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CAREERS

Join our team

Passionate about making the school day more active for our younger generation? Join our team with options to work remotely and/or in education settings across the UK and internationally! We’re always looking for people who share our passion. You can see the various positions we offer and fill out an application form below.
For an informal discussion, please call our office on 01524 907000.

Trainer

This role will appeal to a range of people from those with experience in Primary or Secondary PE to keen orienteering coaches. You may have years of experience, or you may be brimming with enthusiasm to learn a new skillset. Either way, we would love to hear from you – complete the application form below!

You will be responsible for:

Creating accurate orienteering maps of school settings

Delivering informative, engaging, and inspiring staff training

Creating excellent relationships with our customers i.e. all school staff

Communicating with our customers to ensure they receive the best possible service

Setting up permanent and long-lasting orienteering courses using our company products and equipment, ensuring the course is safe and accessible for school pupils

Communicating and promoting new products and resources to existing schools

Role Details

Hours: full-time, part-time and freelance roles are available. Full-time staff work 40-45 hours per week Monday-Friday

Salary/wage: competitive based on your experience, qualifications and current/previous roles – all experience levels can apply!

Holidays: full-time staff will receive a minimum of 30 days per annum

Location: Nationwide – you will travel to different schools each day

Overtime/time in lieu: Available during busy periods

Benefits/perks
What does the day-to-day role look like?

9:00 am – Arrive at the school, meet the staff and complete the survey & fieldwork
11:00 am – Scan fieldwork and complete cartography using OCAD mapping software or equivalent
2:00 pm – Install the orienteering course 
3:15 pm – If schools have opted for staff training, you will then deliver a 90-minute training session on how to implement our nationwide active learning programme
5:00 pm – Head home or to your paid-for hotel and switch off
Usually, our trainers will work most of their weekly hours over 4 days, visiting 4 schools per week. The other day may involve a few hours working from home on admin-type tasks, phone calls or online tasks.

Travelling

We work with schools nationwide so you will be required to travel and sometimes stopover if the school is more than 2.5 hours from your home. Where possible, you will be allocated schools closer to your home. All accommodation and overnight food/drink expenses will be paid for by the company. At the end of each week, you will claim back mileage expenses using our favourable allowances designed to cover fuel, wear and tear and depreciation. We also try to share away trips equally between our trainers throughout the year. You will need a valid UK driving license and a vehicle suitable for motorway driving.

Suitability to work in a school setting

You will undergo an enhanced DBS check to ensure your right to work in a school setting + qualification checks

Training

During your initial weeks with us, you will be given training on various or all aspects of the role depending on your experience and skillset.

Essentials - you have, you are, you can:

Experience with Primary or Secondary PE as a teacher or coach

Passionate about outdoor, active learning

Passionate about helping teachers and subsequently pupils

A positive attitude to learning new skills

A hungry and driven work ethic

A team player with great speaking, listening and communication skills

The ability to put forward ideas and work with others to generate and develop ideas further

A positive mindset with the end-vision always in mind

Good ICT skills

An eye for detail

ICT literate

5 GCSEs A* – C or equivalent including English and Maths

A valid UK driving license

Desirables - it would be great, but not essential, if you have:

Experience with OCAD mapping software or equivalent

Experience with orienteering

A current or former member of an orienteering club

An orienteering qualification

QTS [qualified teacher status] or a relevant degree

Lesson Creator

Our outdoor, active, cross-curricular product is always improving. We offer full-time and part-time lesson creator roles and we have teachers who work with us on a part-time basis alongside their teaching commitments. This role involves creating outstanding, outdoor, active lessons to be used by teachers across the UK and internationally. A good subject knowledge is essential with the passion and drive to bring creative ideas to life. We are looking for like-minded people who can join us in creating lessons for a variety of subject areas across all age ranges. If this role appeals to you, complete the application form below.

Subject areas: Geography, History, Science, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Computing, Maths, English, Religious Studies, PSHE, Citizenship, Music

Hours: full-time, part-time and freelance roles are available

Salary/wage: competitive based on your experience, qualifications and current/previous roles

Holidays: full-time staff will receive a minimum of 30 days per annum

Location: you can work from home or from our head office in Lancaster

Overtime/time in lieu: available during busy periods

You will be responsible for:

Developing a subject-specific sequence of learning, drawing from the National Curriculum for England and the subject-specific association e.g. the Association for Physical Education or the Association for Geography Teaching

Moving creative lesson ideas to real-life teaching practice, by writing clear and concise lesson content supported by diagrams. Some lessons will also be supported by short voice-over video demonstrations [training will be provided]

Ensuring lessons are fun, engaging, skill-based, practical, and easy to understand

Proof-reading for grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors

Developing a basic and easy-to-use assessment system to accompany the sequence of learning developed

Once completed for English schools, there may be opportunity to convert/ adapt for schools based in other countries such as Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and overseas.

Essentials - you have, you are, you can:

Experience with lesson planning and content creation in one or more subject areas

A clear understanding of what makes an outstanding outdoor, active lesson

Evidence of a lesson plan and supporting resources

A hungry and creative work ethic

A positive attitude to learning new skills

A team player with great speaking, listening and communication skills

The ability to put forward ideas and work with others to generate and develop ideas

Give attention to detail

A positive mindset with the end-vision always in mind

Excellent grammar, punctuation, and spelling skills

A strong Wi-Fi connection for working remotely from your own home

Good ICT skills

Good research skills

Desirables - it would be great, but not essential, if you have:

Good design skills with experience of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe InDesign or Adobe Illustrator and evidence of this [training will be provided]

Qualified teacher status or a teaching related degree

Experience working within a school setting

Experience working for an educational content provider

Experience in video creation and voice over

A love for orienteering, map reading or physical activity

Mapper [freelance or part-time]

Are you an experienced orienteering mapper? If you’d like to work with us on a freelance or part-time basis, complete the application form below attaching your CV and the following details:

Trainer

This role will appeal to a range of people from those with experience in Primary or Secondary PE to keen orienteering coaches. You may have years of experience, or you may be brimming with enthusiasm to learn a new skillset. Either way, we would love to hear from you – complete the application form below!

You will be responsible for:

Creating accurate orienteering maps of school settings

Delivering informative, engaging, and inspiring staff training

Creating excellent relationships with our customers i.e. all school staff

Communicating with our customers to ensure they receive the best possible service

Setting up permanent and long-lasting orienteering courses using our company products and equipment, ensuring the course is safe and accessible for school pupils

Communicating and promoting new products and resources to existing schools

Role Details

Hours: full-time, part-time and freelance roles are available. Full-time staff work 40-45 hours per week Monday-Friday

Salary/wage: competitive based on your experience, qualifications and current/previous roles – all experience levels can apply!

Holidays: full-time staff will receive a minimum of 30 days per annum

Location: Nationwide – you will travel to different schools each day

Overtime/time in lieu: Available during busy periods

Benefits/perks
What does the day-to-day role look like?

9:00 am – Arrive at the school, meet the staff and complete the survey & fieldwork
11:00 am – Scan fieldwork and complete cartography using OCAD mapping software or equivalent
2:00 pm – Install the orienteering course 
3:15 pm – If schools have opted for staff training, you will then deliver a 90-minute training session on how to implement our nationwide active learning programme
5:00 pm – Head home or to your paid-for hotel and switch off
Usually, our trainers will work most of their weekly hours over 4 days, visiting 4 schools per week. The other day may involve a few hours working from home on admin-type tasks, phone calls or online tasks.

Travelling

We work with schools nationwide so you will be required to travel and sometimes stopover if the school is more than 2.5 hours from your home. Where possible, you will be allocated schools closer to your home. All accommodation and overnight food/drink expenses will be paid for by the company. At the end of each week, you will claim back mileage expenses using our favourable allowances designed to cover fuel, wear and tear and depreciation. We also try to share away trips equally between our trainers throughout the year. You will need a valid UK driving license and a vehicle suitable for motorway driving.

Suitability to work in a school setting

You will undergo an enhanced DBS check to ensure your right to work in a school setting + qualification checks

Training

During your initial weeks with us, you will be given training on various or all aspects of the role depending on your experience and skillset.

Essentials - you have, you are, you can:

Experience with Primary or Secondary PE as a teacher or coach

Passionate about outdoor, active learning

Passionate about helping teachers and subsequently pupils

A positive attitude to learning new skills

A hungry and driven work ethic

A team player with great speaking, listening and communication skills

The ability to put forward ideas and work with others to generate and develop ideas further

A positive mindset with the end-vision always in mind

Good ICT skills

An eye for detail

ICT literate

5 GCSEs A* – C or equivalent including English and Maths

A valid UK driving license

Desirables - it would be great, but not essential, if you have:

Experience with OCAD mapping software or equivalent

Experience with orienteering

A current or former member of an orienteering club

An orienteering qualification

QTS [qualified teacher status] or a relevant degree

Application form

Secondary School Control Markers

✓ 140 Cross-Curricular Orienteering control markers – used to complement lessons in PE, Maths, English, Geography and more 
✓ Permanent orienteering course with 40 control markers made from durable composite metal panels 
✓ Portable Cross-Curricular Orienteering courses using our innovative system with 100 control markers
✓ Control markers designed by our experienced qualified teachers (QTS) and licensed British Orienteering members 

Includes: 
✓ PE & multi activity courses x40 control markers
✓ Maths orienteering courses 1 (blue control markers) x25 control markers
✓ Maths orienteering courses 2 (black control markers) x25 control markers
✓ English orienteering courses (green control markers) x25 control markers
✓ Editable orienteering course for any subject (blank control markers) x25 control markers

Cross-Curricular Orienteering Control Markers

Over 250 Cross-Curricular Orienteering control markers available. These are used alongside over 500 lessons covering PE, Maths, English, Science, Geography, History, PSHE, Phonics, Art, Music and more

Permanent orienteering courses with 25 – 50 control markers made from durable aluminium composite metal panels
Portable Cross-Curricular Orienteering courses using our innovative system with over 200 control markers available for KS1 and KS2 including editable control markers
Control markers designed by our experienced qualified teachers (QTS) and licensed British Orienteering members

KS2 Cross-Curricular Orienteering Control Markers (Years 3-6) include:
PE & Multi Activity Courses (Red Control Markers)
Maths Orienteering Courses 1 (Blue Control Markers)
Maths Orienteering Courses 2 (Black Control Markers)
English Orienteering Courses (Green Control Markers)
Editable Orienteering Course for Any Subject (Purple Control Markers)

KS1 Cross-Curricular Orienteering Control Markers (Years 1-2) include:
PE, Phonics & Multi Activity Courses (Orange Control Markers)
Maths Orienteering Courses 1 (Blue Control Markers)
Maths Orienteering Courses 2 (Grey Control Markers)
English Orienteering Courses (Green Control Markers)
Editable Orienteering Course for Any Subject (Yellow Control Markers)

All Primary Packages include 125 KS2 control markers as standard. If wishing to add more control markers, such as KS1, KS3 etc, please get in touch for a price.

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EYFS / KS1 Programme

What we offer for EYFS & KS1

1) Cross-Curricular Orienteering signs including:
– Phonics courses
– Maths courses for + – x ÷
– Maths courses for shape and measurement
– Maths courses for place value
– English courses for Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
– Picture courses for English & PSHE
– Fundamental movement skills courses
– Editable courses for all subject areas

2) EYFS/KS1 Scheme of work & supporting documents 

3) Mapping service – bespoke maps of your school, tailored for the KS1 programme and resources

4) Course Set Up
– A member of our team will set up the orienteering courses with screws and cable ties whilst creating multiple different map types tailored for KS1

5) Staff Training 
– Tailored for EYFS & KS1

+ OUTDOOR ACTIVE LEARNING PORTAL including:
– Online lesson library
– Annual updates
– Support videos
First year free then prices start at £400.00 per annum depending on which elements of the outdoor active learning portal you want access to. Please note, prices can be subject to change. Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time before your auto-renewal date. 

This package can be subject to travel expenses depending on the location of the school. 

Can we purchase this alongside another package?

Yes – most schools who want to offer OAA and outdoor, active learning on a whole school basis purchase this alongside Primary Package 3 or 4. We offer a bundle discount if you wish to do this. Prices vary depending on which elements of the programme you want. Get in touch for a quote.

pRICES VARY

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Cross-Curricular Orienteering Lesson Portal

With over 500 lessons available across EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4, our team of experienced qualified teachers, subject specialists (with QTS) and licensed British Orienteering members have created the most comprehensive Cross-Curricular Orienteering platform in the world.

Orienteering in PE schemes for EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 – progressive and skills-based!
500+ lessons across PE, Maths, English, Phonics, Science, Geography, History, PSHE, Art, Music and more!
Weekly Maths lessons aligned with the White Rose Maths progression steps
Seasonal topic lessons released each term e.g. World Book Day, World Mental Health Day, Christmas etc
Competitions, breaktime activities and leadership activities 
CPD videos
New lessons released each term

Prices start at £400.00 per year depending on which elements of the Cross-Curricular Orienteering learning portal you want to access. If taking out a package, your first year is built into the package price. Booking or purchasing confirms your acceptance of our Terms & Conditions of Services and our Website Terms of Use

Professional Bespoke School Orienteering Maps

Designed by our experienced cartographers.

Survey and cartography completed during a site visit using the industry leading cartography software, OCAD
Multiple map types produced to correspond with permanent and portable courses
Maps have both fixed control points as well as editable, drag and drop features so courses can be adapted quickly, keeping students challenged and engaged 
Maps can be provided electronically in a variety of formats such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe PDF, OCAD etc
All artwork & files will be saved on our cloud – if alterations are needed in the future, we can update the map quickly

With Primary Package 1: The Essentials, only a basic satellite map is provided – upgrade to Package 2, 3, 4 or 5 for a site visit and professional orienteering maps.

Secondary School Lesson Portal

✓ Orienteering (OAA) in PE scheme – progressive and skills-based!
✓ Cross-Curricular Orienteering lessons linked to PE Modules: Anatomy & Physiology; Health, Fitness & Wellbeing; Movement Analysis; Physical Training; Socio-Cultural Influences; Sports Psychology
✓ Cross-Curricular Orienteering lessons for Maths and English
✓ Geography (fieldwork) – grid references and using a compass – practice for D of E!

Prices start at £250.00 per year depending on which elements of the Cross-Curricular Orienteering learning portal you want to access. If taking out a package, your first year is built into the package price. Booking or purchasing confirms your acceptance of our Terms & Conditions of Services and our Website Terms of Use

Course Installation

A member of our team will install your permanent metal orienteering control markers 

The permanent metal control markers will be installed using screws and/or cables
As an enhancement to your permanent courses, we also provide portable and adjustable control markers to keep students challenged and engaged by introducing variety and adaptability
Usually, we fix the permanent control markers to existing features such as fences, buildings etc. Occasionally, we may need to plant wooden posts for instance on a vast field with minimal man-made features
✓ Maps will be updated with control points with a variety of maps provided

Staff Training

Practical, informative and fun staff training delivered by our in-house team of Qualified Teachers and Licensed British Orienteering Coaches.

✓ Teaching orienteering in PE
✓ Making learning active across the curriculum 
In-person training is preferable – we like to meet people!
Online training available
✓ Training can be delivered after school or during an INSET day

Experience Days

Our experienced team of qualified teachers & licensed British Orienteering coaches deliver experience days for schools across the UK. See the various options below. Choose one or more:

Orienteering Launch Day
✓ Electronic Timing Day
Cross-Curricular Orienteering Themed Day
Breaktime and Leadership Activities Day
Action Planning Consultation Day

Orienteering Launch Day
A fun orienteering launch day to kickstart Cross-Curricular Orienteering at your school. We can run the launch day for the whole school (up to 2-form entry) with a minimum of 40 minutes per class. Alternatively, we can run longer sessions for less classes.

Electronic Timing Day
A high-energy orienteering competition day where pupils complete a variety of challenges using the latest orienteering timing technology. Online leaderboards can be generated on your classroom displays with finish times appearing LIVE throughout the day. We can run the electronic timing day for the whole school (up to 2-form entry) with a minimum of 40 minutes per class. Alternatively, we can run longer sessions for less classes.

Cross-Curricular Orienteering Themed Day
A physically active Cross-Curricular Orienteering day on a theme of your choice. This day is most suitable for classes who have been taught the key skills from our orienteering in PE scheme of work. We recommend running in-depth lessons for select classes with a minimum 1 hour timeslot per class taking part.

Breaktime and Leadership Activities Day
Wanting to enhance your breaktime provision and develop the leadership skills of your pupils? These workshops run during the school day and focus on pupils delivering simple practical activities which can be used at break times. This day is most suitable for Y5 or above and pupils should have prior experience of orienteering in PE and/or other subject areas.

Action Planning Consultation Day
Only suitable for schools who have taken out a Cross-Curricular Orienteering package. We will spend time action planning your use of Cross-Curricular Orienteering to increase standards in PE and increase physical activity across the school day. Half days and full days are available with both online and site visit options.

Orienteering Launch Day

Our experienced team of qualified teachers & licensed British Orienteering coaches will deliver a fun orienteering launch day to kickstart Cross-Curricular Orienteering at your school. We can run the launch day for the whole school (up to 2-form entry) with a minimum of 40 minutes per class. Alternatively, we can run longer sessions for less classes.

Electronic Timing Day

Our experienced team of qualified teachers & licensed British Orienteering coaches will deliver a high-energy orienteering competition day where pupils complete a variety of challenges using the latest orienteering timing technology. Online leaderboards can be generated on your classroom displays with finish times appearing LIVE throughout the day. We can run the electronic timing day for the whole school (up to 2-form entry) with a minimum of 40 minutes per class. Alternatively, we can run longer sessions for less classes.

Breaktime and Leadership Activities Day

Wanting to enhance your breaktime provision and develop the leadership skills of your pupils? These workshops run during the school day and focus on pupils delivering simple practical activities which can be used at break times. This day is most suitable for Y5 or above and pupils should have prior experience of orienteering in PE and/or other subject areas.

Cross-Curricular Orienteering Themed Day

Our experienced team of qualified teachers & licensed British Orienteering coaches will deliver a physically active Cross-Curricular Orienteering day on a theme of your choice. This day is most suitable for classes who have been taught the key skills from our orienteering in PE scheme of work. We recommend running in-depth lessons for select classes with a minimum 1 hour timeslot per class taking part.

Action Planning Consultation

Only suitable for schools who have taken out a Cross-Curricular Orienteering package. We will spend time action planning your use of Cross-Curricular Orienteering to increase standards in PE and increase physical activity across the school day. Half days and full days are available with both online and site visit options. Please get in touch for a quote.