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Plas y Brenin Instructor Scheme

Plas y Brenin Instructor Scheme 2017

We are now taking applications for our 2017 Instructor Scheme. The purpose of the Instructor Scheme is to provide good quality training, followed by a season of instructional work on a variety of National Centre courses where you will receive supervision and guidance. This will provide a good grounding for work in outdoor instruction, coaching teaching or guiding.

The minimum pre-requirements for the scheme are that you hold a Summer ML Award and are registered with the MTUK for the Mountaineering Instructor Scheme and/or Aspirant Level 5 Coach / UKCC Level 3. Other outdoor qualifications and skills will be an advantage, in particular mountain bike leadership.

You need to be a minimum of 21 years of age and have held a full UK drivers licence for at least two years (D1 category is very desirable) in order to comply with our minibus driving restrictions.

Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 6th October 2016

Interview Date: Wednesday 19th October 2016

For more information click here and for an application form click here.

 

The Bridge School

TEACHER ASSISTANT LEVEL 2 – HBC3 (£16,481- £17,547 + SEN Allowance £1,227) – 1 vacant post

PERMANENT POSITION – 32.5 HOURS PER WEEK – TERM TIME

COMMENCEMENT 31/10/16 or as soon as possible

The school seeks to identify and employ a highly competent Teacher Assistant who will provide consistent and positive support to the team of teaching staff, and the students. The post is primarily for the support of the Outdoor Education curriculum although wider tasks will include supporting teaching staff within the school across the whole curriculum. The post therefore requires applicants to be physically able and willing to support the activities undertaken.

The Bridge School is a Pupil Referral Unit for Secondary aged students. Many students experience varied barriers to learning, including developmental and behavioural challenges. Students may experience emotional barriers to engagement, and display challenging social communication. Within the school there is a strong need to support student’s reading and wider literacy skills, as well as developing core skills in numeracy. Both areas are central to student support. Teaching staff and students will benefit from a proactive Teacher Assistant who will be able to organise and present resources that support the on-going needs of the classroom (outdoors and indoors) and individual students.

This member of the team will have well developed communication with students, understanding how to manage challenging behaviour in a progressive, systematic and solution focussed way. They will be able to demonstrate that they can independently supervise and manage small groups of students, under the direction of teaching/instructor staff, with good organisation and outcomes. The support and development of our students social skills, emotional needs and mental health are a core strand of the school’s remit. Subsequently we require staff who understand the impact of these aspects of child development on an individual’s progress and participation.

Additional duties reflective of the position may at times be required. These will respond to the developing needs of the school and its students.

Informal discussions with the Head Teacher or Assistant Head, and visits to the school are welcome. These can be arranged by contacting Bev MacQuire (01928-581301).

You should note that, if successful you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check or Enhanced DBS Check for Regulated Activity (formerly Criminal Records Bureau). Further information about DBS checks can be found here.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This is an equal opportunities organisation which welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

CLOSING DATE: 26/09/16

INTERVIEW DATE: 05/10/16

To download the Job Description click here

To download the Person Specification click here

To download an Application Pack click here

 

Zip World

Head of Merchandise and Retail – Zip World

Zip World opened in 2013 with 8 employees running the fastest zip line in the world from a porta cabin. Three years later, the Zip World Family has grown to nearly 250 employees operating eleven unique adventures at three stunning locations in north Wales.

Zip World aims to be the most successful, people focused, location based, adventure tourism brand in the world with the provision of exciting and shared adventure experiences in unique environments.

We require the very best Retail and Merchandise Manager to join our fast growing team. We need energetic, articulate and passionate staff focused on delivering an excellent service to our discerning customer base.

If you require further information and/or to see the Job Description, please contact Hannah Barratt at hr@zipworld.co.uk.

To apply for this role please visit our website www.zipworld.co.uk/about-us/jobs to fill in our online application form.

Location: Zip World Company wide

The role entails the running of the Merchandise and Retail Company wide. This will include close liaison with the Business Development team, the General Managers, and Office Managers at each site.

 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Meeting with suppliers and managing the distribution of stock, by negotiating cost prices, ordering stock, agreeing timescales and delivery dates and completing the necessary paperwork
  • Producing layout plans for our sites
  • Gathering information on customers' reactions to products
  • Monitoring slow sellers and taking action to reduce prices or set promotions as necessary
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends and monitoring what competitors are doing o Research the existing market to monitor what products are selling and what could potentially be a profitable seller at Zip World
  • Controlling stock levels based on forecasts for the season
  • Supplier procurement o Managing current suppliers, quality control and development
  • Managing site retail outlet spaces

 

Essential skills and requirements

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong commercial acumen and the ability to understand what will appeal to customers
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent decision-making skills and the ability to plan and prioritise
  • The ability to work under pressure and quickly identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Must have retail experience

 

Closing date: October 17th

Interview date: Week commencing October 31st

Start date: January 2017

Staff Package: A competitive salary in line with Zip World’s pay structure. Please enquire for more details.

 

Zip World

Head of Training – Zip World

Zip World opened in 2013 with 8 employees running the fastest zip line in the world from a porta cabin. Three years later, the Zip World Family has grown to nearly 250 employees operating eleven unique adventures at three stunning locations in north Wales.

Zip World aims to be the most successful, people focused, location based, adventure tourism brand in the world with the provision of exciting and shared adventure experiences in unique environments.

The very best Training Manager is required to join the fast growing team. We need energetic, articulate and passionate staff focused on delivering an excellent service to our discerning customer base.

If you require further information and/or to see the Job Description, please contact Hannah Barratt at hr@zipworld.co.uk.

To apply for this role please visit our website www.zipworld.co.uk/about-us/jobs to fill in our online application form.

Location: Zip World Company wide

The role entails the management of staff training company wide. This will include close liaison with the Area Manager, General/Operations Manager at each site, Head of Safety and Compliance, Human Resource Department, Adventure Booking Centre Manager, and the Zip World Directors.

 

Principal Responsibilities

  • Identify training and development needs through a needs analysis, appraisal schemes and regular consultation with Senior Management and the Human Resources department
  • Resolve any specific problems and tailor programmes as necessary
  • Amend and revise programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment
  • Ensure company brand culture remains at the heart of all training programmes
  • Deploy a wide variety of training methods
  • Provide opportunities for ongoing development
  • Develop effective induction programmes
  • Management of training teams throughout the organisation
  • Procure external training as required
  • Ensure that statutory training requirements are met
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training within the organisation
  • Keep up to date with developments in training by reading relevant, going to meetings and attending relevant courses
  • Manage training budget

 

Essential skills and requirements

  • Interpersonal skills that enable you to work with people at all levels
  • The ability to motivate others
  • Written and spoken communication skills that allow you to inform and advise others clearly
  • Problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Initiative and the ability to offer new ideas
  • Organisational and planning skills to manage your time and to meet deadlines and objectives
  • Good time-keeping skills
  • Personal commitment to improving your own knowledge and skills
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Proven work experience as a Training Manager
  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods

 

Closing date: October 17th

Interview date: Week commencing October 31st

Start date: January 2017

Staff Package: A competitive salary in line with Zip World’s pay structure. Please enquire for more details.

Trainee Instructor

Are you passionate about inspiring and developing young people?

Need to gain nationally recognised qualifications and experience?

Learn from a fantastic team at one of the UK’s leading outdoor centres.

Take it from us; Bowles Outdoor Centre is an amazing place to begin a long lasting career in high quality outdoor education. Whether on our ski slope or the centre’s natural sandstone crag, we provide young people with incredibly fun and valuable experiences that leave a lasting effect on their lives. You could be a part of it!

From October 2016 there will be an opportunity to join the Bowles Trainee Scheme. Spend up to 18 months learning from our experienced team, gaining all the skills necessary to become a valued outdoor educator:

  • Learn to effectively engage young people in activity.
  • Access our amazing facilities to learn new outdoor sports and grow your existing skills.
  • Gain nationally recognised qualifications.
  • Work hard and make a genuine contribution to a great charity.
  • Live on site (for free!) and be a part of a great community.

At Bowles we love Outdoor Education and strive to be excellent in everything we do. Our staff are richly experienced, well qualified and dedicated to this profession.

Check out the ‘Bowles Outdoor Leader Training’ section and see if you have what it takes to join our team. Applications close on the 30th November 2016.

For further info email Alistair@bowles.ac.

 

MOUNTAIN LEADERS

Are you mountain leader qualified or assessed?
We are looking for mountain leaders or anyone with extensive trekking or outdoor experience to join our international expeditions in Costa Rica & Nicaragua in September 2016 for 13 weeks. Support the leadership skills of young volunteers and trek through some of the most incredible landscapes.
Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity, we believe in the passion and energy of young people from around the world to create long lasting positive change. We work with local people, NGO's and governments to establish where our help is needed most. We monitor and evaluate all of our programmes to ensure they create positive impact, are meaningful and long-lasting. 
Our programmes focus on providing safe access to water, protecting vulnerable environments and building more resilient communities, all whilst developing the skills and confidence of young people. In order to safely and effectively run our expeditions we rely on volunteer managers. 


Expedition dates:
Costa Rica & Nicaragua: 26 September - 21 December 2016
As a Mountain Leader you will;

  • Lead a group of young volunteers on a challenging trek 
  • Facilitate the personal development of the young volunteers
  • Encourage and motivate the young volunteers to complete the adventure leadership challenge
  • Inspire the volunteers to complete an impactful project 

We ask all of our volunteers to fund raise before the expedition but if you have a mountain leader qualification or assessed you will receive a bursary on your fundraising. For more information on fundraising targets please visit our website. This is an unpaid voluntary position however when you are in country we will cover;

  • All living expenses included during the expedition - food, accommodation, equipment
  • Full training and support before and during the expedition
  • Travel and medical insurance included
  • In country transport

Benefits;

  • Learn and develop your leadership and trekking skills
  • Gain experience in an expedition environment
  • Learn and develop knowledge of international sustainable development
  • Learn new skills to develop or change your career
  • Gain and develop experience working with young people in a challenging environment
  • Experience living in a completely new and exciting environment

If you are interested in the role, please visit our website via the link below and complete the online application form, along with sending us a copy of your CV. 
If you have any questions about this role please contact us on +44(0) 207 183 1295.
This is an exciting opportunity to experience something dramatically different whilst developing your own skills. 
Find out more about Raleigh by visiting our social media networks
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To apply click here

 

Cafe Assistant

Zip World Fforest

Have you a passion for the outdoor industry? Do you want to #ExperienceAdventure? Zip World is recruiting. We need energetic, articulate and passionate staff focused on delivering an excellent service to our discerning customer base.

Zip World is all about offering an inspiring range of activities that provide families, thrill seekers and everyone in between the chance to experience world-class adventures in unique environments. Zip World currently has 3 operational sites in North Wales; Zip World Velocity at Bethesda, Zip World Titan, Caverns and Bounce Below at Blaenau Ffestiniog, and Zip World Fforest located at Betws y Coed. 

Principal responsibilities

  • Undertaking the preparation of the food and beverages served in the café
  • Clearing tables
  • Washing up
  • Serving customers in a pleasant and courteous manner
  • Cleaning the kitchen and café area
  • Operating the till

 

Staff Package
Contracts are 0hr and offered from your start date until early November of the same year.
Hourly rate varies dependant on experience.

Applying couldn’t be easier… 

Please contact Hannah Barratt if you require further information via the e-mail hr@zipworld.co.uk or call 01248 601 444. To apply for this role please complete an online application form at www.zipworld.co.uk/about-us/jobs.

Zip World Velocity, Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Gwynedd, LL57 4YG

Zip World Titan, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd¸ LL41 3NB

Zip World Fforest, Llanrwst Road, Betws Y Coed, LL24 0HA

 

 




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