Riccarton High School Canterbury

Teacher in charge of outdoor education programme

Secondary (Years 7–15) / wharekura, Certificated teacher

English, Health and physical education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology, Te reo Māori, The arts

Listed 9:21 AM 24 November 2021
Closes 4pm 06 December 2021
Vacancy reference #: 1HARWv

Our school is looking for a motivated, organised and experienced person to develop, manage and lead our junior students' outdoor education programme at our school-owned camp at Glentui in North Canterbury.

The role is fixed-term for the duration of the camp season – from mid-January to early June 2022. The camps run Monday to Friday but accommodation is provided for the whole season. This could become a recurring fixed-term role each year. Outside of the camp season, relief work may be available at the school.

There will be time beforehand to familiarise yourself with the area as well as the camp, to develop the programme, recruit instructors to help you, and train the instructors.

The work will involve:

  • Preparing, managing and participating in the outdoor education programme
  • Managing the camp instructors – including recruitment and training
  • Maintaining and updating all risk management, health and safety and other documentation
  • Liaising with school staff around students, the programme, camp requirements
  • Ensuring the facilities are kept in excellent condition
  • Developing the programme and resources
  • Completing weekly reports to the school as well as an end of camp report.

The person we are looking for will have experience working in or managing an outdoor education centre, leadership skills, relevant industry-based qualifications, a current first aid certificate and love the outdoors. A knowledge of the North Canterbury area would also be useful.

This role will suit an energetic person who is proactive, takes the initiative, enjoys working with students from a variety of backgrounds and introducing them to the outdoors, is able to lead a team and has the ability to maintain a professional and personable manner at all times.

How to apply

Please send your application form, CV and direct enquiries to:

Neil Haywood, Principal
(03) 348 5073

Vacancy link:

Vacancy reference #:1HARWv

Listed 9:21 AM 24 November 2021
Closes 4pm 06 December 2021

Riccarton High School NZ

School details

Riccarton High School

Type: Secondary (Year 9-15)
Authority: State
Gender: Co-Ed
Decile: 6
Roll: 1055

School number: 334
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Physical address:
31 Vicki Street, Sockburn, Christchurch

Postal Address:
31 Vicki Street, Sockburn, Christchurch, 8042