Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructor

University of Birmingham - Raymond Priestly Centre

Fixed term for 10 months

Full time starting salary £15,440 to £15,735. With potential progression once in post to £18,047 a year.

People are at the heart of what we are and do. We want to attract outstanding, inspirational, and talented people, support them to succeed, and celebrate their success. Working at the University of Birmingham gives you access to the best financial and physical resources, a beautiful campus and an intellectually stimulating and diverse community. Our sector leading development programmes have made this a place where staff can thrive and recognition by Athena Swan, Stonewall, and Two Ticks demonstrates our commitment to supporting talented people from all backgrounds.

The Raymond Priestley Centre is located on the western shore of Coniston Water. It provides a range of outdoor education courses for students from the University of Birmingham, from under graduate and postgraduate team skills programmes, to recreational courses and outdoor adventurous activity modules for Sport/Physical Education degree courses.

The post holder will be required to provide outstanding learning experiences through the medium of residential outdoor education, consistently delivering for Centre Users inspirational, safe and exciting opportunities for personal development, reflection and transfer of learning.

They will be required to approach each course with the attitude and motivation that all user groups feel valued and important and wherever possible seek to exceed customer expectations and to positively contribute to the team dynamic of the Centre.

Essential attributes of the post holder:

  • Breadth of experience from working with a variety of groups in the outdoors industry
  • Ability to make timely and accurate assessments regarding issues of safety and group management
  • Experience and confidence to work with a degree of delegated responsibility
  • Enthusiastic and professional manner, is punctual, pays attention to detail and is willing to learn from mistakes

Interviews are due to take place on 15th December 2017.

Please note DBS clearance will be required for this post.

For further information please contact: Norman Beech or telephone 015394 41364

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