Outdoor Instructors - 5 posts

Location: Lochgoilhead, Argyll
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Date Posted: 24/10/2017
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CONTACT: Neil Baird
The Lochgoilhead Centre
Shelter park
Lochgoilhead
Cairndow
Argyll
PA248AQ
TELEPHONE: 01301 703217
EMAIL:neilb@lochgoilhead.org.uk
WEBSITE: www.lochgoilhead.org.uk

Description:
Outdoor instructors (5 posts)

Closing date- 27th November 2017

Interviews week commencing 4th December 2017
Successful candidate start date 5th February 2018

Instructor (Job Description)
• Salary range: £18400 - £20,450 dependant on qualifications and experience. A qualifications and experience matrix will be used to work out final salary.
• Contracts are full time contracts with annualized hours between the start of February to November (options for winter extensions).
• Location: Lochgoilhead, Argyll, Scotland

About us.
We are a 150 bed residential centre run and operated by Scouts Scotland and part of the Scout adventures network. We run weekend and week summer camps for all sections of the scout association while running as an outdoor education centre working with school groups during term time. The centre has AALA recognition as well as being an RYA training centre and a DofE AAP. We offer a wide range of activities for everyone from beaver scouts through to adult leader training which allows us to offer a varied work pattern for our staff. We are passionate about the outdoors and introducing young people to the benefits of the outdoor environment. We utilise the spectacular local area to get young people into a range of environments which provide stunning learning aid while inspiring and provide a vehicle for outdoor learning.

Benefits:
• Accommodation is provided after £42 per week contribution
• Pro-rata holiday entitlement
• Public holidays entitlement within holiday allocation
• Extra half day off given for any Night Duty
• 40 hour working week (2 days off a week)
• Training and assessments available as and when Instructor is ready and mutually agreed by the centre
• Discounted equipment and clothing

Job Role:
• Instructors will report to Activities Manager /Senior Instructor
• Lead sessions to operating procedures and group needs
• Assist booking in groups to the centre
• Perform maintenance and monthly equipment/PPE checks
• Ensure smooth running of evening entertainments
• Maintain high standards of staff accommodation and communal area’s
• Involvement in operation of centre shop
• Requirement to do overnight duty instructor on a rota system
• Preparation and facilitation of staff social events calendar
• Any other duties as requested by Centre Management to assist operation of centre

Instructor
Person Specification
Essential

Qualifications
Must have 2 of the following as a minimum:
Dinghy Instructor
SPA (Assessed)
Mountain Leader (Assessed)
BCU UKCC Level 2 Paddlesports Coach (or equivalent)
UKCC Mountain bike MBLS level 2 (or equivalent)

Experience
At least 2 seasons experience of working within the outdoor industry
Experience of working with a variety of different groups
RPIOL equivalent

Skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Good problem solving skills
Good resource management
The ability to review individuals and groups
Understands operating procedures and risk assessments

Desirable
Powerboat Instructor (coastal)
Safety Boat (coastal)
Senior Dinghy Instructor
BCU Level Three Kayak/Canoe
UKCC Level 2 Kayak/Canoe Coach with moderate water endorsement
Bush craft Experience
John Muir Award Leader
Driving License/ D1+E
DofE assessor
APIOL equivalent
3 or more years experience of working within the outdoor industry
Evidence of working with large range of client groups
Experience of maintaining a range of equipment
Evidence of running NGB skills courses
Expedition experience
Experience of DofE leadership
Experience and knowledge of the scout association
Experience of working with CFE or education systems

To apply please send a CV and covering letter with details of two references to Neil Baird – neilb@lochgoilhead.org.uk please state instructor post application
or call 01301 703217 for further information

QUALIFICATIONS
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