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Outdoor Learning Instructor

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/823/27891
  • Published: Fri 13/01/2023, 16:19 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/04/2023, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,243 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Dorking

The starting salary for this role is £23,243 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

We are offering:

  • Year-round permanent roles – commencing April 2023
  • 6 - 9-month roles – commencing April 2023
  • 2 - 3-month roles – commencing June 2023

Your primary base will be one of Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD) centres and there will be a requirement to work at all SOLD centres throughout the year. Our centre locations are:

  • High Ashurst, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6DQ
  • Henley Fort, The Mount, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4RH
  • Thames Young Mariners, Riverside Drive, Ham, Richmond, TW10 7RX

Are you experienced in facilitating learning in the outdoors? Are you looking for a new challenge?

Then come and join our growing team of Outdoor Learning Instructors at Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD), Surrey County Council's outdoor learning service.

This is a fantastic full-time role for an experienced instructor offering varied and rewarding work across our three outdoor learning centres in Surrey; working in a high-quality service, with a supportive staff team and great opportunities to progress and develop your career.

At SOLD we offer our visitors carefully facilitated bespoke programmes in the outdoors, creating positive learning outcomes and experiences. We strive for high quality in everything we do, including health and safety matters, our customer experience, our facilities, our range of services and our staff.

If you share these values and this is something you would like to be a part of, then we would like to hear from you.

To be shortlisted, we are looking for applicants who have previous outdoor learning delivery experience and hold some relevant National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications. If you feel that you don’t quite meet the criteria, we will also consider applicants with outdoor learning experience, particularly those who hold ‘in house’ qualifications from other outdoor centres.

Acceptable relevant NGB qualifications are:

  • British Canoeing Paddlesports Instructor (or equivalent qualification)
  • RYA Assistant Sailing Instructor or above
  • Archery GB Instructor Award
  • A walking qualification such as Sports Leader Lowland Expedition Leader / Mountain Training Lowland Leader / Mountain Leader
  • MIAS level 2 / British Cycling Mountain Bike Leadership Level 2 Instructor
  • Forest Schools Leader L3 / IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate
  • SPA / CWA / ERCA Ropes Course instructor

There are many benefits working at SOLD and with Surrey County Council. Please visit our website for further information: Outdoor Learning Instructor | Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development (SOLD)

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 02/04/2023 although applications will be reviewed regularly, and interviews will take place on a rolling basis so this advert may close earlier if all positions are filled.

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.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact James Georges by e-mail at james.georges@surreycc.gov.uk to arrange a suitable time.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

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 26 days' annual leave (pro rated for part time staff), 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.

Our Commitment

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.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/823/27891
  • Published: Fri 13/01/2023, 16:19 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/04/2023, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,243 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Dorking

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