Outdoor Learning Instructor (Seasonal/ Bank)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/823/5096
  • Published: Wed 08/04/2020, 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 08/12/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: 0 hours
  • Salary: £11.37 per hour
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Guildford, Surrey, Dorking. Surrey, Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, Surrey

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Outdoor Learning Instructor (Seasonal/ Bank)


At Surrey Outdoor Learning (SOLD) we are looking for a number of committed seasonal staff required from March - October 2020

You will earn £11.37 per hour (inclusive of leave allowance) and have the opportunity to work substantial hours across the season. The exact number of hours to be worked each week will be mutually agreed in advance with your manager. We also require staff that are available for ad hoc sessions throughout the year.

We require staff at:

  • Thames Young Mariners (TYM) OEC, Ham, Richmond. TW10 7RX.
  • High Ashurst, near Dorking, Surrey. RH5 6DQ.
  • Henley Fort OEC in Guildford. GU2 4RH.

For more information and a virtual tour, please visit our website at https://www.surreyoutdoorlearning.uk/facilities

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 require Outdoor Learning Instructors who are experienced in delivering high quality outdoor learning experiences to join our growing team.

You will be a skilled facilitator, able to adapt your style to work with a variety of different groups from primary school pupils through to youth groups and adults. You will maintain the high standards we expect at SOLD.

You will have a good understanding of how outdoor learning can benefit all aspects of education and personal development, facilitating positive learning experiences and outcomes.

Ideally you should have previous centre experience and hold relevant National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications. A current first aid qualification is essential for this role.

A minimum of one qualification from the list below is required:

Thames Young Mariners

  • BC Paddlesports Instructor (or equivalent qualification)
  • RYA Assistant Instructor or above

High Ashurst and Henley Fort

  • Archery GB Instructor Award
  • A walking qualification such as Sports Leader Lowland Expedition Leader/ MT Lowland Leader/ MT Mountain Leader
  • MIAS level 2/ British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Instructor
  • Forest Schools Leader L3
  • SPA / CWA / ERCA Ropes Course instructor
  • British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor / Paddlesports Leader (Henley Fort only)

D1 minibus licence / trailer licence may also be beneficial.

We will consider staff without NGB's who feel they have transferrable skills and experience for the role.

There are lots of opportunities for cross centre work and so lots of variety in the work offered.

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 on what we do. www.surreyoutdoorlearning.uk

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.

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Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Robert Fidgett by email at Robert.fidgett@surreycc.gov.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional information

This is a rolling advert and we will be checking for applications on a regular basis.

Interviews will be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

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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