Jobs at Land & Wave - Lead Instructor
We need someone that really loves working in the great outdoors to come and work for us in Swanage.
This is a full time role.
Our full time lead instructors start on £25000. All our full time staff share in company profits as a bonus in addition to their salary - £2400 over the last 12 months.
Your first year will be spent developing our activities and training framework; you’ll be out in the landscape leading our staff team, running activity sessions, observing, analysing and improving what we do.
Once you’ve been with us a year we’ll work with to develop your role; you might choose to stay in an activity based management role or could choose to gain experience and get qualifications in teaching, HR, logistics, communications (etc) alongside your work in the great outdoors.
You’ll work an average of 44 hours over 5 days a week.
You’ll get 28 days holiday per year
Minimum Qualifications and Experience (please don’t apply unless you have these)
- 5 years of experience working within the outdoor industry
- 2 years of experience managing staff within the outdoor industry
- Mountain Leader Summer
- Have experience of canyoning and/ or coasteering
- High level paddle sport qualifications; ideally we’d like you to be able to asses one or more three star awards and run FSRT courses.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience (a few of these would be great)
- D1 mini bus license with CPC
- Mountain Instructor Award
- Be a/ help us become a BCU level one/two coach course provider
- Good experience of bushcraft preferably in a training/ development role
- Be a first aid trainer
- Be a life saving trainer
- Lots of coasteering leadership, preferably in a training/ development role
- Teaching or training qualifications
Who we want
An ability to work with other people and build really positive long term working relationships is essential.
You should be; a leader, enthusiastic, compassionate, articulate and innovative – the ability to adapt, overcome and provide solutions (rather than just pointing out problems) is really important.
We’re based in Swanage, Dorset.
Lots of the work we do is within a few miles of our HQ (BH19 1EJ), we also run residentials and expeditions further afield in the UK and Europe.
We’re planning to open a base in Tignes in the French Alps next year – we’re really excited.
The company is still growing fast, we have brilliant marketing and business support teams; we’re always looking for new opportunities.
If you apply for the job please take some time to read about what we do.
How to apply
Please apply before Friday the 30th of September; we’ll arrange interviews as soon as we have read through your CV (and like it).
We’d prefer it if you applied as soon as possible.
We’d like you to start as soon as possible.
Please send a CV and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use ‘Lead Instructor’ as the title of your email.
Please don’t send a CV that’s more than two pages long.
Please don’t send a one line email asking for ‘more information’ about the job.
The office number is 01929 423 031; the best time to catch me is between 07:30 and 10:00 if you have any questions - ask for Owen.