Outdoor Education Instructor (With Swimming Teacher Responsibilities)

Company:  Outcomes First Group
Location: Truro
Closing Date: 13/07/2024
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description

At OFG, we work smarter so you can spend more time doing what makes you happy!

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

4DWW will be rolled out within our school, when we have a full complement of staff, and within the next year – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join us #teamOFG!

Job Title:         Outdoor Education Instructor (With Swimming Teacher Responsibilities)

Location:         Oak Tree School, Truro

Salary:             £23,408.21 per annum

Hours:             42.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm

Contract:         Permanent, Term Time only 

UK applicants only. This role does not offer sponsorship.

About the role

To assist in planning and delivering a quality Outdoor Education provision tailored specifically around the needs of students at Oak Tree School. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in swimming instruction, with the ability to create engaging lesson plans that cater to students of all skill levels and ages. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of our students in a supportive and dynamic educational environment.

To ensure quality outcomes can be demonstrated for our students in Outdoor Education & Swimming

To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school at all times. The post holder will be expected to work on his/her own initiative and as part of a small team.


  • Experience in delivering Outdoor Education lessons
  • Full UK driving licence and use of own vehicle with business insurance
  • Suitability qualified in a number of Outdoor Education activities 
  • National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) 
  • Teaching swimming qualification (SEQ

About us

Oak Tree School in Truro has recently expanded and developed two new buildings and undergone a successful inspection from Ofsted allowing us to offer a wider age range of pupils from 5 – 18 years the opportunity to have the best education possible. Oak Tree School is a specialist SEMH provision positioned near the city of Truro in Cornwall. The school provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 135 pupils and young people aged 5 to 18 who experience social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours. These pupils and young people often cannot cope, function or achieve within a mainstream environment. The aim is to provide a structured, nurturing approach, with pupils accessing a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum to meet their significant needs.

This opportunity is in Truro which is within commutable distance of Redruth, St Austell and surrounding areas.

We are part of Acorn Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career. Acorn Education is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and care for vulnerable pupils and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group, we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Why join Acorn Education?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.

*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy. 


Outcomes First Group
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