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Claires Court

Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Outdoor Education Instructor

We are seeking to appoint a highly committed and self-motivated part-time instructor, to join our Outdoor Education department delivering across all divisions within the School in May 2021

The main role will be coaching sailing and if suitably qualified coaching canoeing and kayaking and leading DofE expeditions and delivering other activities. The post holder should be as a minimum a RYA Dinghy Instructor.

Strong applicants will have higher NGB qualifications including RYA Senior Instructor, Race Coach, BC Level 2 Coach and MLTB/SLUK walking.  Applicants should be a confident user of IT and ideally worked in a school environment.

The hours of the post vary with the seasons and the number of students engaging with the department’s activities.  The department typically operates Monday through Friday afternoons during term time, but some Saturday/full weekends and school holiday work will be required.  Typically staff work 3-5 days per week with 6 hours/day during summer and 4 hours/day in winter.


The Outdoor Education (OE) Department encompasses a dedicated team of 2 full time and 7 part time staff to deliver sailing, canoeing and kayaking to students as both a sports option during curriculum time and an afterschool activity; a DofE (Duke of Edinburgh) team made of up staff across the school’s 3 sites delivering training and expeditions; and providing support across the schools to deliver or advise on a number of further outdoor activities including kayaking, raft building, team building, orienteering and bush craft. 

Currently 11 staff are members of the department and in addition the department works with senior staff across all schools.  The school is seen as a leading deliverer of sailing and there is a number of staff within the department who are regarded as experts in their field.  The department is able to deliver national level courses and qualifications in the sector. We have our own sailing base with a large selection of boats and a new paddling and rowing base on the River Thames.

We offer a positive working environment, with supportive colleagues and regular opportunities for professional development and training. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In addition to an assessment of their ability to perform the duties of the post applied for, candidates invited to attend for interview should expect further discussion relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.


To apply, please download an application form from our website and return to (no agencies, please). Alternatively, please post completed forms to the following address:-

HR Department
Claires Court Schools Ltd
1 College Avenue

Applications must be received by 9am on Wednesday 5 May 2021. Please apply early as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

NB: CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form, but may be submitted as additional supporting documentation.

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