Outdoor Education Therapeutic Learning Practitioner – Totton, Southampton

Job Reference 488

  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 p/week)
  • Salary: Band F £19,271 – £21,673 p/annum
  • Closing Date: 11th November 2018
  • Interview Dates: TBC

If you have a passion for Outdoor Education and experience of managing challenging behaviours and autism, then this could be your dream job! We are looking for a Therapeutic Learning Practitioner to specialise in Outdoor Education at our School in Totton, Southampton. You will join our ever growing team to help educate young people with a range of abilities from Pre-Entry Level to GCSE.

“Teaching is highly effective. Staff know pupils exceptionally well because of precise and ongoing assessment of pupils’ needs. They tailorlessons exceptionally well to engage pupils’ interests. Consequently, pupils make rapid gains in their academic, personal and social development”. Ofsted.

Fair Ways is an expanding, dynamic charity that strongly believes in providing opportunities for people to meet their full potential. Fair Ways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and we expect ALL staff to share this commitment. We have recently been awarded Third Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to Work For in the Sunday Times Awards.

Job Responsibilities

As an Outdoor Activity Therapeutic Learning Practitioner, you will be;

  • Participating in the completion and monitoring of all student assessments and monitor and record such progress.
  • Writing reports for any student you have supported, by the required deadline in order to complete their end of term reports.
  • Assess and manage risk when planning outdoor activities for the young people as well ensuring all equipment and facilities are safe for use.
  • Ensuring a high standard of lesson planning, delivery of lessons, marking of work and behaviour management of the pupils.

Personal Skills

Fair Ways plan to appoint an Outdoor Education TLP who has proven experience of supporting pupils with Autism and managing challenging behaviour of young people with communication difficulties. You must have effective experience of teaching or supporting Outdoor Education as well as being suitably qualified in sport or equivalent. You must be highly organised and have the ability to work as part of a team as well as working independently. Due to the nature of this role, you must also show resilience under pressure and a flexible approach to the task in hand. All applicants must have a driving licence and access to the use of car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure. The disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.


Fair Ways places importance on valuing staff and recognising the key role staff play in the organisation that’s why we;

  • Offer intensive in house Induction training prior to starting in your role. Our training department also offers a wide range of accredited courses from Level 2 Awards to Level 5 Diplomas in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People, Counselling, Health Care, and Assessing.
  • Offer access to legal, financial and personal advice.
  • Have an active employee committee.
  • After a year’s employment, staff can benefit from a health scheme including discounts for restaurants, optical/dental discount and childcare vouchers.
  • Offer discounted gym memberships.

Working for Fair Ways will provide you with an opportunity to seek discount on products and local services as well as auto-enrolment into our Pension scheme.

Next Step

Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400)

and ask for the Recruitment Team or email Recruitment@fairways.co