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Outdoor Education Worker - Richmond

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/84963
  • Published: Mon 07/01/2019, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/02/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week.
  • Salary: £19,678 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, Surrey

£19,875 per annum pro rata. This is a six month fixed term contract commencing 1st April 2019.

The role will be primarily based at Thames Young Mariners Outdoor Education Centre. There is a requirement and opportunity to work at other Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD) centres as required.

We are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave pro rata, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

We are looking for instructors who are experienced in delivering high quality outdoor learning experiences. You will be a skilled facilitator, able to adapt your style to work with a variety of different clients from primary school pupils through to youth groups and graduate students. You will have knowledge in how outdoor learning can benefit all aspects of education and personal development.

Applicants should have previous centre experience and hold National Governing Body qualifications. A current first aid qualification is essential.

Applicants should hold at least one of the following awards:

  • British canoeing Paddlesport Instructor (as a minimum) or
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor (as a minimum)

Plus any of the following qualifications or in house qualifications relating to these activities.

  • SPA/CWA/ERCA ropes course instructor
  • Archery GB Instructor Award
  • MIAS level 2/British Cycling Level 2 Instructor
  • A walking / expedition qualification: such as LEL/ML
  • D1/PCV minibus licence
  • Forest Schools Leader

Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD) is a provider of high quality, outcome led, outdoor learning experiences.  We are committed to inspiring and engaging young people and adults, improving and enriching personal and social development and raising achievement, success and aspirations in life.

See SOLD’s website for more information and a virtual tour of the individual centres, www.surreyoutdoorlearning.uk.

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Robert Fidgett on 07792 995682 or by e-mail at robert.fidgett@surreycc.gov.uk.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3rd February 2019.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 11th February 2019.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: SCC/19/84963
  • Published: Mon 07/01/2019, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/02/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours hours per week.
  • Salary: £19,678 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, Surrey

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