Development Manager (Educational Visits) HCC7309
Salary Range: £39,655 - £44,631 per annum
Work Location: Four Chimneys, Winchester
Hours per week: 37 hours
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 20 January 2019
Interview date: 4 February 2019
Contact details for an informal discussion regarding the post and the ambitions of the service: Clare Dobbs, Head of Service (Hampshire Outdoors) on 01962 876218
To apply: Visit https://careers.newjob.org.uk/HCC and search for HCC7309.
Support children and young people to participate in outstanding outdoor education and activities
Reporting to the Head of Hampshire Outdoors, you will support our continued development to deliver one of the best educational offers in the country and enrich the experience of children and young people during outdoor and off-site activities and educational visits. Providing specialist advice and guidance to schools and other organisations, you will ensure appropriate risk management in line with current good practice. You will also train Visit Leaders, Educational Visit Co-ordinators and other school staff in relation to safety management on off-site visits and provide bespoke support to schools with particular queries or concerns.
You will have significant experience of leading and managing off-site visits with young people and an understanding of what makes an experience safe and valuable. You will have experience of working with a diverse range of children and young people and be able to demonstrate a commitment to risk management and professional practice.
Based in Winchester with the requirement to travel regularly across Hampshire and the wider region, you will be supported by a highly effective team of practitioners and operate within an open and supportive culture that provides space for innovation and personal development. The role will call for enthusiasm, commitment, flexibility and imagination, but will provide high levels of professional satisfaction.
To find out more about Hampshire Outdoors, please visit our website – www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/oe-pe-dofe
Managing the outdoor education training programme and setting management/business targets to meet objectives.
Developing and managing the CPD offer for statutory and safety management courses offered to schools within outdoor education and learning.
Acquiring professional membership of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel (OEAP), as an affiliate member working towards Accredited status.
Responsibility for the approval of off-site visits via the EVOLVE system.
Responsible for financial management of the outdoor CPD offer.
Considering new and effective ways of marketing the CPD programme and ensuring compliance by our maintained schools.
Maintaining and developing income streams, including identifying and promoting new markets.
Maintaining accurate records and providing reports on working practices, goods, services and equipment for the service’s development plan and compliance with guidelines, policies and procedures.
To address and comply with the Corporate aims and policies of the County Council and ensure the Service contributes towards these.
Supporting, advising and training school staff and others in the safe management of educational visits.
Providing expert advice and information as an Outdoor Education Advisor and ensuring advice and guidance documents are updated in line with current good practice.
Overseeing a broad programme of outdoor education training courses to fulfil and support the statutory requirements for health and safety on educational visits, including Outdoor Leader (Visit Leader), Educational Visit Coordinator (EVC), governor training, Evolve system training, First Aid and activity specific courses such as Camping on the school site.
Ensuring appropriate training and qualifications of the trainers involved is in place.
Leading on updates and developments to employer guidance for off-site visits.
Ensuring appropriate reviewing and monitoring is in place to develop the quality of service.
Recruitment, training and performance management of staff.
Leading and managing a range of staff, including 3 full time direct reports, to ensure trained and competent staff are able to deliver to the CPD offer.
Maintaining risk management processes and procedures, ensuring that effective monitoring of staff and resources is carried out to meet all service requirements including Health and Safety, Child Protection and Equalities.
Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Graduate-level qualification in a related field or specialism: QTS (or equivalent) or NEBOSH Diploma (or equivalent) or higher level NGB Award e.g. MIC.
Skills and Experience
Significant experience of effective teaching or instructing children/ young people in an outdoor context.
Experience of having organised and led a range of educational visits, including day and residential trips.
A clear understanding of the value of learning beyond the classroom.
Experience of risk management in the outdoors.
Experience of budget management.
Strong leadership and experience of managing other staff.
Good IT skills, with a high level of literacy and numeracy.
An ability to work on own initiative independently, and to work as a team.
Understanding of safeguarding issues, particularly with regard to outdoor and residential contexts.
Excellent communication and organisational skills.
Full driving licence and access to own transport.
Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
Teaching and learning qualification e.g. QTS, PTTLS (or equivalent).
Health and Safety qualification e.g. NEBOSH Diploma, IOSH Managing Safely (or equivalent).
National Governing Body award e.g. Mountain Training, RYA, British Canoeing etc.
Current First Aid certificate (First aid for children or in the outdoors).
Skills and Experience
Experience of having worked with a diverse range, including vulnerable or targeted cohorts, of children and young people.
Expertise and experience in leading outdoor adventurous activity.
Recent classroom experience, or evidence of having kept up to date with current issues in mainstream education.
Project management experience.
Experience of promoting and marketing a service/event.
Experience or a good understanding of the operation of outdoor/study centres.
A good understanding of Health & Safety issues concerning working outdoors with children.
Leading and engaging in physically active outdoor experiences.
Lifting and moving of heavy equipment.
Teaching in an outdoor environment using many teaching methods, meeting the needs of the service user, which includes emotional content.
Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role, across Hampshire and the wider region.
A system of TOIL is operated as you will occasionally work over 37 hours a week.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. As such please note, we will take up references prior to interview.
Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
Corporate Equalities Employment Policy: In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group.