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Outdoor Education Instructors, Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre

Outdoor Education Instructors
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre
via Blackbutt, QLD

(Inserted: 7/10/2021)

Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre is owned and operated by Immanuel Lutheran College. It specialises in residential programs for groups in Years 5 – 10.  Programs include high ropes / vertical rescue, navigation / expedition, horse riding and trail riding, mountain biking, archery, along with many other activities.

The main goal of the outdoor education program is that students experience community living and grow in their own self-sufficiency and confidence in who they are.

Mt Binga’s values are that all participants will:

  • Show Initiative
  • Persevere
  • Collaborate
  • Challenge Themselves
  • Take Responsibility
  • Respect Our Environment
  • Have Gratitude
  • Engage in Community

Suitably qualified instructors are invited to apply for the following:

Outdoor Education Instructors
2 x Contract Positions
(1 x full-time [1.0FTE] and 1 x part-time [0.75FTE])
Commencing January 2022

A combination of the following skills are preferred:

  • Live and work within the Christian ethos of the Centre
  • Background in working with youth in a pastoral care or equivalent Outdoor Education role
  • Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • Experience with a number of the following: high ropes, vertical rescue, navigation, expedition, horse riding and trail riding, mountain biking, archery, small and large group leadership and facilitation, pastoral care and 4WD experience
  • Ability to recognise potential risks and emergency situations in outdoor activities and a rural setting, and coordinate responses where required
  • Senior First Aid certificate (Wilderness/Remote Area First Aid qualification will be considered favourably)

Further information, including position descriptions, are available at the website listed below.

Electronic applications including the names of three current referees, and addressing the Selection Criteria as outlined in the Job and Person Specification to:

Head of Mt Binga
Mt Binga Outdoor Education Centre
Email: manager@mtbinga.com.au
Website: www.immanuel.qld.edu.au/our-college/employment

Applications close: 4pm Monday, 18 October 2021.

 

 

 

Outdoor Education Operations Manager, Kokoda Youth Foundation

Outdoor Education Operations Manager
Kokoda Youth Foundation
Maroon Dam

(Inserted: 3/07/2021)

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.

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • A minimum of 5+ years industry management experience
  • Outstanding communication and
  • Previous experience in administration, planning programs and staff/program logistics

7. 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.

 

 

Outdoor Facilitators, Camp Kokoda

(Inserted: 29/06/2021)

Tour Guides, Savannah Guides

Tour Guides
Savannah Guides

(Inserted: 19/4/2021)

Tour Guide work available at some of Australia’s most spectacular attractions for experienced guides or those looking for a new adventure!

Undara Experience, North QLD

Their Guiding Crew needs your help!
Undara requires experienced or inexperienced Tour Guides for their award-winning range of Lava Tube and Nature-based Tours.  On the job training.  Immediate Start!

Contact Ivor Davies … 0418 730 882 or ivor@undara.com.au

If you have never visited Undara, click HERE for their website

Bullo River Station, NT

Require Tour Guides on their remote upmarket cattle property.  On the job training.  Immediate Start! Click HERE for more details.

Email … jointheteam@bulloriver.com.au

Adels Grove, Western QLD

Requires Tour Guides and Hospitality Staff for this iconic destination.

Email … admin@waanyi-advance.com.au

Central Australia

Requires Tour Guides for the many Tour Operators in this amazing region.

Contact Martin Bollmeyer … martin.bollmeyer@cdu.edu.au

Trek Tours Australia, Darwin and Alice Springs

Requires Tour Guides for their Walking Holiday Groups.  On the job training.  Immediate Start!

Click HERE for more details.

Email … teamtrek@trektoursaustralia.com.au

 

Outdoor Educator, Ironbark OEC

Outdoor Educator
Ironbark Outdoor Education | St Peters
St Peters Lutheran College
Crows Nest, QLD

(Inserted 17/3/2021)

Short-term full-time contract position
Support the delivery of our Ironbark program
Work as part of our dynamic and passionate team

St Peters Lutheran College is seeking an experienced Outdoor Educator for ‘Ironbark’, the college’s outdoor education centre located near Crows Nest, Queensland. This is a leave cover contract for Term 2 and early Term 3, 2021.

Ironbark operates 5 week courses throughout the year for the college’s Year 9 students, in a natural bush environment, incorporating outdoor adventure activities, a mixed working farm and community living. Ironbark is located approximately 2 hours north-west of Brisbane. Visit our Facebook page to learn more https://www.facebook.com/StPetersIronbark/

The position is a full time contract to cover staff taking leave between 19 April – 30 July 2021. The successful applicant may start sooner to become familiar with our program.

Applicants must have Outdoor qualifications and be willing to:

  • work some long days, public holidays and some weekends
  • lead groups in Bushwalking, High and Low Ropes, Bushcraft and camping

To learn more about Ironbark, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StPetersIronbark/

A position description and some additional information about this role has been included in the links below – please read this before submitting an application.

To apply, please submit a resume and response to the selection criteria via this link, along with names and contact details of two professional referees.

Interviews will be offered to suitable applicants and the position will close once a suitable applicant is found.

Agency applications are respectfully declined.

Blue Card Legislation has changed effective 31 August 2020 and a “No Card, No Start” policy is now in effect. This means that paid Employees must hold a current paid Blue Card / Exemption Card or be issued with a paid Blue Card / Exemption Card before they can commence work.

Candidates may wish to consider how their Blue Card status will affect their suitability for this position as a Blue Card / Exemption Card is an inherent requirement of the role prior to a start date.

For more information about these changes or to submit an application for a new or renewed Blue Card / Exemption Card, please go to the Blue Card Services website.

Project Manager - South East Queensland, Wearthy

Project Manager
South East Queensland
Wearthy

(Inserted 16/2/2021)

Do you want to play?

For nearly a decade, we’ve been creating unique play environments, contributing to tens of thousands of children’s development in the ways mother nature intended. We are serious about empowering our future leaders with compassion, resilience and respect for the planet. 

We are proud creators of sustainable learning environments that consider the health of our children, our future and our earth. We specialise in creating outdoor play environments that foster natural learning and build confidence in young children. Our playgrounds feature natural elements to allow for sensory exploration and give children the chance to care for their environment – nurturing a sense of responsibility and connectedness to nature at all times.

As we continue to grow we are needing a masterful Project Manager to help us to deliver more ‘real’ play to children.

About the job

Currently servicing SEQ & parts of NSW, we have a range of projects on the go at any one time. Our Landscape Architecture and Construction teams are second to none and rely heavily on a carefully planned out project plan. We want to be able to deliver more of what we do, to our high standards and in the most efficient way possible.

This position makes the biggest impact at pre-construction phase. This is where all pre-build preparation and meticulous project planning takes place. Holding the reigns on the project plan to ensure its execution to time and budget is the ultimate goal.

Working closely with the Construction Manager this position looks a little like this:

  • Ensuring all details are thought of, planned and delivered to ensure successful project kick off all the way through to completion; updating the Buildertrend system at all times for internal and external project communication
  • Developing and maintaining strong, trusted relationships with our clients and construction team & other stakeholders to each project
  • Regular site visits & update of schedules, project timelines and plans
  • Effectively manage any project variations following agreed processes
  • Manage project budget & costings to ensure profitability with quality project delivery.
  • Providing support to Construction Manager & site teams so they can focus their energy on where they add the greatest value – the build!
  • Ensure all regulations and permits are met and acquired
  • Coordination of maintenance and defects
  • Contract administration.

Our PM does also provide input to construction estimates, scope of works at contract sign off and resourcing and scheduling for any after care requirements.

About you

We are a highly passionate team each with our own areas of expertise. We’re after an experienced Project Manager who thrives on project planning & execution. Someone who can easily identify the needed details and organise them in an efficient way for others to follow & deliver to.

Building strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, from clients, suppliers, tradespeople, construction crew and our internal team, is most important. The ability to build trust, influence and negotiate within these relationships to deliver on project goals cannot be understated.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Previous experience as Project Manager planning and running projects from start to finish, in construction, landscaping or playgrounds is ideal;
  • Experience with project budgeting, pricing and contract administration;
  • Proven leadership ability to inspire others along the project journey to do their best work whilst holding them accountable;
  • Tertiary qualifications in construction, engineering, business or related will be highly regarded;
  • Experience in being able to handle multiple elements to multiple projects; staying calm under pressure to make sound decisions at any point in time;
  • Ability to resolve problems, issues and conflicting situations amongst stakeholders during the lifespan of the project;
  • Talent for seeing the big picture and translating into a master plan that captures all the details that must come together for a project to succeed.
  • Previous experience in ensuring compliance with WHS requirements

How you benefit?

We are as passionate about nurturing the growth & development of our team as we are about future generations. We have a highly collaborative and empowering culture allowing everyone a voice and space to do their best work.

Joining us comes with a few perks we think might interest the right person:

  • We ensure regular one to one touch points with each team member ensuring they’re supported and their goals are nurtured
  • Regular team gatherings and interactions
  • Professional development support to help you grow your career and skills.

Curious to know more about us? 

We encourage you to visit our website at www.wearthy.co  and see how we create natural playgrounds & memorable childhoods that all children deserve.

Here is  our latest video that will give you a little more insight into what we do, why and how. www.wearthy.co/playgrounds-2 

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please share/forward or get in touch with Vanessa at vanessa@wearthy.co

Applications will remain open until the role is filled.

Leadership Development Facilitator (x2), PCYC Bornhoffen

Leadership Development Facilitator (x2)
Bornhoffen – PCYC Queensland
Natural Bridge, QLD

https://www.bornhoffenpcyc.org.au

(Inserted 8/2/2021)

1 x Full-time, fixed-term (12 months) position
1 x Casual position

We are currently seeking two passionate and driven Leadership Development Facilitators (1 x Full-time, fixed-term and 1 x Casual) to join us at one of our PCYC Leadership Development Centres – Bornhoffen. If you have a keen interest in adventure-based and experiential learning, then we want you!

Bornhoffen is a PCYC Leadership Development Centre located at Natural Bridge near the QLD-NSW border. We work in partnership with schools and community organisations to deliver leadership development programs using adventure-based and experiential learning to build personal and social capability.

What we can offer!
•  Free PCYC gym membership at your closest Club
•  Flexible workplace
•  Potential salary packaging benefits to increase your take home pay
•  Friendly and supportive team environment
•  Be a part of creating a stimulating and positive environment for the development of young people

Your New Role
Reporting to the Bornhoffen Program Service Manager, you will lead and deliver safe and effective experiential learning and adventure-based programs for young people. It may also include some support functions such as program planning and logistics.

About You

  •  Working With Children Check (Blue Card) No Card, No Start and Restricted Person legislation applies to all applicants
  • Recognised industry accreditation and experience across various adventure activity disciplines e.g. minimum Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation, etc
  • Experience in outdoor education, with the ability to facilitate groups of a variety of ages, backgrounds and towards program goals
  • Current Manual Drivers’ License and an ability to drive in a variety of terrain and off-road conditions
  • Hold a current First Aid and CPR certificate (or able to obtain at a wilderness level)
  • Ability to travel including overnight stays as required
  • Please note: All PCYC employees are required to complete a National Police Check upon commencement.

For the full position description and to apply, please go to: https://www.pcyc.org.au/get-involved/pcyc-careers/vacancies/

Full-time, Fixed-term vacancy reference: 415458
Casual vacancy reference: 415464

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found.

Leadership Development Consultant, PCYC Bornhoffen

Leadership Development Consultant
Bornhoffen – PCYC Queensland
Natural Bridge, QLD

https://www.bornhoffenpcyc.org.au

(Inserted 8/2/2021)

Salary: $28.46 per hour + super
Full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months

PCYC Queensland are currently seeking passionate and driven Leadership Development Consultant to join us at one of our PCYC Leadership Development Centres – Bornhoffen. If you have a keen interest in adventure-based and experiential learning, then we want you!

Bornhoffen is a PCYC Leadership Development Centre located at Natural Bridge near the QLD-NSW border. We work in partnership with schools and community organisations to deliver leadership development programs using adventure-based and experiential learning to build personal and social capability.

What we can offer!
•  Salary packaging benefits to increase your take home pay
•  Free PCYC gym membership at your closest Club
•  Flexible workplace
•  Friendly and supportive team environment
•  Be a part of creating a stimulating and positive environment for the development of young people

Your New Role
Reporting to the Bornhoffen Program Service Manager, you will have dual responsibilities to develop and deliver Bornhoffen Services: safe and effective planning and delivery of experiential and adventure learning programs as well as deliverable in client liaison, program design and community consultation.

About You

  •  Working With Children Check (Blue Card) No Card, No Start and Restricted Person legislation applies to all applicants
  • Recognised industry accreditation and experience across various adventure activity disciplines e.g. minimum Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation, etc
  • Experience in outdoor education, with the ability to facilitate groups of a variety of ages, backgrounds and towards program goals
  • Current Manual Drivers’ License and an ability to drive in a variety of terrain and off-road conditions
  • Hold a current First Aid and CPR certificate (or able to obtain at a wilderness level)
  • Please note: All PCYC employees are required to complete a National Police Check upon commencement.

For the full position description and to apply, please go to: https://www.pcyc.org.au/get-involved/pcyc-careers/vacancies/

Applications close when a suitable candidate is found..

Casual Outdoor Education Instructor, Adventure Alternatives

Casual Outdoor Education Instructor
Adventure Alternatives
Kenilworth Campus
Noosa/Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD

(Inserted 8/2/2021)

About the role:
We are a family-owned business, working from our purpose-built, Outdoor Education Campus at Kenilworth, plus a number of other remote and equally cool locations in SE Queensland.

We facilitate outdoor education programs for private schools from year 6 to year 10.

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 big on stress. So, while we will expect you to work efficiently and get things done, we focus on open communication and getting things done right the first time around.

You’ll know how much work you’ve got months and months in advance so you don’t have to be stressed about finding more work. We have our calendar up to a year in advance.

You will experience things, do things, and make decisions on things that no corporate type company would ever allow you to do. Because we trust our staff and we’ll empower you to make the right decisions at the right time for the right outcomes.

We are looking for someone to start immediately as a couple of our current team members are heading to University in late Feb.

About the job requirements
You need to be the type of person who gets joy out of getting things done and helping students grow and develop. Every day, you will have the opportunity to use the Outdoors to educate our clients in a unique way… doing Fun stuff, Important stuff, Necessary stuff to help them grow.

Because you’ll be working outdoors you will have a minimum of a Certificate 4 in Outdoor Rec (or equivalent). Coupled with this you’ll also need a Remote Area First Aid qualification.  Furthermore, the key things we are looking for include, a willingness to learn, an elevated level of safety and risk awareness, ability to read a map and navigate, and you’ve spent some time in the field with groups of students.

You will be using your communication skills a lot. So, you need to enjoy talking with people and giving and getting directions.

You need to be a person who loves to deliver remarkable experiences to other people. You need to be someone who feels good by making other people feel good.

You need to nail down the details, paperwork, briefing, debriefing, safety, and client care. We need you to slow things down and get them done right by following our specific sequential program delivery style. We are not an activity provider, we are outdoor educators!

We want you to be meticulous in your work. If you are shy or quiet that is totally cool. We are not looking for the life of the party…in fact, quite the opposite. We are looking for a good, fun person, who gets stuff done and done well, with a high level of excellence.

About the application process
Murray Stewart (murray@adventurealternatives.com.au or 07 5472 4287) will be your point of contact if you have any questions.

Keep it simple, just send Murray your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you would be awesome in this role.

Applications will remain open until the roles are filled.

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