Location : UK, Herefordshire
Start Date : 2019
The Salary : Competitive rate of pay
The Symonds Yat Gorge provides Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre with the best location in the country for novice or expert canoeist. Our exclusive facilities on the banks of the River Wye comprise of 100 open canoes, 30 kayaks and 10 SUPs.
Land-based adventure activities include Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Caving, Ropes Course, Archery, Adventure walks etc, which are run from our activity/accommodation centre, Holly Barn.
A Typical Day in the Job
We offer a large range of activities at Wyedean (canoeing, kayaking, climbing, caving, abseiling, Stand up paddleboarding, rafting building, high ropes and zip wire, indoor climbing wall and guided canoe trips) so very rarely are two days the same, we attract members of the general public to people from the corporate world. When you're not on the cliffs or on the water there's still plenty going on with canoe hire trips running regularly.
All of our activity sessions are 3 hours long, which means you have lots of time to interact with customers and give them a real taste of what is it like to experience the thrill of outdoor adventure.
Who are we looking for?
Applicants should have a minimum of:
BC UKCC Level 1 Coach
3 Star canoe and or kayak (or higher)
BSUPA Level 1 Instructor
Archery GB Instructor Award
High and low ropes course experience
SPA/ RCI (very desirable) (training or assessment)
D1 Mini Bus License + CPC
What we can offer you
We offer job variety, riverside accommodation, competitive wages and big discounts on equipment.
Wyedean canoe and adventure centre is one of biggest activity companies on the river Wye and we offer our instructors the chance to work in an all natural environment whether that's guiding groups through Symonds Yat rapids or teaching groups to climb on the natural limestone rock.
All staff go through an extensive 2-week training programme at the start of the season led by our highly qualified senior staff team, you will learn a whole new set of skills and how to apply them in different situations that you may come across. We believe in hands-on practical learning and you will have the opportunity as an individual to demonstrate what you are capable of within those 2 weeks.
We are situated in arguably one of the best locations in the UK for outdoor pursuits. Symonds Yat rapids are on your doorstep where you will get the chance to teach groups and personally improve your skills. Symonds Yat rock is a 15minute walk from the canoe centre where you have a large selection of climbs from moderate to E grades, if that isn't enough within 1 hours drive you have some of the best rivers in the country in South Wales and if their not running there's always the whitewater centre in Cardiff.
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Why would you be good for this job?
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