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Regional Outdoor Activity Development Officer – North Wales and Homeworking

The Outdoor Partnership

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Regional Outdoor Activity Development Officer – North Wales and Homeworking

Full time / Seasonal or Fixed term


£32,000 pa


N. Wales / Homeworking


£32,000 pa


29 July 2024 at 15:00:00

Regional Outdoor Activity Development Officer with The Outdoor Partnership

Hours: 37. Salary: £32,000- £35,000

Location: Homeworking with access to the Outdoor Partnership’s headquarters at Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon when required

Contract: Fixed term contract until March 31st, 2027

Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference, every single day, to people from all walks of life? We are looking for someone who can help us to enhance people’s lives through outdoor activities, who live in the North Wales area and enable them to achieve their potential through outdoor activities.

About Us

The Outdoor Partnership is a charity that works to support the people of Wales and regions across the UK to take up outdoor activities as a life-long pursuit. Our vision is to “Enhance people’s lives through outdoor activity”

Our vision means enhancing:

· People’s physical and mental health and wellbeing,

· The economic return (including employment),

· The social value through outdoor activity

· Grassroots participation in activities such as walking, cycling, climbing, canoeing, paddleboarding, sailing, mountain biking, and many more and progression into lifelong participation, further learning and training, volunteering and employment

· Access and support for people of all ages, gender, creed, nationalities, orientation, and socio-economic circumstances to take up outdoor activities as a life-long pursuit.

About the role

The role is in partnership with Actif North Wales, who share the Outdoor Partnerships’ vision to create a generational change and get more people active. The Outdoor Partnership has a flexible working policy, allowing the post holder to work from their home and have access to the Outdoor Partnership’s headquarters at Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre, Caernarfon.

This is a Community Development role NOT an outdoor delivery/instructional role, and includes establishing, managing facilitating, co-ordinating, monitoring and evaluating programmes.

In this role you will:

· Establish equality, diversity and inclusion programmes particularly for women and other marginalised genders, ethnic minority communities, people with disabilities and economically deprived groups

· Initiate and assist the community in the formation of sustainable and inclusive outdoor activity clubs and groups

· Establish social prescribing health and wellbeing programmes to improve people’s mental and physical health and wellbeing.

· Establish and promote pathways to employment programmes for local people in the outdoor sector

· Recruit, deploy, retain and reward volunteers to sustain community provision.

About you:

To do this role you will need:

· Knowledge and experience of successfully obtaining funding

· Experience of project work, operational, developmental and/or financial planning

· To be able to prepare reports, accumulate data and complete grant application forms

· Strong IT skills, especially Outlook, Word, Excel and Database

· Excellent organisational skills

· Good interpersonal skills

· A clear commitment to working together as part of a team

· A clear commitment to equality and diversity

· A willingness to work flexibly to fulfil the requirements of the role

· Great attention to detail

· Excellent oral and written communication skills in both Welsh and English


The full job description and person specification can be seen on our company website


What we offer:

· A competitive salary

· 35 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays

· Hybrid Flexible working

· Family-friendly policies that provide for flexible working

· Career and development opportunities, including support to gain further qualifications

· Support for mental health and wellbeing, including occupational health and counselling support services

· A laptop and mobile phone

· Access to the cycle to work scheme

We are especially passionate about being equal, diverse and inclusive and believe that as an organisation we benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities. So, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you. If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be great in this role, please send your CV and a covering letter through the following link:


Closing date: July 29th, 2024

Interview date: August 8th, 2024

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