Head of Outdoor Pursuits (Part-time) 0.4 (initially, with the potential for future growth), Sheffield

Closing date:New this week

Birkdale SchoolSheffield
Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Birkdale Teaching Salary Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Oversight of all Duke of Edinburgh provision (Bronze, Silver and Gold). Maintaining and updating the operating procedures for these activities, acting as the Head of Unit/Manager for Birkdale School as a Directly Licensed Centre.

Delivery of Duke of Edinburgh residentials May to July each year, possibly September.

Delivery of climbing for games (Weds and Thurs afternoons term time).

Leadership of the school Nepal projects throughout the year and an annual visit to Nepal in March/April.

Management and maintenance of kit store to support all school outdoor pursuits.

Contribution to the curriculum as appropriate, for example PSHEE, Enrichment etc. and/or an academic teaching role for part of the school week. 

Promote the welfare and the individual needs of the pupils assigned, following the requirements of the school’s policies on Rewards, Behaviour Management, Discipline and Sanctions, Health and Safety and Child Protection.

Under the direction of the Deputy Head, make a full contribution to departmental and whole school initiatives including Open Days.

Contribute to the maintenance of the fabric of departmental areas through the creation and updating of displays.

Contribute to the development and maintenance of electronic resources and virtual departmental areas.

Attend parents’ meetings as appropriate to the year group taught.

Regularly attend assemblies, department meetings, staff meetings and INSET.

Undertake a range of general duties to enable the smooth running of the school.

Person Specification  

Be a practicing Christian, and therefore able to support fully the strong Christian ethos of Birkdale School.

Have a good honours degree, and the National Governing Body qualifications RCI (Rock Climbing Instructor) and ML Summer (Mountain leader Summer) as a minimum. D1 minibus driving entitlement is desirable.

Be able to demonstrate an active interest in extra-curricular activities in previous employment situations, and demonstrate vision for future work in this area at Birkdale School. Experience of international expeditions, particularly in developing countries, and particularly working with under 18’s, is desirable.

Be able to work within organisational procedures and meet the required standards for the role.

Be able to work collaboratively and supportively with school colleagues.

Be able to relate effectively to parents and to pupils.

Be able to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing, and have effective ICT skills for both teaching and administration.   

Be committed to continual personal and professional development and be reflective and able to learn from past experience.

Be resilient and demonstrate an ability to work well under pressure.

Display commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people, and be able to form and maintain appropriate relationships.

Be able to demonstrate appropriate pastoral skills.

We are currently recruiting for a part-time Teacher of Physics and for the right candidate we are happy to combine both posts into a full-time role.



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