Founded in 1952

Join us and make a difference.

Sheiling School is currently seeking committed and motivated individuals to become part of our dynamic team.

Please check the positions currently available below.

  • Affordable onsite accommodation may be available if required – short or long term
  • Comprehensive training provided
  • Exciting career development opportunities
  • Unique and beautiful location

Sheiling School is committed to equality of opportunity and will consider applications from all members of the community, whatever their background.

Residential Care

Some of our young people are very active but at the same time are vulnerable if left on their own. Some young people can behave in a way that is challenging to others and part of our role is to teach young people safer and more effective ways of communicating their needs. However, a level of challenge still exists; this can be physical or a reluctance to engage. For these reasons this role requires someone who is physically fit.  We will, where possible, look to make reasonable adjustments to comply with the Equality Act 2010.
Additional benefits:

  • Enrolment in a Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People (upon successful completion of a 6 month probationary period)
  • A thorough induction and training package that will equip you with the skills needed to deliver an excellent level of care for all of our children and young people

There are currently no job vacancies available in Residential Care.


The Sheiling School follows the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum, which has been carefully designed to provide a holistic education. The Steiner Waldorf Curriculum includes all areas of the National Curriculum, but all academic topics are taught in 3 – 5 week blocks during our Main Lesson, which is delivered between 9.10 and 10.30 a.m. each day. The Steiner Waldorf Curriculum strongly supports educational achievement while also providing therapeutic elements and encouraging pupils to develop independence skills.

  • £15,466-£16,533 pa
  • 8.30am to 5pm Monday – Friday, 40 hours/week
  • 41 weeks worked, 6.6 weeks paid holiday inc. Bank Holiday




The school welcomes volunteer and gap year workers who are seeking an experience of living and working with young people with special educational needs. Find out more →


Thornleigh Camphill Communities (TCC) is seeking to strengthen and diversify its Board with the appointment of new trustees.

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Thornleigh Camphill Communities  (TCC) is a registered charity with a 60 year history of caring for children and adults with learning disabilities in both Sheiling School, a residential Steiner special school, and The Hatch Camphill Community, a supported living setting situated in the historic small town of Thornbury, near Bristol and Orchard Leigh Camphill Community in Eastington, Gloucestershire

TCC is proud to have been consistently praised by the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted for the quality of the services delivered. Trustees are expected to take a keen interest in the careful operation and future direction of the charity, so we are particularly keen to attract people who can provide strategic thinking, possess established professional and personal networks, and with expertise in finance and SEN schools.

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with the running of a unique charity which continues to develop and grow.

Meetings are held quarterly during working hours. Trustees take on small project work from time to time, depending on their availability, and this may require commitment to additional days. Whilst this role is unpaid, reasonable expenses are payable in line with the Charity Commission guidelines.

Thornleigh Camphill Communities is committed to equality of opportunity and will consider applications from all members of the community, whatever their background.

Charity Commission – The Essential Trustee

Trustee Role Description and Person Specification

Declaration of Eligibility for Newly Appointed Trustees

Trustee Application Form

Please contact us for further information.

Safer Recruitment

The Sheiling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including thorough checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please read the following policies prior to interview:

Child Protection Policy

Adult Protection Policy and Procedure


Application Form


Please download the application form if you would like to apply to any of the vacancies listed on this page. In order to comply with Safer Recruitment Procedures, applications for all posts must be made via a fully completed application form. Therefore, please complete all sections (either electronically or by hand) and attach any additional information sheets to your form.

Incomplete application forms will not be processed. Completed forms should be returned to the address shown on this page or emailed to

Application forms which refer to information provided on CVs will not be processed.
Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references and DBS.

We regret that, due to the large volumes of applications we receive, if you have not received an offer of interview within 3 weeks regrettably this means your application has not been successful.

HR Department
Sheiling School
Thornbury Park
Park Road
Bristol BS35 1HP
01454 412 194
01454 411 860

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