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Outdoor Instructor

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Cambridgeshire County Council
£18,328 - £18,562
Fixed Term
Grafham Water Centre
Closing date:
28 February 2022 at midday
Position: Seasonal Instructor

About the role

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to pass on your passion for the Outdoors? Do you want to work in a rewarding environment focused on the development of yourself and others?

Our full season contracts are from March 2022 and will run until the end of October 2022. We often offer the opportunity for seasonal staff to extend through November and occasionally the whole winter.

Our Instructors are responsible for providing high quality outdoor learning experiences to our customers, whilst ensuring the safety of all participants. This will involve delivering a range of land and water based activities, as well as ensuring all parts of the customer visit run smoothly. You may also be required to be on-call overnight on occasions.

Please see the attached Job Description for further info.

About us

Grafham Water Centre is a popular Outdoor Education 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.

Hours, pay and benefits

• 37 hour annualised hours contract. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
• Starting pay of £1,516 per month. Increasing based on performance.
• Additional payments for on-call duties.
• Subsidised on-site food and accommodation available.
• 23 days paid annual leave pro rota.
• Regular staff training sessions during the season.
• Free access to Centre courses (subject to availability)
• Training on in-house activities
• Training/shadowing on activities to help reach NGB standards.
• Free use of Centre facilities and equipment in your own time.
• Reduced price access to Centre activities and courses for your family.
• 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.

About you

We are looking for dedicated and motivated individuals who are committed to developing themselves and others. They must be focussed on delivering the best service to our customers
– a smile and a sense of humour are a must! We will be looking for the following in our ideal candidate:
• A passion for outdoor learning.
• At least one of the following Instructor qualifications: RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor, BC/UKCC Level 1 Canoe/Kayak Coach or Paddlesport Instructor, Single Pitch Award/Rock Climbing Instructor or Climbing Wall Award/Instructor
• Valid First Aid qualification.
• The ability to provide safe, purposeful and fun sessions that meet the needs of our clients.
• Able and confident to communicate well with both adults and children.

Please see the attached Person Specification for further info, and explain how you meet the criteria in your application.

Other info

The closing date for this position is February 28th at midday. Please note, we will only contact applicants after the closing date has passed.
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 Rob Kinsella or Alan Gayter via email at or to set up a time to chat.


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