Woodrow High House creates a wonderful range of new opportunities for more than 7000 young people every year. Through indoor and outdoor facilitation, we work with children and young people outside their normal environment. Our evaluation shows that this has a strong impact on their personal and social development, building confidence, resilience and relationship skills.
The Lead Instructor role offers a great opportunity for outdoor instructors with some experience to take on further responsibility and develop their skills.
You will facilitate a wide range of activities to support the growth, development and education of the children, young people and adults who visit us. Activities include outdoor sessions such as low ropes and orienteering, high ropes, archery, problem-solving activities, sports including cycling, arts and craft, and environmental activities. In addition, part of your role will require that you take on the management and development of elements of our programme – helping to develop and improve existing sessions as well as considering the scope for new ones.
As a Lead Instructor, we expect you to come with experience of running an excellent activity session. In addition, as soon as you are established in the role, you will be asked to perform ‘Course Director’ duties, acting as the supervisory point of contact for residential groups, although always with the support of senior management.
You will also have the opportunity to take on areas of responsibility and make a real and lasting difference towards centre operations. You will get the chance to have a go at staffing and programming as part of your training, preparing you for more senior roles in future.
We are keen to offer personal development opportunities and as such encourage participation in relevant training courses both internal and external.
Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for more of what the role entails.
Important dates to note
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 11th October 2017
Interview: Thursday 2nd November 2017
Start date for successful candidates: Monday 4th December 2017
Before submitting your application; please make sure you are available for the interview.
Salary: £17,355 per annum plus free uniform and meals when at work
Leave: 39 days per annum including bank holidays
Accommodation: Due to the nature of the job we offer accommodation on siteContract:
Full time, permanent contract (44.5 hours a week)How to apply
If you meet the person specification and you would like to apply please start by downloading our “Guidance to Applicants” which will guide you through the process. We can only accept applications made via our application form; a CV is not sufficient. Please ensure all forms are fully completed and returned to us by post or email.
- Guidance to Applicants
- Job Description and Person Specification
- Declaration of Criminal Convictions Form
- Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
- Application Form
Your application should be sent to:
Rachael Fisher, Woodrow High House, Cherry Lane, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0QG
Or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like further information, please call Rachael or Tom on 01494 433531.