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Outdoor Education Apprenticeship, Birmingham
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Outdoor Education Apprenticeship, Birmingham

King’s Norton Boys’ School, Northfield Road, Birmingham

Location: Northfield Road Birmingham
Salary: National apprenticeship wage



Outdoor Education Apprenticeship at King’s Norton Boys’ School with Channel Training

King’s Norton Boys’ School (KNBS) has a long history of outdoor education, which to this day is still a very popular addition to the students’ school lives. While the wide range of activities on offer continues to grow, the impact remains the same, enriching students’ lives and inspiring young people to achieve at the very highest level. Engaging in the wide spectrum of experiences available provides opportunities for students to participate in new and exciting activities and to develop skills imperative for adulthood.

The initial role will be an assistant instructor, working with the Head of Outdoor Education. Training will be given on the job where you will gain the knowledge, experience and qualifications required to become an independent instructor leading your own groups. You will learn how to operate to a highly professional and safe standard, creating a challenging, fun and educational environment providing equal opportunities to all.

You will also have the opportunity and encouragement to engage and oversee school based curricular and extra-curricular programmes such as Eco Schools Green Flag Award, Active Travel Ambassadors, Duke of Edinburgh Award and Student Leadership.

To find out more please visit the KNBS website.

Location: King’s Norton Boys’ School, Northfield Road Birmingham B30 1DY

Day to day duties:

To work with the Head of Outdoor Education (HOE) in the day to day running of the department

Support the HOE in planning and delivering outdoor education visits & residentials

Supporting and teaching students’ aspects of the KNBS Outdoor Education programme.

Learning and supporting the HOE with kit maintenance and repairs.

Taking a key lead on school curricula and extra curricula programmes.

To assist with school displays and marketing of Outdoor Education within school and the local community

Any other duties reasonably requested and specifically directed by the Head of Outdoor Education or Head Teacher.

Desirable skills and qualifications:

Experience of working in an outdoor environment

Experience of outdoor activities eg; sailing, canoeing, mountain biking and rock climbing either leading or participating

Membership of any outdoor groups (Scouts, DofE, activity clubs)

First Aid qualification/experience

Experience of working with young people.

Experience of working throughout a busy day

Have an understanding of how to behave in a professional setting with students and colleagues

Coaching qualifications relevant to the post

Proficient in riding a bike off road (Essential)

A minimum of GCSE grade D/3 in functional skills in Maths and English ( or be working towards level 2 in Maths and English) is essential.

Personal qualities:

Outgoing ,trustworthy, honest, approachable, well presented, friendly, committed, enthusiastic, an independent learner who is keen and has a positive can-do attitude.

You should be well motivated with a desire to improve and develop both; your personal skills and those skills required to facilitate and deliver safe and educational adventurous activities


Future Prospects:

Possible employment in educational settings having gained experience and qualifications for employment in the outdoor sector.

Essential Details:

Salary: National apprenticeship wage

Working Hours: 36.5 hours per week

Open to under 18s? Due to the nature of the role and the safeguarding commitments we are only able to accept students aged 18+


Closing Date: Applications will be considered as they arrive 

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Possible start date: Monday 17th April 2023

To Apply:

Please download the application form which is available HERE.

For any queries about the role please contact Mr Dan Sewell, Recruitment Manager: / 0121 628 0010


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