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Senior Instructor - Nethybridge

Full time, Permanent contract. Closing date: 31 May 2019. Start date: Immediate

Who should apply?

This exciting and challenging role is essential to our ministry as our outdoor instructors are key to providing a safe, educational and enjoyable experience for our guests. We are looking for a hands-on team player to assist our Chief Instructor in the day-to-day delivery of our excellent schools activity programmes. First and foremost, we are looking for people who want to serve God in this kind of outreach, so your Christian Faith will be evident in your life.

You might feel that you are interested in this vacancy but don't yet possess the relevant training, in this instance, you should take a look at our Instructor Training Courses.

What are the key roles of an Abernethy Senior Instructor?

  • Delivering high quality outdoor activity instruction both on & off site for our school groups
  • Planning and delivering training in both hard & soft skills for our Instructors
  • Working alongside the Chief Instructor with the day-to-day running of the department
  • Ensuring that activity equipment is checked and maintained according to our strict policies
  • Developing adventure activity programmes for our guests, specific to their needs and our resources
  • Observing and monitoring activity sessions for quality assurance
  • Delivering model activity sessions for our Instructors
  • Active involvement with ‘Explore' evening Christian programme

What experience are we looking for?

In an ideal world, we would be keen for the following criteria to be met by the successful candidate:

  • broad range of NGB qualifications including 3 of the following: 
    • UKCC Level 2 Paddlesports (Canoe & Kayak)
    • Mountain Leader
    • SPA/RCI
    • BASI Level 1
    • Mountain Biking Level 2 award
    • RYA Dinghy Instructor
  • Some of the following NGB qualifications would be desirable: 
    • BCU Moderate Water Endorsements (Canoe or Kayak)
    • BASI Level 2
    • RYA Senior Instructor
    • DofE Assessor / Supervisor
    • Winter Mountain Leader
    • Archery Instructor award
    • Introducing Orienteering (BOF) or Teaching Orienteering (Scottish Orienteering)
  • Full UK driving licence with D1 entitlement (Minibus)
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of risk management and risk benefit
  • Experience and evidence of leadership and working as part of a team
  • Motivated and demonstrates initiative
  • Experience of administrative tasks & computer based skills
  • Positive Christian role model for both guests and staff

What are the benefits?

  • Full-board single accommodation provided, or live-out allowance, and paid annual leave (30 days per annum)
  • Lunch provided on work days (evening meal provided if working over evening meal time) 
  • Use of Centre facilities including outdoor equipment
  • Generous family discounts (up to 50%) for Abernethy events and holidays
  • Heavily discounted accommodation options for short visits from friends & family
  • 10% staff discount in our Centre shop
  • Place at our annual Team Conference gathering, with Bible teaching, worship, social and activity options and Team Christmas party
  • Access to discounted prices on outdoor clothing & equipment
  • Opportunities to take an active role within the life of our local church and Christian youth work
  • You will be living as part of a Christian community in a beautiful part of Scotland

How to apply:

Download our application form HERE
OR
Contact Operations Director, Andrew Marrian, informally for more information by calling 01479 821279
OR
Complete the online enquiry form and we will be in touch
OR 
e-mail our Recruitment Administrator, Steph Walling or call her on 01479 818001


General information

Abernethy is a group of 4 outdoor adventure centres and a bunkhouse in Scotland with an additional winter training base in the Swiss Alps.  We are a Christian organisation and are passionate about seeing our guests experience the love of Christ through the care and contact that they receive.  Abernethy was established in 1971 and, since then has grown to include a team of over 100 people, some full time and some part time, some here as a gap year and some as a long term career. The team is trained to deliver the best outdoor instruction possible in some of the most stunning (and occasionally remote) locations in Scotland. We are here to serve guests, ensuring they have an experience to remember for years to come!

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