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Organisation: Cambridgeshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £23,866 - £25,463   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: Grafham Water Centre   Reference: 16035

Closing date:

16 July 2018 at midday

We are looking for a dedicated and motivated individual who is committed to leading a team to deliver the best service to our customers and staff – a smile and a sense of humour is a must! We will be looking for the following in our ideal candidate:

• A higher level outdoor activity qualification; ability to act as technical advisor in one area of activity delivered at the Centre
• A variety of instructor qualifications in activities taught at the Centre
• Management/supervisory experience
• Budget Management experience
• Excellent customer service skills
• Sound knowledge of health, safety and risk management practices
• Ability to motivate a team and individuals

Refer to the attached Person Specification for more details on the criteria expected for this role.
*Please refer to how you meet this criteria in your application.*


Grafham Water Centre is a popular Outdoor Learning Centre based on the shores of Grafham Water reservoir in Perry, Cambridgeshire. We are a lively and busy residential centre catering for a wide range of school and youth groups as well as offering courses for both adults and children. We also cater for corporate and conference bookings. At the heart of all our work is our vision to change young people’s lives.


The post holder will be expected to work with one other Chief Instructor in the management of the activity/education provision, ensuring that a quality, safe service is delivered to our customers.
You will be responsible for planning programmes that allow opportunities for growth and utilise our resources in an efficient way. The Centre employs a large instructor team and it will be your role to lead, inspire and develop them. We are subject to various inspections throughout the year and we would expect the Chief Instructors to manage or contribute towards these.

Please see the attached Job Description for further detail about the role.


• 37 hours per week, including some evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
• Salary £23,886 - £25,463 (hourly rate £12.37 - £13.20).
• 23 days paid annual leave per annum (increasing with service), plus time in lieu for bank holidays.
• Other benefits include access to a local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice option for additional annual leave, and an employee benefit card offering discounts on a range of venues, brands and products.
• We also offer reduced price access to Centre activities and courses for you and your family.
• On-site accommodation is available at a subsidised rate.


**Closing date is 16th July at midday. Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday 20th July to invite them to interview. Interviews will be held on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st July.**

Successful applicants will be subject to Enhanced DBS (CRB) Check and Medical clearance before employment commences.

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Andy Hyland on 01480 810521.


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