The role of Survival Instructor is to deliver outstanding, structured outdoor education activities and workshops to groups of children, aged 7 to 14 years, on our Ultimate Survival Courses. You will be expected to guide groups of children through week-long courses, with emphasis on fun, excitement, teamwork, and skill development. You will have a pastoral role, being the group leader and key contact for children on Camp, taking a lead in ensuring their welfare and providing high quality care.
Roles may include accommodation (camping) either on or near the venue for staff unable to commute daily.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepare and deliver activities for children aged 7-14, focusing on participation, development, safety and enjoyment.
• Encourage participation through enthusiasm and energy in scenarios and role play.
• Ensure all policies and procedures on Camp are adhered to by yourself and the children in your care, including all health and safety, and safeguarding procedures.
• Help to set up the Ultimate Survival Camp by attending a Camp Induction Day and pack down the site at the end of the season.
• Take a pastoral role as a group leader, supporting and caring for children throughout the week, continuously promoting their welfare.
• Supervision of children outside of activity times.
• At all times behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of Ultimate Survival Camps.
• Live up to the company promise of ‘Inspiring Children Every Day’ throughout your employment.
• Show the required energy, enthusiasm and professionalism for the duration of the season, acting as an ambassador for Ultimate Survival Camps and behaving as a suitable role model for children.
• Other ad-hoc duties (cleaning, equipment maintenance/ordering etc).
• Enthusiastic, energetic individual, passionate about working with, and developing children through adventurous activities.
• Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
• Good experience within outdoor education (bushcraft specific) and experience working with children.
• Excellent communication skills and verbal reasoning.
• Flexible, team player, with a dynamic approach to problem solving.
• Someone looking for a challenging, but hugely rewarding and fun job in the holidays, as well as the opportunity to further their career in the outdoor education, adventure, and childcare industries.
• Relevant degree or equivalent experience.
• Ideally qualified or studying towards NGB qualification in adventurous activities, such as archery, canoeing, bushcraft and mountaineering.
• Ideally experienced in working in a similar camp setting, working with children aged between 7 and 14 years.
• Current outdoor or paediatric first aid qualification.
• Contract: Seasonal work available in May half term and Summer school holidays.
• Hours: 8am – 6pm weekdays, plus one overnight on-duty shift per week on Thursdays. Full time or part time roles available.
• Accommodation: Camping accommodation available onsite or nearby.
• Pay: £349.20 to £485.10 per week, depending on experience. This consists of a base pay of £311.60 to £423.25 per week plus £37.60 to £51.10 holiday pay. Additional pay for overnight duties.