Education Practical Tutor

Job Role Summary

Post Details: Full-Time

Salary Scale: £21,021 to £24,961 per annum, depending on experience

Start Date: 2nd September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing Date: 20th August 2024

Interviews to be held: 29th August 2024


Are you passionate about outdoor activities and eager to inspire the next generation of adventure professionals? Rockley Education, in partnership with LeAF Studio / Authentic Education Trust, is seeking a well-qualified, enthusiastic, and motivational Educational Practical Tutor to join our sixth form team delivering the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity (Outdoors).

Rockley Education is part of the Rockley group, established in 1976. We are the UK's premier provider of watersports training and school and group residential holidays. With centres across Dorset, working for Rockley offers a unique career opportunity in an exceptional teaching environment.

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Role Summary

  • September 2024 Start
  • £21,021 to £24,961
  • Rockley Point Campus
  • Vibrant setting
  • Dynamic role
  • Beachside Location


We are excited to welcome a dynamic and experienced Practical Tutor to our team. The successful candidate will lead and inspire students aged 16-18 through hands-on teaching and immersive learning experiences in various outdoor activities, including sailing, windsurfing, paddlesports, walking, mountain biking, and climbing. You will play a crucial role in developing students' practical skills, confidence, and passion for the outdoor industry, preparing them for rewarding careers in fields such as PE teaching, sports coaching, and global travel.


This role is perfect for individuals passionate about outdoor education and looking to advance their career in a vibrant educational setting. We welcome applications from experienced instructors and teachers looking to specialise in outdoor education.


  • Deliver practical activities, including both water-based and land-based sports
  • Provide effective feedback and support to learners
  • Assess learners' performance through continuous observation
  • Contribute to the design, delivery, and future planning of the practical programme
  • Act as a Rockley representative at various event
  • Organise and participate in visits, field trips, and residentials
  • Attendance at parents’ evenings, careers fairs and open days on an ad hoc basis


  • Instructor qualifications and experience in our activities, such as sailing, windsurfing, paddlesports, mountain biking, climbing and walking
  • Driving Licence and willingness to drive students
  • First Aid and Safeguarding Qualifications


  • Young people who are keen, happy, and motivated to learn
  • A collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Extensive professional development opportunities and RYA courses
  • Vibrant staff social events
  • Free use of all equipment and facilities
  • Substantial discounts for family members attending any Rockley course or activity
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to onsite café and complimentary tea and coffee


  • Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 20th August 2024 23:59
  • Interview Date: Wednesday 29th August 2024 (Rockley reserves the right to conduct early interviews for exceptional candidates)
  • We welcome informal visits: Please contact Clare at 01202 677272 or email [email protected]


Rockley is dedicated to promoting diversity within our workforce and ensuring the safety and well-being of children and young people. We expect all staff to uphold these commitments. In line with government guidelines, the successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check as part of our safeguarding protocols.


This role is based in the UK, and the successful applicant will need to demonstrate their Right to Work in the UK as part of the hiring process.


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