Senior Activity Instructor

with X Adventure

newspaper Activity Instructor
locationUK, Norwich, Norfolk
start date2020
salary £20,000 - £22,000 p.a. pro rata (Dependent on qualifications and experience)
accommodation includedAccommodation included
training providedTraining provided

We are a small and bespoke company who are highly adaptable to the aims and objective of our groups. We work with our customers to develop unique programmes that don;t necessarily follow the norm. We don;t make our customers fit our programmes but make our programmes fit our customers; in our eyes every group and customer is unique.

Our ethos focuses on helping, encouraging, supporting and guiding our guests.

Youth and adult personal and team development is at the heart of everything we deliver. We use outdoor activities and programmes to facilitate and focus each persons journey of discovery. We actively empower individuals to improve self confidence, personal relationships with peers, leadership and communication qualities. We encourage people with insular outlooks to openly embrace change. We challenge behaviour and work closely with individuals and teams to help them see from past to future. The outdoors is our tool to help and support individual and team development

This is what sets us apart from others, we go the extra mile and we are not afraid of a difficult journey.

Senior Activity Instructor

typical day A Typical Day in the Job

No 'one' day is a typical day. However usually we start the day at 09:00, set the kit for the arrival of the groups either from the residential building or from a day visit group. We usually run up to four 1 1/2 hour activity sessions through the day; either water based or land based and conclude the day by sorting out the equipment back into the stores. During this time you would not only organise yourself and your teams but also organise a small team of instructors to ensure the day runs smoothly.

During these days you would work with people from many social backgrounds but in particular those who experience complicated life circumstances. Through the provision of centre based, wilderness and activity led personal and team development programmes, you will actively improve the confidence, motivation and core life skills these individuals need to make a positive change in their lives.

This only tells a small part of our days. The day will include giving feedback and doing reflective exercises for the groups; delivering these in our team briefing rooms. Our days are also spent looking after the centre doing routine maintenance on the grounds and the kit, you would organise the area of responsibility checks for all centre equipment.

The day would most likely be at our development Centre in Norwich; however the day may also take you onto the local rivers for canoeing or much further afield to North wales or Scotland delivering canoeing or walking expeditions.

ideal candidate Who are we looking for?

You will have excellent people skills in working alongside and managing colleagues, working with visiting group leaders and delivering development programmes to our guests.

Attention to detail is important as you will be responsible for ensuring Centre policies and procedures are followed in line with legislation requirements. You will also take responsibility for equipment checks and the continual dynamic risk assessments of centre activity sessions.

Applicants must be aged 18 or over.

You will have a broad range of qualifications and experience in delivering outdoor activities

You must have at least three of the following NGB qualifications:

UKCC Level 2 Paddlesports
A recognised walking qualification (ML / WGL)
ERCA traditional high ropes instructor
Archery GB Instructor award
Dofe Supervisor / Assessor

You must also have experience of delivering team dynamics and raft building; as is experience working on intensive developmental programmes with challenging young people.

It would be preferable you have a valid first aid certificate and a full driving license.

An enhanced DBS clearance is required before commencement of any employment.

Working hours will need to be flexible; including work at evenings and weekends.

Interview date - 13th January 2020

our offer What we can offer you

The experience you gain from working for X Adventure Activities will allow you to develop as a well rounded Instructor. We completely vary your groups, activities and days.

We don't pigeon hole our customers to a one fits all programme and therefore our instructors work on very rewarding and challenging programmes.

We also support you throughout the process with a well designed training programme at the start and throughout your employment.


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