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Outdoor Learning Assistant - Leeds

The Grammar School at Leeds

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Outdoor Learning Assistant - Leeds

Full time / Permanent








9 July 2024 at 22:55:00

Outdoor Learning Assistant at  The Grammar School at Leeds


· Contract: Permanent, 52 weeks all year round

· Hours: Full time 35 hours

· Salary: Point 19: £26,097

Are you passionate about the great outdoors? Ready to inspire the next generation of adventurers?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Sunday Times North Independent Secondary School of the Decade. We are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate female Outdoor learning assistant. We are looking for a female assistant due to team ratios and pupil needs for overnight visits.

This dynamic role offers the chance to work under the guidance of the Head of Outdoor Learning, significantly supporting the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) programme alongside other outdoor learning activities.

As an Outdoor Learning Assistant, you will be pivotal in delivering high-quality instruction and leading various curriculum visits for students aged 11-18. This position entails a hands-on approach to outdoor education, from planning and leading trips to maintaining equipment and enhancing our outdoor learning curriculum. This role requires flexibility, including frequent overnight residential stays and significant involvement in DofE expeditions.

Based in the picturesque north Leeds on our 140-acre site you will bring a robust background in outdoor education, supported by a range of relevant qualifications including the Summer Mountain Leader Award and SPA/RCI. A passion for working with young people, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to child protection are essential. The ability to work flexibly and participate in residential trips is a must.


The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) is one of the leading schools in the north and traces its history back to 1552. In the last five years GSAL Senior School has twice been named North Independent School of the Year, and North Independent School of the Decade in the Sunday Times Parent Power League Table. The school

aims to inspire all members of our community and to instill values of responsibility, respect and resilience in all of our pupils.

We value our team and offer a wide range of benefits including:

· Significant discount on school fees

· 25 days annual leave per year plus eight statutory bank holidays (pro rata for part-time roles)

· School closure days in the Christmas holidays in addition to annual leave entitlement

· Option to purchase up to 10 additional days of annual leave

· Childcare provided for staff’s children during school INSET days (from the age of 3 up to age 11)

· Personal pension plan with Aviva up to 5% employee contribution and 10% employer (with the facility to pay higher or lower employee contributions)

· Training and CPD available including five inset days per academic year

· Staff lunches: three courses for £1 available during school lunchtimes plus free tea, coffee and hot chocolate machines

· Access to our 24/7 GP provider, Health hero

· Access to our Employee Assistance Programme well-being app, Vivup, offering telephone counselling, financial and legal advice plus 6-8 face-to-face counselling sessions

· Staff discounts through multiple providers, including Vivup, discounts for teachers and Extras

· Beautiful lunch time walking routes around our 100 acre site

· Onsite gym and swimming pool available for staff use within set times as well as staff classes such as pilates, meditation, kettlebells, spinning and bootcamps

· Salary sacrifice schemes for cycle to work

· Free car parking available on site

· Use of the school’s extensive library facility

· Generous leave of absence scheme to support our employees when they need it

· Opportunity to be involved in extracurricular activities such as the staff pantomime, well-being committee or volunteer for community events

How to Apply:

Please complete the online GSAL application form found on our website. Please be prepared to provide copies of any qualifications mentioned in your application. For any inquiries about the vacancy, feel free to contact

More information about the role and responsibilities are contained in the candidate pack attached in the documents section on our website advert. Please note we cannot offer tours or visits due to the high volume of interest. A tour is provided as part of the interviewing process.

The closing date for applications is: 10 July 2024 08:00

Interview date: To be confirmed.


Link to apply on our website: Outdoor learning assistant (female) (

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