We’re looking for people who share our ethos. Seeking to support children in developing important life and learning skills to set them up for being successful in their lives.
It would be nice but not essential if you had experience working with children aged 8-12.
You really need the ability to engage and inspire, bringing out the best in children and encourage participation.
Although your Group Leader will take the lead on behaviour, you should feel confident dealing assertively and positively with sometimes difficult behaviour/ conflict.
You’ll be interacting with lots of different people, so an understanding of group dynamics and ability to deal positively with different personality types (both children and adults) is a requirement.
It’s really important that you’re able to work as part of a team following the instructions of the Group Leader and taking the initiative when required.
Our trips rely on the support of volunteer mentors. It’s imperative that you’re reliability and able to commit to the days you sign up for. There’s no minimum number of days required but the more you’re able to do the better.
You’ll receive safeguarding training, but if you’ve already got a good of safeguarding and child protection procedures that’ll help.
All adults working with children will require a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) enhanced criminal record check. If you have a DBS already, let us know as we may be able to accept it. If you haven’t you’ll need to apply for one with us, free of charge.