Director of Outdoor Education

at Bohunt Education Trust (view profile)
Location Liphook, United Kingdom
Date Posted 13th January 2020
Category Education
Job Type Full-time


Bohunt Education Trust

Longmoor Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7NY

Tel: 01428 724324

Director of Outdoor Education

Salary: Grade F £32,752 - £36,862


Bohunt Education Trust (BET) is seeking to appoint a leader of outdoor education. We are making this appointment as we further develop our outdoor offer across our schools.


BET is committed to creating 'game-changers' and the outdoor programme forms a key part of that due to its ability to build confidence, self-esteem, resilience, teamwork, communication and a variety of other skills and attitudes. The outdoor programme currently encompasses:


  • Year 8 Activity Camp
  • Year 9 Bush-craft Camp
  • Bronze Duke of Edinburgh in Year 10
  • Silver Duke of Edinburgh in Year 11
  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh in the Sixth Form
  • Major expeditions to places such as Greenland and Azerbaijan
  • Various clubs and one-off trips


The person appointed will be responsible for:

  • Developing the impact and breadth of Outdoor Education (OE)
  • Grant applications and sponsorship seeking
  • Increasing the profile and importance of OE both in schools but also to a wider, national audience
  • Recruitment and Training of volunteers
  • Policy development
  • Running the Outdoor Classroom Programme (each school in BET has an Outdoor Classroom)
  • Developing climbing at Bohunt Wokingham, which has an impressive climbing wall and Climbing Club
  • Instructing/Leading certain activities, particularly climbing
  • Health and Safety on Trips and Visits



Person Specification:


  • Single Pitch Award Qualification
  • Self-motivated, have a high level of organisational skills, enthusiastic, committed and safety conscious
  • Flexibility in working hours





  • MiDAS trained
  • Other outdoor qualifications (e.g. MIAS Mountain Bike Leader Award, Mountain Leader, International Mountain Leader Qualification)
  • 16 hour outdoor first aid certificate
  • Forest Schools or Bushcraft Qualification



The salary is negotiable and will be dependent on experience and qualifications. The post is a permanent one and is pensionable, part time hours would only be considered for a truly exceptional candidate.


Closing date is: Monday 27 January 2020 at midday

Interview date: Tuesday 4 February 2020


Bohunt Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


For further details about Bohunt Education Trust please visit our website or email [email protected]

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.