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Senior Instructor - Permanent
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 710116
  • Published: Thu 11/11/2021, 16:25 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/01/2022, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Full Time, Weekends
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,080 - £25,481 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Dinton Pastures, Hurst, Wokingham, Berkshire

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Senior Instructor - Permanent

Senior Instructor – Permanent - £23,080-£25,481 / pa. Flexible working, generous leave, outstanding pension scheme, work laptop and mobile phone.

Dinton Activity Centre is a thriving local authority centre entering its twelth year of operation. Spring 2021 will see the complete f our new multi million pound activity centre. The centre handles a footfall of around 20,000 people per year, so the place is very much alive during peak season. We have a sailing fleet of over 30 boats, and a large array of other water sports equipment ranging from kayaks to giant paddleboards. On top of this we facilitated number of taster sessions, private tuitions, hosted a strong junior and teen clubs and provide regular sessions as PE lessons to schools. 

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and passionate individual. Candidates should hold one of the following, be Rock Climbing Instructor (previously SPA) assessed, BC Paddlesports Coach (or equivalent) with Moderate Water or RYA Dinghy Senior Instructor and have substantial experience. It would be preferable if a candidate help multiple of these awards or had experience in the other activities. A background in sports development or centre management / administration would be desirable.

As a Senior Instructor we will expect you to lead groups of clients, individuals and staff as required by the Activity Centre Manager, and to make sure that these activities meet the standards required in the centre operating procedures.  You will also be responsible for developing the activity programme, applying for funding grants and liaising with NGB’s about participation uptake data. 

As part of the centre management team you will occasionally be required to deputise for either the Centre Manager or Activities Manager, and lead on customer care. Other responsibilities will include centre administration, front of house duties, resource allocation, session planning, and risk assessment reviewing. You will also be expected to manage training and development opportunities for instructors, offsite events, and coordinate maintenance tasks.  The team of instructors that you will be looking after currently stands at around 30 individuals, with a wealth of experience and diversity between them.

Over the winter months the candidate will be involved in analysing the course statistics, developing and expanding the programme for the following year and producing creative content for marketing material.  Other off season duties will include the procurement of new equipment, maintenance of existing and the development of our staff team.

Closing date: 11pm, 10th January 2022
Interviews dates: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact: Jack Walling /

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.