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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 a cover letter stating why you would like to be considered for this post along with a CV 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: This opportunity is available on a short-term contract and is a funded position from 1st March – 31st July  2018, with an opportunity to extend the contract.

Closing date for applications: Monday 30th October 2017

Interview dates: w/c 6th November 2017

Up to 12.5 days will be made available in across December, Jan and Feb for inductions, training and meeting schools

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, Westminister, Camden and Shepherds Bush to design and deliver tailored outdoor learning activities that meet their learning outcomes. 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.
The successful candidate must be able to manage their own workplan in order to deliver both the management role and delivery role 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 / family circumstances etc.

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

Marketing Coordinator 

Reports to: Head of Sales and Marketing

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Benefits Package: 26 days holiday a year, employee pension scheme

Location: Wide Horizons Central Office, Eltham – with regular travel to our centres which may involve overnight stays

Starting date: 1st September 2017

Closing date for applications: 20th August 2017

Interview Dates: 29th August/30th August

About Wide Horizons

Wide Horizons is the leading Adventure Learning Charity in the UK.  We believe that every child should experience adventures as part of their education and development.  We provide a full range of outdoor education programmes for children and young people of all ages.

Main purpose of role

  • To help raise our profile within schools
  • To manage the website
  • To support the generation of business from new and existing schools through leading coordinated marketing activity
  • To support the marketing of events, in particular recruitment for fundraising events
  • To oversee regular schools email newsletter planning and implementation
  • Manage our online presence including social media and PPC advertising
  • Oversee the design and production of organisational marketing materials

For a full job description, please CLICK HERE

How to apply: Please send a letter of application demonstrating why you should be considered for the role to:  john.miller@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.

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

About Wide Horizons

Wide Horizons is the leading Adventure Learning Charity in the UK.  We believe that every child should experience adventures as part of their education and development.  We provide a full range of outdoor education programmes for children and young people of all ages.

Main purpose of role

To deliver Adventure Learning courses and forest school programmes to Wide Horizons customers (primary age children, young people and teachers), from the Wide Horizons Environment Centre, Eltham. 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 Widehorizons (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 Widehorizons.

As part of the Widehorizons 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