Outdoor Education Instructors – 1 Part Time 0.6 FTE post required


Pendarren House OEC NP8 1HE

Closing Date:

26 Mar 2023

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: Unqualified Teacher Scale
Salary: Up to £30,172 per annum + overnight allowance (pro rata for 0.6 part time = £18,103)
Location: Pendarren House, Llangenny, Crickhowell NP8 1HE
Closing Date: Sunday 26th March 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed by hiring manager

About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year-olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.

Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

Pendarren House Outdoor Education Centre requires a part time instructor to join the enthusiastic team. The Centre, located near Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons National Park, is owned and maintained by Haringey Council.
The instructor is required to take charge of a variety of groups, principally from primary and secondary schools, and deliver high quality, inspirational and safe learning outdoor education experiences in a variety of subjects using both on and off site venues. The post holder will work as part of a team at Pendarren House which aims to support the physical, emotional and intellectual development of young people from the diverse London Borough of Haringey through challenge, adventure, reflection and responsibility during a residential outdoor learning experience.

  • To deliver high quality, inspirational and safe learning experiences in a wide range of adventure activities and environments. To drive Centre vehicles as required.
  • Undertake evening and overnight duties.
  • Assist with the evaluation and development of the Codes of Practice for the delivery of activity sessions and the Centre’s curriculum.
  • Liaise with visiting staff and Centre staff in the day to day running of the Centre and attend staff meetings.
  • To operate within the Centre’s local health and safety arrangements and Codes of Practice. Where appropriate, and qualified to do so, to act as safety adviser for a particular activity or activities.
  • To issue, store and assist with safety and inventory checks on Centre equipment.
  • To assist with the development and maintenance of resources for activities including displays and teaching aids.

Generic Responsibilities

  • Understanding, knowledge and ability to follow guidelines that ensures compliance with Health and Safety at Work, Data Protection and other statutory requirements.
  • Understanding and commitment to promoting and implementing the Council’s Equal Opportunities policies.
  • Knowledge and experience of using IT.
  • To undertake any other temporary responsibilities aligned with the overall purpose and grade of the role.

About You

  • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to Outdoor Education Resilience and determination
  • Current 16 hour First Aid qualification
  • Driving licence: over 21, over 2 years driving experience, D1+E
  • To have completed assessment for two NGB awards from two different activity disciplines (ML/WGL/HML; SPA/RCI/CWA with abseil: LCL 1; BCU ukcc L2 or equivalent). Experience of leading groups on adventurous activities such as mountain walking, rock climbing, canoeing, caving.
  • Experience of working in a residential outdoor centre
  • Excellent listening and verbal communication
  • An ability to relate to and motivate young people
  • Fitness and good health to enable leadership of groups on physically demanding activities
  • Ability to work as a member of team
  • An understanding of an Equal Opportunities Policy and a commitment to good practice in equality.
  • Understanding of the use of outdoor education in personal and group development
  • An understanding of the needs of young people
  • Broad interest and knowledge of the natural environment and a desire to involve young people in learning from and about their surroundings
  • Able to work unsocial hours – evenings, overnight duties and weekends.
  • Knowledge and experience of teaching environmental education Experience of working with students with special needs
  • Writing and IT skills
  • Knowledge of local venues

Additional Info

  • Annualised hours 126 days pa, 1159 hs pa. Additional paid work above the 0.6 contract will also be available.
  • The pattern of work is spread evenly throughout the year, with an emphasis on term time. There is flexibility in the rota and it is planned as far ahead as possible.
  • Starting position on the pay scale depends on qualifications and experience. If an instructor does not start on the top of the scale then annual increments are available pending satisfactory performance.
  • Evening and overnight duty, typically once a week. There is an additional allowance for any overnight duties.
  • Occasional weekend working.
  • Generous government pension scheme.
  • Training opportunities.
  • A job opportunity to work in a highly regarded outdoor education centre that is well supported by Haringey Council and the people of Haringey. The Centre is currently undergoing major refurbishment, a sign of the ongoing commitment to the Centre from the Council.


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