Urban Pursuit is seeking an Outdoor Learning Support Worker (Adventure Youth Worker).
Responsible for: Running groups and 1-2-1 session with students
Salary: Starting at £92.70 per day (£18,077 FTE), pay is a awarded on a four-tier ladder system with the maximum pay for this role currently at £101.70 per day (£19,831). This is reviewed annually.
Contract: Part-time, casual contract
Working arrangements: School term-time, plus 2 weeks' of work allocated flexibly within school holidays
Location: Working is office based, with travel as required around the city and surrounding area
Start Date: The post-holder will begin as soon as possible.
Urban Pursuit started in Bristol in 2011 and is now a highly successful alternative education provision across the city and three other local authorities. Our brand new branch in Cardiff launches our education program in a new city as we begin to roll-out our national expansion strategy.
Our programs empower young people to make significant personal progress, to gain hope, and to be inspired to journey towards a positive future. At the heart of our ethos is a spirit of adventure and responsible risk-taking. We use adrenaline sports and adventure activities to deliver the personal and social development programs that lead to lasting change in the lives of many young people.
As the successful candidate for the Adventure Youth Worker role you will demonstrate a real passion for seeing the lives of vulnerable teenagers transformed and have a professional track record that reveals competency, commitment, and strong character qualities. You will have an outgoing approach to life and be enthused by the learning opportunities afforded by adrenaline sports and adventure activities. You will have a range of personal qualities that align with our person specification and be fully committed to our organisational values.
Purpose of the Role
As an Adventure Youth Worker you will be a part of the team working alongside our young people in order to support them reaching their full potential, running the sessions as part of the Urban Pursuit education program.
In this role you will work in a pair to support a group of up to six young people each day as part of a varied activity-based curriculum.
As you grow in competence and familiarity with the operations and culture of the company, you may well have the opportunity to work with other young people on a one-to-one basis.
Young people typically attend one day each week, alongside their main educational provision.
Our Adventure Youth Worker roles are part-time, term-time only and generally work between 1 and 3 days per week.
Please include the job title in the subject line of your application and send it along with the following documents:
- Current CV including contact details for two referees (one from your current/most recent employer)
- A covering letter (500 words max.) that outlines your personal vision and values, what motivates you, and what you believe in. You should describe where your passions and aptitudes meet.
Application Deadline: This role has a rolling deadline - applications will be processed as and when they are received.
Due to the number of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the submission, please assume that you have not been successful this time around.
1) Informal interview - If you are selected, you will be invited to meet with us for an informal interview over coffee.
2) Trial stage - If your interview is successful, you will then be asked to take part in a full day's 'trial session' with one of our groups, alongside our existing team. This will give you a chance to see our unique approach inaction, as well as for us to assess how you work with our young people and our staff.
Urban Pursuit is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.