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DATE ADDED: Thu 21/05/2020

Artist In Residence

Cranleigh, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

SALARY: £12,120 Per Annum

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE REQUIRED Fixed term contract for 1 academic year (September 2020 to July 2021) Actual Salary is £12,120 per annum for Term Time only working Are you a practicing Artist who welcomes the challenge of working with students in groups and individually? Would you like to help and encouraging young people with special needs to develop their artistic opportunities, fine-motor skills and creativity? We are looking to employ an Artist-in-Residence to practice within their own studio at the centre of our site and offer specialist workshops and creative input across our learning curriculum.
This is the 6 th year of our Artist-in- Residence programme and each artist has had a very different ; We are very open about particular art forms, which could include performance and ; The important thing is that your discipline might be something our students engage with and learn from.
St Joseph’s is very different to a mainstream school.
We are a special school, college, children’s home and adult supported living houses.
Our main site is located in Cranleigh, Surrey, midway between Guildford and Horsham.
Our students are age 5-19 with severe social communication difficulties and complex learning disabilities.
With your compassion, empathy and guidance, you will help them develop their creativity, relative to their complex needs.
Sometimes our students may get frustrated, anxious and emotional.
We will give you comprehensive training including learning about safeguarding, autism and positive behaviour support.
We will equip you with the confidence to creatively support our young people, offer them boundaries and choices and provide safe and effective physical intervention if needed, whilst also having the space and opportunity to work on your own artistic projects.
Applicants must have a portfolio that highlights past and current practice and includes details of plans for future projects comprising what they would work on during their residency at the Trust.
Ideally, hours of attendance each week will be – Monday, – Tuesday to Thursday and – on Friday during term time only ( hours per week).
At least 10 hours per week will be spent delivering workshops across the School.
However, there is some flexibility regarding the hours depending on the circumstances and commitments of the ; Travel expenses will be available for the right candidate.
If you are recruited, you will be required to complete Team Teach positive behaviour support training as part of your induction before employment* Very occasional evening and weekend work may be required as part of these contracted hours; equally the Trust is prepared to allow an element of flexibility for the successful applicant to undertake other professional commitments.
Holiday must be taken during the school holidays although up to 5 days (consecutive or otherwise) may be taken in term time (with the equivalent amount of time being made up by either evening/weekend/school holiday working).
Please note that on-site accommodation is not included.
Why St Joseph’s?
• Free hot lunch on working weekdays
• Free car parking
•Employee assistance service (confidential, professional wellbeing and counselling 24/7 service)
• Local leisure centre discount on gym, swim and classes.

• Comprehensive 5 day induction programme
•Based on a beautiful 23 acre site on the edge of the Surrey Hills.
Own transport is desirable due to the semi-rural location of the school.
How to apply For an application pack (including form, job profile and person specification), please visit us at .
Please submit a sample portfolio of work with your application.
This may be within the application email as an attachment, website link or other electronic form of your choosing.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 1 st June 2020.
* St Joseph’s requires all staff to pass training in the positive behaviour management framework, Team Teach.
During the Coronavirus Pandemic the physical element of this training cannot be delivered owing to the need for social distancing.
This training will be delivered as soon as Government guidance allows.
Staff will need to pass the physical element of the training in order to be certified as Team Teach qualified.
Staff may commence work on a case by case basis with the theoretical element of the training only at the absolute discretion of St Joseph’s.
The physical element of the training will remain a consideration in staff successfully completing probation.
St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
This position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.