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Outdoor Education Instructor


18444.00 - 22542.00 GBP per year, 18444 - 22542


Grangewaters, Essex, RM17 6SL


Permanent Full time

Posted by

Vacancy Filler

Date Posted

14 Mar




Exciting opportunities to join our Youth & Outdoor Education Team within Thurrock Council as we continue to develop Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre in 2019.

Our 70-acre centre includes cabined residential villages, a 25-acre lake, a large climbing/ high ropes facility and numerous adventurous activities, including sailing, kayaking, archery, mountain biking, and many more. The centre delivers a wide range of educational programmes for all ages and abilities in addition to our family activities, corporate days, celebration events and training courses.

We are looking for instructors who have passion and drive to join us in making a difference to children,young people and adults both in Thurrock and beyond; delivering high quality activities with excellent customer care skills.

You will have a proven track record of working in a busy multactivity centre, be able to think on your feet and have good time management skills; always ready to have fun whilst ensuring the highest levels of safety standards.

The successful applicants will need to demonstrate:

At least 1 previous seasons experience, competence in leading sessions for young people, delivering activities to meet learning outcomes, be first aid qualified and will be qualified in at least two of the following, one of which will be in from the first three:

RYA Dinghy instructor

BCU/UKCC Level 1 Coach (or above)

Climbing Wall Award/ERCA

GNAS (Archery)

MIAS (Mountain Bike) Level 1 or Level 2

Our instructor team are required to participate in the maintenance and cleaning of equipment and facilities as a part of their duties.

Experience of work with clients with additional needs is desirable, as is a full UK Driving Licence.

An enhanced DBS will be required for this role.

Please be aware that Thurrock Council are undertaking a pay review which will affect the grading of this vacancy – full details will be provided at conditional offer stage to the preferred candidate.

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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