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Head of Operations - Somerset
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Head of Operations - Somerset

Head of Operations

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic person to lead and inspire our instructor team. 

We need someone with proven experience who can take on a busy programme and work with the wider team to further develop the potential of the centre.


Demonstrates a wide knowledge, experience and love of the outdoors, both professionally and individually

Efficient and effective working practice, proactive, organised, trustworthy, reliable, responsible, have a sense and humour and be passionate about delivering their knowledge of the outdoors to others, especially children

IT literate and not fazed by spreadsheets and rotas

A ‘people’ person, an excellent communicator, and demonstrate significant experience of managing teams

Willing to learn more about our environmental practices and help us to motivate our staff and customers to practice what we preach

An active member of our management team



  • Valid First Aid certificate (minimum 16 hours)
  • SPA/ RCI Award
  • UKCC British Canoeing Level 2 (Core) Coach Award
  • ML / WGL Award or equivalent - assessed
  • Valid Driving Licence
  • Expect to live (or move to) within reasonable driving distance of the Centre for top cover calls or unexpected out of hours emergencies (shared with other members of the management team)


  • Archery GB
  • Bushcraft Level 2
  • BCU Coach/Assessor

Salary - £29,000 - £33,000 p.a +5% pension contribution

To apply: Please submit a CV and covering letter detailing your experience and suitability for this position to:

For an informal discussion please call Heather: 01749 812307

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th October 2023

Interviews likely to be w/c 30 October 2023

Start Date: as soon as possible

Mill on the Brue is a family run Outdoor Activity Centre in Somerset with a strong environmental ethos. Established in 1982, the Centre provides residential and day courses with an emphasis on experiential learning.

For further information about the role go to our website jobs page and click on the Head of Operations job description:

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