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Full Time . 12 Month Contract . Salary £8,385
Apprentice Outdoor Instructor
    Essential details

    Salary: £8,385 (12 month contract)

    Working Hours:  The working week will average 37 hours.  It will comprise both on-job and off-job training and will include evening and some weekend work.

    Closing Date: 12 pm Friday 10th December

    Interview Date: Friday 17th December

    Potential Start Date:

    Monday 17th January t.b.c.

    This post is offered subject to an enhanced D.B.S. check.

    Apprentice Outdoor Instructor 

    Do you love the outdoors? Are you looking for a new challenge? 

    This is an opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications and to develop professional skills as an Outdoor Instructor, whilst earning a wage. This is a full time post. Progression opportunities are available subject to aptitude, skills, qualifications and experience.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice instructor to join our young, dynamic team.

    Day to Day Duties:

    • Assisting with the delivery of high quality sessions of residential and non-residential outdoor learning.
    • Supervising small groups of children / young people in a residential setting.
    • Assisting to clean and maintain activity equipment and facilities used by the client groups to ensure that the highest standards of Health and Safety are achieved.

    Skills and Qualifications:

    • knowledge and experience of working with children and young people, some personal experience in outdoor activities – Desirable

    • a passion for personal development through outdoor activities – Essential

    • 5 GCSE’s (A* – C / 4 – 9) including Maths and English 

    • Personal Skills Awards in outdoor activities e.g. BCU star awards, NICAS, D of E, Scouts etc – Desirable

    • Maths and English Level 1 – Essential

    Future Prospects:

    Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre has introduced new posts for outdoor activity instructors.  Successful candidates who complete their apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for these new roles or other comparable roles at other centres.

    The successful candidate will assist with the delivery of high quality social and personal development through outdoor adventure. Applicants must have some personal experience of Outdoor and Adventurous activities and be keen to develop personal skills and leadership skills in a range of outdoor activities.  Good organisation, communication and ICT skills are expected and the successful candidates will need to demonstrate their initiative and resourcefulness.  Apprentices will work towards a Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor apprenticeship and a range of relevant Outdoor skills and leadership awards.  The apprenticeship is offered in partnership with Channel Training Limited.

    Accommodation is available with this post. If you are successful and live in the local area you can opt to stay at home if you prefer but you will need to be able to transport yourself to and from the centre each day.

    How to apply: 

    Download the application pack and an application form.  Complete and return the application form to mike@longtownoutdoorlearning.co.uk

    Please ensure you refer to the Job Description and Person Specification when you complete your personal statement to evidence how you meet the essential criteria for the post.

     Any questions please contact mike@longtownoutdoorlearning.co.uk

    Domestic Assistant

    We are currently seeking a domestic assistant to join our small team. 

    Duties will include washing up after breakfast, servicing dining rooms, common rooms, public areas, visitor bedrooms, bathrooms and toilet facilities.  Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and provide two satisfactory references. 

    Approximately 16 hours per week Mondays to Fridays. Exact times to be agreed with the suitable candidate but a usual start time of 9.15am will be essential.  Occasional weekend cover may be required at times with prior notice provided.  £9.50/hr and paid holidays.  Enquiries for freelance work also welcome, rates negotiable. 

    How to apply?  Please complete and return the application form to rebecca@longtownoutdoorlearning.co.uk  – If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation before submitting your application please contact Rebecca on 01873 860225 or on the email address above. 

    Catering Assistant

    To assist children with the preparation of their packed lunches, Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre is looking for an enthusiastic catering assistant to work with us on Tuesday to Friday mornings.  The ideal candidate will have some catering experience and a current food hygiene certificate. 

    As the Catering Assistant you will be responsible for:

    • Assisting with the preparation and serving of lunches and occasional other meals by prior arrangement
    • Ensuring that the kitchen and service areas are clean and tidy
    • Ensuring health and safety regulations are followed and recorded
    • Maintaining stock levels and placing stock orders
    • General cleanliness of all food areas and catering equipment

    Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and provide two satisfactory references.

    Approximately 16 hours per week between 9.15am and 12.15pm Tuesdays to Fridays. Exact times to be agreed with the suitable candidate.  Occasional weekend cover may be required at times with prior notice.   £9.50/hr and paid holidays.  Enquiries for freelance work also welcome, rates negotiable.

    How to apply?  Please complete and return the application form to rebecca@longtownoutdoorlearning.co.uk – If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation before submitting your application please contact Rebecca on 01873 860225 or on the email address above.