Job Vacancy

Outdoor Education Co-ordinator

(18 month FTC)

The Role
Do you have a background co-ordinating outdoor or environmental activities for young people? Do you possess an ability to engage young people and vulnerable adults? Do you have what it takes to inspire young people to make positive life choices? We’d love to hear from you. 

Our Outdoor and Environment Programme delivers an outdoor pursuits, environmental education and adventure activities programme for disadvantaged young people and vulnerable adults living in supported accommodation. We strive to develop young people and vulnerable adults, providing them with a safe environment that promotes their personal, social and emotional development and delivering an outdoor and environmental provision that builds strengths and values, develops their commitment to service, and promotes their motivation to learn.

We are seeking an inspiring individual to co-ordinate and deliver effective targeted provision- aimed at meeting the needs of vulnerable, marginalised, or disaffected young people. As well as an understanding of safeguarding and related issues, you will be able to demonstrate a background in face-to-face work with disadvantaged young people in an outdoor education / experiential setting, as well as co-ordinating outdoor or environmental programmes (including being responsible for a budget), and co-ordinating expeditions and residential courses for a variety of groups. You will also demonstrate an in–depth knowledge of Outdoor Education and learning outside the classroom, and an understanding of the importance and role that youth workers play in breaking down oppression and delivering education in an anti-oppressive manner.

A full, clean drivers licence is essential as is a valid First Aid certificate, and an NGB or equivalent qualification to lead some or all of the following activities – Hill walking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Single pitch rock climbing, and mountain biking. A mini-bus licence (D1 category), and NGB training certificate would be desirable.

At YMCA Robin Hood Group, as well as a pension scheme and a number of benefits, you will also have access to our gym in the city centre.

We operate a covid safe environment.

How to apply
To apply email or alternatively call the Recruitment Line on 07467 818599. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s unless accompanied with a standard application form.

Outdoor-Adventure Nottinghamshire YMCA

Job Details

Outdoor Education Co-ordinator

Location: Nottingham City (with travel)
Department: Children, Youth and Families Department
Responsible to: Outdoor & Adventure Service Manager
Hours: 30 per week, including evenings and weekends
Salary: £24,500-£26,500 pro rata per annum (18 month FTC)
Closing date: 05-01-22