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Casual Senior Instructor at Dinton Activity Centre
  • Employer: Wokingham Borough Council
  • Reference: 706412
  • Published: Thu 28/10/2021, 12:55 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/11/2021, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Flexible Hours, Part Time, Weekends
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £11.49 per hour
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Dinton Pastures, Hurst, Wokingham, Berkshire

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Casual Senior Instructor at Dinton Activity Centre

Senior Outdoor Instructor summer work, set in the backdrop of a stunning country park.

Dinton Activity Centre, near Reading, Berkshire, is seeking to recruit passionate individuals who have lots of energy and experience to bring to the team. Candidates should hold their BC Paddlesports Coach (or equivalent) with Moderate Water, RYA Dinghy Senior Instructor or be Rock Climbing Instructor (previously SPA) assessed and have substantial experience.

Dinton Activity Centre is a thriving local authority centre entering its tenth year of operation. The centre handles a footfall of around 20,000 people per year, so the place is very much alive during peak season. We have a fleet of 30 sailing boats and 90 canoes, kayaks and paddle boards. On land we have a low ropes course, bushcraft, a rock climbing and high ropes facility, traverse wall, two orienteering courses and a mobile climbing tower to name but a few.

As a Senior Instructor we will expect you to lead groups of clients, individuals and staff and to make sure that these activities meet the standards required in the centre operating procedures. You will deliver a range of activities such as taster sessions, school/youth group events, corporate days, school holiday activities and RYA courses.

You will be required to deputise for the Activities Manager on an ad-hoc basis when required. Other responsibilities will include organising the staff and equipment allocation, taking bookings and organising session plans, coordinating training and development opportunities for instructors, supervising the boat hire facility, offsite events, and coordinating maintenance tasks, as well as providing other administration duties and front of house customer care.

Benefits include: Flexible hours, holiday pay, training opportunities and use of equipment.

Closing date: 11pm, 29th November 2021

For an informal discussion, please contact Jack Walling on

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates for this role will be subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.