Trainee Instructor Vacancy

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Employer: South Tyneside Council

Location: Thurston Outdoor Education Centre, Coniston, Cumbria

Closing date: Noon on 18 September 2020

Salary: £18,065 pa pro rata (Pay Award Pending)

Strategic group: Children Adults and HealthOffice IDCF09920

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 take place week commencing 5 October 2020 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.

Please may we ask you to submit your Application form via email to [email protected] where possible. We apologise for any inconvenience but due to the circumstances there may be unavoidable delays in the receipt and processing of posted Application forms.