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Head of Outdoor Education, Scotch College, WA

Head of Outdoor Education
Scotch College
Swanbourne, WA

(Inserted: 21/01/2022)

 

Scotch College, located in Swanbourne, Western Australia is one of Australia’s leading schools for boys. The College has been at the forefront of education since its foundation in 1897 and is a school of The Uniting Church. Throughout its long history, the College has upheld a tradition of excellence that is reflected in a wide and progressive curriculum. The College is an accessible and inclusive community in which student learning and wellbeing are paramount. All members of the College are committed to providing a holistic, rigorous and global curriculum that seeks to
create independent learners, balanced with the tolerance and respect valued as a Uniting Church community. At Scotch College, learning is more than academics; it is a total picture, which provides a balance between a student’s intellectual, physical, emotional, relational and spiritual needs.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative teacher to lead our outstanding Outdoor Education department and capitalise on our well-resourced 100-acre facility in Dwellingup. Our ideal candidate is an exemplary practitioner with the ability to inspire staff and students. This is a full-time, permanent position, anticipated to commence in Term 2, 2022.

The Head of Outdoor Education is responsible for the management of the Outdoor Education programme across the three sub schools at the College. This includes programme management, facilitation, and administration in addition to the leadership of the team and management of the purpose-built Moray Outdoor Education property and facility in Dwellingup.

We are looking for an exemplary practitioner with the ability to inspire students to develop their skills, build resilience, foster a sense of adventure, and explore the diverse Western Australian environment. The successful candidate will be appropriately qualified and be:

  • experienced in delivering and overseeing engaging programmes that stimulate and educate students
  • able to demonstrate strong leadership in order to build a cohesive team
  • be a person of character who is dedicated and passionate about education
  • able to build strong relationships with students, staff, parents and members of the broader College community

Current and aspiring department leaders are encouraged to apply for this career-enhancing position.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of current registration with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) and a Working with Children Check (WWCC).

Scotch College takes child protection seriously. All candidates for roles at Scotch College are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of the recruitment process.

Applications are to be submitted via SEEK. Further information can be found on the Scotch College website: Working at Scotch College, Perth

Applications close 4.00pm, Friday 4 February 2022

Senior Guide, Mt Barney Lodge

Senior Guide
Mt Barney Lodge
Scenic Rim

(Inserted: 20/01/2022)

The successful person will work closely with Innes Larkin (Owner Mt Barney Lodge) on the Outdoor Education and Adventure program at Mt Barney Lodge.

Mt Barney Lodge is a multi-award winning, Advanced Ecotourism accredited business that is an expert in adventure within Mt Barney National Park. The Outdoors program involves school camps from 3 – 9 days, a kid’s holiday program, guiding of Top Rope and Lead Rock Climbing and Mountain Expeditions up the surrounding mountains as well as Queensland’s most impressive peak, Mt Barney. We are also the host of the Scenic Rim Adventure Festival a 4 day festival with Internationally renowned adventure speakers, expeditions, music and more.

Mt Barney Lodge is currently going through its Reconciliation Action Plan and works closely with Department of Environment and Science on monitoring within the surrounding parks. Our fragile environment is central to the outdoors program at Mt Barney Lodge, and interpretation of this is key to our program. The successful applicant will be able to show knowledge and experience in this area.

This is an exciting role within a business that is thriving with a team that is hungry for personal and professional growth

Key roles and responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of all school camps at Mt Barney Lodge. You will be guiding on most camps with Innes Larkin as the onsite safety coordinator
  • You will be responsible for the design and coordination of the Guiding and Adventure program at Mt Barney Lodge and will be available for guiding across weekends and school holidays as that is the predominant guiding time.
  • You will be responsible for creating an annual staff professional development program for each fulltime MBL Outdoor leader
  • You will be responsible for the monitoring, safety checking and ordering, and storage of all Adventure Equipment
  • You will report monthly to Owners on Staff PD progress, personal PD progress, month ahead staffing requirements, 3 months ahead adventure program
  • Contribute to the smooth running of the Lodge with other tasks as required

Mt Barney Lodge offer

  • Annual wage of $60 – $65 000 depending on skills and experience (March to Oct contract a possibility)
  • + Holidays and Holiday leave loading
  • + Overtime or RDO’s
  • + Super

Application with cover letter addressing key roles and responsibilities and CV to be emailed to innes@mtbarneylodge.com.au by close of business 4th February 2022.

Casual Guide, Mt Barney Lodge

Casual Guide
Mt Barney Lodge
Scenic Rim

(Inserted: 20/01/2022)

Mt Barney Lodge is a multi-award winning, Advanced Ecotourism accredited business that is an expert in adventure within Mt Barney National Park. The Outdoors program involves school camps from 3 – 9 days, a kid’s holiday program, guiding of Top Rope and Lead Rock Climbing and Mountain Expeditions up the surrounding mountains as well as Queensland’s most impressive peak, Mt Barney. We are also the host of the Scenic Rim Adventure Festival a 4 day festival with Internationally renowned adventure speakers, expeditions, music and more.

Mt Barney Lodge is currently going through its Reconciliation Action Plan and works closely with Department of Environment and Science on monitoring within the surrounding parks. Our fragile environment is central to the outdoors program at Mt Barney Lodge, and interpretation of this is key to our program.

There is an opportunity for a number of casual guides to become regulars at Mt Barney Lodge leading school camps and guided expeditions as well as kids holiday activities. In early March successful applicant will be paid for 3 days to orientate themselves to the region and to Mt Barney Lodge procedures

The following are essential criteria:

  • Working with children card (blue card)
  • Wilderness First Aid certification
  • Vaccinated for Covid 19

Key attributes

  • You will be experienced at working with School camps onsite and in expedition style
  • You will have qualifications/certifications or relevant documented experience in Rock climbing, Abseiling, Vertical rescue, Bushwalking and Navigation (Cert III or above)
  • Experience or qualifications in interpretation of the natural or cultural landscape of the Scenic Rim will be highly regarded.

Mt Barney Lodge offer

  • Hourly wage of $31-$35 depending on skills and qualifications
  • Superannuation guarantee of 10%

Application with cover letter addressing key roles and responsibilities and CV to be emailed to innes@mtbarneylodge.com.au by close of business 4th February 2022.

Casual Outdoor Educator, Adventure Alternatives

Casual Outdoor Educator
Adventure Alternatives
Kenilworth

(Inserted: 11/01/2022)

We are on the hunt for an outdoor enthusiasts for immediate start. The work is fun, forward thinking and dynamic. We really want to see you grow and develop, so you can help our clients grow and develop too. We aren’t looking for someone to just follow a program, we are looking for a leader to take ownership of their group, use their initiative and make decisions that best suit each circumstance. We will support you in these decisions because we trust our staff and we’ll empower you to make the right decisions at the right time for the right outcomes.

Any successful applicants need to have the following qualifications and certificates;

  • Minimum of a Certificate 4 in Outdoor Rec (or equivalent).
  • Minimum of a Remote Area First Aid qualification.
  • Vertical Rescue or/and High & Low Roping Qualifications
  • Bluecard for Working with Children.
  • COVID-19 vaccination certificate with proof of 2 doses of the vaccine.

If this is you, please send your resume and a brief cover letter as to why you would be awesome for this role, to info@adventurealternatives.com.au or call 0412485582 for more information about the position.

Applications will remain open until positions are filled.

Outdoor Activity Instructors (x 2), Outer Limits

Outdoor Activity Instructors (x 2)
Outer Limits Adventure Fitness
Townsville region, North Queensland.

(Inserted: 22/12/2021)

Location: Townsville region, North Queensland

Start Date: Late February 2022 (Training week 11th to 18th February 2022)

  • Casual (ongoing work throughout school term) with full time option for right candidate
  • Above Award Wages
  • Qualifications desirable
  • Training provided

Outer Limits Adventure Fitness is a locally owned and operated outdoor adventure company based in Townsville, North Queensland. We are a leader in school camp programming and hosting as well as outdoor sports events in the Northern region.

We are currently hiring new staff to grow our team of activity instructors as we are expanding our business.

Outer Limits values dynamic staff members who have passion and energy with high levels of professionalism, skills/qualifications and reliability. Our staff are the people who help create memories of a lifetime for our clients and are a fundamental part of our business.

Applicants who have prior experience working in the outdoor recreation/education industry and have experience delivering school camp programs, tours, or classes to groups, in particular school age groups, will be highly regarded. Co-ordinator positions are available to professionals with demonstrated leadership, organisational and exceptional communication skills. Although the advertised positions are casual in nature, full time options can exist for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating activity programs in accordance with Outer Limits’ policies and procedures;
  • Preparing for individual and group participation in outdoor recreation experiences;
  • Demonstrating and teaching basic body movements and skills used;
  • Supervising and maintaining control of individuals and groups involved in outdoor recreation activities/journeys;
  • Providing advice on safety measures and risk minimisation strategies for outdoor adventure activities;
  • Responding to emergencies during outdoor recreation activities by providing first aid assistance and organising means of evacuation;
  • General cooking and cleaning duties;
  • Assisting in equipment maintenance and care;

Key selection criteria:

  • Appropriate Outdoor Recreation experience, through either work or personal interest;
  • Certificate III/IV in Outdoor Recreation/Leadership as a minimum (or equivalent) [Highly regarded]. Course options can be offered by Outer Limits to the right candidate;
  • Activity Specific Qualifications (i.e. Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Abseiling, High Ropes etc) [Highly regarded];
  • Queensland Working with Children Check [Mandatory];
  • Senior First Aid or Wilderness First Aid, current CPR [Mandatory];
  • QLD Driver’s licence (manual) and a willingness to travel [Mandatory];
  • QLD Medium rigid licence [desirable];
  • Flexible working hours; and
  • A willingness to stay overnight for the duration of camps (where required);

Personal requirements:

  • Good level of fitness;
  • Good planning and organisational skills;
  • Good time management skills;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Instructional skills; and
  • Able to motivate and supervise other people.

Please email your resume, cover letter and copies of any relevant qualifications to: info@outerlimitsadventure.com.au

Applications close: 7 February 2022.

Casual Cook, Outer Limits

Casual Cook
Outer Limits Adventure Fitness
Townsville region, North Queensland.

(Inserted: 22/12/2021)

Outer Limits Adventure Fitness is a locally owned and operated outdoor adventure company. We are a leader in school camp programming and hosting as well as outdoor sports events in the Northern region.

Outer Limits services the Gumburu Catholic Education Centre in Paluma as well as owns and operates the Outer Limits Adventure Centre next door. We are looking for a casual cook to  join our team and support us during busy periods. Although there may be some work required elsewhere from time to time, this position will be based in Paluma.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing a variety of meals for school camps and community groups staying in or utilising the facilities;
  • Complying with food safety programs and providing high quality, efficient and effective food service during meal times;
  • Maintaining a clean working environment;
  • Client facing interaction; and
  • General cleaning duties.

The ideal candidate will have previous catering/food preparation experience and great customer service skills.

Key selection criteria:

  • Queensland Working with Children Check (mandatory);
  • QLD drivers’ licence and be able/willing to travel to Paluma (mandatory);
  • Working knowledge of Safe Food Handling and Preparation Principles (Qualifications in Safe Food Handling and Preparation necessary or be willing to obtain);
  • Knowledge of special dietary needs (Qualifications in Food Allergens necessary or be willing to obtain);
  • Certificate III in Hospitality (desirable);
  • Understanding of WHS responsibilities, including manual handling principles;
  • Effective time management; and
  • A willingness to stay overnight in Paluma on occasion (accommodation can be provided).

The position will commence mid February 2022.

If this sounds like you, please send your resume and cover letter to: info@outerlimitsadventure.com.au

The position will commence mid February 2022.

If this sounds like you, please send your resume and cover letter to: info@outerlimitsadventure.com.au

Casual Cleaner, Outer Limits

Casual Cleaner
Outer Limits Adventure Fitness
Townsville region, North Queensland.

(Inserted: 22/12/2021)

Outer Limits Adventure Fitness is a locally owned and operated outdoor adventure company. We are a leader in school camp programming and hosting as well as outdoor sports events in the Northern region.

Outer Limits services the Gumburu Catholic Education Centre in Paluma as well as owns and operates the Outer Limits Adventure Centre next door. We are looking for a casual cleaner to join our team and support us during busy periods. This position will be based in Paluma.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning various accommodation facilities including tidying, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, emptying/washing rubbish bins, cleaning toilet and bathroom facilities, cleaning windows/fans/fridges/stoves, dusting and sanitizing areas in accordance with COVID-19 management plans;
  • Resetting properties/accommodation between guest visits including changing linen, washing and drying linen and replacing it prior to guests arrival;
  • Assisting in the cleaning and operation of a commercial kitchen (i.e. dishwashing, wiping surfaces and fridges and sanitizing areas in accordance with COVID-19 management plans);
  • Operating and maintaining cleaning equipment; and
  • Other general cleaning duties.

The ideal candidate will have previous cleaning employment experience, a high attention to detail, high levels of professionalism and be reliable.

Key selection criteria:

  • Queensland Working with Children Check (mandatory);
  • QLD drivers’ licence and be able/willing to travel to Paluma (mandatory);
  • Working knowledge of Safe Food Handling and Preparation Principles (Qualifications in Safe Food Handling and Preparation necessary or be willing to obtain);
  • Understanding of WHS responsibilities, including manual handling principles;
  • Effective time management;
  • Flexible working hours; and
  • A willingness to stay overnight in Paluma on occasion (accommodation can be provided).

The position will commence mid February 2022.

If this sounds like you, please send your resume and cover letter to: info@outerlimitsadventure.com.au

Field Operations Manager, Higher Ground

Field Operations Manager
Higher Ground Group
Tuchekoi, QLD

(Inserted: 16/12/2021)

Higher Ground Group is looking for an optimistic, forward-thinking yet practical individual to assist us in “creating the freedom to learn” for thousands of young people each year.

The Field Operations Manager is responsible for the on-budget delivery of high-quality, safe, and outcome driven experiential learning and outdoor education programs. This senior position is chartered with leading and developing our core staff in the delivery of world-class programs. Reporting directly to the CEO the Field Operations Manager will also assist in innovation, planning and direction of the organisation.

If this sounds like you and you would like to know more email Rod Field at rod@higherground.com.au

Applications close when a suitable candidate is recruited.

Program Officers, Programmed

Program Officers
Programmed
Oxley, QLD

(Inserted: 1/12/2021)

Programmed

Programmed are currently looking for a number of Program Officers to join their teams and work in a large recreational client, that hosts various activities for schools and groups.

If you enjoy a fast paced work environment, facilitating outdoor recreational activities with different visitors and groups and offering a high level of customer experience whilst ensuring safety – this role is for you! On the job training and development, work life balance and make a difference in the community.

The current roster requires multiple new staff members to join the team and cover bookings/shifts, Monday to Sunday availability.

Duties and responsibilities will include but will not be not limited to:

  • Safely facilitate high quality sport and recreation activities and programs for individuals and groups in line with venue procedures.
  • Perform logistical tasks associated with the delivery of outdoor recreation activities, including preparing and packing-down outdoor recreation activity equipment, delivery of equipment trailers to off-site locations, and maintaining equipment storage areas
  • Provide feedback and continuous improvement of a broad range of community-based programs and other initiatives as required, to reach greater outcomes for the organisation
  • Adhere to safety guidelines and procedures, and follow risk management practices associated with the role
  • Comply with workplace requirements, industry regulations and standards as well as the state-wide program framework
  • Ensure that accompanying teachers / group leaders have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities while conducting activities at the Venue
  • Undertake administrative and program related duties as required
  • Conduct client service duties as required.

What we are looking for:

  • Certificate III or higher in Outdoor Recreation / Outdoor Leadership with the following electives – high ropes, abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing
  • Previous experience in a similar role (tourism, recreation and hospitality industries)
  • Positive Blue Card – mandatory or willingness to obtain for starting
  • Current first aid and CPR certificates or willingness to obtain for starting
  • Availability for all operational hours.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please click on APPLY and upload an updated resume. If you experience any difficulties uploading your resume, please call Programmed on 1300 776 472 and quote job reference number 210026087.

https://www.jobs.programmed.com.au/community-and-sports-jobs/program-officers-recreation-venue/3337875

Applications close when suitable candidates are recruited.

Please note, only suitable applicants will be contacted.

Operations Manager, Kokoda Youth Foundation

Operations Manager
Kokoda Youth Foundation

(Inserted: 25/10/2021)

Due to Covid-19 Disruptions we are re-advertising

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Operations Manager
Reports To: Director of Outdoor Education
Role Type: F/T Salary
Remuneration: $75,000 – $85,000 (+ Super + Salary sacrifice)
Location: Based at Maroon Dam, Scenic Rim with days at Thornton, Lockyer Valley
Timeframe: 12 months with extension based on performance review

ORGANISATION OVERVIEW

Kokoda Youth Foundation (KYF) is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) holding Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status. It exists to transform the lives of young Australians through the Spirit of Kokoda.

The KYF has three main areas of operation; Kokoda Challenge Events, Kokoda Challenge Youth Programs and Outdoor Education. Our Outdoor Education sector has two facilities, Camp Kokoda and Kokoda Park, and is a leading provider of journey-based camping programs that annually hosts more than 3000 school children. The diverse range of fun and challenging outdoor activities stimulate a sense of adventure outside familiar comfort zones, which empowers self-belief and discovery.

Camp Kokoda is a 660-acre property which is situated on the western shores of Maroon Dam, containing 6 self- sufficient campsites with multiple activity sites. All programs are expedition style programs.

Kokoda Park is a centre based facility in Thornton, about 20 minutes west of Laidley. It has dorm accommodation for 140 students, commercial dining hall and adventure activities. Some expedition style programs are available at Kokoda Park but most will be centre based.

  1. PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
    The Outdoor Education Operations Manager is an exciting opportunity for a ‘hands on’ highly motivated individual to join the Camp Kokoda team. We are looking for an experienced professional person to join our small team to help facilitate and manage the day to day Camp operations.

Reporting to the Director of Outdoor Education and managing a diverse team of predominantly casual instructors, applicants will need to be able to problem solve, self-motivate, be flexible, enjoy interacting with a diverse range of staff, clients, suppliers and stakeholders and have a passion for working with our younger school aged generation and further growing our Outdoor Education department.

  1. ABOUT YOU
    To be successful in this role, you must be someone who enjoys working collaboratively as a natural leader and is not afraid of hard work. Your creative solution focused approach combined with a passion for connecting with people, client delight, the outdoors and the environments you work in will serve you well, where no day is ever the same!
  • You are energised by our core values and altruistic at heart
  • You have a growth mindset, love the outdoors and working with youth
  • You have demonstrated hands-on experience in Outdoor Education delivering programs to meet a range of agreed outcomes to a high standard
  • You have a strong understanding of operational safety, risk and environmental standards required for outdoor education with previous management experience
  1. KEY DUTIES (summarised but not limited to)
  • Ensure the overall smooth running of all Kokoda Outdoor Education programs on a daily basis
  • Liaising with clients, design high quality programs that best meet the needs or goals of the particular client group attending pre-program school visits when requested for new and existing business
  • Oversee and participate in physical weekly activity maintenance and gear inspections as well as quarterly gear inventory and inspections
  • Responsible for regular staff training to ensure all instructors facilitating at either site are confident, qualified and trained on how to carry out all activities and expeditions according to our policies and procedures
  • Alongside the Director update policies and procedures/Risk management in conjunction with Industry standards
  • Be on call for program coordinators needing advice or direction to ensure the safety and smooth running of programs and client and staff safety
  1. KEY CHALLENGES
    • Balance a high work volume during peak programming
    • Being frugal and resourceful in NFP sector while remaining competitive within industry while delivering programs at a high-quality standard
    • Working with a high proportion of casual staff
  2. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Management experience in Outdoor education, managing staff, expedition style programs and design and deliver a high standard program
    • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to problem solve and work under pressure during peak periods
    • Field experience with varied age groups and locations
    • Flexibility in work hours
    • Sound understanding of Industry WH&S and risk management practices
    • Recognised Outdoor Education/Recreation qualifications
    • Wilderness First Aid
    • Current manual drivers licence and Working With Children Check
    • Understanding of windows applications including, Access, Word, Excel and drop box
  3. DESIRABLE CRITERIA
    • A minimum of 5+ years industry management experience
    • Outstanding communication and
    • Previous experience in administration, planning programs and staff/program logistics
  4. PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
    • Strong team spirit and the ability to work as a team member within the ethos and values of the Kokoda Youth Foundation
    • Excellent time management, organisation and planning skills with an ability to manage complex tasks, challenging projects and competing deadlines concurrently
    • Interpersonal skills and ability to relate to staff and clients from diverse backgrounds
    • Written and verbal communication skills
    • Problem solving skills and a proven capacity for planning, implementing and completing large projects

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria to the Director of Outdoor Education via admin@campkokoda.com.au

Applications will continue to be received until the right applicant is successful.

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