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Outdoor and Environmental Tutor/Instructor

  • Job Location

    Exmoor, Somerset

  • Start date

    March 2018

  • Duration

    November in the first instance

  • Job Benefits

    £15,808 - £17,290 p.a. (£8 - £8.75 per hr) dependant on experience & qualifications. + Further Training & NGB Qualifications

Description

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and talented Outdoor & Environmental Tutor / Instructor to join our team.

You will be expected to regularly lead and assist with learning opportunities for young people mainly in the 7 – 13yrs age range. Each programme is tailored to meet group requirements and the individual needs and abilities within the group. The centre actively supports the delivery of the curriculum and assists all groups with their programme of personal and social development and delivery of the citizenship agenda. We encourage students to learn through the outdoor experience to discover more about themselves their peers and adults working with them.
 
Main Areas of Responsibility
  • To work directly with groups of young people, setting up and leading a range of outdoor and adventurous activities and curriculum focused fieldwork activities to develop their personal, social and academic education.  
  • To ensure these programmes and activities promote and encourage participation and responsibility.
  • To be responsible for the climbing elements including setting up and taking down of session equipment, monitoring of equipment, record keeping and end of year report for Centre Manager and external MIA.
  • To undertake maintenance and repair of centre equipment as and when necessary.
  • To work directly with the adult guests setting up and leading walking holidays and single guided walks and contribute to other special interest breaks offered by the Centre and Hotel
  • To instruct groups in the safe procedures and careful usage of equipment
  • To contribute to the development of Simonsbath House as an outdoor working environment.
  • To undertake the administration necessary to ensure the smooth running of programmes or activities, services and facilities.
  • To undertake on-going health and safety risk assessments and equipment/facilities monitoring records in connection with teaching and other areas of responsibility (inc. climbing elements) and inform centre management if danger is identified.
  • To undertake domestic and supervisory duties ensuring the safety and security of residents and facilities.
  • To contribute to the overall aims of Simonsbath House and assist in the other areas of the business as required. 

Requirements

  • Hard working and energetic
  • Have good organisational and communication skills
  • Have a love of the outdoors and instructing in the outdoors
  • A degree in a relevant discipline (Geography, Environmental Science or Outdoor Education based degree) plus National Governing Body qualifications in activities offered by Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre for example GNAS, TCL/ MBLA, BOF, ML, Summer ML, WGL/Hill and Moorland Leader
  • CWA minimum with climbing experience, SPA preferred
  • Willing to undertake appropriate training.
  • Have an understanding of development needs of young people
  • Experience of outdoor and environmental education in a school or centre setting
  • First Aid qualification
  • A professional manner when working with groups and dealing with queries and problems that arise on site.
  • Confidence in working both in a team and independently and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills

About us

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre is situated in the heart of Exmoor being part of the oldest house in Exmoor Forest; the property dates back to 1654 and still retains many of its original features.

The Centre is set in 3 acres
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