Outdoor Education Instructor (Unqualified Teacher)

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Contract Type: Full Time

£20,598 to £32,134

Are you passionate about the outdoors and eager to inspire young minds? Redbridge Community School is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our team as an Unqualified Teacher leading on outdoor activities. 

This unique role involves designing, setting up, and running a variety of outdoor activities, such as bushcraft, for targeted groups of students as part of our intervention programs. Alongside this, the successful candidate will help to facilitate our existing outdoor activities including DofE, Year 7 camp and Year 8 camp. 

The school has excellent facilities to use when putting together the outdoor activities, including an assault course, a yurt, a climbing wall and a large outdoor space. 

As an outdoor instructor, you will have the opportunity to create engaging and educational outdoor experiences that promote teamwork, resilience, and a connection with nature. 

You will work closely with key student groups, developing bespoke programs that meet their needs and help them thrive both inside and outside the classroom. Your passion for outdoor education and ability to design innovative activities will be key to fostering a love for learning and personal growth among our students. 

If you are excited about making a difference in the lives of young people through outdoor education, we would love to hear from you!

Redbridge Community School is an Ofsted rated (2023) “Good” school in Southampton.  It is a special community to be a part of.  For staff, we offer:

  • No after school meetings lasting longer than an hour and only one meeting a week
  • A non-onerous marking policy
  • A work/life balance that is envied by other schools – Your life outside school is just as important!
  • A true community school where it feels like you are making a difference
  • An ethos of care for students and staff alike
  • A leadership team that supports staff in all they do 
  • Great progression opportunities
  • An entitlement to a Private Health Care plan as soon as you join us, which covers operations, dental and optical care as well as providing many other benefits

In June 2022 we were once more awarded as Platinum Investors in People School placing us in the top 1% of employers nationally. The following comments are from our 2019 and 2022 reports, and they sum up what it is like to work in our community:

“There is an underlying ‘family’ feel to the school, with everyone wanting to do their best for the students, whilst supporting one another in their development and wellbeing.”

Leaders invest heavily in their staff, for example they provide opportunities for staff to take care of both their physical and mental health.  Staff feel valued and like working at the school.  They comment favourably on Leaders’ attempts to reduce unnecessary workload, enable flexible working and respond positively to reasonable requests for compassionate or other leave.”

Please have a look at our website to find out more about how we can offer you a superb work/life balance.

Closing date for applications: midday 1st July 2024

Job Starting: 1st September 2024.

In line with Department for Education guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, we are required to carry out an online search on all shortlisted candidates.  Should any concerns be identified, they will be discussed with you at interview.  Redbridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide suitable references. 

Please contact Sarah Morris on to find out more about this role and to arrange an informal visit, meet the department and hear about our exciting plans for the year. 

To apply for this position, please download an application from and submit electronically to, stating which role you are applying for.


July 1, 2024