Lead Instructor

Location: Scout Adventures Woodhouse Park, Near Bristol
Salary and Benefits Salary: £20,267 per annum
Contract: Fixed term – February to October 2018
Hours: 40 hours per week
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Accommodation on centre, Simply Health medical plan, Uniform
Date Posted: 20/10/2017
For more information and to apply for this post please visit www.scouts.org.uk/jobs

Lead Instructor - Woodhouse Park (Ref: 17/65)

Summary of Job

We believe that amazing things happen in the great outdoors. We inspire, coach and teach thousands of young people each year in the art of Adventure. Our Lead Instructors are our front line in training, managing and supporting our volunteers and instructors. They manage our activities, equipment, and timetables, help coordinate our day to day operations and generally keep the cogs turning in the right direction! This is an opportunity to join the Scout Adventures team at Woodhouse Park, working with the Centre Manager and one other lead instructor you’ll make sure our team are prepared, and manged to deliver life changing adventures to young people – as well as occasionally putting your own skills into on the High Ropes course or Archery range!

About You
We’re looking someone who is as passionate as we are about getting young people outdoors to have an adventure. You’ll be well organised and care about getting the details right. With previous experience of working in an LOTC licensed centre you’ll be keen to develop the skills to keep a busy centre moving including the technical skills to train and work in the outdoors including two of Archery GB, NRSA YPS Tutor, ERCA Traditional Rope Instructor, or similar. You’ll be a developing leader willing to go the extra mile to give each of our volunteers, instructors and customers the support they need to make their adventures happen. You’ll be methodical in your work, understand the need to communicate clearly and share information, and will be happy to learn and use our systems and processes to help ensure the centre is compliant with its needs and each of our guests experiences a brilliant residential.

About Us
Scout Adventures offers inspiring outdoor learning experiences for both young people and adults. Drawing on over 100 years of Scouting heritage and expertise, we specialise in creating tailor-made packages that are fun, challenging and deliver specific skills and learning outcomes. We are open to Scouts, schools and youth groups. Here at Scout Adventures we believe that amazing things can happen in the great outdoors. Working with teachers and youth leaders, we have inspired generations of young people to reach their potential and learn skills for life.
Woodhouse park is located near to Bristol and is ideally positioned to work with groups of young people from Bristol and the Midlands. Working with upwards of 10,000 young people each year the team deliver life changing experiences based around an active adventure programme including High Ropes, Team Building, Target Sports and Bushcraft., as well as hosting hundreds of Scout camps, and 3 national events each year.

For an informal conversation or to find out more about the role, please feel free to contact Dan.Woodhouse@scouts.org.uk

Details of closing and Interview date:
Closing date: 27th November 2017
Interview date: Week of 11th December 2017

(Interviews will be held at Scout Adventures Woodhouse park, BS32 4LX. There will be a full day of tasks and group activities beginning at 09:30am. We can provide Accommodation if your travel arrangements mean you need to arrive the day before.)

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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