12.10.2020 – Learn Active in Christchurch has a Lead Instructor position available for 2021
Learn Active is a charity that runs outdoor education programmes for people with intellectual disabilities, full time, year round.
We are looking for a lead instructor to start in Jan 2020 on a full time, permanent contract. This contract will include 2-3 months of training/handover with our current lead instructor.
We are looking for someone who is: flexible, adaptable, patient and friendly that will fit in with our small team and be a committed member of our organisation long term.
Ideally candidates will have:
- Outdoor recreation qualification
- NZOIA level 1 (rock and bush) preferred, leader awards may be acceptable for the right person
- Experience supervising staff and risk management
- Experience in planning programmes
- Skills and experience instructing in a variety of pursuits (rock, bush, water, abseiling, ABL etc) with knowledge of Christchurch and Canterbury outdoor activity locations
- Experience or demonstrate knowledge of working with students with Intellectual Disabilities
- Full NZ drivers licence – manual
- First Aid Certificate (PHEC or wilderness preferred)
- Be flexible, adaptable, patient and friendly
This position will include:
- Running programmes as the lead instructor and being in charge of the overall risk management, activity/student safety and programme activities
- Assisting in the planning, organising and running of outdoor programmes
- Overseeing (and co-instructing with) staff and volunteers including safety management and role delegation
- Keeping in regular contact with the Managing Director who will provide ongoing training and support to help you to develop your skills
- We offer a variety of activities and pursuits (water, bush, rope, hike, bike etc), with the opportunities for our instructors to plan sessions/programmes around their interests and skills.
Visit our facebook page to get a good idea of what we do and who with:
To Apply or for more information:
Please contact or submit a cv and cover letter to:
Karla Roberts – Learn Active Managing Director
021 1398 156