ROCK CLIMBING INSTRUCTOR

Location: Mendip Hills AONB, near Bristol.

Contract:  Full Time or Fixed Term Contracts available

Start Date: asap

Salary: £21,500- £23,650 (dependent on qualifications, experience and responsibilities)

Holiday: 28 days holiday pro rata

Mendip are looking for motivated, passionate and brilliant instructors to take on roles at Mendip Activity Centre as we expand our existing instructor team.

 

THE JOB

 

We are looking for Rock Climbing Instructors to provide high quality outdoor instruction. 

 

You’ll work in a variety of outdoor environments with a wide range of groups. You’ll work both independently and as part of a team to facilitate activity sessions. Each day, you could be training new instructors, working with schools, corporates, families, private groups, or individuals. The majority of our instructors work for us year-round, whilst some choose to work seasons.

 

This is more than just a job. You won’t just be an instructor: you’ll be a coach, a facilitator, a mentor, a guide, an inspiration. We’re looking for enthusiastic people to inspire others through exciting adventures. 

ABOUT YOU

Your attitude and personality is paramount to us: we’re looking for someone who has a positive outlook, professionalism, promptness and who works well under pressure. You’ll possess strong communication skills, great presentation skills and enjoy a varied and challenging programme. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 

  • Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) / Single Pitch Award (SPA) or higher
     

DESIRABLE EXTRAS

  • ArcheryGB Leader

  • National Smallbore Rifle Association YPS

  • BC Paddlesport Leader/Coach/Instructor

  • BCA - LCLA L1 – ideally with Mendip caves

  • D1 Licence + CPC 

  • Ski/Board qualification such as BASI L1 / SSE L1 +

  • DofE Supervisor/Assessor

  • Knowledge of team development and initiative exercises

  • Bushcraft experience

  • Walking qualification

  • MT RCDI / MCI 

  • BC - Canoe Leader, Kayak Leader, SUP Inland Open Water Leader. PSI, PSL, FSRT Provider

  • BCA – LCLA L2

ABOUT MENDIP

 

Mendip Activity Centre is a year-round multi-activity centre near Bristol. Our 250-acre site boasts a dry ski slope, a private limestone rocksports quarry, an onsite cave, ancient woodland, an 86 bed residential lodge, family and youth campsites, bar/café’s and target sport ranges. Only a short drive away and you can access our water sports sites,  access to the incredible Mendip Hills, as well as Bristol, Bath, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales.  

Mendip is currently expanding and solidifying its place as one of the UK’s top independent multi-activity providers. Our success in the last 40 years has largely been down to our wonderful team. We care about the wellbeing of our team, our clients and our impact on the environment; Mendip recently partnered with a new charity, the Mendip Access Adventure Foundation, with the simple aim of making the outdoors accessible for all.

The main benefits of working for a family owned, independent activity centre is that we value your contribution. You will become part of the Mendip family where talent is recognised and rewarded with opportunity. We also believe in training and will support you with any relevant training plus free recreational skiing/snowboarding, family and friend discounts for our activities, camping and cafe-bar. 

We believe in the Outdoors, Adventure and Growth. The outdoors is the ultimate classroom. It relies on us and the work we do. We take real pride in this responsibility and it inspires everything we do. Outdoor activities are intended to challenge people physically and mentally so they move beyond their comfort zone, access adventure and achieve life-changing opportunities. 

INTERESTED?


We’d love to hear from you!  If you’re unsure whether we’re right for you, please get in touch for a chat or a visit (coffee and cake included!)

 

Email jobs@mendip.co.uk to discuss further.