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Chief Instructor, Outdoor Education - (Job number: 0000095B)

Primary Location: Cornwall-St Austell-Porthpean
Organisation: Cornwall Council
Job Posting: 26th November 2019
Hours per week: 37
Job Type/Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 5th January 2020
Interview date: 13th January 2020
Salary range: £24,590 - £31,371 per year 

About the Role 

Cornwall Outdoors is part of the Education Service with Cornwall Council. Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre is a residential facility delivering adventure activities to schools and other clients all year round.

The Chief Instructor role is crucial to the effective operation of the Centre as you will be leading the instructor team on a day to day basis and will be a role model to fellow professionals. You will need excellent people skills in managing colleagues and working with visiting leaders. You will need excellent customer care skills to meet client expectations in delivering a high quality experience to the participants. Attention to detail is important as you will be responsible for ensuring Centre policies and procedures are followed in line with AALA requirements.

Given the regular use of St Austell Bay, water-sports qualifications are essential, typically Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Dinghy Senior Instructor, British Canoeing Sea Kayak/Canoe Coach (moderate water) and BRAWA Coasteering Guide. The Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) award would also be advantageous. Ideally the capability to tow trailers would be part of your skill-set.

Interviews will be held week commencing 13th January. This position will be subject to an enhanced criminal record disclosure check. This is a public/customer-facing role, where the statutory English language requirement for public sector workers applies.

Cornwall Council is committed to safeguarding and is an equal opportunities employer.

More information about working for Cornwall Council is available here 

About you

We are looking for a dynamic outdoor professional to join a highly skilled and motivated team of practitioners at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre. 

We are located on the cliffs overlooking St Austell Bay and provide adventurous activities to a wide range of clients including schools, youth groups, adults and families. We offer a range of activities including water-sports, climbing and high ropes. 

We are seeking a committed and enthusiastic professional who can lead a range of activities and make a significant contribution to the ongoing development of the Centre.

Candidates must be available to attend the interview w/c 13th January - there will be a practical, teaching element to the interview process.

How to apply

Please view the Role Profile; your application will need to explain how you meet the stated criteria. More guidance is available on how to complete the application and your supporting statement.

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