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Lead Instructor (Watersports)

Join us as a Lead Instructor (Watersports) based at our Scout Adventures in Hawkhirst, Plashetts.

Scouts is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, in particular, Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

Will you be our next Lead Instructor (Watersports))?

Responsible to: Adventure Experience Manager -Hawkhirst

Department: Scouts Adventures

Base location: Scout Adventures Hawkhirst - Plashetts, Hexham NE48 1QZ

Term: Fixed term contract until November 2024

Salary: £25,685 per annum (pro - rata), Band C, Level 3

Hours: 40 hours per week - includes evenings and weekends 

Line management responsibility: Volunteers, Seasonal and Apprentice Instructors.

A bit about the role

Scout adventures exists to provide safe spaces for young people to take part in adventures which challenge and inspire them.  At the heart of what we do is the Scout method - with experiences built around team work, spending time outdoors, camping, leadership and taking responsibility for yourself, each other and the environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to progress with their outdoor career. Hawkhirst provides opportunities to develop in managing and training our team of seasonal and international volunteer instructors. Looking at all aspects pf the centre including the planning and preparation of the team and centre for group arrivals.  

This role is to support and mentor the team and is all about planning, preparation and ensuring quality of sessions delivered to young people on centre. This encompasses delivery of training, support on centre and programming.

Sound good? Read the application pack and then apply

Before making an application please ensure that you've read the Recruitment and selection policy. In order for us to monitor the application of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, we'd be grateful if you'd also complete the Recruitment Monitoring questions on the Application Form.

Not sure where to start? Check out our guidance for applicants.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm Tuesday 21st May 2024

Interviews will be held online and will be ongoing until the role is filled.

If you'd like to discuss any of our roles in more detail, email

£25,685 per annum (pro - rata), Band C, Level 3

Scout Adventures Hawkhirst - Plashetts, Hexham ,NE48 1QZ

Fixed term until November 2024

40 hours per week - includes evenings and weekends 

28 days per annum plus bank holidays

Closing date:
Tue, May 21, 2024, 11:59 PM

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