Career Opportunities


Operations Assistant

Location: Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre (Llangollen)

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

Contract: Temporary contract until December 8th 2017, with an opportunity to continue again in February if appropriate.

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 sarah.keight@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.

Closing date for applications: Monday 11th December 2017

Interview dates: w/c 11th December 2017 / 8th January 2018

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

Freelance Adventure Learning Tutor – Eltham Environment Centre

Contract: Freelance £90 per day

Reports to: Adventure Learning Manager WEC

Location: Wide horizons Environment Centre, 77 Bexley Road, Eltham, SE9 2PE

Work Pattern Freelance teaching cover throughout term time for day visits and holiday club programmes and birthday parties at the Wide Horizons Environment Centre. 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 South East London Schools.

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 Adventure Learning 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 or contact Barney Clarke

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