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Outdoor Instructor

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Job Introduction

Outdoor Instructor

Up to £27,378

Are you an experienced outdoor instructor who wants to make a real difference to young people’s lives? Do you want the opportunity to introduce young people to outdoor activities and opportunities that meet their therapeutic and educational needs? You'll truly be able to make a difference in this role and have the capacity to utilise your own qualifications and experience to change the lives of the children that we look after.  

    Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, due to the nature of the work, flexibility within these hours is required based on the needs of the children.

    Annual Leave: You will receive 33 days per annum; our holiday year runs from March to February.

    Additional leave: at 2 years and 5 years’ service.

    Training Academy: An in-depth induction and welcome programme.

    Bonuses: A bonus of £1000 every time you successfully refer a friend.

    Pension: Auto enrolment into our Company pension.

    Recognition Awards: Our monthly Wilderness Heroes Awards celebrate you and your team’s success.

    Your Wellbeing: Excellent health and wellbeing benefits via Medicash, including an employee assistance programme; a cash back healthcare plan that offers discounts on optical, dental, and a range of complimentary therapies; 24/7 access to a virtual GP, and other lifestyle apps to support your wellbeing; discounted gym memberships. 

    Life Assurance: of 2 times annual salary.

    Discounts: A range of discount schemes with access to savings on high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, and other leisure outlets, including local businesses following feedback from our employees.

Main Responsibilities:   

We are looking for creative outdoor instructors to provide a varied range of inspiring and exciting outdoor opportunities working across Cumbria, Northumberland and Durham. No two days are the same, and our programme is planned-around the needs of each child. This means you could be leading mountain biking, ghyll scrambling, or spending a day on the lake, or for our more adventurous children, you could be planning and delivering multi-day expeditions.

Key qualities that we look for:

    At least 2 of the following National Governing body qualifications required:

- Summer Mountain Leader.

- Rock Climbing Instructor.

- British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike leader or equivalent.

- British Canoeing Paddlesport Leader Award or equivalent.

- Moving water safety and rescue qualification.

    Full Driving Licence essential.

  Successful collaboration to deliver and plan outdoors educational activities.

    The ability to engage and motivate our teams.

    Support the aims and ethos of A Wilderness Way.

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland as we follow safer recruitment processes.  Proof of identity will also be required. We are an equal opportunities employer.  If you have experience as a Support Worker, Healthcare Assistant, RSW or similar please get in touch.

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