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Outdoor Leader - Cumbria Outdoors

Cumbria County Council
£25.481 - £25.991
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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This is an exciting opportunity to join the Cumbria Outdoors Delivery Team on a fixed term basis.

Our two operational centres are placed in the Northern Lake District which is an ideal environment to pursue an extensive range of high quality learning and residential experiences.

You will have a sound knowledge of the philosophy of Outdoor Education with proven track record in the delivery of high quality outdoor educational experiences using a range of outdoor activities. You will be highly motivated energetic have a positive 'can do' attitude and be able to work as part of a team.

A minimum of two years' experience as an outdoor instructor with Summer Mountain Leader Award BC/UKCC Level 2 Powerboat (Level 2) Driving licence that permits the driving of minibuses D1 E and RCI.

Teaching/youth work qualifications would be desirable as are RYA Dinghy Sailing and/or Local Cave Leader Award APIOL or equivalent and BC Moderate Water Endorsement/Leader.

This role requires an enhanced DBS check with a Childrens Barred List check. Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children.

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Interview information

Closing date: 17/01/2022

Interview date: 26/01/2022

We are offering both in-person interviews and virtual interviews. If successfully invited to interview the best option can be discussed with candidates. In-person interviews will take place at Hawse End. Virtual interviews will be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software which is currently free for new users however if there are any issues with accessing this technology we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews.

Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed we are happy to discuss.

What we can offer you

Cumbria County Council is a modern vibrant place to work offering a range of staff benefits including:

*Excellent training and development offers

*Flexible working opportunities

*Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

*Various perks and discounts schemes including money off your phone contract and local gyms

*Competitive rates of pay

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

Cumbria County Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences.

As a Disability Confident Employer disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria of this job are guaranteed an interview.

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