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Outdoor Learning Instructor (Annualised - 2 year)
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/823/5987
  • Published: Tue 25/02/2020, 14:30 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/03/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 1404 per annum hours
  • Salary: £18,698 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, Surrey, Surrey

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Outdoor Learning Instructor (Annualised - 2 year)


To work over 39 weeks per year commencing April 2020.This is an annualised contract, hours will be worked through the months of March - November. Pay will be spread over the twelve month period.

£16,948.96 for 1404.20 hours per annum (inclusive of 14% annual leave) equating to £1,350 approximately per month before deductions.

This job will involve working at all of Surrey's outdoor learning centres with Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, Surrey. TW10 7RX as the primary centre.

For a virtual tour, please visit our website at

This is a 24 month fixed term contract with potential for extension.

About the role

Are you passionate about outdoor learning and want to see young people achieve in the outdoors?

Then come and work at Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development!

We are looking for experienced instructors to deliver high quality outdoor learning experiences working with a range of customers.

You will be a skilled facilitator, able to adapt your style to work to meet the needs of the group and their learning outcomes. You will have knowledge in how outdoor learning can benefit all aspects of personal and social development.

We are looking for individuals who have previous centre experience and hold NGB qualifications. A current first aid qualification is essential.

We are looking for candidates who hold a minimum of:

British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor or equivalent, and / or RYA Dinghy Instructor.

Plus any of the following awards would also be advantageous:

•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

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

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,

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Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Robert Fidgett by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th March 2020.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, 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.

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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