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Operations Manager

The Operations Manager will take responsibility for all activity associated with water-based operations, less technical maintenance and renewal, including the operation, full utilization and commercial development of the Wavegarden Surfing Lagoon, and the Activity Lagoon.

Duties include


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The closing date for applications is the 31st January.

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Centre Assistants

Plas y Brenin recruits centre assistants on a fifteen-month volunteer programme each year to cover a number of essential and varied functions. Centre Assistants volunteer 40 hours per week and in exchange for this they receive:


Duties include:


The assistants will:


If you would like to apply, please complete and return the enclosed application form, feel free to provide any additional information that you think is relevant. Please ensure that you include an email address on your application form as all correspondence will be via email.

There is no flexibility in the start date for the Centre Assistant Scheme of 25th May 2015. The finishing date of the 30th August 2016 is also fixed. This includes three months work on the Summer Introductory Activity Programme.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 12th February 2015.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 25th February 2015 and applicants will be notified in due course.

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Trainee Scheme

Bowles has unexpectedly got a place still available on its 2015/16 Trainee Scheme which starts this February. Accommodation included. This is a great opportunity for a self-starter who wants to add experience and qualifications to a determination to be a great instructor and get a foot onto the industry ladder at a leading centre.

Spend up to 18 months learning from our experienced team, gaining all the right tools 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 existing skills. Gain nationally recognised qualifications. Work hard and make a genuine contribution to a great charity.

Check out what Trainee James has to say about his first six months here at Bowles.

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Mountain Leaders Required

British Exploring are recruiting for the following roles:

Adventure Leaders

For British Exploring's new outreach programme, Operation Aspire: Transylvania 2015.

You will be part of the team delivering this exciting new outreach programme run by British Exploring. Delivered in partnership with the Youth United Foundation, Operation Aspire is targeted primarily at disadvantaged young people from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The aim of the programme is to offer young people from Youth United Member Organisations a chance learn about themselves and develop essential skills through a UK based training programme followed by a dedicated 3 week expedition in summer 2015. Provisional dates for the programme are as follows: 


The job description and details of how to apply online can be found here alongside further information about Operation Aspire.

Please submit your application ASAP.

Recruitment will be on going until suitable candidates are found.

Please send any queries to or phone 020 7591 3141 and speak to Jo or Caroline

Please be aware that this is a voluntary position however all expenses relating to the programme, including flights, food, accommodation and group equipment, will be paid throughout.


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Up to 75% Funding For Outoor Training

Volunteer leaders can save up to 75% on training and assessment courses with our Future Leaders Fund. Ideal for Scout Leaders, Girlguiding volunteers, DofE leaders, youth workers and university club volunteers.

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Snowdonia Expedition Assessment Service

Plas y Brenin administers the Expedition Assesment Service for Cadair Idris, Rhinogs, Snowdon, Glyderau, Carneddau, Moelwyns and the Berwyns on behalf of DofE Wales.

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