Job descriptionJob details Job reference REQ00000014906 Date posted 27/03/2023 Application closing date 04/09/2023 Location KESWICK Salary 15.54 Package Blank Contractual hours Blank Basis Blank Job category/type OTHER Outdoor Leaders (Casual) - Cumbria Outdoors CMB144e Job description Outdoor Leaders (Casual) - Cumbria Outdoors Cumberland Council Location(s): Cumbria Outdoors, Hawse End Centre, Keswick Hours: Supply/Ad-hoc variable (This will be casual hours) Hourly Rate: £15.54 A market supplement of £1.10 per hour is attached to this role and is included in the advertised hourly rate. This will be applied until October 2023. (Salary excluding Market Supplement £27,852 - £28,371 pro rata) Local Government Reorganisation From 1 April 2023 local government in Cumbria is reforming, meaning the current six district councils and Cumbria County Council will be replaced by two new unitary authorities- Westmorland and Furness Council and Cumberland Council. It’s an exciting time to join us as we embark on this new journey and if you are planning on applying for a job with us, the recruiting manager for this role will be able to answer any questions you have about starting a new job with us during this transition period. In the meantime, you can find out more about LGR on our new website or watch our short ‘What does LGR mean for me video Why work for Cumberland Council Cumberland Council will be an ambitious authority that will shape public services for the better, building on the best and transforming them for the future. We want to create the best set of services for our communities to ensure all our residents will be getting the help and support they need. People are our strong point - in our communities and in our staff - and they will be the focus of our efforts. About this opportunity Are you an engaging and flexible team player looking for an exciting challenge? Cumbria Outdoors is recruiting Outdoor Education Leaders on a supply/ad-hoc basis for the 2023 season. This is an exciting chance for the right people to join us in delivering a wide range of outdoor, adventurous and educational activities, ensuring fantastic learning opportunities for our clients. Cumbria Outdoors offers a wide range of facilities and venues, and our emphasis is placed on making the service accessible to all groups and individuals throughout Cumbria and beyond. Our centres and provision is available 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, and we have the ability to cater to all groups, from day visitors through to a multiple night residential. All centres offer warm, homely, comfortable bases for groups to return to after a day in the outdoors. We offer a vast and varied curriculum that promotes personal and social development, as well as focusing on living history programmes, family learning, health and wellbeing and environmental awareness course for all ages. Check out our website here: https://cumbriaoutdoors.org/ The Role As an Outdoor Leader, you will be required to deliver a selection of outdoor education sessions/programmes to groups of young people and adults in a range of settings – residential, day bookings and external courses. You will also need to identify and assess the risks and take all necessary measures to meet Health & Safety and legislative requirements. Who we are looking for The ideal candidates will have experience in the delivery of high quality outdoor education sessions using a range of outdoor activities. Good interpersonal skills, customer care, flexibility and the ability to use your own initiative are essential. You must hold a minimum of 3 relevant NGB’s. Teaching/youth work qualifications would be desirable as are RYA sailing, British Canoeing Qualifications in Leadership or Coaching, and the D1 entitlement on your driving licence. This is a supply/ad-hoc post, and we are looking for people who are adaptable and who have a commitment to contribute to the development of strong partnerships and positive public awareness of our services What can we offer you! Excellent training and development offers Flexible working opportunities Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme Boost your pension with Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions (facilitated by AVC Wise) Various perks and discounts schemes, including money off your phone contract and local gyms Competitive rates of pay DBS Please note this role involves working in regulated activity with Children. It is an offence for people who are barred from working in regulated activity to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with Children. Application and Interview Information This is an open advert, and we will accept applications throughout the year For further information, please contact Gavin Smallbone; Tel: 01768 812280 Email: [email protected] We are currently operating both in-person and virtual interviews. Options will be discussed with candidates once they have been invited to the interview stage of the process for this specific position, and if you have any concerns or adjustments are needed, we are happy to discuss. If you are invited to a virtual interview, this will preferably be undertaken using the Microsoft Teams software, which is currently free for new users, however if there are any issues with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interviews. Safer Recruitment At Cumberland Council we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all employees, volunteers and the Externally Provided Workforce (EPWs) to share this commitment. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Cumberland Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone and work to promote an inclusive, supportive culture that values and celebrates our differences. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.
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