Location: Poole, Dorset

Reports to: Head of Education

Start date: 1st September 2018, One Year fixed term contract

Closing Date: Friday 20th July 2018

Interviews to be held: 7th August 2018

Salary: £16,500 - £23,000 DOE

Working Pattern

Five days Monday – Friday (During School term time) Will include weekend work outside of term time. 28 days holiday per annum (to be taken during School Holidays) Parents Evenings, Open Days on an Ad Hoc basis.

With a clear vision for the education provision, we are ambitious for our staff and students and are looking to appoint new members to the BTEC delivery team that demonstrates energy, enthusiasm and commitment to offering our students the best possible experience. We welcome applications from enthusiastic and versatile instructors or teachers who are able to inspire our students to reach their potential and exceed expectations.

Job Role

The role of BTEC Level 3 Sport Practical Instructor will involve, but not limited to the following tasks:-

  • Support BTEC Teaching staff in the delivery of outdoor practical activities
  • Coordinate and deliver practical activities for the BTEC Sport Outdoor Adventure course
  • Work closely with course tutors to meet overall student targets and achievement
  • Monitor student progress by setting and reviewing students practical goals and qualifications
  • Perform 1-1 performance reviews with all students throughout the year
  • Assist in the creation of the practical activity plan that incorporates BTEC criteria and professional qualifications
  • Maintain standards of tuition of practical elements and when delivering activities, be responsible for group safety and welfare at all times
  • Organise and participate in relevant visits, field trips and overnight residentials
  • Taking specific responsibility for the extra-curricular clubs programme and competitive sailing opportuntities for students
  • Act as a Rockley representative at parents' evenings, taster days, open days and careers or education conventions and fairs
  • Comply with health and safety/operating policies and procedures
  • Oversee Logistics, transport and equipment for all practical activities – on and off site
  • Assist with student transport and drive the mini bus as part of a rota of drivers
  • Maintain the equipment stores inventory, including monitoring equipment audits, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and equipment manufacturer guidelines etc.
  • Carry out basic maintenance and equipment repairs, or dispatch faulty equipment to manufacturers for repair (as appropriate)
  • Centre duties as and when required by Rockley Point Centre Manager

Essential Qualifications and Experience

A full UK driving licence held for at least four years. Watersports / Outdoor Experience and Qualifications in Windsurfing, Sailing, SUP, Kayaking, Surfing, Kite Surfing, Mountain Bike, Walking, Climbing, Orienteering, Skiing etc

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified at degree level in Sport / Physical Education / Outdoor Adventure or a related subject
  • In possession of, or an interest in training towards, an appropriate teaching qualification (e.g. PGCE or equivalent)
  • RYA Senior Instructor / RYA Coach Assessor / RYA Powerboat Instructor / RYA First Aid Trainer
  • MIDAS mini bus driving licence

Person Specification Essential Desirable
Work Experience

* Experience of delivering outdoor activities in an educational establishment / outdoor centre

* Experience of working in a range of outdoor centres in different locations.
Educational Experience * Experience / NGB’s in a variety of outdoor activities Inc. Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, * Mountain Biking, Walking, Orienteering, Skiing
* Full Driving Licence
* First Aid Qualification
* Qualified at degree level in Sport / Physical Education / Outdoor Adventure or related subject
* Possession of a PGCE or equivalent teaching qualification
* Midas Licence
Skills / Abilities * Good interpersonal and communication skills
* Motivated and enthusiastic
* Ability and willingness to learn
* Good I.T skills
* Willingness to contribute to the centre’s operation
* Ability to deliver a high standard of instruction
* A sense of humour and can-do attitude
* Able to guide and develop students effectively using a variety of learning styles and techniques
* Ability to evaluate, reflect and continually improve
* Experience of BTEC Level 3 Sport
* Duke of Edinburgh Trainer and Assessor
* Experience of guidance work with 16-19- year-olds
Key Skills & Personal Qualities

* Flexible & hardworking
* Motivated and adaptable with a passion for teaching, learning and quality
* Effective communication skills
* Ability to organise and prioritise workload to meet deadlines
* Able to work under pressure in a varied environment with a range of demands
* Able to work on own initiative with a proactive approach
* Ability or willingness to use Information

* Learning Technology and other IT applications
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues and parents.

* Commitment to personal career development
* A passion to develop personally in both teaching and outdoor adventure
Motivation for role * To provide the best possible opportunities for students to succeed
* Commitment to take part in staff development and training
Other factors * Willingness to undertake training where necessary
* Energetic, enthusiastic and confident with a high degree of motivation
* Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity
* A flexible attitude to working, willing to work occasional evenings, weekends and overnight on trips

Apply Now

All applications are to be sent to Rockley HR Manager, Kat Sargent with a CV, covering letter and completed application form. Please download the application form here or request for one to be sent to you. Contact: [email protected]


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