Job Title : Apprentice Activity Instructor with Hautbois Activity Centre
Employer : Hautbois Activity Centre
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Outdoor Programmes - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Sport
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01457
Vacancy Short Description : Hautbois is offering the opportunity for enthusiastic activity apprentices to join our highly motivated team.
Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-E or 9- 3. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship programme
Vacancy Full Description : Hautbois Activity Centre, set in the Norfolk countryside, is an expert provider of outdoor adventures and opportunities for learning and discovery. We are looking for Apprentice Instructors to deliver the wide range of Hautbois activities throughout the year.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone to gain relevant skills in the industry.
The job is wide ranging and requires the ability to be the face of Hautbois with groups taking part in the wide range of Hautbois activities throughout the year, maintaining activity equipment and working with other instructors. It also gives the opportunity to work closely with our Senior Instructor, seasonal Instructors and volunteers to develop and deliver the Hautbois Activity programme. Undertaking some domestic and other duties in the House and on the Estate will be required.
Apprentice Instructors will work closely with the Activities Team on all matters relating to the operation of activities at the Centre. They will also liaise with key staff in the Hautbois and Anglia Region Teams.
The working environment and atmosphere at Hautbois is relaxed and open, yet hard working. Being able to work both as part of a small team and using your own initiative is essential as is a strong positive focus on customer care. You will need to be suited to liaising with volunteers and taking instructions from them.
The Centre is operational all year round and has periods of high occupancy. A flexible approach to working hours is essential, with additional hours required some weeks. This role includes weekend and evening working.
As an Apprentice Instructor your main responsibilities are:
• To take responsibility for activity sessions.
• To ensure the correct and safe use of appropriate equipment.
• To give clear instructions to enable individuals to participate in the session.
• To have an awareness of the customers’ aims and objectives, and wherever possible meet all requirements.
• To make the Duty Supervisor aware of any defective equipment.
• To take an active part in maintenance on a regular basis.
• To be aware of, and put into practice, all Health and Safety regulations.
• To have a working knowledge of Hautbois’ operational policies.
• To assist with the maintenance of the estate.
• To carry out duties in the kitchen and dining room.
• To assist with the cleaning of the house and camping toilet and shower facilities.
• To act in the interests of your own safety & the safety of others at all times
• Anything else reasonably requested by the management of the organisation
Number of Positions Available : 2
Working Week : 35 hrs - to be arranged
Salary : £129.50 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 31/07/2018
Possible Start Date : 03/09/2018
Personal Qualities : Enthusiastic
Skills Required : Good communicator
Previous experience of working with people an advantage
Future Prospects : Once you have finished your apprenticeship you will have the skills and qualification to lead you into a career in the outdoor industry at instructor level at any centre. With more National Governing Body qualifications and experience you will be able to move up in responsibility and seniority.
Training to be Provided : NGB qualifications where appropriate (age dependent) In house training for all other job specific skills.
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour with effect from 1st April 2018. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Working Week: 35 hrs - to be arranged
Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Things to consider : Working as an apprentice instructor you will be part of a team all doing the same job with the same aim - to make sure our customers have the best experience while they are with us. This does require us to give 100% commitment 100% of the time; we are the happiest people you will meet in the rain. Our job is based outside and we work in all weathers. We are always trying to go the extra mile. We are problem solvers, not problem makers, and we put the customer at the heart of all we do. We do have busy periods where we work long hours, but we will always make sure that you have time off in lieu of working these hours.