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Freelance Outdoors Instructor, London
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Freelance Outdoors Instructor, London

Thomas's London Day Schools, Wimbledon Common, London

Location: Wimbledon Common, London
Salary: £11.50 - £14.30 ph
Closing date: 21/4/23


Freelance Outdoors Instructor at Thomas's London Day Schools


The Role:
We are looking for enthusiastic new team members who would enjoy a varied role working with a wide age range of children.
An average week of work could look like a day with children as young as our Kindergarten cohort (Nursery) playing woodland games and exploring the wood, a few days with one of the prep schools delivering a combination of basic bushcraft skills and team challenges, and a day helping pack a van of kit to be driven to one of our residential sites.

Freelancers make up an integral part of our workforce and we are looking for candidates who show enthusiasm for working with young people in the outdoors and will enhance our friendly and driven team. This role is an entry level role with full training offered, including first aid, bushcraft skills, games and opportunities to learn some adventurous sports.

This role may require involvement in our residential programme, meaning the candidate will need to be willing and able to sometimes be away from home during the week, mainly over the summer term. If this is a barrier please apply regardless as some of our freelance team are more London focused.

The key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Delivery of the TOD programme for the Kindergarten and above
• Assist with any kit and maintenance at our site REMPF and our off-site storage facility in Wandsworth
• Involvement with internal and external logistics


Shifts are available throughout the week Monday to Friday all year round with flexible working arrangements staff can work multiple days a week or one or two days a month.

Person Specification:

• would be able to be issued with a full and clear Enhanced DBS (or already hold one and be signed up to the Update Service)
• Works effectively as a member of a team
• A passion for the Outdoor Environment
• An interest in working with children and young people
• Willingness to learn and be trained in a variety of outdoor sessions and skills

• Current First Aid qualification (minimum 8hr or above)
• Experience of working with children and young people in an outdoor setting
• Experience of working within a residential setting
• Camp cooking experience
• Level 2 Food Hygiene

Any NGB Outdoor Specific qualifications, for example:
• Forest School leader
• BC Paddlesport Instructor
• RYA Dinghy Instructor
• RYA Day Skipper
• Climbing Wall Instructor
• IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate
• Mountain Training walking Qualification
• Mountain Bike Leadership Qualification

This role comes with a range of benefits including:
• A competitive pay structure, rates between £11.50 p/h and £14.30 p/h depending on skills and experience
• Regular working hours, usually 08:30-16:30 (except residentials) with flexible working arrangements available
• Friendly working environment within a supportive and exciting department
• Team staff training and a commitment to staff personal development
• Free on-site parking
• Uniform provided (Waterproof Jacket/Fleece and T-shirts)
• Packed lunch
• Your first shift will include an additional paid induction to cover paperwork and completing our recruitment process.

Application Details
• To apply for the post, please complete the schools application form and forward it with your CV to,
• Applications will be received on an ongoing basis. 


Please click on the link below for more information and to apply:

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