Environmental Education Assistant

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
£23,406 - £24,693 (pro rata) p.a. inc.
22 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Contract Type

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.

The Post

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

The Person

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: 05 May 2021 (23:00) 

Additional Information

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. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

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. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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