Full-time (5 days a week) position

St Andrew’s is recognised as one of Sydney’s and indeed Australia’s top schools for outdoor educational pursuits. Our Kirrikee Outdoor Education programme commences in Year 3 and gives students the chance to experience activities such as camping, skiing, trekking, mountain biking and canoeing. Unlike other private schools, St Andrew’s Outdoor Education programme is developed, managed and run by SACS staff, therefore enabling a better relationship between staff and students. This also allows more opportunities for ministry with the students within the school’s Christian context.

Kirrikee, our property in the Southern Highlands, is the base for many of our outdoor activities while others are run in wilderness settings around Australia and the world.

About the Role
We are seeking an educator who is passionate about taking students outside their comfort zones, challenging them and aiding them as they mature into young adults. The successful applicant will become an integral part of our small full time team starting in Term 2, 2017. The position will be based at the school campus in the Sydney CBD.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Manage the program design, preparation and implementation of a portion of outdoor programs (both site based and wilderness expeditions)
  • Be involved with programs in various capacities (director, instructor, group leader or logistics and safety coordinator)
  • Possible managing and mentoring of Outdoor Education trainees
  • Maintaining a high standard of safety and risk minimisation.

About you:

  • We are looking for someone with:
  • Qualifications in Outdoor Education (Certificate level III or IV or a degree in Outdoor Education or industry relevant qualifications)
  • Great organisation, administration, problem solving and project management skills
  • Experience developing, directing and leading outdoor education programmes in wilderness settings
  • Great facilitation, communication and rapport building skills
  • The ability to work autonomously but also as part of flexible teams
  • Current First Aid and CPR – preferably to a remote or wilderness level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Preparedness to work flexible work hours.

How to apply:
To view a detailed position description and to apply, visit our website at: http://www.sacs.nsw.edu.au/contentpages/Employment-Opportunities

If you have any questions about the position, please contact John Chapman at jchapman@sacs.nsw.edu.au.

Closing date: Friday 28th April 2017.

Interviews will commence as applications are received.

Only applications received through the School’s online application process will be considered.

This position requires the successful applicant to have a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012, prior to employment at the School.

Please see www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.au for further information. It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position.