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Redbridge Community School

Outdoor Education Instructor (Unqualified Teacher)

Closing date: 01/07/2024 at 12:00

Job Start Date: 01/09/2024

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Key Stage: KS3/KS4

Salary Type: Unqualified Teachers

Salary Details: £20,598 to £32,134

Hours of Work: Full-time

Location of Role: Redbridge Community School

Job/Person Summary

Are you passionate about the outdoors and eager to inspire young minds? Redbridge Community School is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our team as an Unqualified Teacher leading on outdoor activities. 

This unique role involves designing, setting up, and running a variety of outdoor activities, such as bushcraft, for targeted groups of students as part of our intervention programs. Alongside this, the successful candidate will help to facilitate our existing outdoor activities including DofE, Year 7 camp and Year 8 camp. 

The school has excellent facilities to use when putting together the outdoor activities, including an assault course, a yurt, a climbing wall and a large outdoor space. 

As an outdoor instructor, you will have the opportunity to create engaging and educational outdoor experiences that promote teamwork, resilience, and a connection with nature. 

You will work closely with key student groups, developing bespoke programs that meet their needs and help them thrive both inside and outside the classroom. Your passion for outdoor education and ability to design innovative activities will be key to fostering a love for learning and personal growth among our students. 

If you are excited about making a difference in the lives of young people through outdoor education, we would love to hear from you!

Redbridge Community School is an Ofsted rated (2023) “Good” school in Southampton.  It is a special community to be a part of.  For staff we offer:

In June 2022 we were once more awarded as Platinum Investors in People School placing us in the top 1% of employers nationally. The following comments are from our 2019 and 2022 reports, and they sum up what it is like to work in our community:

“There is an underlying ‘family’ feel to the school, with everyone wanting to do their best for the students, whilst supporting one another in their development and wellbeing.”

“Leaders invest heavily in their staff, for example they provide opportunities for staff to take care of both their physical and mental health.  Staff feel valued and like working at the school.  They comment favourably on Leaders’ attempts to reduce unnecessary workload, enable flexible working and respond positively to reasonable requests for compassionate or other leave.”

Please have a look at our website to find out more about how we can offer you a superb work/life balance.



Application Procedure

Please contact Sarah Morris on  [email protected] to find out more about this role and to arrange an informal visit, meet the department and hear about our exciting plans for the year. 

To apply for this position please  download an application from https://www.redbridgecommunityschool.com/vacancies and submit electronically to [email protected] stating which role you are applying for.

Safer Recruitment

In line with Department for Education guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, we are required to carry out an online search on all shortlisted candidates. Should any concerns be identified, they will be discussed with you at interview. Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide suitable references.

About us

Address: Cuckmere Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 9RJ

Telephone: 023 8077 1381

Website: https://www.redbridgecommunityschool.com/

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