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Seasonal Activity Leader - Calshot Activities Centre - £18,065 - £18,371

Seasonal Activity Leader

Calshot Activities Centre


Location – Calshot Activities Centre, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1BR

Hours per week: 37

Contract Type: Temporary (starting March or April 2020 until October 2020)

Closing Date: 6 March 2020

Start Date: 16th March or 6th April 2020


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.


This is on a fixed term contract with real opportunities to progress to full time, permanent posts. 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; CWI training, Paddlesports Instructor and 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 you will spend most of your time with groups. 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.

If you do not have the above experience or qualifications we are looking for seasonal Centre Assistants so please contact us to discuss.


Job Purpose:

To undertake comprehensive training and induction to operational procedures, activities and systems within the Outdoor Centre, leading to a period of instruction of centre customers.

Role Responsibilities:

To take part in all training, induction and evaluation/assessment activities required to ultimately meet full operational effectiveness

As determined by senior staff following training, induction and evaluation/assessment, to instruct a range of outdoor activities to school children, youth groups and adults following set structures and the supervision frameworks set down in the Instructor Handbook

To assist in maintaining equipment and resources as determined by senior staff in order to maintain operational effectiveness

Required to understand and implement agreed risk management policies and procedures as laid down by the centre management within clear operational procedures and other standing orders in order to ensure that customers are safe and corporate liabilities are addressed


Please contact the below if you would like a chat or would like to visit the centre;

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

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