Outdoor Education Instructor, Highgate, North London

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Highgate SchoolHighgate, North London
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive - depending on qualifications, skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent

Contract type:

Permanent – term time only plus four weeks. The School will consider either a 5 day a week or 4 day a week (0.8) appointment. The salary will reflect these arrangements accordingly.

The role:

To assist the Director of Outdoor Education in the strategic oversight of the programme, and to review and amend the development plan as part of an ongoing commitment to growing the Outdoor Education Programme at Highgate.

To plan and prepare outdoor education sessions to be delivered to a range of pupils, and to contribute to developing a standalone curriculum, as well as investigating avenues to integrate outdoor education into the academic curriculum.

To work closely with relevant teachers and support staff to ensure that the School’s outdoor education programme is varied, safe, exciting and motivational. This element will involve delivery of sessions within all 3 Schools (Pre Prep, Junior and Senior) on a formal and ad hoc basis.

To provide, as necessary, support with the delivery of the D of E programme, and to be available to attend trips as appropriate (NB It is not a requirement that the post holder attends all trips in the year).

This role is a support staff role (non-teaching).  The successful person will be line managed by the Director of Outdoor Education who works closely with the Deputy Head (Pupils’ Personal Development and Employability). All support staff are responsible ultimately to the Bursar. 

Dates: Closing date is midnight on Sunday 21st April but applications will be considered on receipt

To apply:

For further information and an application form, please visit our website: http://www.highgateschool.org.uk/about/vacancies


Highgate School was established in 1565 by a Royal Charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the First. Sir Roger Cholmeley, our Founder, was granted Letters Patent to found ‘a grammar School…for good education and instruction’. Today Highgate is a flourishing coeducational independent School which includes the Senior School for pupils aged 11-18; the Junior School for pupils aged 7-11 and the Pre-Preparatory School for pupils aged 3-7. There are currently in the region of 1,800 pupils at Highgate and the School employs approximately 550 full-time or part-time teaching and support staff. 

The School is situated in one of the most attractive and sought after areas of North London, only a short journey from Central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. The hilltop site in Highgate Village is the historic site of the Senior School. A few hundred yards along Hampstead Lane in Bishopswood Road lie the Junior and Pre-Preparatory Schools and the extensive playing fields, adjacent to the open spaces of Kenwood and Hampstead Heath. The Northern Line underground station is a short walk away and it is four miles to Central London.

Working at Highgate offers the opportunity to be part of a vibrant and welcoming community, committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care for its pupils. The Governors consider the development of excellence in the education offered to the pupils to be the underlying purpose of activities undertaken by all staff.  

Highgate is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to this post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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