Lead Instructor

Closing date: Friday 5 March 2021 at 9am

Salary: £10.15 per hour (plus £0.38 p/h location allowance)

Job type: Temporary

Hours: Casual

Location: Foxlease (Lyndhurst, Hampshire)

Application closing date: Friday 5 March 2021 at 9am

Role

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. With nearly half a million members we are the largest charity dedicated to girls and young women in the UK, and one of the largest and leading youth charities. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our 100,000 amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week. We have recently agreed our 2020+ strategy and begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people and volunteers at the heart of our organisation.

Join us this season as a Lead Instructor at one of Girlguiding’s Activity Centres!

Our Lead Instructors are at the core of our centres, providing effective leadership and instruction to a variety of groups in fun and exciting sessions! These sessions provide a hands-on experience, organised and delivered by our instructors in a range of activities; from canoeing and kayaking to rock climbing and zip wire!

Lead Instructors will also take an active part in assisting the Senior Instructor in co-ordinating the work of the Activity Instructors and operations on site. Your main duties will include supervising the activity team, overseeing the day to day operation of the instructed activities, take on responsibility for equipment monitoring and maintenance and to act as a role model/mentor for junior staff. The ideal candidate will have at least one seasons experience of working in the outdoor sector with recognised National Governing Body qualifications in at least two of the activities offered at our sites. 

Our instructors are passionate, both about the outdoor sector and working for Girlguiding. They represent the public face of Girlguiding, ensuring that all activities are conducted in a manner which promotes and enhances the organisation’s safeguarding policies, images and reputation, ultimately ensuring that participants have a safe and enjoyable experience with us so that they want to visit again.

We are looking for individuals that have a passion for the outdoors, and that value the ethos of Girlguiding. 

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

How to apply

Read the application pack and send a CV,  supporting statement and a diversity monitoring form. Return all documents to us at [email protected]

We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications. 

Interviews will be held remotely during the pandemic.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.