Environmental Education Assistant
Salary range: £20,667 - £22,425 p.a. inc. (pro-rata)
Contract: 6 months Secondment / Fixed term
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Gordon Brown Centre, Hampshire
Bring information alive, creating life long memories at the Gordon Brown Centre
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Due to the success and increasing demands our team need to expand. You will be instructing groups of children in a range of outdoor and environmental activities. In addition you will be responsible for key tasks at the centre.
Within our centre , based in the Hampshire countryside, we deliver exciting, inclusive adventurous activities. We have over 40,000 visits, aged from 5 years upwards of all abilities and backgrounds. Our users include:
· Schools residential breaks
· School day visits
· Scout, Guide and other youth based organisations
· Holiday Schemes
· Families sessions
· Birthday Parties
· Corporate training
We are looking for instructors who complement our enthusiastic, motivated and friendly staff team. Previous experience in the outdoors or working with children will be essential. Desirable qualifications include: Bush Craft, Climbing/High ropes, Orienteering, Environmental Science, Current First Aid qualification.
Closing Date: 29 January 2019 (23:00)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.