Head of Outdoor Learning Engagement and Delivery
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Avon Tyrrell, New Forest National Park, Hampshire
As part of our commitment to young people, UK Youth has for over 75 years operated an Outdoor Centre at Avon Tyrrell. Operated as a financially self-supporting and sustainable social enterprise business, our Outdoor Learning provision is intentionally inclusive, and champions effective youth led engagement to highlight the importance and raise understanding of the breadth and positive outcomes of youth work.
This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth as we prepare to launch our new strategy and transform the way we work to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. As a result we are recruiting for a number of new roles designed to enable the organisation to grow, improve our ways of working and enable us to deliver to deliver our ambitious 2025 strategic plan.
UK Youth Outdoor Learning champions targeted, inclusive and experiential learning, incorporating the principals of youth work as part of its best-in-class delivery model. The Head of Outdoor Learning Engagement and Delivery supports our Outdoor Learning provision by managing our programmatic focused Outdoor Learning delivery; working in partnership with the Design and Delivery team to embed our youth work approach, and support reaching income targets and raising the profile of our work and our reach to young people. The role will also be responsible for supporting the development of, and leading on, the implementation of a young person co-designed Outdoor Learning youth engagement strategy that showcases our inclusive provision and links to key education policy i.e. national curriculum or sector impact/research i.e. Brilliant Residentials Campaign.
Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Outdoor Learning, this role will require a recognised youth work qualification as well as a good understanding of local community networks and the positive impacts of volunteering and Outdoor Learning on wellbeing. They will also have extensive experience of youth engagement and youth participation practices, as well as experience of co-designing a range of events with young people, specifically using a framework of inclusivity. We are hoping to hear from candidates who also have knowledge of the national curriculum, who are self-motivated and able to build and manage positive relationships with stakeholders.
How to Apply
If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please read the job description, then click here and complete an application via our completely anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied)
Closing date for applications will be 9am, 27th April 2021
First round interviews are due to take place between 4-6th May 2021
As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.