Outdoor Education / Camp

Will Work Northern and Southern Hemisphere
MEMBER SINCE: 26-Aug-2018
LAST UPDATED: 10-Nov-2018
LAST LOGIN: 10-Nov-2018


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ADDITIONAL SERVICES:  Mountain Biking,  Outdoor Education / Camp,  Hike / Trek / Mountain Leader ,  Rock Climbing / Abseiling ,  Wilderness Admin & Management ,  Windsurf,  Sail,


Freelance Outdoor Learning
Available for freelance work providing high quality cover, and additional staffing for outdoor learning organisations. With a wide range of land, water and mountain based activity skills and with 20 years experience of working with all client groups from KS1 to hard to reach young adults.

Expedition & Walk Leader
3 hours, 3 days or 3 weeks - with a range of Duke of Edinburgh (supervision and assessment), foreign and domestic expedition skills I am available to guide, teach and lead walks and expeditions whilst engaging and informing.

Teacher Training
From delivery of the OEAPs Outdoor Learning Cards to schools and youth workers, developing school sites with orienteering, geocaching. Campfires, problem-solving days and Earth-Art training brings learners together and enriches the curriculum with proven outcomes.

Mountain Bike Guide
Leading and teaching mountain bike skills for offroad riding. Bike packing expedition journeys or just led gentle day rides exploring new places.

Personal Development Courses
20 years experience of delivering personal development courses across a huge range of clients. Always enjoyable and inclusive, challenging but supportive. Teambuilding days should be fun not feared.

Instructor Development
Available to run outdoor staff training in a wide range of subjects. Apprenticeship development a speciality, working to get the best out of staff as they start their careers, ensuring they can deliver excellent sessions and understand client needs.


British Exploring Society. Feb 2016 - Aug 2018
Deputy Chief Leader, Danger Next Generation Dartmoor/Iceland Expedition 2017 & 2018
Managing a team of adventure and social leaders throughout the training and deployment phases of the 1
week Dartmoor and 3 week 2017 & 2018 Iceland expeditions to Askja volcano area.

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council. July 2012 - May 2018
Head of Centre, Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre
Leading the team at one of Sandwell's adventurous residential outdoor centres with a wide variety of land
based outdoor education activities on a 90 acre SSSI woodland site. Accountable for site, centre
development, 900k turnover, delivery of several large outsourced capital projects, staffing and operational
lead. Delivery of staff, teacher training and apprentice development courses.

Powys County Council, Leisure Services, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. June 2010 – July 2012
Manager Powys Outdoor Education Centres
Service Manager for Powys’s outdoor service consisting of two residential outdoor education centres in
Wales with a wide variety of outdoor education activities including mountain and water based. Responsible
for a staff of 30 including domestic and grounds. Delivery of teacher training and development courses
alongside mainly primary outdoor education experiences to meet the Welsh curriculum.

Essex County Council, Schools Children and Families, Chelmsford, Essex, UK. May 2008 – June 2010
Behaviour and Attendance Outdoor Education Support Worker.
Design, implementation and delivery of outdoor educational programmes across 12 secondary schools to
assist targeted students at risk of disengaging from formal education. Managing a team of 2 part time
trainee/youth work staff. Providing accreditations in OCN, ASDAN, AQA.

Level 2 Team Leader – Complementary Education.
Design, implementation and delivery of educational programmes to assist targeted students at risk of
disengaging from formal education. Managing a team of 2 part time youth work staff. Partnership working
with community project leaders,

School for Hospitality, Tourism and Catering, Ljubljana / School for Computing Ljubljana / High School,
Ravne na Koroskem, Slovenia. December 2006 – May 2008
English Language Teacher. Ministry of Education (Part-time, 20 hours per week)
English language teacher for both high school and vocational colleges.
Business College / School for Economics, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia. September 2005 – July 2006

British Council - English Language Assistant. (Full-time)
Language assistant working in Slovenian Business and Technical college & Economics vocational college.

Neilson Active Holidays, Thomas Cook Group, Brighton, Sussex, UK. March 2005 – September 2005
Flotilla Skipper. Greece-Lefkada, Peloponnese/Croatia-Dalmatia Coast.
Leading up to 9 guest yachts. Ionia, Greece and Dalmatia, Croatia with a maximum of 50 guests.

Essex County Council, Youth Service, Chelmsford, Essex, UK. February 2000 – March 2005
Level 3 Youth Worker - Young Essex Assembly. From August 2003
Responsible for the project management and implementation of the citizenship project - Young Essex

Level 3 Youth Worker - Educational Visits (secondment). From June 2003
Responsible for setting up an inspection system & monitoring of all education visits from approx 600

Level 3 Youth Worker - Ardleigh Outdoor Education & Brightlingsea Marine Activities Centre
Responsibility for all management aspects of two outdoor centres. Line manager for a staff of 15. Teaching
SNVQ units in Outdoor Education at a local 6th Form college.


First Aid ITC Outdoor 16hr
ASDAN Short Course
Lyon PPE Inspector
RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor
Team 15 Trainer
VHF/GMDSS Operators License
RYA Windsurf Trainer Level 1
RYA Safety Boat
NNAS Course Director
RYA Club Race Coach
BCU Canoe Level 1 Coach + FSRT
British Archery Instructor
RYA Powerboat Instructor
MLTB SPSA Climbing Instructor
RYA Keelboat Instructor
RYA Dayskipper
RYA Senior Windsurf Instructor
OEAP OLC Course Director
RYA Regional Race Officer
Forest School Leader (training) L3
DofE Assessor (Gold) NICAS Course Director
LP, AP& RPIOL coach / assessor IOL
MIAS L2 Mountain Bike Leader
IML Summer Training Leading Practitioner IOL
IOL Bushcraft Training
OEAP Visit Leader / EVC
BS8848 Expedition Compliance
ERCA High / Low ropes / Rescue
ERCA Basic Inspection High Ropes
Stress Managment for Managers
Personal Safety Award
English Tourist Board Welcome Manager
LAYSER Citizenship and Young People
Asbestos Management
Lantra Tractor Driving Training
John Muir Provider
Fire Safety Awareness L1-4
Manual Handling Certificate
Basic Food Hygiene L2
Equality & Diversity Training
IOSH Managing Health & Satiety
NCF Coaching Children
Child Protection Level 3
ECC Youth Action Training
IT & Data Protection Training
Mental Health First Aid


Nov 2018 - Mar 2019

Hemisphere: Northern and Southern

  • Availability to Work in:
    • Australia
    • Albania
    • Antarctica
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Bhutan
    • Bosnia & Herzegowina
    • Croatia
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Georgia
    • Germany (West and East)
    • Greece
    • Greenland
    • Hong Kong
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Italy
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Macedonia
    • Malaysia
    • Moldova
    • Nepal
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Qatar
    • Romania
    • Russian Federation
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Tajikistan
    • Turkmenistan
    • Ukraine
    • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America

Season: All

Preferred Hours: Any

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