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Lead Youth Worker

Location: Dependent upon the programme allocated, staff are to meet young people in a location local to the participants either in Walsall or Lewisham. Staff travel with young people to Wide Horizons Centres in either South East London, Dorset or Wales.

Salary: £120 per day plus £47.50 for each overnight worked during the programme.

Contract: Casual work taking place three – five days (depending on the programme) during the May, August and October school holidays.

We are seeking a lead youth worker to oversee the management of our Get Out Go Wild programme leading your team of youth workers to deliver a high quality Adventure Learning Programme for young people aged 10-15. The programme involves working with young people helping them build valuable personal and social skills to become well rounded individuals who are environmentally conscious, active members of their communities with the right skills to build themselves a brighter future.

Substantial experience of delivering high quality youth work is essential as is experience leading youth programmes and managing a team of staff. You should be committed to young people with an understanding of the factors affecting their lives and be able to support young people in times of stress acting with integrity. You will need to have proven leadership abilities, be a positive role model for youth workers and young people and have a passion for delivering the highest standards of service. For a full job description, please CLICK HERE

How to apply: Please send your CV along with a letter of application explaining any experience you have and your suitability for the  role to lois.bateman@widehorizons.org.uk Please also include two references, one being your current or most recent employer.

Youth Worker

Location: Dependent upon the programme allocated, staff are to meet young people in a location local to the participants either in Walsall or Lewisham. Staff travel with young people to Wide Horizons Centres in either South East London, Dorset or Wales.

Salary: £95 per day plus £47.50 for each overnight worked during the programme.

Contract: Casual work taking place three – five days (depending on the programme) during the May, August and October school holidays.

We are seeking youth workers for our Get Out Go Wild programme supporting the delivery of a high quality Adventure Learning Programme for young people aged 10-15. You will work with the young people helping them build valuable personal and social skills to become well rounded individuals who are environmentally conscious, active members of their communities with the right skills to build themselves a brighter future.

You will need to have youth and community work experience preferably with young people from an inner city environment. You should be able to support young people in times of stress acting with integrity, have excellent interpersonal skills, have attention to detail, be able to write case studies for monitoring purposes and have a sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things. For a full job description, please CLICK HERE

How to apply: Please send your CV along with a letter of application explaining any experience you have and your suitability for the role to lois.bateman@widehorizons.org.uk Please also include two references, one being your current or most recent employer.

Maintenance Person

Location: Bryntysilio Centre, Llangollen, LL20 8BS

Salary: £18,000 pa

Contract: Permanent full time

Closing date: 6th April 2018

We are seeking a Maintenance person to work at our Bryntysilio Centre in Llangollen, LL20 8BS.

Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre is set above the River Dee within the World Heritage site at Horseshoe Falls, Llangollen and situated in ten acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.

We are looking for someone to support the provision of high quality courses and services at a centre level by ensuring that buildings and grounds are fit for purpose and maintained appropriately. This will be through use of own technical skills and expertise.

You will need to have a sound knowledge and understanding of repair and maintenance practices along with basic carpentry and joinery and plumbing skills. An ability to complete vehicle maintenance checks would be desirable. For a full job description, please CLICK HERE

How to apply: Please send your CV along with a letter of application explaining any experience you have and your suitability for the role to barbara.raybould@widehorizons.org.uk Please also include two references, one being your current or most recent employer.

Adventure Learning Tutor

Location: Bryntysilio Centre, Llangollen, LL20 8BS

Salary: £18,413 FTE

Contract: 7 month contract in the first instance

Closing date: 16th March 2018

Start date: 1st May 2018

We are seeking an Adventure Learning Tutors to work at our Bryntysilio Centre in Llangollen, LL20 8BS.

Wide Horizons Bryntysilio Centre is set above the River Dee within the World Heritage site at Horseshoe Falls, Llangollen and situated in ten acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.

We provide a broad programme of adventure activities including mountaineering, canoeing and mountain biking and outstanding venues for our work with children. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience adventures as part of their education and development. Our aim is to is find and bring out the potential in the individuals who visit us, impacting positively upon their lives as they return home and to school.

We are looking for someone to deliver Adventure Learning courses to children and young people. You will be leading outdoor adventure activities from mountaineering and canoeing to mountain biking and more.

Experience of teaching in a school or outdoor learning centre is essential as is success in developing and delivering educational programmes linking outdoor learning landscapes and adventure to the national curriculum and school topics. You should be an excellent communicator both written and oral and have experience of working with a diverse customer group.

For a full job description, please CLICK HERE

How to apply: Please send your CV along with a letter of application explaining any experience you have and your suitability for the role to barbara.raybould@widehorizons.org.uk Please also include two references, one being your current or most recent employer.

Freelance Adventure Learning Tutor

Contract: Freelance

Salary:

£90 per day for day centres

£90-£120 per day for residential centres depending on qualifications and experience.

Location:

Day centres – Environment Centre Eltham, Woodlands Shooters Hill, Tump 53 Thamesmead, Horton Kirby Dartford.

Residential centres – Margaret McMillan Wrotham Kent, Townsend Swanage Dorset, Ty’n n Berth Corris Uchaf Wales, Bryn Coedwig Aberllefenni Wales, Bryntysilio Llangollen Wales.

Due to the freelance nature of the job, you may be required to work more than one centre.

Work Pattern: Freelance teaching cover throughout term time for day and residential visits at our various centres. Also opportunity to lead on the delivery of freelance outreach programmes.

Main purpose of role:

To deliver Adventure Learning courses and forest school programmes to Wide Horizons customers (primary age children, young people and teachers).

To design, plan and deliver Adventure Learning Outreach programmes.

To assist in the pre-visit administration and organisation for visiting schools. Such work will promote the core values of Wide Horizons (in particular the Adventure Learning Partnership scheme) and will be linked to national curriculum requirements.

To assist the Programme Manager with creating and developing courses that are clearly linked to national curriculum requirements, and assist with any project planning and development.

To ensure that effective monitoring and evaluation of course content and customers are undertaken, according to the methods and processes set by Wide Horizons.

As part of the Wide Horizons teaching team the Adventure Learning Tutor is expected to be a positive role model to colleagues and act as an ambassador for the charity.

For a full job description, please CLICK HERE

How to apply: Please send your CV along with a letter of application demonstrating why you should be considered for the role to info@widehorizons.org.uk

Seasonal Instructors

Location: Margaret McMillan House (Wrotham, Kent)

Salary: £17,500 pro rata depending on experience and any qualifications.

Contract: Fixed term contract from April 2018 until late August with the possibility of this being extended.

Start date: April 2018

We are currently recruiting seasonal instructors to work at our Margaret McMillan House in Kent. Although currently fixed term, it could lead to a permanent post for the right candidate.

We are looking for people interested in helping children and young people reach their potential. You should be self-motivated and able to work well within a team. Experience of working with children is desirable, but not essential.

As an instructor you will help deliver the wide range of outdoor activities and adventure learning courses we offer at the centre from climbing to low ropes courses, archery to problem solving activities as well as curriculum based environmental activities. Training in running all our activities will be provided and there is a possibility of gaining nationally recognised awards.

Post holders will generally work five days in seven but this may include weekends and evenings as directed by centre management and in reflection to the demands of the business. We offer on-site accommodation for successful applicants if required.

If you have an interest or experience with working with children, then we would love to hear from you.

For a full job description, please CLICK HERE

How to apply: Please send your CV along with a letter of application explaining any experience you have and your suitability for the role to barney.clarke@widehorizons.org.uk Please also include two references, one being your current or most recent employer.

Operations Assistant

Location: Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre (Llangollen)

Starting salary: Minimum wage, 20 hours per week (possibility of this increasing)

Contract: Temporary contract until 31st October 2018, with an opportunity to continue again from February 2019 if appropriate.

Closing date: 29th March 2018

Our centre sits in beautiful countryside close to Llangollen. Situated in the beautiful Dee Valley and with the stunning welsh coast all accessible and providing outstanding venues for our work with children. Part of the Wide Horizon’s Outdoor Education Trust, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience adventures as part of their education and development. Our aim is to is find and bring out the potential in the individuals who visit us, impacting positively upon their lives as they return home and to school.

As an Operations Assistant, you will be expected to facilitate meal times at the centre and deliver evening activities: low ropes course, nightline, orienteering, camp fire and local walks. The Operations Assistant will receive free accommodation and food (when groups are on site). In return they are required to be on duty, staying onsite overnight to support the group if any incidents arise or to drive to the hospital.

For a full job description, please CLICK HERE

How to apply: Please send your CV along with a letter of application demonstrating why you should be considered for the role to barbara.raybould@widehorizons.org.uk

Adventure Learning Outreach Tutor – North West London

Location: Home based with regular travel to schools in North West London and Wide Horizons Central Office (Eltham)

Start date and duration: Fixed term contract from 1st March to 31st July  2018, with an opportunity for extension subject to funding. Additional 10 paid days will be made available across January and February for inductions, training and meeting schools.

Hours: Up to 35 hours per week. The role is flexible and hours worked each week can be negotiated to fit in alongside other family and work commitments. Opportunity open to those looking for full time employment or self-employed applicants.

Pay: Negotiable depending upon experience and hours. Reasonable travel expenses covered.

Would you like to use your passion for the environment to develop young people, inspire learning and further your experience with outdoor teaching?

We are seeking an experienced educator and/or outdoor practitioners to deliver an Adventure Outreach programme in North West London.

You will work closely with primary schools that we have an existing relationship with from across Brent, Ealing, Westminster, Camden and Shepherds Bush to design and deliver tailored outdoor learning activities. You will inspire groups of children to explore and investigate a wide range of natural environments to bring school subjects like English, Maths and Science to life.

Bookings are already in place from March with partner schools and the position will be centrally supported in the booking of further schools in order to complete our funding requirement.

The successful candidate must be able to manage their own work plan in order to build relationships with schools and deliver outdoor learning activities within their working week.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to make a difference to young people from a range of backgrounds, often offering learners brand new experiences.
  • The chance to join a forward-thinking charity with a clear emphasis on offering disadvantaged learners enriching experiences.
  • Flexible working hours to fit with current work and family circumstances.
  • Reasonable travel expenses paid.

We are looking for:

  • An enthusiastic and inspirational tutor with commitment and drive to do their best for the children.
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to make lasting relationships with schools.
  • An individual who is passionate about sharing their love of the outdoors with young people.

For a full job description, please CLICK HERE

For more information or an informal chat please contact Neil Munro on 0203 319 9355 or neil.munro@widehorizons.org.uk

How to apply: Please send your CV along with a letter of application demonstrating why you should be considered for the role to neil.munro@widehorizons.org.uk