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Zip World needs you!

We require the very best 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 send your CV and cover letter to Hannah Barrat.

Location: Zip World Velocity – Bethesda

Velocity is Zip World's flag ship attraction within a fast expanding company, As the General Manager you will be responsible for the ultimate success of the site. Key duties will include overseeing the smooth running of activities and administrative departments, staff welfare and training.
The successful person will have a proven track record in developing a team to deliver outstanding customer service in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
Weekends, bank holidays, school holidays are our busiest times. Your working hours will be reflective of this.

Outdoor experience is not a pre-requisite for applicants.

Essential Requirements and skills

  • Is practically minded
  • Able to communicate and consult with and report to the Directors as required
  • Able to work alone and on one's own initiative.
  • Participation in staff meetings
  • Participation in training activities
  • Taking responsibility for one's own personal development by keeping abreast of legal requirements relating to your role and techniques and policies associated with working practices
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of anybody else whom your acts or omissions may affec
  • Able to lead and manage all members of staff
  • To train other members of staff (whilst working within one's abilities) in relevant areas identified by the Directors


Closing date: 24th of December

Interview date: week commencing 11th of January

Staff Package: You will be offered full time permanent contract. Salary will be dependent on skills and experience.



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Instructor 2016, Location - North Wales

Zip World needs you!

Are you looking for a summer job/weekend work with a growing and dynamic organisation?

Zip World now has two state of the art Zip Wire sites in North Wales. Velocity at Penrhyn Quarry near Bethesda and, Titan at Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog which also hosts Bounce Below and Zip World Caverns.

We want to recruit the very best that the outdoor industry has to offer to join our fast growing team for 2016.

It is not essential to hold a host of qualifications in relation to the outdoors although we do require all instructing staff to hold a recognised, in date, first aid certificate to emergency first aid at work level. If you do not currently hold such a qualification, you be will be required to complete a course organised by Zip World on commencement of your employment at a cost to yourself.

We need energetic, articulate and passionate staff focused on delivering excellent service to our discerning customer base.

Essential Requirements and skills

  • Is highly motivated
  • Ability to positively interact with a wide range of groups and individuals
  • Have an exceptionally high regard for safety
  • Able to follow strict procedures consistently and repeatedly


Staff Package

Contracts are 0hr and offered from your start date until early November of the same year. During the summer months we would envisage you working between 30-40hrs per week. Following completion of a summer season there will be a limited number of winter contracts available. Training wage is the national minimum wage, which rises to £8.50 per hour once all competency requirements have been met. After satisfactory completion of the 3 months probation period your hourly rate will rise to £9.48.

Applying couldn't be easier...
Please visit our website www.zipworld.co.uk/contact-us-recruit-zip-world.php to complete an application form and send it to Hannah Barratt hr@zipworld.co.uk.

Please confirm in your e-mail which of our sites you would like to be considered for initially:

Closing date for positions at Zip World Velocity 11th of January
Interviews to be held on the 25th of January
Induction/start date 22nd of February

Closing date for positions at Zip World Titan 18th of January
Interviews to be held on the 1st of February
n/start date 29th of February

Although you may gain employment at one Zip World site you may be asked to work across other sites.

Your application form and CV will be reviewed on receipt, if you are successfully shortlisted you will receive and invite to one of our sites for our group interviews. Contract offers are subject to reference checks.

You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to be considered for employment with Zip World. Zip World is committed to the principles of equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sectors of the community.

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

Zip World Titan, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd¸ LL41 3NB Visit our websites to find out more about Zip World

www.zipworld.co.uk and Bounce Below www.bouncebelow.net




Adventure Leaders

Support some of the UKs most hard to reach young people to learn through adventure on an expedition in Volcanic Iceland. Project New Horizons is a ground breaking youth development programme run by the British Exploring society and Catch22.
We are looking for qualified Mountain Leaders to support teams of young people as they complete a challenging programme of UK outdoor education following by a 3 week overseas expedition to the wilds of Iceland in summer 2016.

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Trainee Instructor

Passionate to challenge and inspire young people?

Considering a career in Outdoor Education?

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. 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!

In February 2016 there will be an opportunity to join the Bowles Training Scheme. Spend up to 18 months learning from our experienced team, gaining all the skills necessary to become a valued outdoor Instructor:

  • Learn to engage and occupy young people in a professional way.
  • 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 and be a part of a great community.


At Bowles we love Outdoor Education and strive to be excellent in everything we do. Check out the ‘Training Scheme’ section and links at www.bowles.ac/about-bowles/trainees and see if you have what it takes to join our team. Applications close on the 14th December 2015.

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