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Outdoor Education Instructor




Tor view School - Trelawny Road,Tavistock, West Devon PL19 0JN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£23,000 per annum


37.5 hours per week (term time only)

Job Advert Role Description

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated, and inspirational individual to join our team with proven track records in achieving high standards of quality.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Planning and preparation of outdoor programme delivery and/or classroom based training sessions
  • Delivery of activities for which you hold the appropriate qualifications, or for which you have been in-house assessed, and assisting alongside staff of a relevant level of qualification or experience
  • Promoting and enabling social development opportunities

The successful candidate will need to have experience in the following areas:-

  • Creative approaches to learning
  • Comprehensive understanding of the curriculum and project-based learning
  • An understanding or experience of the use of interventions
  • Experience of working with students with a range of complex needs, including ASC or Emotional, Social and Attachment related needs.

We want to find the right person, so we can be flexible about the role for the right candidate, building on your strengths to meet our students' needs.

An outstanding individual, you will have:

  • Excellent creative classroom practice that adapts to different learner's needs
  • A proven track record of working with children with a wide range of complex learning needs with the ability and drive to deliver outstanding outcomes for our high-quality specialist school
  • The skills to work within a strong team, who is able to motivate, lead and support teams of colleagues where necessary
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with parents, carers and liaise with other professionals
  • A good sense of humour and a positive work ethic regarding 'work-life' balance
  • A strong resilient personality who can process challenging situations with dis-regulated students to ensure that there is a positive resolution
  • A strong professional attitude with vision, creativity and enthusiasm who will contribute to the continued development of our school
  • Familiarity with the geographical area, in particular Dartmoor, to enable the students and school to make full use of this resource
  • Be able to develop facilities on site if appropriate and in line with curriculum plans
  • Aspiration for professional and career development.

If you think you are the right person and you want to make a difference to the lives of the children who attend Tor View School, then we want to hear from you.

Preferred start date for this role is October 2020.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This vacancy is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Devon Children's Services is made up of two schools, Quay View School (Bere Alston) and Tor View School (Tavistock) and four children's homes based in Tavistock, Gunnislake and Okehampton.  We specialise in the care and education of children and young people aged 7-19 with autism, learning difficulties, challenging behaviour and SEMH.  The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home we have care and education roles available across the country on a temp, part-time and full time basis.

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Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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