Ruskin Mill Trust

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Ruskin Mill Trust

“re-imagining potential”


The Ruskin Mill Trust Group delivers innovative and experiential education, developed out of the inspiration of Rudolf Steiner, William Morris and John Ruskin to support children, young people and adults with complex behaviour and learning difficulties and disabilities, including autistic spectrum conditions.

Provisions within the Trust offer both residential and day placements in schools, specialist further education colleges and adult social care centres across Gloucestershire, the West Midlands, North and South Yorkshire and Pembrokeshire.


Our Values

We value inclusive learning and living activities that integrate practical activity, thinking and our emotions.
We value mutual respect and we strive to understand all people's differences and uniqueness.
We value the capacity for re-imagination present in all people, towards positive change and development
We value openness, goodwill, tolerance and treating individuals with dignity and respect.


Our purpose

We provide children and young people with holistic learning by role modelling positive relationships in the fields of arts, crafts, commerce, agriculture, nutrition, living skills and the environment.

By immersing children and young people within the productive aspect of our curriculum, students learn to care for their own well-being and development and overcome their barriers to learning. This is so students learn to recognise their capabilities and positively contribute to society, which is continuously celebrated through cultural events and arts festivals for staff, students and the wider community.

This approach is embedded within a research and training culture up to Master's level delivered through The Field Centre providing opportunities for all staff and the wider community.


Our method is Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE)

PSTE stands behind the student’s curriculum and the professional development of our staff.

Why do we use PSTE?  To enable each learner to develop their own capacity for self-generated conscious action.
How do we do this?  By helping each learner to find their own pathway through the Three Stages of an individualised tailored PSTE curriculum.
What is involved?  Enabling every learner’s pathway to be informed by RMT’s Seven Fields of Practice which is realised through the ‘Three Stages’ of a PSTE curriculum.


Why work with Ruskin Mill Trust

Ruskin Mill Trust are seeking candidates who have a desire to make a positive impact on a child and young person’s life, helping them to feel safe, respected, confident and capable of achieving their best. Enabling their family to feel understood, informed, supported and reassured.

Working within Ruskin Mill Trust is incredibly rewarding with some team members having worked with us for many years, and in return we offer competitive salaries and a private pension scheme. In addition staff receive;

Golden Hello payment;  we are offering a welcome one-off payment equivalent to one month’s basic salary on completion of a six-month probationary period for Residential Childcare roles.

Structured career path; working for Ruskin Mill Trust isn’t just a job, it’s a rewarding career, with many opportunities to acquire new skills and qualifications. All vacancies include a comprehensive induction and extensive training and development plan including a fully-funded QCF Level 3 or 5 qualification in Residential Childcare.

Commitment to wellbeing; as part of our commitment to ensuring staff wellbeing, all staff within Ruskin Mill Trust have access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, who can offer advice and counselling on a number of different subjects.  

Holidays; we offer 33 - 38 days annual leave (including bank holidays).


For further information about Ruskin Mill Trust and our vacancies, come and meet us on Stand 33 at the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham.  

Alternatively to view our vacancies and to apply visit or contact the HR Team on 01562 882 253 (switchboard).  

Ruskin Mill Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk. All appointments are subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure.

Ruskin Mill Trust is a registered charity (No. 1137167) and an equal opportunities employer.



Location:Sunfield School and Children’s Home


Speech & Language Therapist

Location:Sunfield School and Children’s Home


Assistant Home Manager

Location:Sunfield School and Children’s Home


Residential & Education Support Worker

Location:Sunfield School and Children’s Home


Care Support Worker

Location:Sunfield School and Children’s Home


Night Care Support Worker

Location:Sunfield School and Children’s Home