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Jobs and other opportunities at Derwent Hill

Derwent Hill is a busy, friendly Outdoor Education Centre set in idyllic surroundings in Portinscale, just outside Keswick, in Cumbria.

We provide high quality residential outdoor education courses for schools, colleges and youth groups as well as corporate training, team building events and group accommodation for adults.

Our approach is based on professional informality, and we pride ourselves on our flexibility, homely atmosphere, good food and inspiring setting.

If you would like an informal chat about our current vacancies or about working at Derwent Hill, please email us at derwent.hill@sunderland.gov.uk.

Current Vacancies

Venue Manager (37 hours per week)

Salary: £27,041 – £29,557

We are looking for a Venue Manager to work as part of our Senior Management Team to oversee and develop all areas of Derwent Hill’s venue and its facilities including our accommodation, catering, maintenance, grounds and our transport.

In return, we provide an excellent benefits package including local government pension scheme and flexible working arrangements.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Derwent Hill safeguards students and staff by being committed to Sunderland Safeguarding Board procedures.

If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Matthew Ellis at Derwent Hill on 017687 72005 (opening times are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday).

To apply for this post, please go to the north east jobs portal:

www.northeastjobs.org.uk

Application Closing Date: 16th August 2021

 

 

Associate Tutors (Freelance)

We are interested in hearing from freelance tutors who are passionate about outdoor education and training to join our established team. You must be able to work on your own initiative and with a variety of different clients including school pupils of all ages and recreational groups. The centre is open seven days a week with a greater concentration of available work at weekends. You should be available for periods of work throughout the year, particularly between April and October, and to undergo a period of induction. As an Associate Tutor you must be registered self-employed and have your own indemnity insurance.

In return, we offer a great working environment with competitive rates of pay (currently £120 per day with additional payments for evening work).

Please send your CV to derwent.hill@sunderland.gov.uk

Qualifications

Essential
Mountain Walking Leader Award (Summer)
Single Pitch Award
UK CC or BCU level 2 in both canoe and kayak (please get in touch if you have other paddle-sport qualifications)
Minibus driving entitlement (D1 or PCV)
Indemnity insurance for £5 million

Desirable
Mountain Leader Winter
MIA
BCU level 3 in either canoe or kayak
RYA Dinghy Instructor
Safety Boat Award
MIDAS (or similar)

Knowledge

Common venues in the Borrowdale area
Planning and reviewing activities

Experience

Working with young people in Outdoor Education
Using high and low ropes courses and problem solving apparatus

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