Graduate Assistant of Outdoor Education, West Sussex

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Ardingly College SeniorWest Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: Required from September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £14,825.89 per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated recent graduate to join and support our ambitious and energetic Outdoor Education department from September 2020. This is a demanding role that requires the organisation and administration of Adventure Training within the School’s busy extra-curricular programme.

The successful applicant should have some basic qualifications in any of these disciplines: Climbing (SPA or CWA), Kayaking/Canoeing (Level 1 Coach), Sailing (DSI), and mountain walking (Mountain Leader Training), as well as experience of working with groups of young people. The College may be able to help with relevant Professional Development and thus further qualifications.

The role would suit somebody considering a career in Education, though this is a non-teaching role which will be supporting and assisting the Head of Outdoor Education in the running and provision of a number of activities throughout the year. We are looking for someone who is passionate about adventure, who has a love of the outdoors and who wishes to share that passion with enthusiastic and energetic young people.

The role is offered initially on a fixed-term basis for one or two years, from September 2020. The hours of work are 40 hours per week, for 35 weeks per year (during term-time only, plus one additional week). The salary for the role will be £14,825.89 per annum, inclusive of 4.2 weeks paid holiday. Accommodation may also be available for the successful candidate, if required.

To view the full job description and submit an application form please visit our website at If you have any queries  please contact HR on 01444 893059 or email

Closing date: Sunday 23rd February 2020, although applications will be considered on receipt. 

Interviews are expected to take place either in the week commencing 24th February or 2nd March 2020. 

Ardingly College is an independent co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2 -18, a member of the HMC and a school of the Woodard Corporation. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All employees are required to undertake child protection screening appropriate to the post including enhanced DBS checks.

More about Ardingly College Senior
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: College Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1444 893000
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Ardingly College is an independent co-educational school for pupils aged 2 – 18 offering both A level and IB.  Founded in 1858, Ardingly College is a school of over 1050 pupils, including those in the Prep and Pre-Prep. Located in the beautiful ...