Job Vacancy – Outdoor Learning Business Manager

Job Vacancy – Outdoor Learning Business Manager

by: Teresa Thorp

Job Role: Outdoor Learning Business Manager
North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning service
Salary: £48,474 to £52,504 per annum pro rata
Contract: Established, permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Based at Bewerley Park Outdoor Centre with an expectation to visit East Barnby Outdoor Centre.

North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning service has over 80 years’ experience of delivering high quality outdoor learning. A service consisting of two large residential outdoor centres and an experienced and skilled Educational Visits team, who work collaboratively to create opportunities for thousands of young people to learn in the great outdoors. Our vision is to enable young people to achieve their potential by creating residential and day experiences that enable participants to develop their social skills, personal growth and environmental awareness.

The opportunity has arisen to appoint a Business Manager, who will assist the Head of Outdoor Learning in the strategic planning and operation of the service. North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning service has an ambitious development plan. The service operates within a commercially minded approach and aims to provide high quality outdoor learning and recreational facilities to the residents of North Yorkshire and further afield.

The Business Manager will be responsible for providing comprehensive management and support to the Head of Outdoor Learning for the effective development and control of the service’s financial growth, income generation and contract coordination. They will work closely with the Head of service and other managers to develop, promote and implement business improvements across the service.

If you have experience and innovative ideas as a Business Manager, we want you to be part of our future. Sustainability and learning are integral to our business. If you are ready for a new challenge, have strong business and financial acumen then this new and exciting role will provide you with an opportunity to be a key part in the continued transformation of North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning service.

Key dates
• Closing date: Sunday 10th September 2023
• Proposed Interview date/s: Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September 2023

An Enhanced DBS is required for this post.
We are committed to directly recruiting staff and will not accept applications nor services from agency suppliers in respect of our vacancies.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity.
References will be obtained prior to interview.
Contact us: We welcome an informal discussion if you have any questions. Please contact Teresa Thorp (Head of Outdoor Learning service) by emailing

To apply: Outdoor Learning Business Manager, North Yorkshire Outdoor Learning service (
Thank you and we look forward to exploring your interest further.