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Activity Instructor

  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Number of positions
  • 2
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £21,189 - £21,575 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 12/02/2023
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term
  • Work pattern
  • Annualised Hours
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1151/30186
  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1151/30186
  • Number of positions
  • 2
  • Location
  • Eastbourne
  • Salary
  • £21,189 - £21,575 per annum
  • Closing date
  • 12/02/2023
  • Organisation
  • East Sussex County Council
  • Department
  • Children Services
  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term
  • Work pattern
  • Annualised Hours
  • Hours
  • 32.5
  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership

Buzz Active is a part of the East Sussex County Council’s learning outside the classroom portfolio with three outdoor centres located on Eastbourne seafront, in the Cuckmere valley, near Seaford and at Bushy Wood Scout activity centre near Hailsham.

We are seeking an activity instructor with relevant valid paddle sport qualifications to work from our Cuckmere site, and a Land based instructor with relevant valid qualifications or experience to support the range of activities run from our Bushy Wood site.

A full season runs from March 20 to October 31. The range of roles include: Royal Yachting Association sailing instructor and/or windsurfing instructor, British Canoeing and British SUP Association coaches, Archery GB instructor, NSRA rifles instructor, Climbing wall instructor and other land-based activity coaches required for delivering courses and sessions to our clients across all sites. 

This is a full-time fixed term contract for the 2023 season March 20 until October 31. A pattern of work will be established however some flexibility will be required. Weekend and evening working will be required as a part of the role and overtime hours will be available also.

Successful applicants will hold current qualifications and supporting prerequisites in at least one or more of the following areas.

Cukckmere site - British Canoeing paddle sport leaders or coaches including SUP discipline support modules.

Bushy Wood site – Climbing Wall Instructor, Archery GB Archery Leader, NSRA rifles instructor, bush craft experience, high ropes experience.

We may also deploy qualified staff across to our Eastbourne centre if suitably qualified

Eastbourne site - RYA sailing, windsurfing Instructor.  Desirable as an additional qualification RYA powerboat instructor.

A range of land based activities including climbing, Archery and bush craft and team game delivery are also delivered in-house with training provided.

Buzz Active can offer Continual Professional Development (CPD). We run in-house and externally sourced instructor training courses including climbing, High ropes (crate challenge) bush craft skills, NSRA rifles instructor, archery GB instructor, RYA sailing and windsurfing instructor and British canoeing coach qualifications.

As a local authority centre a large part of our client base is Schools, Colleges, Universities, educational groups, community groups, as well as language schools. We offer a membership, and are open to the general public for tuition and hire.

Daily duties will include the setting  up for and delivery of courses and sessions for the applicable qualifications held, maintenance and upkeep of the equipment, assistance with hire concessions. Candidates are expected to travel between sites at times.

Casual roles are available on a claims basis, we will be able to offer contracted positions, with full season roles (March 22 to October 30) and peak season roles (end of June early July until end of August)

We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.

For an informal discussion, please contact Richard Wilson, centre manager on 01323 463 300.

Additional Information

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.

Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.


Equal Opportunities

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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