Job Title: Seasonal Instructor
Location: Hudnall Park
Salary Range: £23,178 progressing to £26,437 pa (pro rata)
Hours: Full Time 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term contract for 6 months, 21st February to mid-August, may be extended.
A high level of bookings for next year has created a great opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated instructors to increase our small team at Hudnall Park residential activities centre.
These jobs are on a fixed term contract with a possibility to progress to a full time, permanent post.
Situated in over 85 acres of open downland and mixed woodland on the edge of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hudnall Park provides residential and day educational courses to organised groups. Part of Hertfordshire’s Services for Young People, the Centre is highly regarded for its standards of excellence and professionalism in delivering high quality outdoor learning experiences.
Applicants should have an understanding of how outdoor education can be used to develop children’s and young people’s personal and social skills, and believe in the value of outdoor learning.
Skill/experience in any of the land-based activities offered by the centre will be advantageous - archery, bush-craft, climbing, low ropes, mountain-biking, problem-solving and team-building activities, orienteering or navigation, along with an interest or experience in teaching or leading natural history and environmental activities.
Preference will be given to applicants holding at least one leadership/instructor award in the following: -
- Archery (GNAS/Archery GB),
- Mountain-biking (MIAS/MBLA L2),
- Navigation (Lowland/Countryside Leader or BEL)
A climbing wall instructor award or higher would also be useful.
A current First Aid qualification, that will last for the duration of the appointment, is required.
Successful applicants will spend most of their time delivering outcome-based sessions to visiting groups but will also be expected to assist in maintaining equipment and developing resources with other staff to support the delivery of the activities on offer.
Some evening and weekend working will be required to support the operational needs of the Centre, for which an allowance payment will be made.
There is no instructor accommodation on site.
Applicants should have their own motorised transport and driving licence.
This post is subject to a DBS Check.
How to apply
In the first instance please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org , quoting Job Reference Seasonal Full Time Instructor- closing date for applications is 31st January 2022. (Interviews likely to take place during the week commencing 7th February 2022).
The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check and provide references.
Should you want to discuss things further please contact:
Nicola Mitchell – Centre Manager on 01442 454345 or Mark Falkingham – Outdoor Education Manager on 01992 556491
Benefits of Working for HCC:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
- Excellent Career Development
- Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
- Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
- Shopping Discounts
- Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
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Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.
Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
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