Outdoor Education & Learning Instructor, Elgin, Moray

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GordonstounElgin, Moray

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years.  Our uniquely broad curriculum provides challenge in the classroom, on the sea and on the mountain, on the stage and on the sports field, and enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you.

Situated on the stunning Moray Firth, with its sunny microclimate, the school offers a superb quality of life for staff and their families  Gordonstoun is located in an impressive and attractive 150 acre estate in the temperate climate of Moray. It is six miles from Elgin which has a British Rail main-line station.  Inverness or Aberdeen, to which there are regular flights from most UK airports, are within one and two hours respectively, and there is straightforward access on good roads to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the rest of Scotland.  

The Senior School has almost 500 students aged 13 to 18, most of whom are full boarders.  The School has been fully co-educational for thirty seven years.  The Junior School is situated on the same campus, has over 100 pupils aged 6 -13.  Each year approximately 60 students join at Year 9 (13 plus) and 60 come into the Sixth Form.  Approximately a third of the students are resident in Scotland, a third in other parts of the United Kingdom and a third in other parts of the world, reflecting our international ethos.  Gordonstoun is also known for the wide range of activities, which it provides for its students throughout the School.  It has first-class facilities for these activities which include all the usual subjects and sports as well as outdoor education, expeditions and seamanship and a wide variety of rescue and community services.  

The creative life of the School as a whole, including Music, Art, Drama and Dance, is vibrant, well-developed and central to both the life and ethos of Gordonstoun.  The School has significant and advanced facilities in Information Technology.  There are many opportunities to contribute beyond the classroom and involvement in school life in the broadest sense is expected from all members of staff.  

The successful applicant will have skills and ideally qualifications to contribute to the broader curriculum.  Gordonstoun staff come from a variety of backgrounds and are united in their belief in the holistic ethos of the School.  There is a real community amongst the staff and Morayshire is a delightful place to live.  Staff are deeply committed; holidays are long - four months in the year - but during term staff work throughout the week and there is often weekend commitments.  The variety and range of activities, coupled with a real commitment to work and the involvement of all staff in pastoral care, as tutors in a boarding house, reflect the School’s family environment and its aim to educate the whole person.  

Gordonstoun is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative Outdoor Education & Learning Instructor to join this exceptional department from January 2018.  The post holder will be expected to play a leading role in the provision and development of a variety of outdoor education & learning activities. The role would suit someone who is a minimum of 21 years, can work independently, has excellent communication skills and has the ability to inspire our students. It is a permanent post with a 3 month probationary period.

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More about Gordonstoun
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 5RF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1343 837837
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The School
Gordonstoun is known for the wide range of activities that it provides for girls and boys throughout the School's 6-18 age range. It has first-class facilities for these activities which include, in addition to all the normal subjects and...