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Outdoor Education Instructor

Deadline Date: 16th January 2024

Yarm School, the leading independent School in the region, seeks to appoint an Outdoor Education Instructor. The successful candidate will join our team to ensure quality outdoor education and opportunities for our pupils.

The outdoor education department successfully leads a variety of exciting outdoor trips both in the UK and overseas, within term time and also during the holidays. The largest trips that we provide to our pupils currently consist of an annual Scotland Canoe Expedition, watersports trip to Greece, winter mountaineering in Scotland, bouldering in France, Second and Third Year Outdoor Education trips involving camping, mountain biking, hiking and canoeing. During the term time we host games sessions, extracurricular activities and after school clubs. The sessions within school revolve around practical skills such as camp set up, woodland awareness and orienteering, but we also have two climbing and canoe clubs which regularly meet.

Applicants should hold at least two of the following qualifications; Mountain Leader (Summer), Rock Climbing Instructor, White Water Kayak Leader. Additionally, we welcome applicants with any other recognised outdoor education qualifications. A generous professional training package is offered with the role, enabling the successful candidate to further their outdoor leadership qualifications where there is a business need.

The terms of employment expect a degree of flexibility in working hours to enable tasks and activities to be conducted outside the normal school day, at weekends and during school holidays. However, working time will be based on a working week of 40 hours, for 52 weeks per year (however term time only may also be considered) . You will have to work over 40 hours some weeks. This additional time worked is accumulated and given back as Time Off In Lieu (TOIL). Your working hours will be monitored by the Outdoor Education Coordinator. Regular meetings will be held with the Outdoor Education Coordinator to ensure that the arrangements detailed in this job description are functioning effectively, efficiently and to the satisfaction of all concerned parties. Annual leave should be taken outside of term time.

The salary will be £26,061 – £29,346 per annum depending on experience and qualifications

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 16th January 2024 at 12 noon.

All applicants must use the Application Form provided, together with submitting a covering letter to the HR Department, explaining why the applicant is suited to the post; CVs may also be submitted but are not a substitute for the Application Form. Download the full job description, application form and application process from this page. All applications must be sent via email to HR@yarmschool.org or printed versions may be posted to:

HR Department
Yarm School
The Friarage
TS15 9EJ

Phone: 01642 786023

Yarm School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be subject to vetting checks including an enhanced DBS check.

Applicants for all vacancies at Yarm School are encouraged to read these policies before applying:
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Vetting and Suitability Policy