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Apprentice Instructor - Grade: £4 per hr - Brecon Beacons National Park

Apprentice Instructor

Grade: £4 per hr.

Brecon Beacons National Park


Closing date: 16th Sept

Parkwood Outdoors ( is a relatively new addition to the successful Parkwood Holdings Group. Dolygaer was purchased in 2015 and is a multi activity residential activity centre. In 2 years we have developed the site and added new exciting activities.  We are also proud to say we have in the last year won two prestigious awards one being the Best Outdoor Centre in Wales (Hospitality Awards 2017 and 18). We are looking for a seasonal multi activity instructor to work with our enthusiastic team. We would like the position to start in the new year 2019.

Key purpose of the post:

  • To learn and develop your self to achieve a full instructor status.
  • To assist the team in effective day-to-day operations of Dolygaer programmes.
  • To undertake various instructing activities as dictated by the programme.

Full Description of Vacancy

This post is for an apprentice multi activity instructor. You will be required to assist in the delivery of range of activities including caving, canoeing, gorge walking, climbing, kayaking and sailing etc. The post might also require the candidate to work in the bookings office to obtain an all-round knowledge of activity centre based work.  All staff are expected to take their share of cleaning and maintenance work.  Training is given in all areas as part of the position.

Short Description of Vacancy

12 month Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership. You will be trained to assist / deliver a range of outdoor and adventure activities as well as learning about the general running of a busy outdoor activity centre. 

An Advanced Apprenticeship may be offered to a candidate who has appropriate experience and qualification - please get in touch with us for guidance. 

No. of positions available:  1

Future Prospects

Potential to move on to an Advanced Apprenticeship, other Level 3 qualifications or a full time instructor role. Links with other outdoor providers, centres and clubs will enhance future opportunities.

Training Provider: Babcock Training

Framework: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership

Training to be Provided (Please be advised Training is under review at the moment and could change)

• Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership

• A range of NGB awards dependent upon individual and employer aspirations

Duration of Training: 12 months

About the Candidate

Skills Required:

Desirable - some experience in outdoor activities. 

Essential - a passion for personal development through outdoor activities.

Qualifications Required

  • Desirable - 5 GCSEs A*-C.
  • Essential - Full drivers licence

Personal Qualities

Outgoing, approachable, well presented, friendly, committed, enthusiastic, independent, fit and keen to learn.  A positive drive to develop your personal skills in adventurous activities is essential.

Additional Detail

Important Other Information

An essential part of working in the outdoor and active leisure industries is taking your own skills development seriously.  This means that successful candidates are usually those who can show a clear commitment to improving their personal skill in activities and working towards coaching awards. 

Reality Check

A job in the outdoor and active leisure industry is an exciting and rewarding one, but you need to be ready to get totally involved.  This will mean being flexible over hours - we often work evenings or weekends - and flexible over roles - we’re as likely to be on the end of a brush or mop as we are on the end of a rope!  

Ask lots of questions to make sure you know what to expect from this varied and exciting opportunity.

The position will require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and all applicants must have an in-date first aid qualification before being considered for employment.

To apply for this position please send you C.V. with cover letter to:

For further information please contact the centre and we will be happy to answer any of your questions.

Parkwood Outdoors Dolygaer

Pontsticill CF48 2UR

01685 848309    

Closing Date:


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