Assistant Outdoor Learning Worker (casual)

Dundee City Council
01 Jul 2016
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description
Leisure & Culture Dundee is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) SC042421. It was established by Dundee City Council in July 2011 to deliver leisure, sports, library, information and cultural services for the city. You will be based at Ancrum Outdoor Centre and provide session cover in an adhoc capacity to help meet service demands and when work is available you will be contacted. There is no obligation for Leisure & Culture Dundee to offer you work, nor are you obliged to accept work. The rate of pay is £7.83 per hour plus a living wage supplement to £8.33.

You will hold a further education qualification i.e. NC/ HNC/HND in sport or outdoor coaching or relevant experience of working with children and young people in outdoor environments.

You will assist in the high quality outdoor learning courses and programmes for Ancrum Outdoor Centre on an adhoc basis to meet service demands. You will be physically fit and able to demonstrate relevant experience in group management skills and support our highly qualified instructor team delivering adventure activities to individuals and groups at many outdoor locations throughout the year but particularly during school holiday programmes. You will have a natural love of the outdoors and will be working towards achieving NGB coaching qualifications in land and water based adventure activities.

The Individual
You will have experience as and be an active practitioner in 3 or more mainstream outdoor adventure activities and be able to communicate effectively with young people of all abilities and backgrounds. You will lead and assist course participants in a range of outdoor adventure activities. You will have experience of delivering outdoor learning to a range of clients and have an understanding of the contribution that outdoor and environmental education plays in lifelong learning and the development of young people. You will be a friendly, outgoing person with a strong commitment to providing safe , fun adventure experiences to groups. This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to work being offered by Leisure & Culture Dundee.

See also:
Asst Outdoor Worker Job Info pack.docx