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Centre Assistant / Trainee Instructor - Thurston Outdoor Education Centre (Cumbria) - £16,881 pa pro rata

Centre Assistant / Trainee Instructor

Thurston Outdoor Education Centre


17.5 hpw x 2 posts



£16,881 pa pro rata


An enthusiastic person is required to take on the post of Centre Assistant/Trainee Instructor.


This is a live in, Temporary post for 12 months which may be extended for up to 24 months


Work pattern:  2 Week Rota

Week 1: 35 hours paid in the House/Kitchen as Centre Assistant

Week 2: Monday to Friday as a Trainee Instructor working with a group instructor

Other hours, such as Evening Duties/Weekend Work may be necessary and these will be agreed upon with the Head of Centre


Accommodation on site and food is provided in lieu of Week 2 Trainee work.


The position involves working alongside permanent instructors delivering outdoor activities to mainly young people one week and helping in the house and kitchen as a centre assistant the next.


Full in house training is given and the opportunity to take National Governing Body Awards for the outdoors and gain experience with a variety of groups is offered.


This is an ideal position for anyone starting a career in the outdoor industry, giving opportunities to develop Coaching /Teaching skills while living in the Lake District National Park.


Interviews for this post will be take place on 8 January 2019 at the Thurston Outdoor Education Centre.


South Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.


To find out more about this role and to apply please visit alternatively you can email  or call (0191) 455 4968.  BT Typetalkers welcome.


Closing date: Noon, 17 December 2018.

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