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Instructor - Calshot Activities Centre (Southampton) - £18,562 - £18,877


Calshot Activities Centre


Salary Range: £18,562 - £18,877 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £12,182 - £12,552 per annum)
Work Location: Calshot Spit, Calshot
Hours per annum: 1110
Contract Type: Annualised Hours - Temporary (9 or 12 months)


Interview Date: TBC
Closing Date: 30 April 2021


This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced, enthusiastic and motivated instructors to join the team at Calshot Activities Centre.

Calshot is in a prime location on the shores of the Solent and one of the largest outdoor centres in Britain. We have one of the most diverse range of activities found at any outdoor centre. In our big Sunderland hangar we have an indoor ski slope, the biggest climbing wall on the south coast, a velodrome and archery and shooting ranges. Across the spit is our watersports hangar, Sopwith, which houses all the powerboat, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing kit. Not only do we get to play in the waters of the Solent but we also have the beautiful New Forest National Park on our doorstep where we take groups to do field studies activities and orienteering.

We have a range of annualised contracts available (including 9 & 12 months contracts) which will be discussed at the selection process. If you would like more information before applying, then please feel free to contact the centre (contact details below). 


You will be contracted to work 1110 hours over either a 9 month or 12 month contract. The 12 month contract will offer job security and a salary throughout the year but with flexibility to take time off over the winter.  Please state your preference on your application.


Hampshire Outdoor Centres have a reputation for excellence and professionalism as well as operating to the highest standards. Hampshire Outdoor Centres consists of four centres, three in Hampshire and one in Wales.

It is essential you hold at least one of the following instructional qualifications; RYA Dinghy Instructor, CWI training, Paddlesports Instructor or Archery GB Instructor. You will be enthusiastic and motivated and believe in the value of outdoor learning. We are looking for an individual who will be able to work through our training and assessment process in a positive proactive manner and therefore become operational as soon as possible.

At Calshot Activities Centre your time will be split between teaching our schools residentials, pay and play activities and skills courses depending on your qualifications. Calshot is dedicated to accelerating the personal development of young people through group learning situations; this means that where possible an instructor follows a group for the duration of their course, teaching the full range of activities. For further details please see the recruitment information pack.

Please also ensure you detail all relevant instructional qualifications/personal performance awards clearly within your application.


To find out more about what we can offer you in return, please see our Benefits Package.


Additional Information:

Job Summary and Person Specification Seasonal Activity Leader


Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check


Contact details for an informal discussion:

Ben Lidstone-Scott, Operations Manager or Ben Walmsley, Senior Instructor on 02380 892077


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.


To Apply

Please email with your C.V.

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