Vacancies

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Seasonal Activity Leaders – BHive Activity Hub 

We are looking for Seasonal Activity Leaders to work out of our BHive Activity Hub based at Bowling Harbour. Seasonal contracts run between May and October 2020 and have various working patterns and hours.

We offer a wide range of activities from this location, including; Canoeing, Water Zorbing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Bike Hire, Archery, Geocaching and more!

The role of the Activity Leader is crucial to the success of the season. Your qualifications and prior experience will enable you to ‘hit the ground running’ in assisting the Activities Supervisor and developing the Hub over the season. The Activity Leaders will engage with a variety of Schools and Groups as well as members of the public to publicise the hub and its offering.  Leaders will work collaboratively to manage the day-to-day business, including preparation and the safe delivery of activities as well as general maintenance, cleaning of equipment and the centre itself.

To be successful you must demonstrate a positive attitude and personality with a passion for the great outdoors and the benefits it brings! You will be committed, forward thinking and have innate people skills, taking pride in delivering inspiring customer service within a team. Ideal candidates may possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Outdoor First Aid qualification
  • UKCC Level 1/2 Paddlesport Coach
  • Bushcraft Experience
  • BCU 3 star Open Canoe
  • Sales and administration experience
  • Designing, developing and delivering workshops and events
  • Knowledge and experience of the outdoor activities industry

A PVG certificate is essential for this role.

As well as working at a brand new Activity Hub, this is a fantastic opportunity to establish a great team atmosphere with like-minded individuals in an excellent environment for outdoor activities. If you are looking for an opportunity to input your creative ideas and innovative thinking, then this could be the perfect role for you.

This role attracts a living wage salary which is pro-rated to the length of the contract. You will work on a rota which may include weekends and bank holidays.

 

Apply now: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/scottishcanals/

 

 


FREELANCE ADMIN SUPPORT – WILD SCOTLAND 

WS seek to appoint a freelancer to support the Wild Scotland Manager in day-to-day administrative tasks.

Key elements of the commission are anticipated to be:

  • Coordinate office activities and operations to ensure efficiency and compliance to the association’s constitution and alignment with the current strategy
  • Support budget and book keeping procedures
  • When required support WS Manager in Digital marketing activity
  • Supporting WS Manager in Membership coordination including website management
  • Assisting WS Management in project delivery including development of new WS membership structure
  • Supporting WS Manager in organisation of annual conference and other events

The role of administrator involves a great deal of multitasking. You will work remotely and be expected to communicate with the WS Manager every two weeks.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, competent in prioritising and trustworthy.

Requirements

  • Proven experience in relevant role
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Familiarity with office management procedures and basic accounting principles
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and office management software
  • Proven understanding of data compliance and GDPR

Renumeration and conditions

  • Depending on experience and duties agreed the daily rate will be between £120 and £200 including vat.
  • The successful candidate will be self-employed and responsible for his/her own tax, NI and insurance
  • Payment will be made subject to an agreed timescale and demonstrable progress towards deliverables.

Timeline

The anticipated timetable for this project is:

  • Appointment of freelance administrator: April 2020
  • The contracted time per month will vary between 2 and 5 days per month between April 2020 and March 2021. We anticipate this to increase from April 2021.

The final timetable will be agreed with the selected candidate before the contract is confirmed

PROCEDURE FOR TENDERING

Tender submission

Submissions must be contained within a single Word or pdf document labelled with the tenderer’s name.  Submissions should not exceed 2 pages of A4 excluding CV’s.

The response to the brief must be submitted by 12:00 on Thursday 12th March 2020 to the following email address: victoria@wild-scotland.co.uk

Subject line of the email must state: Tender for Administrative Role Wild Scotland

Submissions should include:

  • Name & contact details
  • Summary of methodology
  • Breakdown of costs, including all fees, expenses, materials and VAT
  • Skills and knowledge of the freelancer
  • Examples of relevant experience

Evaluation

Submissions will be evaluated on a quality / price basis and will include the following:

  1. Understanding of the brief
  2. Methodology and approach
  3. Skills and experience of the freelancer
  4. Price

Interviews for the role will take place on Monday 30th March and Friday 3rd April 2020.

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ACTIVITY MANAGER – THE TORRIDON 

Department               Torridon Outdoors

Responsible to:         Operations Director

Responsible for:        Managing Torridon Outdoors

Hours:                         45 over 5 days

Scope and general purpose: Exceed the expectations of your guests in the outdoors by creating unforgettable memories and to inspire and challenge your team to deliver them with passion.

Key Management Responsibilities: Customer Service, Productivity, Environmental Footprint, Health and Safety, Team Performance.

 Expected Behaviours: Enthusiasm, High standards, Take responsibility, Be supportive, Be respectful, Develop performance, Communicate confidently.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage the Health and Safety assessment and compliance for the Activity Department to ensure that all areas of assessment are compliant with at least statutory guidelines.

Lead, manage, and co-ordinate the resort activity programme to provide a varied and challenging programme of activities for guests.

Ensure that you maintain a quality control audit for the department and to highlight any significances.

Manage self and team performance to ensure that the team are performing at Torridon Best and continually developing and improving.

Monitor competitors monthly, and update the OM on current policies, practices and trends to ensure a continuous process of improvement.

Monitor the Green Conscious initiatives for the activity department and assist to improve environmental practices.

Ensure that all guest complaints and queries are dealt with efficiently and actions given to operations manager and guest relations manager and that a process of continuous improvement is in place.

Manage the work rotas to ensure that adequate levels of service are delivered to company requirements.

Manage and monitor monthly sales for the activity department and produce monthly sales targets and reports to the senior team.

 

ABILITIES & EXPECTATIONS

 

  • Passion for the outdoors
  • Expected highest standards of safety
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and flexible
  • Ability to forward think and plan ahead
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent timekeeping and reliability
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

 

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Current first aid certificate.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Previous experience instructing outdoor activities to a senior level.
  • Experience working with a broad range of clientele, children and adults.
  • UKCC Level 1 Coach / Level 2 Coach
  • GNAS/Archery GB Leader
  • ML
  • SPA
  • SRT 1
  • MBL

Click on the link for more information and to apply: https://www.thetorridon.com/careers/activity-manager/