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Casual Outdoor Education and Activity Leader

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

The Image “Our Values” is an image of text. It is a logotype for our One Coventry Values - Open and fair, Nurture and develop, Engage and empower, Create and innovate, Own and be accountable, Value and respect

About the team we are recruiting to

The Outdoor Education Service strives to deliver outstanding services for our customers, predominately the children and young people of Coventry,  including those who may be requiring access to education or alternative education provision. We ensure vulnerable children are appropriately supported; have a voice, that hopefully leads to their high achievement and excellent progress. The service is made up of a diverse range of teams all working together to recognise, support and apply innovative solutions to address the growing issues in relation to trying to educate some of our most vulnerable pupils in schools

The Outdoor Education Service delivers high quality learning and outdoor experiences to the children and young people of Coventry.  We want more children and young people to benefit from Outdoor Learning and Activity and are therefore expanding our service further through developing a high quality ‘In City’ provision. This will protect the long-term viability of the service and ensure that more children and young people have access to outdoor learning and adventure.

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

What is the job role?

The successful candidate will be a casual member of the Coventry Outdoors staff team delivering a range of outdoor and environmental education activities in a variety of settings working with children, young people, families, schools and groups across Coventry.

The main areas of delivery are:

  • To support with delivery across our projects and programmes on a casual basis throughout the year and specifically working on our Education and Curriculum programmes offered to Coventry schools and working on our Holiday Activity Camps during the holiday periods.
  • To be responsible for delivering safe, fun and interactive activity sessions ensuring that current best-practice in relation to the welfare and health and safety of children and young people is followed.
  • As well as leading sessions, you will contribute to the high standard of physical, emotional and social care offered by Coventry Outdoors. You will have a pastoral role, being a group leader and key contact for children and young people.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Who are we looking for?

We seek an experienced, enthusiastic, and highly organised individual with a proven track record of working with children and young people in an outdoor setting who can take the lead on our programmes and provision. You must be energetic, hardworking and enjoy working as part of a team.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate experience managing large groups of children, young people and adults in a range of circumstances and the ability to deliver safety briefings, activity briefings and provide supervision and support as and when needed.

We require candidates to hold relevant NGB, Leadership Awards or Youth Work qualifications and have experience teaching team building, bushcraft/survival activities and national curriculum programmes or have the willingness to be trained in house.

​The successful candidate needs to be an enthusiastic, motivated self-starter.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme - As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'. If there is any evidence of a candidate using AI to complete their application, then the application will be rejected unless the candidate can provide a justification which the Council considers to be reasonable.

Interview date: Week commencing 26th August 2024

About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

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