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Senior Instructors

Company:
Carlingford Adventure Centre

Location:
Carlingford, Ireland

Benefits:
Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications, Subsidised food + Accommodation, Training and valuable experience.

Start:
March 2015

Duration:
Permanent (March –mid-October) Short Term (mid-October to March)

Description

Join the most exciting and professional outdoor team!

Carlingford Adventure is recognised as the most successful activity centre in Ireland. We employ a team of around 45 instructors every season, therefore it is very important to have a senior team who encourage, motivate, train and develop a team to be the best of their ability.  Senior instructors are expected to make decisions that lead to positive change and be responsible for the management of all the facilities, equipment and operating procedures of activities.

Our senior instructors must have experience in the management of people; recognising and adapting training methods for a variety of learning styles, setting goals and supporting the team to achieve them and inspiring performance by role modelling to the highest standard.

We are recruiting NOW for 2015.  All positions start with a minimum of one week training/induction course. Salary and contract will be discussed with appropriate experience and qualifications being taken into consideration.  Accommodation can be provided if required.

If you think you’ve got what it takes and you meet our requirements - grasp this incredible opportunity!

Requirements

You must be enthusiastic and passionate about outdoor adventure management! All our instructors must a valid First Aid certificate and hold at least two of the following qualifications:

  •  SPA Award *
  •  UKCC Level 2 / ICU Level 2 Instructor *
  •  RYA/ISA Powerboat Level 2
  •  RYA/ISA Sailing or Windsurfing Instructor
  •  ML Award / WGL Award or equivalent
  •  D1 Minibus License

(* SPA trained and UKCC/ICU level 1 instructors will also be considered depending on additional qualifications and experience)

All outdoor qualifications are desirable and will be taken into consideration.




Who are we?
With over 25 years’ experience, Carlingford Adventure is the biggest and most successful Outdoor Activity centre in Ireland! Situated in the beautiful medieval village of Carlingford, we make the most of the breath-taking scenery where all our activities take place.  We have the largest privately owned quarry in Ireland, a magical forest and the stunning sparkling blues of Carlingford Lough – all to play in!  Spectacular views of the Mourne Mountains can be best appreciated from 60ft up in the air at our New SKYPARK – one of the largest Zip Line and Sky trekking parks in Europe.  Land, Sea and Sky – we have over 20 exhilarating activities to offer!

Why should you join the team?

  • Excellent Training and Skill Development opportunities
  • Competitive wage
  • Over 20 amazing activities
  • Brilliant variety of clients 
  • Modern Facilities
  • Subsidised accommodation and meals
  • Lively social life and event calendar
  • Outstanding location and only 1 hour to Dublin/Belfast
  • To be part of a highly successful Adventure Centre!

Instructor training and skills development:
We take great pride in offering an extensive induction week that covers a huge variety of activities.  We provide opportunities to build experience and skills, pivotal to furthering a career in the outdoor industry!  Whether this is your first career in the outdoors or you are a qualified instructor, our aim is to motivate and support you to be the best of your ability.  We are passionate about personal development and have created programmes that allow instructors to progress into key roles within the management team of a fast paced, dynamic adventure centre.

Activities:
Our activities are split into 3 departments:

Land

  • Rock Climbing and Abseiling
  • Laser Combat
  • Ziptopia
  • Hill walking
  • Orienteering
  • Bush Survival Skills

Sea

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Raft Building
  • Sailing 
  • Windsurfing 
  • Rock Pooling

Sky

  • Skypark
  • Zorbing
  • Body Zorbing
  • Archery
  • Team Building High Ropes Course
  • Challenge Island 
  • Communication Breakdown  (3D maze entirely in the dark)

Facilities:

Our Centre offers: 

  • Comfortable and modern accommodation for up 220 people 
  • 3 conference rooms with all mod cons
  • New Sports Hall
  • Large kitchen and dining facilities
  • Private activity sites
  • State of the art equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi

Instructor Accommodation:
Our newly renovated staff accommodation is located a minutes’ walk from the Adventure Centre.  Instructors can live there temporarily at a subsidised rate and trainee instructors live here free of charge.  Fitted with a full kitchen, living/social area and laundry facilities, it has all you need.  Male and female comfortable dorm style rooms are provided and the house can accommodate up to 18 people.

Due to the high numbers of holiday homes it is often very easy to find short term rental property in Carlingford if interested.

Location:
Carlingford is situated just under an hour to Belfast and Dublin Airports. It is just 15 minutes away from Newry City which has 2 large shopping malls, supermarkets, a cinema and train and bus stations with links to Belfast and Dublin. In the opposite direction is Dundalk which also has transport links to Dublin, a shopping mall, cinema and bustling night life. Carlingford is very easy to get to via public transport.


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