Salary: £29,439 – £35,411 salary will be pro rata to the number of weeks worked

Shift hours: 37

Term Time Only – salary will be pro rata to the number of weeks worked

Coventry Outdoor Education Service, a trading service of Coventry City Council, is seeking a passionate and dedicated Therapeutic Lead for Outdoor Education to join our team. We are a leading provider of outdoor education programs, aiming to inspire and empower young people through engagement with nature and outdoor activities. As the Therapeutic Lead, you will play a pivotal role in delivering impactful interventions and programs that support the emotional well-being and personal development of young individuals.

At Coventry Outdoor Education Service, we recognise the profound benefits of outdoor education and its potential to enhance and change the lives of young people. Our programs are designed to promote resilience, confidence, teamwork, and self-discovery, and we firmly believe in the therapeutic power of nature and outdoor experiences.

As the Therapeutic Lead, you will have a unique opportunity to work closely with schools, educators, and young people, delivering training, providing therapeutic interventions, and developing innovative programs tailored to individual and small group needs. This role is based at Coombe Abbey Park, a picturesque and expansive natural country Park that offers a wealth of opportunities for outdoor learning and personal growth., however travel will be required to settings within Coventry and the surrounding areas.

You will collaborate closely with the school programme lead for Outdoor Education to ensure a cohesive and integrated approach to therapeutic interventions. Together, you will develop and implement programs that address the specific needs of our service users, fostering social and emotional well-being while promoting engagement with the natural world.

In addition to working directly with young people, you will also have the opportunity to develop and deliver alternative provision opportunities for young people not in mainstream education, creating exciting and enriching experiences beyond the traditional classroom setting. By forging partnerships with schools and other stakeholders, you will identify new service opportunities and promote the benefits of spending time outdoors as a therapeutic tool, widening access and participation.

As the Therapeutic Lead, you will be at the forefront of innovation, continuously exploring new approaches and methodologies in the field of outdoor education and therapeutic interventions. Your expertise and passion will contribute to the ongoing development of our programs, ensuring they remain relevant, effective, and impactful.

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We are seeking an individual with a strong background in delivering therapeutic interventions, preferably in an educational or outdoor setting. You should have excellent communication skills, a deep understanding of the principles of therapeutic and outdoor activities, and a commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and equal opportunities. Your ability to build rapport with young people, school staff, and external partners will be crucial in establishing and maintaining successful programmes.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a dynamic team dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people. By harnessing the power of the natural environments and therapeutic support, you will contribute to the social, emotional, and educational development of our service users.

If you are passionate about outdoor education, have a strong therapeutic background, and are driven by a desire to empower young people, we invite you to apply for the role of Therapeutic Lead for Outdoor Education. Join us in our mission to inspire, empower, and change lives through the transformative power of the outdoors.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled ‘Coventry City Council Application Process’

Interview date(s): Thursday 19th October 2023


Reference: coventrycc/TP/40136/8149

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