Coral Cay Conservation require interns to work in their Surrey head office. Email info@coralcay.org for further details.

VOLUNTEER TRAINEE ACTIVITY LEADER - ADVENTURE LIFESIGNS

ROLE DESCRIPTION

 

PURPOSE OF ROLE

To help deliver and learn to facilitate a variety of adventure activities for young people.

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES/TASKS

Assisting the instructor with the running of the session.  This includes the set up and take down of equipment and safe facilitation of the day. Helping young people take part in activities such as climbing, archery, bushcraft, obstacle courses, kayaking and team building.  Most importantly you would be helping the young people to get the most out of the programme, overcome barriers and enjoy themselves! Safety checks and maintaining equipment, vehicles and facilities.

The role will also involve practice in leading aspects of sessions, and eventually leading sessions independently.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Aged 18 or over.

 

QUALITIES/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS TAUGHT

  • Motivation and commitment to undertake a 9-month 4-day-a-week training programme with
    irregular hours in physical outdoor activities
  • Supportive of equality and diversity
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Motivated to support young adults through outdoor education
  • Willing to volunteer outside, sometimes in poor weather!
  • Willing to camp overnight on residential programmes
  • Sufficiently fit to provide assistance with outdoor adventure activities

 

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This means that we will arrange for a check to be carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service to confirm participants
have clearance for working with children.  Please note that we support the rehabilitation of offenders and that minor offences are not necessarily a barrier.

 

DIVERSITY

The Lifesigns Group is committed to provide equality of opportunity and we particularly encourage applications from people from under-represented groups.

 

TRAINING PROVISION

The scheme is free and offers training towards such qualifications as:

  • British Canoe Union Star Awards
  • Basic Expedition Leaders Award
  • First Aid at Work Instructor Course
  • ECP Remote Medical Awards
  • City & Guilds Food Hygiene Certificate

Due to the nature of outdoor education, some
of the above qualifications may be dependent on current funding/availability.

 

AVAILABILITY

At least 4 days in each 7 day period. Flexible and irregular hours, including overnight camps, evenings, weekends, school and bank holidays. Need to provide advance notice of availability.

 

Trainees who commit to the whole of the placement, allowing for one week’s absence in each thirteen-week period, will gain the maximum benefit and be eligible to assistant lead an overseas expedition.

 

LOCATION

We have activities running regularly in Surrey and Hampshire as well as during the school holidays or weekends.

 

POINT OF CONTACT

Ian Forbes, Training Director forbes@lifesignsgroup.co.uk

 

WHAT TO DO NEXT:

The offer of a place is subject to competing a probationary period of four weeks from the programme start date, during which time you will need to demonstrate:

  • A completed CRB Enhanced Disclosure screening
  • Attendance of the sessions you have been scheduled for
  • Ability to work as part of a team without discrimination against others
  • Motivation to support young people through outdoor education

Expedition Careers Overseas

The Kiln, Grange Road, 

Tongham (Nr Farnham)

Surrey GU10 1DJ

 

Tel: 01483 810785

Fax: 01483 810223

 

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