April 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the April 2018 edition of the Thurston Newsletter.

We hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break. The sun managed to shine some of the time and we managed to get out and enjoy it.

Staff news.

Staff training – SPA Skills.

Congratulations are in order for our trainees. Josh gained his British Canoeing 2 Star and Holly gained her British Canoeing 4 Star (White Water Kayak Leader). Well done to both of them!

Around the centre.

The new ramp is now officially finished and open for use and looking very good.

Vacancy at Thurston

CHILDREN, ADULTS AND HEALTH

OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR – 18.5 HPW EQUIVILANT (JOB SHARE)

(THURSTON OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE, CONISTON, CUMBRIA)

£28,221 pa pro rata

By being part of the outdoor education team, you will make a significant difference to the lives of children, young people and adults in South Tyneside so that they can compete favourably with their peers locally and nationally.

You will be expected to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service. This will on occasions include working on an evening, weekend and on a residential basis. As this is a job share the typical work pattern will be working alternate weeks, or, two weeks on, two weeks off.

Shortlisting will take place week commencing 4 June 2018.

Interviews will take place 3 July 2018 at Thurston Outdoor Education Centre.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 31 May 2018.

 

 

Trainee Instructor Vacancy

Centre Assistant / Trainee Instructor Vacancy at Thurston OEC

Children, Adults & Health

CENTRE ASSISTANT / TRAINEE INSTRUCTOR – 17.5 HPW

(THURSTON OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE, CONISTON, CUMBRIA)

£16,302 pa pro rata

An enthusiastic person is required to take on the post of Centre Assistant/Trainee Instructor.

This is a live in, Temporary post for 12 months which may be extended for up to 24 months

 Work pattern: 2 Week Rota

Week 1: 35 hours paid in the House/Kitchen as Centre Assistant

Week 2: Monday to Friday as a Trainee Instructor working with a group instructor

Other hours, such as Evening Duties/Weekend Work may be necessary and these will be agreed upon with the Head of Centre

Accommodation on site and food is provided in lieu of Week 2 Trainee work.

The position involves working alongside permanent instructors delivering outdoor activities to mainly young people one week and helping in the house and kitchen as a centre assistant the next.

Full in house training is given and the opportunity to take National Governing Body Awards for the outdoors and gain experience with a variety of groups is offered.

This is an ideal position for anyone starting a career in the outdoor industry, giving opportunities to develop Coaching /Teaching skills while living in the Lake District National Park.

Interviews for this post will be take place on Thursday, 25 January 2018 at the Thurston Outdoor Education Centre.

South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

To find out more about this role and to apply please visit www.southtyneside.gov.uk alternatively you can email jobs@southtyneside.gov.uk or call (0191) 455 4968. BT Typetalkers welcome.

Closing date: Noon, 29 December 2017.