School Staff Instructor and Head of Outdoor Education, Tavistock, Devon

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Mount KellyTavistock, Devon

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Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new School Staff Instructor and Head of Outdoor Education at Mount Kelly.

Mount Kelly, set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, has a well-deserved reputation as a school with a strong CCF tradition, a robust extra-curricular offering, and an enviable reputation for the excellence of its outdoor education programme.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme (DofE), Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race (DW) and Ten Tors (TT) are all hugely popular, as are a range of other outdoor and adventurous pursuits.

The role is full-time, term-time only, although some flexibility in working hours will be required, for example to attend CCF training camps and weekend training, and to deliver other outdoor activities.

School Staff Instructor (SSI)

The SSI plays a key role in the running of our highly-regarded Combined Cadet Force.

The principal role of the SSI is to facilitate, organise and deliver cadet training to all members of the CCF. The SSI is central to the smooth and efficient administration and management of the Contingent, assisting the Contingent Officers and CFAVs, and promoting the personal development of the Cadets.

Head of Outdoor Education

The Head of Outdoor Education is responsible for leading the Foundation activity provision to ensure an inspiring and motivating programme to further the educational benefit to all pupils.

The principal strands of the School’s outdoor education programme are the Ten Tors, DofE, and DW, though the successful candidate will be expected to be proactive in developing the outdoor education programme, exploring a range of opportunities for our pupils, including expeditions and further training.

The application process

Candidates should submit an application form together with a CV and letter outlining their suitability for the post to the Head Master at 

Application forms are available from

Closing date: Monday 24 September

Mount Kelly is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the DBS. Charity Registration Number 306716

Job location

More about Mount Kelly
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0HZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1822 813100
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