Scotts Creek Outdoor Centre

The Director of Scotts Creek is responsible for the operation and management of the Scotts Creek Campus and oversees the delivery of all the Outdoor Education programs offered to Prince Alfred College students from Grade 2 – Grade 8. The Director also collaborates with the Outdoor Education coordinator at the Kent Town campus to provide support for the Year 10, SACE stage 1 & 2 Outdoor Education programs. In addition to these Prince Alfred College programs, the Director coordinates external programs with other schools and groups that utilise the Scotts Creek campus.

The Director of Scotts Creek resides at the Centre and coordinates approximately 30 weeks of program during the school calendar year. Outside of these times, the Director is responsible for managing all maintenance programs (building, plant, equipment, grounds, vehicle maintenance) and forward planning for all programs including financial management, staff training, feedback, scheduling and recruitment, menu planning and food ordering.

The Director of Scotts Creek is accountable for the health and wellbeing of all staff, students, and contractors who visit the site, including but not limited to PAC students, other schools’ students, PAC staff, other schools’ staff, trade contractors, visiting parents etc. The Director is also responsible for the implementation of the Centre’s strategic plan which identifies long and short term goals for the site and outdoor education more broadly.

Key to success in this role will be a passion for Outdoor and Environmental Education, currency in best practice approaches to outdoor education as well as sound understanding of peripheral aspects of property, plant, grounds and vehicle management and maintenance.

The Director must ensure the Campus complies with relevant Health and Safety legislation and adheres to College Policies.

Key selection criteria include the following:

  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills.
  • Highly developed communication skills.
  • Demonstrable experience in planning, budget management and operational management of a facility and its plant.
  • Experience in leading and managing staff to deliver exceptional outdoor education programs and experiences.
  • Experience in working with children in an outdoor setting.
  • Mandatory Notification Training/Responding to Abuse and Neglect and WWCC
  • Tertiary education qualification(s)
  • Outdoor education qualifications including:
    • Highly developed skills coordinating outdoor education programs/courses.
    • Experience in planning and leading outdoor education programs
    • Flat water Canoe/Kayak Instructor Certificate (minimum)
    • High Ropes or Rock Climbing Instructor/extensive quantifiable experience.
    • Wilderness or Remote Area First Aid.
  • Medium Rigid Bus Licence.
  • Experience living and working at a remote site.

Job and person specifications and the application form may be obtained from the College or by accessing our website www.pac.edu.au

Applications, together with the names and contact details of three referees, should be addressed to Mr Bradley Fenner, Headmaster, and sent via email to careers@pac.edu.au.

Applications close: 9.00am Tuesday, 15 June 2021.