Location : Europe, UK
Start Date : September 2019 - August 2020
The Salary : Accommodation, full board plus benefits
Our setting, itself, is unique. Big open skies, views across the marshes and estuary encourage relaxation, a break away from everyday life and an opportunity to try something new. That's without mentioning the unique experience of staying on a lightship!
Everything is included in a stay with FACT - all you need to do is arrange your travel and bring your suitcase! The food, tuition and activities are all part of the package - even the homemade cake.
Every visitor will find a warm welcome from our centre staff, who are ably assisted by our expert volunteers. We share our beliefs with guests in a way which respects all view-points - and the day starts with a brief 'thought for the day'.
A Typical Day in the Job
The day starts with a staff meeting, with a short thought, the plan and some prayers. That's swiftly followed by a hearty breakfast alongside the visiting group.
Then, without further ado, it's into the activities: In the morning you could be leading a team building game - challenging a group of 11 year olds to safely traverse the 'acid bog' with nothing but a couple of planks and some milk crates. Then, after lunch, you could be skippering a dinghy with three crew, giving them their first taste of sailing, as well as an on-the-water delivery of mid-session cake.
Then it's time to hang up the waterproofs and buoyancy aids and share the stories of the day around the dinner table, before an evening activity and hot chocolate before bed.
Who are we looking for?
* Applicants must be 18 years or older.
* There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement, that the post holder is a Christian, able to express their faith intelligently and sensitively.
* Ideally, you should have an RYA advanced module or equivalent to get you started.
* An appreciation of the outdoors, a willingness to learn and a desire to serve.
What we can offer you
* Accommodation and Board
* Christian discipleship
* Training & Certification in courses such as RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Powerboat Level 2, First Aid, ERCA High Ropes, Archery GB, BCU Kayaking.
* Kit Allowance - for all your essential PPE and access to our trade suppliers.