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Outdoor Activity Instructor (Apprentice) - Herefordshire

Longtown Outdoor Learning Trust

Contract type

Outdoor Activity Instructor (Apprentice) - Herefordshire

Fixed term


£13,312 pa


Longtown, Brecon Beacons, Hereford


£13,312 pa


5 July 2024 at 16:00:00

Outdoor Activity Instructor (Apprentice) at Longtown Outdoor Learning Trust


Longtown Outdoor Learning Trust is looking for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of outdoor professionals, delivering high quality outdoor learning experiences to children and young people.

During this 13-month apprenticeship you will be working towards the Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship, National Governing Body qualifications and personal proficiency awards, whilst gaining valuable work place experience.

Contract type: Full time, 13-month fixed term contract. Hours: 40 hours over 5 days. Start date: Sept 2024

Salary: £13,312 p.a. (Apprentice National Minimum Wage). Minimum age: 18 years old


Example qualifications include:

· Paddle Sport Instructor Award

· Climbing Wall Instructor Training

· Hill and Moorland Leader Training

· Caving Leader Training

· Archery Leader

· Outdoor First Aid

· In-house assessment: Zip Wire, Sky Trek, Low Ropes Course, Orienteering and more.

Key Benefits

· Holiday allowance – 34 days (26 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays in lieu).

· Sector specific qualifications, included as part of your apprenticeship.

· Catered meals provided when the kitchen is serving young people in residence.

· Shared, ensuite accommodation is available at a charge of £55 per week, in line with the Government’s set rates. There is also access to a shared kitchen.

· Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution.

· Staff discounts with leading outdoor retail suppliers.

Staff Training

We provide comprehensive training and development, alongside your Level 3 Apprenticeship which is delivered by Channel Training. This includes external courses, in-

house training, organised trips away, shadowing, mentoring and coaching. We will tailor your development programme to your interests and career aspirations.

Career progression

Successful apprentices can apply for one of our seasonal Activity Instructor roles or work for us as a self-employed Freelance Instructor. We have a culture of continual professional development, encouraging our team to broaden their qualification portfolio whilst developing essential facilitation skills to deliver high quality outdoor learning.

About Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

Our 120-bed residential centre, set in 16 acres of private grounds, is in the beautiful Herefordshire village of Longtown on the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We work with over 2500 children every year, providing residential and day courses for schools, youth groups and organisations working with young people with additional needs.

Our offsite activities include gorge walking, canoeing, hill walking, caving, and rock climbing. We also have a wide range of onsite activities including a high ropes course, zipwire, leap of faith, climbing tower, archery range and team challenges.

The Longtown Team

We have a team of around 15 people, including up to 4 apprentices, with some living onsite and others living in neighbouring towns and villages. We also have a network of 8-10 freelance instructors. As we are a relatively small team, it is important that we work closely together and support each other to deliver the best customer experience we can. Which is why everyone helps out in different departments when required.

About Longtown Outdoor Learning Trust

We are a charity that enables young people to build their character and resilience by providing:

1. High quality outdoor learning and adventure for all, irrespective of disability, financial hardship and social circumstances

2. Professional advice and training for education practitioners covering all educational visits and learning outside the classroom.


How to Apply

To find out more or to apply for this role contact or download our application pack:

Applications need to arrive by 5pm on Friday 5th July 2024.

Interviews will be held in person at Longtown Outdoor Centre on Wednesday 19th July.

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