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Outdoor Activity Leader Apprenticeship

Job Description & Person Specification
Outdoor Activity Leader Apprenticeship
Company name: CRS Adventures Ltd – Based at the River Dart Country Park
Managing Directors: Clare and Roger Sell
Chief Instructor: Adam Habasinski
Position: Outdoor Activity Leader Apprenticeship
Location: River Dart Country Park, Dartmoor, Devon TQ13 7NP
Wage: £117 per week, plus training and benefits
Hours: Average 40hrs per week
Food: Meals are available when residential school groups are staying at the centre.
Desired skills & personal qualities: Being able to work as a part of a team. Good communication. Able to work on own initiative
Start date: March 2020
Positions available: Two
To apply: For further details and to apply please go to https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-492506
Closing date: 31st Jan 2020

Job Description:
CRS Adventures Ltd are looking for two enthusiastic apprentices to join our team of highly professional Instructors. As an apprentice you will go through an intensive pre season training scheme before joining our core team through the core season. You will continue to gain experience and training right up until the end of your 12 month placement, both in the workplace and through College.

Off the job training will be given plus you will attend South Devon College to cover the Technical Certificate, and Functional Skills in English and Maths if required. This will be done as front loading the training followed by a period later in the year where portfolio work and additional training is provided. You will receive lots of off the job training as well as completing the following courses, BC personal performance awards in Kayak Paddleboard skills, BC Foundation safety and rescue training, BC Paddle-sport Instructor, Outdoor 1st aid 16 hour, MT Climbing walls Instructor training, Powerboat level 2 training. You’ll also undertake loads of in house training in High Ropes, Climbing, Canoe & Kayaking and Caving to name but a few.

A great avenue into a competitive industry, you will gain invaluable experience & qualifications whilst being able to learn the key skills of an outdoor activity instructor.
As well as the training mentioned above, each apprentice will receive Cave leadership training plus lots of in house activity leadership training.

As an apprentice you will complete a large amount of training before the peak season begins in April. There after your role will be to assist CRS Adventures in the delivery of its operations as an outdoor adventure provider whilst continuing with your training. Predominantly a delivery role, the person in post will have some additional operational responsibilities which may include some overnight residential. You will then work towards your end point assessment once it is identified that you have met the required standard.

Main Responsibilities
• Assisting and occasionally leading adventurous activity sessions for a range of clients including, school groups, corporate groups and members of the public.
• Assist in the delivery of adventure residentials as an activity leader.
• Maintain the CRS Adventures premises, equipment and vehicles.
• Assist in other areas of support as required by the business.

General Responsibilities
• Ensure the safe delivery of adventurous activities in line with CRS Adventures standard operating procedures at all times.
• Ensure equipment is maintained to a high standard and is fit for purpose at all times.
• Promote the company in a positive light and be an advocate for positive outdoor engagement to encourage and support clients in the outdoors.
This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and growing business and a motivated team of highly professional outdoor enthusiasts.

Seasonal Full time instructor position at CRS Adventures Ltd

Job Description & Person Specification
Seasonal Full time instructor position at CRS Adventures Ltd
Company name: CRS Adventures Ltd – Based at the River Dart Country Park
Managing Directors: Clare and Roger Sell
Chief Instructor: Adam Habasinski
Position: Seasonal Full Time Outdoor Instructor
Location: River Dart Country Park, Dartmoor, Devon TQ13 7NP
Wage: Dependent on Age, experience and level of qualifications
Hours: Average of 40 hours per week
Accommodation: Onsite accommodation is available with a deduction
Food: Meals are available when residential school groups are staying at the centre.
Essential Qualifications: Level 1 Paddlesport Coach OR Paddlesport Instructor (Level 1). First Aid. At least one years experience in the outdoor industry.
Desired Qualifications: SPA/RCI Training, First Aid Certificate, Cave leader training, D1 Licence.
Start date: End of March 2020
To apply: Email hr@crsadventures.com to request an application form.
Application deadline: 31st Jan 2020

The Company:
CRS Adventures is one of the largest Outdoor Education Centres in the South West, situated on the unique and beautiful grounds of the River Dart Country Park on the edge of Dartmoor. We have a reputation for excellence and professionalism; we operate to the highest safety standards, maintain a wide client base and offer residential and non-residential courses with an unrivalled number of exciting water and land based activities.

Person Specification:
You must be a logical thinker with excellent problem solving skills and be capable of working under your own initiative. Excellent communication skills are essential for the role and it is imperative that you can communicate effectively with clients and colleagues. You need to be able to work with speed and efficiency, and demonstrate confidence and flexibility. You must be fully competent with all aspects of the job and treat all equipment with respect, notifying your line manager of any faults. Excellent timekeeping is essential, and employees must be presentable to clients at all times. When working for CRS Adventures we expect you to be an ambassador for the company at all times.

Responsibilities:
• Run and supervise activity sessions for all clients to a high standard.
• Clients may be the general public, corporate groups, schools groups, college groups and others.
• Maintain the highest level of safety when working.
• Maintain high personal standards of technical best practice through course delivery.
• Follow and understand all operating procedures and risk assessments.
• Day and Night time Supervision of clients when needed.
• Undertake maintenance work when needed.
• Follow instructions from line manager and work to the highest standard possible at all times.
• May be required to perform duties of another position that are with in your capabilities.
• Flexibility with working hours is essential.
• On going personal professional development is essential.

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