Name of Employer: The Garden Classroom
Job Title: Away Manager
Salary: Details upon application
Location: Initially based in Islington, London and on site in Kent and Sussex

How to Apply: Please send your CV and a short cover letter/email to before 13th December 2019.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview before 13th January 2020.

Job Description: TGC is seeking an experienced and passionate individual to become the Away Manager, leading and organising TGC’s camping programmes for state school children.Short term 6 month contract 1st Feb to 31st July 2020 with potential to extend pending funding. The Away Manager will be based in Islington, London initially and on site in Kent and Sussex during the programme.

TGC’s Away Manager will:

  • Work with TGC’s core team and Away Director to manage and grow TGC’s high quality nature connection residential experiences for disadvantaged urban schools
  • Liaise with schools and conduct parent Q&A sessions
  • Recruit and oversee a first-class team of staff and volunteers
  • Identify and coordinate team training and conduct site inductions
  • Support the delivery of the programme on site
  • Lead on health and safety and child protection and safeguarding
  • Coordinate feedback and provide data and short reports for funders meeting deadlines
  • Be accountable overall for the successful delivery of this programme

The safeguarding of young people in our care is essential. All TGC employees are required to adhere to TGC’s Child Protection and Safeguarding policies and procedures including a full DBS check and two references.

Person Specification: Ideal candidates will already have the following skills / training:

  • Forest School Level 3
  • Extensive experience of leading or attending camping experiences for children and young people with organisations such as Scouts, forest school camps and other charitable and commercial organisations
  • Full, clean driving licence
  • Experience of fundraising is desirable
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

Any Other Information: Find out more about TGC camps by watching our short film

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