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ARE YOU ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT ADVENTURE, CHILDREN AND THE OUTDOOR LIFE?

Find out more below about current Job Opportunities with The Outdoors Project below

We’re always interested to hear from experienced Forest School Leaders, Play/Childcare Leaders, Bushcraft Practitioners, Business Leaders, potential Franchisees or young people who might want to join the team.   Please email your CV with a covering letter to info@theoutdoorsproject.co.uk.

Life as an Outdoors Instructor is good fun! The sessions are filled with energy, laughs and all the positive benefits of time spent outside in green spaces.   Find out what you can expect working with The Outdoors Project.

CURRENTLY RECRUITING: 

HOLIDAY CLUB LEADERS & ASSISTANTS 

The Outdoors Project run Holiday Clubs for children age 5-11, 100% outdoors all year around.  Our mission is to encourage kids to spend quality time outdoors and gain all the benefits from doing so!  Fresh air, nature, exercise, developing friendships, engaging in “wild time”, exploring creativity & imagination, learning new skills and above all having lots of FUN !!

We are looking for both experienced Childcare/Activity Leaders and enthusiastic Assistants to join our 2021 Holiday Club team to bring to life the The Outdoors Project ethos.   We are looking for people who are fun and engaging to give children and parents confidence in the fact that every element of their time with us is being delivered with enthusiasm and care.   

Every Holiday Club day follows a clear structure, Leaders and Assistants will deliver a safe and fun day of activities in line with The Outdoors Project training, often days will be based on a popular children’s theme ie. Harry Potter, Pokemon, Roald Dahl, Minecraft and actvities include; Bush Craft, Survival Skills, Team Games, Nerf and Nature Craft.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A current DBS check or access to the update service is desirable but for the right candidate, we can apply for one on your behalf. 
  • Safeguarding & Level 3 First Aid Qualification are desirable but can be arranged if you do not yet have them. 
  • You will need to be aware of Child safeguarding processes and procedures and also the latest government guidance of managing COVID-19 in childcare settings.  Full training will be given.   
  • The ability to work well within a team, communicate, be on time and reliable is essential. 
  • A Driving License and Forest School Level 3 is also desirable

LEADER:  The ideal candidate will have experience of working with Primary School children. 

ASSISTANT:  If you are 17 yrs or above and are approachable, enthusiastic, want to be part of a fun team, passionate about working with children and have a love for the outdoors then join us!  Full training provided. 

Hours:   9.00am - 3.30pm, Monday to Friday during the School Holidays. (Easter, Whitsun half term,  Summer, October half term, Christmas)

Start date:  Easter School Holidays 2021 (Covid 19 guidelines allowing)

Recruitment process:   Telephone interview and if successful we will invite you to attend training in March (or as soon allowed)

Pay: £6.50 - £12.50 per hour.  Your pay rates will depend on your experience, age and qualifications.  Uniform will be provided

To apply:  email your CV to info@theoutdoorsproject.co.uk, Subject: Job Application with a cover note telling us about your current situation.  Please ensure you include contact phone number and email address.  

STAFF FEEDBACK:   From Sammie, Oct 2020  "I've been meaning all week to send a huge THANK YOU for the experience working with you at the holiday club. I've worked with many similar companies and this week really stood out to me for having; really well planned, fun, suitable activities, well-trained team, great communication before, during, after and tons of positivity from the whole team about the organisation. Seems no one ever has anything other than good things to say."


VOLUNTEERS:   LEADERSHIP & CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Are you 16+ and interested in gaining experience working within the Children’s Activities & Outdoors Adventure Industry?

Who we are and what we do: The Outdoors Project mission is to encourage kids to spend quality time outdoors and gain all the benefits from doing so! Fresh air, exercise, developing friendships, learning about nature, engaging in “wild time”, exploring creativity & imagination, learning new skills and above all having fun!! 

We run regular After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Birthday Parties, Parent and Toddler Groups and School Workshops.  The Outdoors Project Session Leaders are the heroes to our young adventurers.

We are looking for: This would suit college students requiring work based learning as part of their course, Duke of Edinburgh participants or anyone looking to gain valuable experience in the industry.

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated young people.   This is a chance to share your love of fun, nature, action and the great outdoors and to learn new skills. 

What is the programme: Put yourself at the front of the queue for future employability.

Spend 3 months with us getting a taste for how we run our Outdoors Children’s Activity Clubs, whilst building a foundation of skills to support you in the work place.   You will be working in a fun and nurturing environment alongside our Session Leaders helping to run activities and ensuring your group has a fantastic time.  

We have a varied programme of fun activities.  Youwill have the opportunity develop a range of employability skills including organisation, facilitation, communication and teamwork.  A very rewarding, confidence building and fun experience.    

What we can offer:
26+ hours work experience with children (age 5-12) 
An Enhanced DBS check 
In-house induction and training
Mentoring from an experienced Session Leader. 
Uniform provided
Certificate of completion
A reference from us for future work
There is also the possibility of future employment at The Outdoors Project.

Please send letter and any relevant experience/information to: info@theoutdoorsproject.co.uk/ 01273 933781 

 

Could you be a Franchisee?

Do you love children, adventure and the great outdoors? Then join our fantastic team and take The Outdoors Project to your Area. You will be able to set hours that suit you using a tried and tested format that is fun and accessible.  It doesn’t matter whether you have a corporate or educational background, whether you are an accomplished outdoors person or a parent wanting a change, as long as you have a passion for the outdoors life and children. 

 

Read more about becoming a Franchise