Transitional Learning Programme – Area Manager

job specification

Salary:

£25,000 per annum

Job Term:

Permanent

Start Date:

September, 2022

Hours:

37.5 per week

Organisation:

The Outdoors Group

Closing Date:

24/08/2022

Location:

Exeter/Mid Devon

About the outdoors group

The Outdoors Group is a ten-year strong, pioneering, ‘for purpose’ organisation primarily based in the county of Devon, providing opportunities for children, young people, and adults to access education, training, and fun experiences in outdoor settings. We have continued to grow during the pandemic, expanding across Devon and into Somerset. We are all about creating a fun and fantastic place to work with a strong emphasis on work-life balance as part of a community of like-minded people, focusing on providing excellent development opportunities for all our learners and staff. Leading in our market, we have heaps of knowledge, enthusiasm, and a strong vision about who we are and where we’re going…. come and join us on the journey!

The Outdoors Group is a ten-year strong, pioneering, ‘for purpose’ organisation primarily based in the county of Devon, providing opportunities for children, young people, and adults to access education, training, and fun experiences in outdoor settings. We have continued to grow during the pandemic, expanding across Devon and into Somerset. We are all about creating a fun and fantastic place to work with a strong emphasis on work-life balance as part of a community of like-minded people, focusing on providing excellent development opportunities for all our learners and staff. Leading in our market, we have heaps of knowledge, enthusiasm, and a strong vision about who we are and where we’re going…. come and join us on the journey!

Job description

Job Purpose: 

To oversee and manage the outdoor-based alternative provision on up to four sites in a specific area. You will manage a team of up to twelve 1:1 Key Workers. We support learners who may struggle in mainstream school settings by providing bespoke daily sessions. These sessions operate on a 1:1 or small group basis.

Main Duties:

  • Oversee the delivery of 1:1 provision across up to three sites daily.
  • Support, supervise and provide formal and informal feedback to 1:1 Key Workers and Site Leads.
  • Maintain contact with Site Leads on a daily basis to ensure staffing and resources are adequate.
  • Provide feedback and complete the necessary paperwork for meeting with both internal and external stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Head of TLP when engaging with external agencies where applicable.
  • Effectively manage a team of up to twelve staff members.
  • Raise any concerns, using the appropriate format to the TLP Provision Manager.
  • Coordinate drop offs and pickups of learners and communicate relevant information with Key Workers.
  • Act as the link between external agencies and the company to ensure learners are accessing the right provision and, where necessary offer provision.
  • Conduct site visits on behalf of outside agencies.

 

This post requires a DBS check.

person specification

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • Excellent behaviour management skills with a high emphasis on solution-focussed planning and delivery of bespoke SEMH skills program.
  • Excellent support skills with a commitment to critical reflection and professional development.
  • A learner-focussed approach and ability to differentiate and create bespoke opportunities according to learner needs
  • Knowledge of behaviour intervention and support practises
  • Commitment to safeguarding and safe practise
  • An understanding of learners with challenging behaviour

 

Desirable

  • Management experience

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team
  • Enthusiasm and drive for improvement
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Self-motivated and resilient
  • Willingness to travel across company sites (at the moment this includes Okehampton, Exeter, and Exmouth)

 

Desirable

 

 

 

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • 5 GCSE’s grade A-C or equivalent
  • Willingness to complete necessary qualifications and training

Desirable

  • Safeguarding Level 3
  • Prevent
  • First Aid (Paediatric & Forest School)

These will be completed once in the post

 

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