Ultimate Activity

Course Instructor - Reading

Location
Reading, Berkshire
Salary
£310.58 to £464 per week, plus holiday pay
Posted
11 May 2019
Closes
08 Jun 2019

Course Instructor - Reading

Reporting to: Course Leader

Summary of Position:

The role of Course Instructor is to deliver outstanding, structured outdoor education activities and workshops to groups of children, aged 7 to 14 years, on our Ultimate Survival Courses. You will be expected to guide groups of children through week-long courses, with the emphasis being on fun, excitement, teamwork, and skill development. You will have a pastoral role, being the group leader and key contact for children on camp, taking a lead in ensuring their welfare and providing high quality care.

Roles include accommodation (camping) either on or near the venue.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and deliver activities for children aged 7-14, focusing on participation, development, safety and enjoyment.
  • Encourage participation through enthusiasm and energy in scenarios and role play.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures on camp are adhered to by yourself and the children in your care, including all health and safety, and safeguarding procedures.
  • Help to set up The Ultimate Survival Camp by attending a Camp Induction Day and pack down the site at the end of the season.
  • Take a pastoral role as a group leader, supporting and caring for children throughout the week, continuously promoting their welfare
  • Supervision of children outside of activity times.
  • At all times behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of Ultimate Survival Camps
  • Live up to the company promise of ‘Inspiring Children Every Day’ throughout your employment
  • Show the required energy, enthusiasm and professionalism for the duration of the season, acting as an ambassador for Ultimate Survival Camps and behaving as a suitable role model for children.
  • Other ad-hoc duties (cleaning, equipment maintenance/ordering etc.)

Essential Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, energetic individual, passionate about working with, and developing children through adventurous activities
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Good experience within Outdoor Education (Bush craft specific) and experience working with children
  • Excellent communication skills and verbal reasoning
  • Flexible, team player, with a dynamic approach to problem solving
  • Someone looking for a challenging, different but hugely rewarding and fun job in the holidays, as well as the opportunity to further their career in the Outdoor Education, Adventure, and Childcare industries

Desirable Requirements:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience
  • Ideally qualified or studying towards NGB qualification in adventurous activities, such as Archery, Canoeing, Bush Craft and Mountaineering
  • Ideally experienced in working in a similar camp setting, working with children aged between 7 and 14 years. 
  • Current outdoor or paediatric first aid qualification

Further Info:

  • Contract: Seasonal work available in School Holidays (May Half Term and Summer only)
  • Hours: 8am – 6pm week days. Full time or part time roles available. One overnight shift per week required every Thursday
  • Accommodation: Camping accommodation available onsite or nearby

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