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Duke of Edinburgh Award Facilitator and Outdoor Education Coordinator and Coach

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Adventure Plus coaching team.

The role will be based at our partner school in Birmingham, Broadway Academy, and the candidate will have responsibility for heading up the school's outdoor education provision including DofE, and hillwalking days. There will also be a chance to develop a number of other Outdoor Edn initiatives in this school and possibly to spread good practice amongst other academies in the area.

The successful candidate will have a passion for seeing young people enjoying God’s creation; experience of running the DofE award within the confines of a school and the experience and qualifications to lead groups on expeditions.

This is a full time role and includes regular work during term time weekends.

The salary offered will be in the region on £25,000-£28,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Desired qualifications would be an ML, SPA, DofE Assessor and a LEL3 tutor. Some form of biking qualification (MIAS/ British Cycling) would also be advantageous.

The candidate will be an Adventure Plus employee but be based in Birmingham, at Broadway Academy. They will need the organisational and communication skills to liaise with both companies to ensure the successful provision of outdoor activities an coordination across the two teams. The candidate will also be required to be an active leader and supervisor on expeditions in both lowland and mountain territory, and manage and maintain the schools outdoor equipment.

Finally, it is an occupational requirement for the candidate to be an active Christian, having a passion for spreading the good news of our Christian faith and looking to provide a Christian presence amongst our team.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has a passion for young people and the outdoors; has good organisational and communication skills and who would enjoy the challenge and responsibility of leading outdoor provision within this dynamic school environment.

Adventure Plus is always on the lookout for high quality coaches and is actively searching for a new team from GAP Year Instructor Trainees to Chief Instructor (with MIA) amongst other roles.

If you would be interested in working for us on a full time basis – do look at our website or better still, do get in touch.

If you are interested in this or any other role at A+, please contact our Bookings Coordinator, Jono Hodson (bookings@adventureplus.org.uk) enclosing your CV

Adventure Impact and Activity Education Internship

We are looking for the right person to join our Adventure Impact team who work with young people with additional needs and/or those who come from disadvantaged or vulnerable backgrounds. We are passionate that the benefits of outdoor activities and education should be available to all, regardless of their life circumstances. Adventure Impact is the fastest growing part of Adventure Plus as we look to reach out and make a huge difference to young people who, for whatever reason, are finding life tough.

The right person would share this passion and ideally have some experience of working with disadvantaged or vulnerable young people and a love of the outdoors.

The candidate would also work alongside our instructor team in delivering adventure activities on our site and further afield.

Training in a number of adventure activities would be provided. In the past this has included, amongst others, LEL3, MIAS Level 1 and BCU canoe and kayak coach.

On site accommodation would be a possibility.

Start date is flexible.

For more details please get in touch with Jon Cox.

Activity Coach

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of our Coaching and Activity team.  

Adventure Plus runs a wide variety of activities, residentials and expeditions.

The right person would have a love for the outdoors, a passion to work with children and young people and some experience and qualifications in the world of outdoor activities. Desired but not essential qualifications would be a selection from: Paddlesport Instructor (Level 1 Canoe and Kayak coach), LEL3, Archery GB level 1 coach, and a mountain bike leader award.  

Higher level qualifications such as SPA, ML and Coach Award Level 2 would also be welcomed.

Start date would be flexible but a May start would be ideal. 

Pay dependent on qualifications and experience.

For more details or to send in your CV please get in touch with Jon Cox.

Adventure Base Construction Co-ordinator (PT)

We are looking for the right person to co-ordinate the development of our Adventure Base. You may be recently retired with a relevant construction background (e.g. in architecture, construction project management, a civil engineer or a QS…) and would like to use your skills at this Christian adventure centre. You would be involved in ensuring that the Adventure Base is constructed safely and within budget and to time so we can begin to welcome young people on life-changing adventures at the brand new Adventure Base.

Work as part of a growing team of passionate people reporting directly to Jon Cox, A+ Exec. Director.

Assist in planning the development process, liaise with architects and the ‘A+ Development Group', engage and coordinate contractors, ensure the development runs safely, on time and to budget.

This is a part time role, requiring flexibility to meet contractors, architects and A+ management, as the project unfolds.

This could be a paid or ‘voluntary retirement’ role.

Applications will close when we have met the right candidate for this pivotal role!

For more details or to send in your CV please get in touch with Jon Cox.

Fundraising Co-ordinator (PT)

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser to co-ordinate fundraising across the different areas of Adventure Plus operations and development. Someone with proven organisational ability and project management experience, ideally in the realm of fundraising, who can plan a variety of initiatives, encourage and lead our volunteer and part time team; and who can also write accurately, follow application guidelines and keep to deadlines.

The successful candidate will also aim to recruit and co-ordinate a growing team of fundraising volunteers and part-time bid writers and researchers ensuring they are on track with applications for specific projects, applying by deadlines and ensuring we thank supporters and keep in touch into the future.

Work as part of a growing team of passionate people reporting directly to Jon Cox, A+ Exec. Director.

This is a part time role with the salary dependant on experience and qualifications.

Applications will close when we have met the right candidate for this pivotal role!

For more details or to send in your CV please get in touch with Jon Cox.

Chief Instructor: i/c Training and H&S in Adventure Activities

We are looking for someone with an appetite for leading by example in the outdoors, a passion for adventure and a desire to inspire others.

Experience of professional Adventure Centre management and team leadership will be an advantage. A range of (AALS in scope) qualifications. Proven organisational ability and a desire to develop safe and clear systems for team training, kit storage and maintenance. A vision to help Adventure Plus create a cutting edge, exciting Adventure Base. Experience of helping develop adventure centre facilities an advantage.

Work as part of a growing team of passionate people reporting to Jon Cox, A+ Exec Director:

Play a key role in helping our growing operation develop safe and clear systems for team training, kit storage & maintenance

Leading, training and managing the A+ instructor team

Co-ordinating training of our GAP trainees and interns

Developing your own passion for outdoor adventures, inspiring others as you bring them on in their experience & skills

Helping A+ create a cutting edge exciting Adventure Base

Manage A+ operational systems & Adventure Base activities

This is a full time role with the salary dependant on experience and qualifications. Applications will close when we have met the right candidate for this pivotal role! For more details or to send in your CV please get in touch with Jon Cox

Adventure Youth Worker and Senior Activity Coach 

A role for someone who can also provide leadership for our team in our activities here at A+ and at other venues. The right candidate will have a desire to be a credible Christian witness in their role and one of the following qualifications: Mountain Leader, D of E Expedition Assessor as well as one or more of the following qualifications: UKCC L2, SPA, MIAS L2, British Fencing Leader or Archery GB Instructor. 

For more details or to send in your CV please get in touch with Jon Cox.

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Windmill Farm Kitchen Assistant and Housekeeping Staff

We are looking for kitchen assistants and housekeeping staff to join our small friendly team. Training will be provided but some experience will be beneficial. Work is casual and can involve weekends and evenings. There is scope for regular work.

This is the ideal opportunity for someone looking for a flexible working environment to fit around family commitments and school hours.

For further information please contact us on 01367 810258 or get in touch with Tessa Cox.

Internship: Adventure Education & Conservation Co-ordinator

This A+ / A Rocha internship has two strands:

Conservation and Land Management (Autumn – Spring): including practical conservation tasks such woodland management and organising Volunteer Conservation Days, e.g. tree planting and hedge laying; contributing towards the design of wildlife areas on the new Adventure Base site; and developing wildlife survey skills.

Adventure Education (Spring-Summer): including training in a number of adventure activities and working alongside the A+ instructor team delivering adventure activities on our site and further afield (eg at Ashburnham Place, Quinta Centre or the Brecon Beacons.)

For more details about this exciting opportunity please get in touch with Jon Cox.

Internship: Conservation & Land Management Co-ordinator 

This A+ / A Rocha internship will provide training and experience in practical conservation and land management as A+ design & coordinate the layout for an Outdoor Education & Adventure Youth work centre in line with our Conservation Site Management Plan. 

For more details about this internship please get in touch with Jon Cox.

If you’d be interested in joining the dynamic, growing A+ and Windmill Farm teams in any of the following roles, we'd love to hear from you.  

     

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