We are hiring a full time seasonal assistant activities manager
We are hiring a full time seasonal assistant activities manager

Full Time Seasonal Assistant Activities Manager

Seasonal Full Time £23- 24000 FTE Pro Rata (depending on experience)

Be part of a dynamic company with lots of benefits, helping train, supervise and mentor the staff teams and deliver excellent programmes of outdoor activities

Season - April to Oct (usually there is some work outside this period and most staff have been with us between 3-5 seasons)

Applicants should send a covering letter and copy of their current CV

Canoe Trail is a multi award winning family run business offering watersports and adventure activities to schools, tourism, corporate team building events and more. We run courses, qualifications and run trips and expeditions in the UK and overseas. We work hard and play hard sharing a passion for the great outdoors. See more www.canoetrail.co.uk

A full induction will be provided in April 2023

Canoe Trail is our multi award-winning family business run by professional Adventurers Ash and Rich (a husband and wife team). We are recruiting for seasonal, full-time Assistant Activities Manager for the 2023 season. We want enthusiastic Lead instructor to be part of our diverse business helping with planning and logistics aiding the Activity Manager Role , from running paddling and land based session, tourism activities, British Canoeing Delivery Partner (with Senior Instructors holding Provider status), running paddling courses and coached sessions, Duke of Edinburgh, national shows, expeditions and our woodland campsite.

In summary, we have a little bit of everything for you to try and being bored at work is not something that happens here! So if you don’t want to be just another cog in a big machine and becoming part of the family team sounds more your kind of thing, read below for details.

Canoe Trail is based in Bedford operates from our HQ Centre set on the banks of the river Great Ouse, with a high ropes course, indoor climbing wall, archery range, axe throwing range and airguns range. We also run sessions, activity days and camps from our woodland campsite just a few miles downstream, allowing customers the unique experience of paddling into the site. We are a fun and vibrant team who work hard to share our love of adventure and the outdoors (this is our lifestyle not a label). We are proud to be recognised but some of the market leading publications including being voted Top 52 Things to Do by Lonely Planet, Featured in Redbull Magazine as one of the Top 3 places to SUP in the UK, articles in the Times for our superb expeditions and the Daily Telegraph for our beautiful woodland campsite.


● Leading and instructing multi activities

● Managing your team to ensure all aspects of the business are being met

● Briefing participants about safety and logistics

● Running the hire side of the business

● Accompanying the team to shows where necessary

● Providing high levels of customer service

● Follow our core approach Safe Fun Learn

● Briefing participants about safety and logistics

● Complying with the company culture of health and safety

● Using the 6 P’s approach to organisation

● Recording accidents/incidents and writing incident reports

● Cleaning, maintaining, and preparing equipment

● Maintenance of the centre and woodland

● Driving and Towing trailers

Main Role:

Working as part of a team to deliver high quality sessions to a wide range of customers (from children’s sessions to coaching adults as part of a course). Ensuring the outcome of each group is met and the customers leave happy at the end of the day. This is a varied role and will be split between all that the company offers.

Personal Specification Essential:

● Hold a British Canoeing Core Coach, leadership or other power qualifications

● Hold a NGB qualification for climbing

● Hold a Full UK Driving Licence for a minimum of 5 years

● Have experience in delivering high quality sessions to a wide range of people

● Campcraft skills

● Have an enthusiastic, ‘can do’ attitude

● Demonstrate an ability to self-mange and prioritise

● Ability to work a flexible shift pattern with some evening and weekend work

● Interest in adventures and expeditions

● Experience in managing a team


Personal Specification Desirable:

● Experience in bushcraft/ natural world

● Towing experience

● Campfire cooking skills (No Michelin stars needed!)

● Knowledge of navigation

● Experience/ Qualification of DofE at any level

Benefits included

● Continue CPD, working alongside the SMT

● Be part of a family team with regular socials

● British Canoeing Qualifications

● Mid and end of season Bonus Scheme

● Excellent rates of pay

● Guaranteed place on at least 1 expedition/ trip

● Free access to company equipment (shared economy)

● Mentoring (using the 1 2 3 Mentoring Model)

● First Aid Certificate

● Be part of a team with over 185 years of experience

● Reduced price and access to kit and activities for family and friends

● Regular Inhouse training

● Access to trade accounts and kit

● Free access to company equipment (share economy)

Full-time, Seasonal contract

Contract length: 7 months

Salary: £23,000.00-£24,000.00 per year

Application deadline: 04/03/2023


Expected start date: 01/04/2023


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