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Apply for the Manager Position

The Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre is operated by the not-for-profit North Canterbury Alpine Trust. We have been operating since 1978. 
Our centre is dedicated to providing exceptional outdoor learning experiences for school groups of different ages, offering tailor-made courses to suit each client’s needs. Our experienced staff facilitate learning across a range of activities and programme, in many different situations and locations. We are registered with WorkSafeNZ as an adventure operator through the AdventureMark certification process. We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and to environmental sustainability. See here for our Vision, Mission, Values.


We are seeking a positive, adaptable and energetic Manager for our busy outdoor education centre. 
If you are ready to step up and take a leadership role, we would love to hear from you. This is a great opportunity to lead a small dedicated team of permanent and contract instructors to provide programmes to school groups and other client groups. Alongside our experienced Programme Manager, you will oversee the daily operations that keep the centre running, programme planning for client groups, and support and mentor our instructors who are crucial to maintaining the quality and safety of our programmes.
We're interested to hear from you if you have a high level of technical ability across a number of outdoor pursuits, and extensive experience in teaching or facilitating these activities. You will need to be passionate about outdoor education and enthusiastic to share your passion for the outdoors with others! We would expect you to have outdoor qualifications with a good understanding of Adventure Based Learning, and be familiar with the requirements of the Adventure Activities Regulations. 
It is a diverse role. You will be an advisor to the North Canterbury Trust Board, the governance board for the centre, particularly in strategic planning, financial management, budgeting, and facility management. 
This role will suit someone with great communication skills, excellent people and interpersonal skills, and motivated to help others realise their full potential. You will have a passion for environmental sustainability and a commitment to fostering a sense of stewardship for the environment.

Your application  
To apply for the Manager position please EITHER complete the below Application Form OR send us your CV and a cover letter.

A copy of the Position Description / Person Specification can be downloaded

•    If you are not a NZ citizen, provide evidence of your NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. 
•    Download the Police vetting consent form, upload completed form below.

Applications close on Friday 7th July 2023.


Applications will be considered during the advertising period, so early applications are encouraged.

Shortlisting and interviewing will likely occur in the second and third weeks of July. 

If you require more information, contact the Trust Chair, Chrissie Williams, 021 330 789,


Please upload your CV, logbook and vetting consent and complete the below application. 

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