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External Jobs

The below positions are for positions in external companies. Please find full details below. 

If you have a position you would like to advertise with us, please email [email protected]

Vacancies

Outdoor Education Coordinator/Lead Instructor

Initial fixed-term contract until 31.12.19 (extension to 31.12.21 subject to annual funding conditions and role requirements being met)

Anticipated start date: mid-March 2019, earlier if possible

These are exciting times for The Pirate Castle. Thanks to funding awarded by John Lyon's Charity we're now recruiting a full-time Outdoor Education Coordinator/Lead Instructor to join the team and help us achieve our development goals!

The ideal candidate will preferably be a British Canoeing Performance Coach (formerly Level 3), with active British Canoeing membership and all relevant coaching updates/CPD in place.

Applications from highly experienced Coach Award (formerly Level 2) instructors will also be considered, providing they meet/exceed the stated criteria and are prepared to undertake further coaching development in Year One to fulfil the role’s wider requirements.

Closing date for applications: 18:00 on Friday 8th February 2019.

Further information, including application details, are included in the Role Profile and Job Description.

Canoe Wales - Honorary President (Voluntary)

The Canoe Wales Board of Directors are currently seeking nominations for the new voluntary position of Honorary President of Canoe Wales. The President will be appointed to a two-year team and will serve in an ambassadorial role as the public face of Canoe Wales to our members, partner organisations and the public, with responsibility for ensuring that the diverse viewpoints of our members are represented to the Directors. Full details of the role can be found in the role description below - and if any interested candidates have further questions, you are welcome to contact the CEO, Jen Browning at [email protected] for an informal conversation about the role. 

 Recruitment pack

  1. Role description - Honorary President
  2. Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing date and interviews

Closing date: 1 February 2019

Interviews: 19 February 2019 - with the possibility of a first round of phone interviews before this date

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How to apply

Visit our website at https://www.canoewales.com/vacancies to access our online application form.

Canoe Wales values diversity and works to advance equality. Upon submitting your application to Canoe Wales we will kindly ask all applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. The information you provide is anonymous and only used for diversity reporting purposes. We hope you will complete this survey to help us in our commitment to equality and diversity. However, the survey is optional and whether you choose to enclose it will not affect your application.

Canoe Wales - Non-Executive Directors (Voluntary)

Do you have an interest in sport, strategic planning and management skills, and the desire to put these to good use by volunteering to help lead the national governing body for paddlesport in Wales? 

Canoe Wales is currently inviting applications for up to three seats on our volunteer Board of Directors to help us deliver our vision for paddlesport in Wales. As part of our commitment to a diverse and skilled board, we are particularly seeking individuals who can bring expertise or knowledge in the following areas:

  • Corporate governance and leadership
  • Marketing, communications and PR – to serve as board Marketing & Communications Lead
  • Equality and diversity – to serve as board Equality Lead
  • Safeguarding and child protection – to serve as board Safeguarding Lead

We are also seeking an Independent Chairperson and therefore we invite applicants to indicate on their application if they would also like to be considered for the role of Chairperson.

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The board particularly welcomes applications from candidates from underrepresented groups including women, disabled people and people from BME communities – it is our ambition that our board reflects and represents the whole Welsh community. Full details of the role can be found in the role description below - and if any interested candidates have further questions, you are welcome to contact the CEO, Jen Browning at [email protected] for an informal conversation about the role.

 Recruitment pack

  1. Full advert - Non-Executive Directors
  2. Role Description - Directors
  3. Role Description - Independent Chairperson*
  4. Understanding the Role of Chairperson*
  5. Summary of Director Responsibilities
  6. Canoe Wales Memorandum and Articles of Association
  7. Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

* These documents are only for candidates who also wish to be considered for the role of Independent Chairperson.

Closing date and interviews

Closing date: 1 February 2019

Interviews: To be arranged directly with all shortlisted candidates

How to apply

Visit our website at https://www.canoewales.com/vacancies to access our online application form.

Canoe Wales values diversity and works to advance equality. Upon submitting your application to Canoe Wales we will kindly ask all applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. The information you provide is anonymous and only used for diversity reporting purposes. We hope you will complete this survey to help us in our commitment to equality and diversity. However, the survey is optional and whether you choose to enclose it will not affect your application.

Canoe Wales - Safeguarding Case Management Group Member (Voluntary)

Canoe Wales is looking to extend the current range of expertise on our Safeguarding Case Management Group (CMG) by appointing up to three new members to the group. The CMG’s role is to provide advice and guidance in relation to safeguarding concerns, cases and adverse DBS disclosures. Members of the CMG are required to consider all the available evidence and make fair, considered, proportionate, and defensible decisions with regard to the management of a safeguarding concern.

The appointment of new members will seek to ensure that appropriate knowledge, experience and perspectives from a wide range of sectors informs and strengthens the group’s discussions and decision-making process.

We are currently seeking new members who can provide expertise from the following sectors: youth/social work, law, education or coaching/sport management. The ideal candidate should have a passion for the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and adults at risk; understanding and knowledge of the sport or voluntary sector; and experience in responding to and managing safeguarding concerns. Candidates do not need specialist knowledge of paddlesport although applicants with considerable experience within the sport will also be welcomed as a “sport specific” member of the group.

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Volunteers must be in a position to attend meetings as required (3-4 times per year, normally 1-2 hours with the possibility of attending via videoconference if required) and to respond to electronic communication and case information within a short time frame. Whilst this is not a role with a significant time commitment, the time required may vary significantly throughout the year depending on the nature and volume of concerns received by the group.

This is a voluntary position and no remuneration will be paid for carrying out these duties, although all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

 Recruitment pack

  1. Canoe Wales Case Management Group Member Role Description
  2. Canoe Wales Case Management Group Terms of Reference
  3. Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Canoe Wales Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

 

Closing date and interviews

Closing date: 1 February 2019

Interviews: Candidates may be contacted for a phone interview if required

How to apply

Visit our website at https://www.canoewales.com/vacancies to access our online application form.

Canoe Wales values diversity and works to advance equality. Upon submitting your application to Canoe Wales we will kindly ask all applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. The information you provide is anonymous and only used for diversity reporting purposes. We hope you will complete this survey to help us in our commitment to equality and diversity. However, the survey is optional and whether you choose to enclose it will not affect your application.

Canoe Wales - Equality Steering Group Member (Voluntary)

We want paddlesport to be for everyone - but unfortunately, we know that there are barriers to participation which can make it harder for some people to get on the water. As part of our approach to tackling these problems, Canoe Wales has formed a new Equality Steering Group which will meet 2-3 times a year to advise the Board of Directors and Staff on the Canoe Wales Equality Action Plan, make recommendations to improve opportunities for underrepresented groups in paddlesport, and monitor implementation of the Canoe Wales Equality Policy.

We are currently seeking new members to join the Steering Group - and we would ideally like to see representatives of a wide range of underrepresented groups, including women, disabled people, LGBT people, people from BMW communities, native Welsh speakers and people from low-income communities. While some related project or paddlesport experience is desirable, we would like to encourage applications from anyone with a passion for equality in sport and a unique perspective on the barriers people might face.

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Volunteers will need to attend meetings as required (2-3 times per year, normally 1-2 hours with the possibility of attending via videoconference if required) and ideally will be able to volunteer additional hours from time to time at any special events, though this is not essential. 

This is a voluntary position and no remuneration will be paid for carrying out these duties, although all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

 Recruitment pack

  1. Canoe Wales Equality Steering Committee Terms of Reference
  2. Canoe Wales Equality Policy
  3. Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

Closing date and interviews

Closing date: 1 February 2019

Interviews: Candidates may be contacted for a phone interview if required

How to apply

Visit our website at https://www.canoewales.com/vacancies to access our online application form.

Canoe Wales values diversity and works to advance equality. Upon submitting your application to Canoe Wales we will kindly ask all applicants to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. The information you provide is anonymous and only used for diversity reporting purposes. We hope you will complete this survey to help us in our commitment to equality and diversity. However, the survey is optional and whether you choose to enclose it will not affect your application.

Scottish Canoe Association - Head of Performance & Pathways

Closing date noon on Monday 21st January 2019

Salary £35-40k (full time role)

Candidates can apply for a full time or part time role

The SCA seeks an extremely capable individual to take on the leadership and management of the
Performance & Pathways area - recognising that this is constantly developing and requires someone with vision and a growth mindset who is able to demonstrate creativity, innovation and excellent practical delivery in their work to date. You will possess a genuine interest in performance sport - it not essential that this is through paddlesport. You will need to lead, manage, monitor and report on activities and work effectively with relevant stakeholders.

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Scottish Canoe Association - Operations Manager

Closing date noon on Thursday 17 January 2019

Full time role

Salary £27-31k

The new role of Operations Manager will be at the heart of our organisation, managing our systems and coordinating our activities.

We seek an extremely capable individual to take on this new role. You will be an enthusiastic individual who can plan, manage and efficiently deliver many projects and tasks concurrently, with precision. You will be able to communicate and negotiate effectively with a wide variety of customers, members, partners and suppliers.

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Canoe Wales – Membership Assistant (PT)

Canoe Wales are currently recruiting a part-time Membership Assistant to work out of our head office at the National White Water Centre in Bala, North Wales.

As our Membership Assistant, you’ll be the first point of contact for our members when joining Canoe Wales, renewing their membership or contacting us for help – and it’s your job to provide excellent customer service and ensure that all enquiries are responded to quickly and professionally. You’ll need to be confident with using our online membership database (we’ll provide all the training you’ll need) and be friendly and engaging on the phone and in writing. This role requires great attention to detail and a willingness to learn new administrative skills – which could include everything from printing membership cards, to updating member records online to responding to Facebook messages.

For full details and how to apply, please visit our website at https://www.canoewales.com/vacancies

Activities Manager (Maternity Cover)

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Job Title: Activities Manager 

Responsible to: CEO

Salary: £24,000      

Location: All-aboard Watersports, Bristol                                 

Hours: 40 hours per week

Contract: 12 months Fixed Term (anticipated April 2019 – April 2020)

All-Aboard Watersports is seeking an Activities Manager to oversee the delivery of all water activity at our small but thriving watersports centre located in the Bristol Docks. You will have responsibility for ensuring high quality, safe and fun delivery of our sailing, rowing, paddling, SUP and powerboating activity sessions. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of the facilities and equipment.  As Activities Manager you will need to have some project and people management skills, patience and an ability to multi-task. This role is varied and fast paced, so excellent organisation and communication skills are vital. 

The full details and how to apply can be found here:

http://www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk/careers/

Facility Manager

£20,000 - £22,000 per annum, dependant upon qualifications and experience*.

Location: Oulton Broad, Lowestoft

An average of 39 hours per week, working on an annualised basis.

Post commences Spring 2019.

We are looking to appoint a Facility Manager at Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre for a Spring 2019 start. The centre is a unique water sports facility in the heart of the Broads, and we are looking to appoint an innovative individual who can develop and deliver an excellent water sports programme to meet the needs of existing and potential new users.

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To fulfil this position you should have previous leadership and management experience, budget management experience and be an energetic, enthusiastic and motivated individual and team player. Additionally a flexible approach to work is required, and you should possess a pleasant and helpful demeanour and positive attitude. This role will require working on a shift rota basis which will include weekends, evenings and bank holidays. Given the nature of the role a satisfactory enhanced DBS check is essential.

Ideally the post holder should hold both an Royal Yachting Association Senior Instructor Qualification and also British Canoeing Level 2 Coaching Paddlesports Coaching Qualification however consideration will be made to the correct person with one or the other.

*Staff benefits include;

  • Free use of all non-bookable facilities in the SLT group including 5 gyms, 6 pools, 5 saunas, 2 steam rooms, 2 soft play areas and 33% discount on bookable activities such as fitness classes, swimming lessons and children’s parties
  • Good employment benefits including free parking
  • Great opportunities for personal development with NVQs and other work based qualifications
  • An expanding company with a great culture and an ethos for promoting from within, offering a career opportunity for the right person within leisure along the east coast.

Please return the application form to [email protected]. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 25th January 2019.

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