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".

+Second Chef

We have the opportunity for a Second Chef to join our catering team.  The position is 32 hours per week, including evening and weekend work on a shift rota basis.

Duties could include planning, preparing and serving meals for our customers and staff, ensuring correct portion and stock control, assisting in the ordering of consumables, liaising with teachers and group leaders, ensuring the kitchen is operated to the highest Health and Safety standards, and other duties as requested by your Line Manager (or Duty Manager).

The salary is £16,481 pro rata, which equates to an hourly rate of £8.54.

About you
We are looking for a dedicated, hard-working chef who is committed to delivering the best service to our customers and staff – a smile and a sense of humour us is a must! We will be looking for the following in our ideal candidate:

Essential
• Food hygiene Certificate
• NVQ 1 or City and Guilds 706/1
• Experience working in the catering industry
• Ability to work unsupervised
• Good communicator with adults and children
• Excellent customer service skills

Desirable
• NVQ 2 or City and Guilds 706/2
• Experience of working with children
• Ability to delegate tasks
• Outgoing
• Willing to learn

Other info
Successful applicants will be subject to Enhanced DBS (CRB) Check and Medical clearance before employment  commences.
For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Andy Hyland on 01480 810521.

To apply please click here.

+Seasonal Activity Instructors

We have currently filled all of our Seasonal 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 this position will be from early April until late October with salaries for instructors starting from £14,771 - £15,238 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, BCU/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.             

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

To apply for the position and for a full job description and person specification, please visit Public Sector Jobs East.

Closing date is 12 noon on 6 February 2017. Short listing will take place the following week and all applicants will be emailed with a response. Candidates must be available on the 25 - 26 February for interview.

+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.