Chasewater Apprentice Outdoor Instructor Job at Peak – in Cannock
Status: Full time and fixed term (18 months)
Salary: £6.00ph for the first 12 months, NMW for the remaining 6 months.
Reporting to: CentreManager
Location: Chasewater – Cannock – Staffordshire
Here at Peak, we are very excited to announce our brand-new Outdoor Instructor apprenticeships. We are looking for 6 aspiring Outdoor Instructors that are passionate about outdoor activities and helping others reach their peak. On your journey with us, we will equip you with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to kickstart you into a successful instructing career. This is a great opportunity for ambitious and motivated individuals to immerse themselves into the outdoor industry and gain a Level 3 Outdoor ActivityLeadership qualification alongside getting invaluable hands-onexperience.
Youwill be supported by a dedicated and experienced team who will be on hand tohelp in both practical and theory-based work, engage with a wide variety ofclients of all ages and abilities, and gain experience working on multiactivity programmes. Our apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to gain avariety of in-house and nationally recognised industry qualifications in disciplinessuch as first aid, archery, bushcraft, navigation, ropes courses and paddlesports. You will be an integral part of our Pursuits team and upon successful completionof the 18-month course, we hope to offer you a seasonal or permanent position.
Responsibilities(although not limited to):
= Puttingsafety first.
= Planning,preparation and delivery of high-quality activities and/or training in linewith Safety Management Procedures and Best Practice.
= Deliveryof activities for which you hold the appropriate qualifications, or for whichyou have been in-house assessed, and assisting alongside staff of a relevantlevel of qualification or experience.
= Promotingand enabling social development opportunities.
= Beingaware of the importance of the centre remaining budget focused.
= BeingAt Your Peak delivering a high level of customer service.
= Maximisingsales of centre specific products, merchandise and refreshments.
= Activemaintenance of equipment and facilities to ensure the ongoing safety of clientsand staff.
= Contributetowards the development of physical resources (buildings, land and equipment asappropriate).
= 18years old or over (or 18 before 1st April 2022)
= Apassion for delivering outdoor adventure and education.
= Personalparticipation in outdoor and adventurous activities.
= Highlevel of customer service.
= Apositive work ethic (a can-do attitude, dedicated to completing course work andmeeting deadlines).
= Flexibleapproach to working hours and able to work away if required.
= Commitmentto complete the programme.
= Englishand Maths GCSE at grade C/4 or equivalent
= Nationalgoverning awards or instructing experience, ie Archery, Team Build, Bushcraft,High Ropes or Paddle Sports.
= Personalsupporting knowledge of a broad range of outdoor and adventurous activities.
= Experienceof youth work or working with emotional, learning, and behavioural difficulties.
= FullUK driving licence.
TheLevel 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship trains and prepares you todeliver a variety of fun and safe activity sessions to a wide range ofparticipants. All training is carried outby our experienced team and courses run by external reputable trainers. EndPoint Assessment (EPA) is carried out by an external body after a minimum of 12months training; competencies are graded against a set of standards relating tothe knowledge, skills and behaviours required for this job role. Someactivities require Instructors to hold National Governing Body awards and Apprenticeswork towards a range of these over the apprenticeship, for example BritishCanoeing Paddle Sport Instructor. At the end of the apprenticeship,you will achieve an industry recognised Trailblazer standard level 3 along withthe opportunityto gain a variety of in-house and nationally recognised industry qualifications.
£6.00 per hour for first 12 months, this will then increase to NMW for the remaining 6 months of the apprenticeship.
Dueto the variation of our activities and changing customer requirements ourworking day is of a flexible nature. Working days are normally approximately 8 hours andinclude weekend and bank holiday working.
Peak iscommitted to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and youngpeople; applicants will therefore be subject to stringent vetting and inductionprocesses including an enhanced DBS disclosure.
This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosurecheck under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regardingthis check are available from the school or by visiting www.gov.uk.
Company: Peak –
Company Location: Cannock