Outdoor and Adventure Education Assistant, Barnstaple, Devon

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West Buckland SchoolBarnstaple, Devon

Date posted:
Start date: 2020-21 academic year • 1 year fixed term appointment
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £9,100
Contract term: Fixed Term

This post presents an opportunity to join a well-established independent school set in the foothills of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline. 

West Buckland School is seeking a student for the 2020-21 academic year to assist the Head of Outdoor Learning in the administration, co-ordination and provision of adventurous education and activities at the senior school. 

These activities include: Ten Tors, The Duke of Edinburgh Award, The Forest School and various expeditions. Alongside this, the successful candidate will assist the Head of Outdoor Learning to co-ordinate the associated extra-curricular programme and boarding activities. The ability to work with pupils, parents and teachers is paramount and the successful candidate will possess good interpersonal, communication and IT skills along with a passion for working on the schools wide variety of Outdoor and Adventurous Education provision.

It is desirable that the applicant holds NGB Leader/Coach Qualifications for a minimum of 2 mainstream outdoor disciplines; a competency in any of the school sport (rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis, netball, swimming) or an interest in field sciences. The appointee would ideally hold a clean driving licence, held for a minimum of 2 years from passing the driving test and enabling them to drive a minibus (under 14 seats and under 3500kg kerb weight). A D1 category licence would be beneficial.

This post would suit a student who is looking to gain employment in an education setting. There will be opportunities to observe teaching in a range of subjects at both prep and senior level.  

For further information on West Buckland School please visit the school website at www.westbuckland.com  

Please complete the TES application form, or schools application form, and return in line with the detail in the job specification document (both available on the school website).

Closing date for applications: 15th April 2020.

Applications can be emailed to recruitment@westbuckland.com
Emailed applications are welcomed, but please do not also post.

West Buckland School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The post is defined as being within the scope of Regulated Activity. 



More about West Buckland School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0SX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1598 760281
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