Job Details

Job Title:        Outdoor Education Activity worker

Location:        Falkland House School, Falkland Estate, Falkland

Salary:            Up to £25,388 dependent on experience

Contract:        Permanent

Hours:             38 hours per week. Shift pattern of 7 days on, 7 days off


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!


About the School

Falkland House School is an in independent residential school for boys from primary to aged 18 years.  Our pupils have a range of Additional Support Needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  We were the first independent school in Scotland (outside of the NAS) to receive accreditation from the National Autistic Society.

Within the school there is one team, encompassing Care and Education, which works tirelessly to achieve the best possible social and educational outcomes for our boys.


About the Group

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role

This is very much a role in its infancy, with broad principles aimed at improving the social and emotional wellbeing of the boys through outdoor based activities. You will be working alongside an experienced and highly regarded member of staff, with the two of you collaborating with both the Head of Care and the Head of Education to shape the programme and drive forward initiatives.

The role will also involve work around behavioural support, P.E, and supporting the residential boys within the houses, promoting their social and emotional wellbeing and their independence.


Who we are looking for?

An individual who is enthusiastic about the benefits of outdoor education, who will be creative in its implementation and delivery. Ideally, candidates will have experience in delivering outdoor education and assisting boys with additional support needs. Candidates will have a nurturing, supportive approach to their work and will demonstrate positive unconditional regard towards the boys at all times. They should be calm under pressure, resilient and friendly. Knowledge of autism spectrum disorder is advantageous

Registration with the SSSC will be a requirement, with candidates being afforded time to complete requisite qualifications.


Why work for us?

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path


Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Catherine Crawford –

The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks.