - 18 with EBD primary diagnoses, with other complex associated needs. The home seeks to provide a safe and understanding ethos in which the young person can be assisted to address their behaviors and to take responsibility for their own actions. The emphasis of the work is by way of intervention and to challenge the inappropriate behavior through a holistic therapeutic approach.

The home has a small holding where we keep a number of farm animals and extensive grounds that provide environment enrichment for our young people.

At Priory Education, we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education and care services with positive outcomes for children and young people.

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • Online benefits and cash back rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Pension option.

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

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