Senior Instructor

with Avon Tyrrell

newspaper Activity Instructor
locationUnited Kingdom, Hampshire
start date2020
salary £19,000-£20,000
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

We believe in creating memories that last a lifetime.

Our staff are dedicated to providing a high quality, friendly and personable service.

Our skilled team of activity instructors play a large role in the success of the centre, supporting and encouraging individuals to realise their potential and develop essential life skills.

We invest in our staff and offer an extensive apprenticeship programme to ensure that visitors receive a high quality service, whilst also enabling individuals to grow and develop within the industry.

Sessions are tailored to meet learning objectives and can all be linked to the National Curriculum.

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typical day A Typical Day in the Job

We offer a wide variety of groups and have a huge range of onsite activities, so no two days are likely to be the same.

Working with a great team, you will support us in providing incredible memories to individuals of all ages, but primarily young people, as they experience Outdoor Adventure, often for the first time.

Join us for an incredible time and help us Make a Difference.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

The person we are looking for:


 Extensive knowledge of best practice in outdoor learning and adventure
 Experience of working at an outdoor centre
 Understanding of centre held external accreditations and experience of supporting inspections
 Experience of line management or mentoring staff
 Experience of managing projects
 Experience of delivering quality customer service
 Understanding of budget management
 Sound knowledge of outdoor activity health and safety

Skills and Abilities

 Ability to support customer relationships to achieve positive outcomes
 Organised with the ability to plan and prioritise, can multi-task and work under pressure
 ability to meet deadlines
 Ability to lead, work on own initiative and as part of a team
 Proactive with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
 Excellent attention to detail and completion, ensuring quality and consistency is
 always maintained
 Flexibility in approach to work and willingness to learn
 Able to think creatively and solve problems
 A mature and personable approach
 Good communication and facilitation skills including a knowledgeable understanding of soft skills, reviewing and an ability to communicate with a variety of audiences.
 Good understanding of relevant ICT software packages.
 Hold or are actively working towards a minimum of 3 relevant NGB outdoor activity qualifications for example:
o BC Core Coach
o ERCA Traditional High Ropes Instructor
o CWI or CWIA or RCI Holder
o A recognised walking/navigation qualification
o A recognised mountain bike qualification
o Archery GB Instructor Award
o A recognised bushcraft / environmental qualification

Values and Personal Qualities

 Confident and credible to a diverse range of customers and stakeholders
 A willingness to work unsociable hours including evenings, weekends and short periods
 away from home.
 An empathy with the aims and values of the charity

Note we provide training and development where needed

our offer What we can offer you

• 27 days annual leave + bank holidays (35 days)
• Pension
• Life Insurance
• Meals whilst on duty
• On the job training and continuing professional development

Due to the nature of the role, onsite accommodation is available upon request.


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