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Course Instructor

Pay: £274.15 to £464.20 per week plus holiday (plus additional pay for overnight weekly "camp outs")
Job Type: Activity staff/Resort Rep, Entertainment/Leisure,....
Location: Winchester Twyford School, Winchester United Kingdom Residential
Category: Gap/Temp And Parttime/Holiday
Available from: Apr 2020
Finishes on: Oct 2020
Type of work: Full Time And Part Time, Outdoor , Evening Work, Daytime Work
Job reference: E03439436
Adventure, Childcare/Care Work, Sports 2020-01-10 2020-07-03

Job Description

The role of Course Instructor is to deliver outstanding, structured outdoor education activities and workshops to groups of children, aged 7 to 14 years, on our Ultimate Survival Courses.You will be expected to guide groups of children through week-long courses, with emphasis on fun, excitement, teamwork, and skill development. You will have a pastoral role, being the group leader and key contact for children onCamp, taking a lead in ensuring their welfare and providing high quality care.

Roles may include accommodation (camping) either on or near the venue for staff unable to commute daily.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and deliver activities for children aged 7-14, focusing on participation, development, safety and enjoyment.

  • Encourage participation through enthusiasm and energy in scenarios and role play.

  • Ensure all policies and procedures on Camp are adhered to by yourself and the children in your care, including all health and safety, and safeguarding procedures.

  • Help to set up the Ultimate Survival Camp by attending a Camp Induction Day and pack down the site at the end of the season.

  • Take a pastoral role as a group leader, supporting and caring for children throughout the week, continuously promoting their welfare.

  • Supervision of children outside of activity times.

  • At all times behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of Ultimate Survival Camps.

  • Live up to the company promise of ‘Inspiring Children Every Day’ throughout your employment.

  • Show the required energy, enthusiasm and professionalism for the duration of the season, acting as an ambassador for Ultimate Survival Camps and behaving as a suitable role model for children.

  • Other ad-hoc duties (cleaning, equipment maintenance/ordering etc).

Essential Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, energetic individual, passionate about working with, and developing children through adventurous activities.

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills.

  • Good experience within outdoor education (bushcraft specific) and experience working with children

  • Excellent communication skills and verbal reasoning.

  • Flexible, team player, with a dynamic approach to problem solving.

  • Someone looking for a challenging, but hugely rewarding and fun job in the holidays, as well as the opportunity to further their career in the outdoor education, adventure, andchildcare industries.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience.

  • Ideally qualified or studying towards NGB qualification in adventurous activities, such as archery, canoeing, bushcraft and mountaineering.

  • Ideally experienced in working in a similar camp setting, working with children aged between 7 and 14 years.

  • Current outdoor or paediatric first aid qualification.

Further Info:

  • Contract: Seasonal work available in May half term and Summer school holidays.

  • Hours: 8am – 6pm weekdays, plus one overnight on-duty shift per week on Thursdays. Full time or part time roles available.

  • Accommodation: Camping accommodation available onsite or nearby.

Pay:£274.15 to £464.20 per week plus holiday and additional pay for overnight duties on Thursdays.

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