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Organisation: Cambridgeshire County Council   Hours: 37.00
Salary: £0 - £0   Working Pattern:Fixed Term
Location: Grafham Water Centre   Reference: 14267

Closing date:

22 November 2017 at midday
Job Title: Trainee Activities Instructor
Employer: Cambridgeshire County Council
Salary/Benefits: £99.00 per week plus a generous training package and in-house development (food and accommodation is provided as part of the package plus annual leave entitlement)
Location: Grafham Water Centre, Cambridgeshire
Season Dates: Fixed Term – Starting February 2018 (12 Month Contract)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 12noon
Short listing for interviews will take place during the following week. All applicants will be contacted by E-mail with our response.

Applicants will need to be available for our selection weekend and interviews on 9-11th December 2018

Job Advertisement
We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team for the 2018 season.
If you want a rewarding and enjoyable place to learn / work / teach and want to be involved in developing young people then look no further!
Grafham Water Centre is a well-known Local Authority Outdoor Learning Centre in Cambridgeshire. The Centre is ideally located on the shores of one the UK’s largest reservoirs and is one of the best inland sailing venues in the UK. It is complimented by an extensive range of water and land based activities. Visit our website – to find out more.

We are a lively and busy centre catering for a wide range of schools and youth groups as well as offering courses for both adults and children from taster sessions to NGB certificated courses.
For your contract in 2018 you will work 5 Days a week including some weekends and evenings, with a variety of groups and alongside experienced instructors. You will also have opportunities to train and take NGB courses to develop your outdoor qualifications in order to become a qualified outdoor instructor. Accommodation and meals are provided throughout your contract. Each successful applicant will receive paid annual leave to take during the contract period and a fantastic training package to support development. Uniform is also provided.

You will have personal experience of Outdoor Pursuits and will be working towards a minimum of one of the following qualifications:
BC/UKCC 2* in Kayak/Canoe, RYA Start Windsurfing, RYA Basic Skills Level 2 Sailing, RYA Powerboat Level 2, Archery GB Leader, BSCA Mountain Bike Leader, CWA Training or equivalent qualifications.
Instructor qualification in one of the following areas: Kayak/Canoe, Climbing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Archery, Powerboat.
APIOL and RPIOL accreditation and other NGB awards will be viewed favourably.

Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check and medical clearance before employment commences.

To apply for this position please complete an on-line application form which is available on: and type in Grafham Water Centre Trainee Instructor into the search.

For further information please contact the Centre (Emma Casey or James Sainsbury) and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Grafham Water Centre
Perry, Huntingdon,
PE28 0GW
T: 01480 810521


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