Working at GWC

If you want a rewarding and enjoyable place to work and to be involved in developing young people then look no further! Grafham Water Centre is a well known Outdoor Education Centre in Cambridgeshire and has over 40 years of teaching experience which makes us an ideal place to work if you want to further your career.

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There are a whole range of job roles and career opportunities at the Centre. Each requires a different level of skill and experience. Within our team we have various departments – administration, sales, marketing, catering, housekeeping, maintenance and programme/activity instructors.

Should you be interested in joining us, in addition to the information below, please visit the Public Sector Jobs East website for all career opportunities currently available and to apply.  You can also register on the Public Sector Jobs East website to be notified of any new vacancies as they arise by using a keyword search for "Grafham".

+Seasonal Activity Instructor

We have currently filled all of our Instructor positions for the 2017 season however new opportunities may become available so please do keep checking our website for information. 

Are you fed up with the monotony of day to day life? Are you interested in passing on your passions? If you want a rewarding and enjoyable place to learn/work/teach and want to be involved in developing young people through adventurous activities, personal and social education, then look no further - apply to join our team!

Grafham Water Centre is a well-known Local Authority Outdoor Learning Centre in Cambridgeshire. The Centre is ideally located on the shores of one of the UK’s largest reservoirs and is one of the best inland sailing venues in the UK.  It is complimented by an extensive range of water and land based activities.

In addition to your employment package, you also benefit from free use of our facilities when not in use, boat storage free of charge and use of the water when you are not working – what more could you want!

Contracts for 2017 will vary in length but will mainly be until the end of October,  with salaries for instructors starting at £15,246 per annum (pro rata) with opportunities for overtime. You will work an average of a 37 hour week and this will include some weekends.

We have accommodation and meals available throughout the season on request and at an additional cost. Each successful applicant will receive paid annual leave to take during the contract period and a fantastic training package to support development. Uniform is also provided.

Qualifications:
You will have at least one of the following RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor, RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor, BC/UKCC Level 1 Canoe/Kayak Coach, Single Pitch Award or Climbing Wall Award and hold a valid First Aid qualification.

APIOL and RPIOL accreditation and other NGB awards will be viewed favourably.

Note:
Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (CRB) Check and medical clearance before employment commences. 

+Trainee Activity Instructor Programme

We have currently filled all of our Trainee positions for the 2017 season however new opportunities may become available so please do keep checking our website for information. 

If you want a rewarding and enjoyable place to learn / work / teach and want to be involved in developing young people then look no further!

Grafham Water Centre is a well-known Local Authority Outdoor Learning Centre in Cambridgeshire. The Centre is ideally located on the shores of one the UK’s largest reservoirs and is one of the best inland sailing venues in the UK. It is complimented by an extensive range of water and land based activities.

We are a lively and busy centre catering for a wide range of schools and youth groups as well as offering courses for both adults and children from taster sessions to NGB certificated courses.

For your contract in 2017 you will work 5 Days a week including some weekends, with a variety of groups and alongside experienced instructors. You will also have opportunities to train and take NGB courses to develop your outdoor qualifications in order to become a qualified outdoor instructor.  Accommodation and meals are provided throughout your contract. Salary offered is £99 per week plus a generous training package and in house development (food and accommodation is provided as part of the package).  Each successful applicant will receive paid annual leave to take during the contract period. Uniform is also provided.

Qualifications

You will have personal experience of Outdoor Pursuits and will be working towards a minimum of one of the following qualifications:

BCU/UKCC 2* in Kayak/Canoe, RYA Start Windsurfing, RYA Basic Skills Level 2 Sailing, RYA Powerboat Level 2, GNAS Archery Leader, BSCA Mountain Bike Leader, CWA Training or equivalent qualifications.

Desirable:

Instructor qualification in one of the following areas: Kayak/Canoe, Climbing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Archery, Powerboat.

APIOL and RPIOL accreditation and other NGB awards will be viewed favourably.

Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (CRB) Check and medical clearance before employment commences.

+Voluntary Instructors

Join our staff team on a voluntary basis, to gain further experience or to maintain your qualifications. 

Should you be interested in becoming a Voluntary Instructor at Grafham Water Centre please contact Paul Robinson on 01480 810521.