Department: Weymouth & Portland Adventure

Department: Weymouth & Portland Adventure

Department: Weymouth & Portland Adventure
Job Title: Recruitment Assistant and Experiential Development Leader
Reporting to: Outdoor School Curriculum Manager

1. Purposeof the Role:

To assist the Outdoor School Curriculum Manager with recruitment and coordination of the college’s experiential learning projects. To lead sessions and learning programmes within the Outdoor Department with a strong emphasis upon experiential learning and social development.

2.Dutiesand Responsibilities:

a)Assist the Curriculum Manager in building links with schools and community groups to recruit

students for the Outdoor School, Princes Trust and NCS project.

b)Assist in the recruitment of participants for NCS projects and other experiential learning courses.

c)Work with the Curriculum Manager to seek out and develop opportunities to use different youth recruitment routes.

d)Assist, design and deliver training for experiential development leaders and assistant leaders.

e)Assist, design and deliver keeping warm activity and communication.

f)Assist manage NCS and Outdoor School administration as required.

g)Promote the NCS and Outdoor School through social media as required.

h)Manage day to day running of groups of learners.

i)Design programmes of activity and liaise with third parties to ensure effective delivery.

j)Manage assistants, volunteers, mentors and instructors as required.

k)Deliver both experiential learning programmes and outdoor sessions as required.

l)Provide a positive role model for learners.

m)Promote high levels of customer service at all times and maintain a professional image.

n)Ensure that personal qualifications remain valid and current.

o)Keep up to date with industry recommendations and requirements.

p)Assist with general maintenance tasks within the Outdoor School as required.

General Responsibilities:

(These are mandatory)

(a)Drive and participate in the performance management process as appropriate to position.

(b)Comply with the College’s Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Quality Improvement policies and their recommendations.

(c)Carry out operational duties as required and commensurate with the position.

(d)Promote and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons.

(e)Use all available resources efficiently and effectively, and in-line with good eco-friendly practices.

(f)Attend and contribute to team meetings and in-service training as and when requested.

(g)Undertake appropriate personal and professional development activities, and record on the College Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system

(h)Manage and minimise risk within all areas of responsibility.

Note: This job description sets out the main responsibilities for the post, but is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Specific duties may change from time-to-time without changing the general nature of the post and the post holder is expected to be flexible in the range of responsibilities they undertake.

Person Specification

Job Title: Recruitment Assistant and Experiential Development Leader
Qualifications /
Please tick  / Desirable
Please tick 
Teaching qualification / 
Outdoor leader qualifications / 
Full UK Driving Licence / 
D1 Mini Bus Licence / 
Understanding of the outdoor adventure industry / 
Managing projects / 
Designing and providing staff training / 
Working with a range of students and especially 15-19 year olds / 
Liaising with 3rd parties and promoting initiatives and courses / 
Skills and Abilities
Youth leader capable of motivating and inspiring / 
Strong communication skills both verbal and written / 
Ability to present in front of large audiences / 
Excellent organisational skills / 
Personal Qualities
Patient with both students and other team members / 
Prepared to deal with a range of situations / 
Enthusiastic about adventurous activity and keen to inspire students / 
Professional in both image and attitude / 
Socially aware and keen to help the community / 

Recruitment Assistant and Experiential Development LeaderHR/AS Aug 2015