Outdoor Learning Instructor, Denbighshire

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Myddelton CollegeDenbighshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic and committed Outdoor Learning Instructor, who has a passion for working with young people in outdoor / remote settings in a range of outdoor activities. 

This is a unique opportunity to join the LTTO (Learning through the Outdoors) department of a school in its infancy and to help shape its ethos, ambitions and values. 

Myddelton College is an independent school for 9-18 year olds, located on an impressive 37 acre campus in Denbigh, North Wales. We are easily accessible to North & Mid Wales, Chester and the North West of England and we draw our students from all over the world. 

We opened our doors to 80 students in September 2016 and almost doubled in size in September 2017, with 150 students. We have further plans to expand rapidly over the next 3 years and are on course to increase to approximately 220 students in September 2018. 

We are a forward thinking and highly ambitious school looking to revolutionise the current system of education. We are an accredited Microsoft Associate Showcase School and we deliver all of our lessons using the Office 365 suite of Apps. Having designed a truly 21st Century curriculum, we are looking for an outstanding leader to join our team and to take the lead in developing our pedagogy and curriculum.

Essential criteria:

  • Mountain Leader Summer (Assessed)
  • Single Pitch Award
  • BCU Level 2 Paddlesports leader (or equivalent for canoe and kayak)
  • D1 minibus license (PCV)
  • First Aid qualification (16 hr minimum) 

Desirable criteria:

  • Sailing and Powerboat qualifications
  • Bushcraft experience
  • Advanced NGBs in water sports or 
  • D1+E minibus & trailer license
  • DofE Assessor
  • Military experience, particularly in dealing with cadets

The successful applicant will be required to work during the week and also some weekends on a non-teaching contract, with 28 days annual leave. There is the possibility of accommodation being made available on site but this is not a requirement of the position. 

At Myddelton College, we are passionate about the professional development of our staff and pride ourselves in delivering high quality CPD on a regular basis. 

For more information about the school please visit: www.myddeltoncollege.com 

To apply, please complete an application form and submit a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role. Applications should be addressed to Mr Mark Roberts, the Headteacher, and sent via email to office@myddeltoncollege.com 

Myddelton College is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Closing Date: 9am Monday 23rd April 2018

Proposed Interview Date: week commencing 30th April 2018

To have an informal chat about the post or Myddelton College in general, please contact Mr Andrew Allman, Director of Learning a.allman@myddeltoncollege.co.uk

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More about Myddelton College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 18 years
Address: Peakes Lane, Denbigh, Denbighshire, LL16 3EN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1745 472 201
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