Working for Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development is a fulfilling career with plenty of training and personal development opportunities within the industry. We need staff at our three outdoor education centres located in Guildford, Mickleham nr Dorking and Ham nr Richmond.
We are always looking to add outdoor workers and catering/domestic staff to our centre teams – bank staff, annualised hours contracts and full time.
Please register your interest for any of these vacancies by emailing your C.V. and some information about yourself to: email@example.com
Please revisit this website as vacancies are regularly updated.
Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity in your spare time, get into the outdoors, meet new people whilst making a positive difference to your local community? How about becoming an estates management volunteer at Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD)? Come along as a group or come along on your own and meet new people, the choice is yours.
Types of work to be carried out: include cutting back and clearing of overgrown areas, small tree clearance, hedge cutting, strimming, wood chipping and wood splitting.
When and where: Various dates throughout the year at High Ashurst in Mickleham, Dorking and Henley Fort in Guildford between 9.30 and 4pm - see available dates below.
Requirements: Volunteers should be a minimum of 18 years old (16 yrs old with parental consent), physically fit and happy to work in the outdoors. Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adult’s, therefore volunteers must share this commitment. This volunteering role will require an enhanced DBS check. Full details in application form.
What to wear: Warm outdoor clothing, sturdy boots, waterproofs during wet weather, if you wish, bring your own work gloves which may be more suitable/comfortable.
Equipment and training: All tools, materials, safety equipment and gloves will be provided, although you may choose to bring your own gloves. There will always be 1 or 2 SOLD staff with volunteers and all machinery will be operated by SOLD staff, however training can be given for regular volunteers.
Refreshments: SOLD will supply you with tea, coffee, juices and water, but volunteers will need to provide own lunch.
How do I apply?
Please click on the link below which will take you to an application form which will need to be completed. Once this has been received, SOLD will be in touch to arrange a visit to the centre for an informal chat and look around. If you are successful, and all references and checks are satisfactory, dates and times will be discussed.
- Tuesday 23 May – High Ashurst
- Friday 23 June – High Ashurst
- Tuesday 25 July – High Ashurst
- Friday 25 August – High Ashurst
- Tuesday 26 September – Henley Fort
- Friday 27 October – Henley Fort
- Tuesday 28 November – Henley Fort
- Tuesday 19 December – Henley Fort
There can be flexibility with dates so if an individual or group wishes to volunteer on alternative dates, please do email firstname.lastname@example.org with their proposed date/s.
Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development is a not for profit organisation and any surplus is reinvested back into services for young people in Surrey.
Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development is committed to offering a range of high quality placement opportunities to young people and adults currently in education. The placements are well structured and designed to meet the specific learning outcomes of the individual, to support their areas of interest, complement their curriculum and develop the key competencies that will maximise their employability.
We will consider placements in the following areas:
- Outdoor education worker - working beside our instructors, assisting in running outdoor activity sessions for our visitors.
- Catering and domestic worker - assisting with preparation and serving of food and the cleaning of the residential facilities.
- Maintenance worker - assisting in the grounds and general maintenance of the facilities.
Placements are available at all our centres. If you are interested in applying for work experience please download our work experience application form and return it to email@example.com.