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EMPLOYMENT

PROGRAMME MANAGER POSITION 

Full-time, salaried position, starting immediately 


Full-time, salaried position, starting immediately. Re-advertising, previous applicants will be considered.


Join us as Programme Manager based at our centre in the Lewis Pass, working alongside our new Centre Manager, Sharon Nicholas.

 

You will be responsible for designing and developing programmes for our client schools, and managing the staff and resources to deliver the programmes successfully.


Being a Programme Manager requires a blend of educational expertise, outdoor skills, leadership abilities, and organisational management. It is a great opportunity to take a leadership role to create a well-rounded and enriching experience for participants, while ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment.


While this is a management position, the Programme Manager must be a capable outdoor instructor, be able to mentor others in their instructing roles, and monitor and train staff in health and safety practice.
 

We are looking for a person who has: 

  • NZOIA or equivalent qualifications. A Level 2 qualification is desirable. 

  • Excellent programme development and curriculum design capabilities. 

  • Commitment to safety standards and risk management. 

  • Strong leadership and team management skills. 

  • An extensive background in outdoor education, and knowledge and experience of the NZ outdoor industry 

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • IT and website management skills 

  • Full Driver Licence; Current First Aid Certificate 

We offer staff ongoing training opportunities and a great working environment. All staff are required to be vetted by the New Zealand Police, and be successfully inducted into our Safety Management System. 

 

Accommodation may be available in our staff facilities in the Boyle Settlement.  

How to Apply: If you're ready to take on this exciting role, send your CV and a cover letter detailing your outdoor education and management experience to: 

Chair of the North Canterbury Alpine Trust, Chrissie Williams: chair@boyle.org.nz 

Closing date:  Wednesday 8 March 2024 

 

Outdoor Instructors/Senior Instructor

We are looking for passionate and hardworking instructors to join our instructing team to facilitate our multi-activity courses and camps based at our Centre in the Lewis Pass.

 

You will be working alongside our new Centre Manager, Sharon Nicholas.


We have vacancies for instructors to join our casual pool for the rest of this year, and we have a full time, permanent position available for a Senior Instructor.


We are looking for a people who have:

  • NZOIA L1 or Leader qualifications (or equivalent qualifications) in Bush, Rock, Abseil,

  • and Ropes Course experience is preferred – or you are working towards these

  • Experience as an outdoor instructor

  • A good understanding of current best practice and safety management

  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

  • Current and valid First Aid Certificate

  • Full Driver Licence

At our Centre we cater mainly for school groups of different ages. We offer tailor-made programmes to suit each client’s needs so our instructors need to be flexible to cater for a wide range of activities and programme needs. They need to be enthusiastic and motivated with excellent people skills, with the drive to make a positive difference in young people’s lives. This role gives you the opportunity to provide safe and enjoyable instruction in the NZ bush environment and deliver this with your individual personality and experiences.


The Senior Instructor role involves mentoring others in their instructing roles and in safety practice.


We offer staff ongoing training opportunities, a great working environment and accommodation while working at our centre. All staff are required to be vetted by the New Zealand Police, and be successfully inducted into our Safety Management System.


Applications, with a CV and cover letter, should be sent to the Chair of the North Canterbury Alpine Trust, Chrissie Williams: chair@boyle.org.nz


Closing date: Friday 8 March 2024

OVERVIEW OF INSTRUCTOR LEVELS

  • Instruction Staff begin at Trainee pay level as support and supervision are still needed.

  • They will move up to Level 1 when all necessary management and core competencies have been achieved and they can work solo.

  • Further advancement depends on experience, performance, commitment and qualifications.

Trainee instructor (TI)

Usually follows on from the Intern Course or entry level instructors with less than one seasons experience at an outdoor centre. e.g. Entry level instructors who have not completed all Induction competencies and require supervision. This level recognises that further support, mentoring and logged hours are required before all the main programme activities can be run safely without supervision.


Instructor 1 (L1)
Entry level for any new staff who have achieved all necessary induction and competencies, prior to appraisal or further assessment. E.g. Instructors with one or two seasons experience and no relevant NZOIA L1 or equivalent qualifications. All main programme activities can be run safely and without supervision. Activities can be debriefed to facilitate individual and group learning.Usually follows on from the Intern Course or entry level instructors with less than one seasons experience at an outdoor centre. e.g. Entry level instructors who have not completed all Induction competencies and require supervision. This level recognises that further support, mentoring and logged hours are required before all the main programme activities can be run safely without supervision.


Instructor 2 (L2)E

Experienced instructors/facilitators who have had a successful appraisal or assessments. e.g. Instructors with relevant NZOIA L 1 or equivalent qualifications and a range of experience over several seasons. All main programme activities can be run safely and without supervision plus extra competences. Facilitation follows ABL principles, is to a high standard and successfully promotes individual and group learning. Membership of outdoor sector professional organisations is desirable (e.g. NZOIA, NZRA etc.). Can assist with training.


Senior Instructor (SI)
In addition to Instructor 2 skills, this level recognises length of service and commitment to BROEC, the ability to lead others in staff training and leadership/mentoring on the Intern Course. e.g. A Senior Instructor will have a wide variety of experience in the outdoors, both professionally and personally, over many seasons, and be able to contribute to the development of the centre and procedures. They will hold one or more relevant NZOIA L1 and
L2 or equivalent qualifications and be a member of relevant outdoor sector professional organisations. Further advancement depends on experience, performance, commitment and qualifications.

Instuctor Position
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