Outdoor Education Instructor, East Sussex
Hindleap Warren OEC, Wych Cross, East Sussex
Location: Wych Cross, East Sussex
Salary: £23,805 – £24,797
Closing date: 31/5/23
Outdoor Education Instructor at Hindleap Warren
About the role
An introduction to London Youth
London Youth is a network of diverse community youth organisations serving young people of all backgrounds right across the capital.
Our mission is to support and challenge young people to become the best they can be.
Our vision is that all young Londoners grow up healthy, able to navigate a fulfilling career and make a positive contribution in their communities.
We support them to develop the confidence, resilience and relationship skills they need to do this, delivering with and through our network of community youth organisations and at our two residential centres; Woodrow High House and Hindleap Warren. We work with all young people but place a particular emphasis on those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the kind of opportunities we offer. Because good youth work, works.
About Hindleap Warren
Hindleap Warren is London Youth’s outdoor education centre located in the Ashdown Forest and set in 300 acres of woodland just over an hour from London.
Hindleap Warren creates opportunities for personal and social development that are second to none, working with more than 10,000 young people every year. Our mission is to support and challenge young people to be the best they can be.
We provide residential courses – typically for schools during the week and youth organisations (including our members) at weekends and over the school holidays. We also offer day courses to young people from all backgrounds.
Activities are accessible all year round and have been designed to stretch young people of all ages. On-site, we offer high ropes, three zip wires, abseiling, bushcraft, team building, obstacle courses, tunnels, orienteering, archery, axe throwing, our unique forest adventure and more. We also take groups off-site to do watersports, rock climbing and bouldering.
We are committed to providing a top-quality experience to our visitors and all staff play an active part in achieving that aim. The instructional staff have a depth of experience in the provision of outdoor education, and they are led by a highly qualified, experienced and approachable management team.
It is the overall quality of our staff and consequently the quality of our provision that allows us to retain a very high reputation.
We are looking for someone who will be able to deliver these high-quality sessions to the wide variety of groups that visit our centre each year. In addition to this, the role involves some other duties required to operate the centre.
More widely, you will be expected to play a proactive part in the implementation of the work and policy of London Youth as a whole, supporting the vision, mission and aims of the charity.
Read the full Job Description & Person Specification (here) that outlines the expectations of this role in detail. If this sounds like you, please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before you apply
An Important Note regarding Qualifications
We welcome applications from those looking to change career and so for an exceptional candidate, the qualification requirement could be less. We would require that you can demonstrate sufficient personal or voluntary instructional experience in a mentioned activity on the Job Specification and we would have to be satisfied that you could easily and quickly gain a qualification in several of the mentioned areas on the Job Specification.
Salary: From £23,805 – £24,797 per annum
Accommodation is £264.63 per month (HMRC Guidelines)
Annual Leave: 31 days plus Bank Holidays. Leave entitlement will be calculated on a pro-rata basis for part time employees.
Hours: 42 hours per week
Pension: London Youth currently uses The People’s Pension as its pension vehicle and once you are eligible for auto-enrolment or opt into the scheme, London Youth will make employer contributions of 4% into the scheme on your behalf. You will be required to make contributions to your pension account also in accordance with the requirements of auto-enrolment.
Location: Hindleap Warren Outdoor Centre, Wych Cross, East Sussex, RH18 5JH
Important dates and how to apply
How to apply:
Please note that we welcome applications from those wishing to work on a part-time basis as well as full-time.
Please submit by emailing the following by the deadline stated above:
A supporting statement outlining how your skills and experience meet the Job Description and Person Specification on a maximum of 2 pages.
Your up to date and comprehensive CV
A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
A completed Criminal Convictions Declaration Form
Please email to email@example.com with the subject line “Outdoor Education Instructor – Hindleap Warren”
London Youth does not hold a sponsor licence so we are unable to employ someone without permission to work in the UK
Closing date: 31 May 2023
London Youth is committed to anti-racism and embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to the ongoing development of an organisation that values and represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills and welcome applications that reflect this.
Our commitment to anti-racism In July 2020, we issued a statement committing to become an anti-racist organisation and to actively tackle racism here: https://londonyouth.org/about-us/our-commitment-to-anti-racism/
Since then, London Youth has worked with our staff and trustees to understand first the issues within our organisation, collaboratively developing a Theory of Change to define our areas of focus, approach and plan of action moving forward. We have a Race Equality Action Stakeholder Group which is chaired by a London Youth member and trustee. This group includes representatives from across the organisation and oversees the implementation of our Race Equality Action Plan. At the heart of youth work is the drive to level the playing field for all young Londoners to succeed, regardless of their backgrounds. Over two thirds of the young people we work with are from racialised communities and we know that without the opportunities which youth organisations provide, there would be limited experiences open to them.