Location: Mendip Hills National Landscape near Bristol/Cheddar
Contract: Fixed Term (6 months)
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: £24,000-£25,350 Dependent on qualifications and experience
Holiday: 28 days holiday pro rata
Paid lunch break
Mendip is looking for motivated, passionate and brilliant instructors to take on roles at Mendip Activity Centre as we expand our existing instructor team.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
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, expanding their skills to gain winter qualifications, whilst some choose to work specific 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. 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, and excellent presentation skills and enjoy a varied and challenging programme.
We are looking to employ people with a range of experience, qualifications and skills:
• If you are just starting out and only have a couple of qualifications, and a year or so of experience using them, then we might have the perfect position for you to use those existing skills and we’ll help you to develop further, or
• If you are an experienced instructor/facilitator with high-level qualifications, we may have the perfect role for you, leading our advanced sessions, training other staff members or coaching on our Outdoor Instructor Training Courses.
To run our activity sessions we insist on people holding the qualification for the activity (if one exists) and be signed off as competent. Where qualifications don’t exist, staff will be in-house trained and signed off as competent. For an instructor role, we are looking for people to hold at least two of the activity qualifications below. If you do not hold this then please look at our Apprenticeship or Outdoor Instructor Training Course – we have a strong history of training instructors to be ready for working in the sector.
Qualifications- At Least Two
Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI)
BC Paddlesport Leader/Coach/Instructor
BCA - LCLA L1 – ideally with Mendip caves
D1 Licence + CPC
Ski/Snowboard qualifications such as BASI L1 / SSE L1 +
National Smallbore Rifle Association YPS
Knowledge of team development and initiative exercises
Mendip Activity Centre is a year-round multi-activity centre near Bristol. Our 250-acre site boasts a dry ski slope, a private limestone rock sports quarry, an onsite cave, ancient woodland, an 86-bed residential lodge, family and youth campsites, a bar/café and target sports 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 well-being 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 benefit 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.
How to Apply
Apply below. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this further.