- Permanent full-time role
- Maximum term leadership tenure
- Attractive remuneration package
The Head of Education Outdoors is a dynamic teaching and leading position that focuses on the delivery of the College’s world class experiential education programs based across the three campuses, being Elphin, Penquite and the Valley Campus located in the Fingal Valley, while also leveraging the vast natural assets across the Tasmanian landscape.
The role is responsible for design, planning and delivery of an Education Outdoors program that encompasses a range of diverse adventure activities, with an underlying focus on environmental awareness, effective teamwork, and creating opportunities for personal development.
To succeed in this role, you will need substantial experience educating in the outdoor learning environment, together with solid experience in the day-to-day operational leadership of teams and a proven ability to effectively lead people through change.
Scotch Oakburn College is an independent, co-educational, open-entry day and boarding school in association with the Uniting Church in Australia. The College provides a world class education to approximately 1,300 students, from Early Learning to Year 12. Through the provision of academic, pastoral, and co-curricular programs, the College provides a holistic education designed to prepare students for their future.
The College operates across three campuses, with the Junior School and Boarding House on the Elphin Campus, located just a short drive from the Middle School and Senior School located on the Penquite Campus, both in the eastern suburbs of Launceston. It also operates an Outdoor Education Centre from its third campus in the Fingal Valley, located an hour from Launceston.
Living in Launceston
Considering relocation to Tasmania? Awarded the Australian Town of the Year in 2022, Launceston is one of Australia’s oldest cities where Georgian and Victorian architecture still feature in the well-preserved cityscape. Established around the joining of three waterways, the local lifestyle is one to embrace the outdoors. From the picturesque walks of the Cataract Gorge Reserve to a vast array of hikes and world class mountain bike trails at our doorstep, Launceston is a place that nurtures the adventurer.
With four distinct seasons that offer an abundance of sunshine and rainfall, the Tamar Valley is a flourishing food and wine region, and Launceston’s Harvest Market is considered one of the best in the country. A renowned culinary destination with restaurateurs capitalising on the fresh supply of local farmers, producers and distillers, Launceston was named a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in November 2021. Visit www.tasmania.com.au to learn more about our unique lifestyle.
How to apply
Position Description – Head of Education Outdoors
Applications addressing the Selection Criteria can be submitted via our APPLY ONLINE form. Applications close at 5.00pm Monday, 16 October 2023.
Our College is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.