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Vacancies

Project Assistant

Canoe Wales Cmyk

Job Type: Part time (25 hours per week)

Location: Homeworking with travel within Wales

Salary: Negotiable

Start Date: ASAP

Are you aged 18-24 ,eligible for Universal Credit and looking to kickstart your career?

Kickstart Scheme - to apply you must be aged between 18-24 and eligible for universal credit.

This is an exciting opportunity and your chance to gain valuable, meaningful experience in a paid role for at least 6 months.

Have you got a passion for sport, the outdoors, the water and want to combine it with your first meaningful job?

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What will the role involve?

Canoe Wales is seeking a Project assistant to help take our exciting #ShePaddles Cymru project to the next level.

#ShePaddles Cymru is a programme of events and activities designed to support women and girls to find a passion for paddlesport. In 2020, we launched the programme and were overwhelmed with the response - now we want to take the next steps with this project, increasing the number of opportunities available and supporting participants to develop their skills.

Your role will be to provide practical and logistical support to the project team, ensuring that events and activities run smoothly, registration processes are easy, and timely communication goes out to potential participants.


Key responsibilities:

  • Book venues and organise logistics for events (equipment, food, instructors, volunteers, etc.)
  • With support from the Coaching Manager and Development Officer, ensure risk assessments and safety/safeguarding plans are in place for all events.
  • Ensure that information about all events is publicised on our website and social media channels.
  • Support the Development Officer with all programme records, including participant data and information about instructors and volunteers.
  • Assist participants and volunteers with registration processes.
  • Attend events and support instructors with on-the-day event logistics - occasionally acting as the main contact from Canoe Wales for all participants at an event.
  • Help the Development Officer to compile statistics about programme outcomes.
  • Attend regular project meetings and bring insight from your activities to ensure the project benefits from a continuous learning approach.
  • Uphold the organisational values of Canoe Wales and contribute to the welfare of the staff team.


What are we looking for?

Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience of organising a public event or regular activity
  • Comfortable speaking in public and directing groups of people at an event
  • Excellent organisational skills with good attention to detail
  • Confident with Microsoft Office
  • Able to write clearly and communicate effectively
  • Able to work unsupervised and manage your workload to meet deadlines

Desirable:

  • Fluent in Welsh
  • While a university degree in a related field is preferable (Sport Development, Sport Management, etc), if you can show relevant experience and initiative in sport or event management (for example as an event organiser, volunteer coach, etc) we would encourage you to apply.


What else do I need to know?

This role involves significant weekend and some evening work, and significant travel throughout Wales.

What else do I need to know?

We encourage the application from underrepresented groups, including disabled people and people from black and minority ethnic group to apply.

How to apply

For further details of the role and to apply, please visit Acorn Recruitment (Job Reference: BBBH23164).

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Communications Assistant

Canoe Wales Cmyk

Job Type: Part time (25 hours per week)

Location: Homeworking with use of Canoe Wales office if you live within commuting distance (near Bala, LL23 7NU)

Salary: Negotiable

Start Date: ASAP

Are you aged 18-24, eligible for Universal Credit and looking to kickstart your career?

Kickstart Scheme - to apply you must be aged between 18-24 and eligible for universal credit.

This is an exciting opportunity and your chance to gain valuable, meaningful experience in a paid role for at least 6 months.

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What will the role involve?

Canoe Wales is seeking a Communications Assistant to assist with the development of our member communications - including our social media content, website content and a new member e-newsletter.


Key responsibilities:

  • Help prepare engaging content for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Use Canva or similar tools to develop graphics for social media, our website and newsletters
  • Source good quality photos and video for use in communications
  • Support other staff to make edits to the Canoe Wales website as needed
  • Write news stories, articles or other web content and source permission to use existing relevant content from other sites
  • Liaise with affiliated paddlesport clubs to source stories and information about club activities and keep online information about clubs up-to-date.
  • Use Mailchimp (or similar tools) to lay out newsletter content
  • Work with the Membership and Communications Officer to keep all content calendars up to date and to develop a plan for all future content
  • Organise and maintain our collection of photos and videos
  • As needed, support the admin team with responding to phone calls and enquiries
  • Uphold the organisational values of Canoe Wales and contribute to the welfare of the staff team
  • Carry out any other duties as appropriate to the post and the needs of Canoe Wales


What are we looking for?

Essential:

  • Excellent written English (good grammar, spelling and attention to detail)
  • Able to use social media channels
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Confident with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to work under pressure


Desirable:

  • Fluent in Welsh
  • Photography and video editing experience
  • Knowledge of paddlesport


What else do I need to know?

We encourage the application from underrepresented groups, including disabled people and people from black and minority ethnic group to apply.

How to apply

For further details of the role and to apply, please visit Acorn Recruitment (Job Reference: BBBH23162).

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Regional Development Officer

Canoe Wales Cmyk
  • Job Type: Part time (22.5 hours per week)
  • Location: Homeworking with significant travel within Wales
  • Salary: £23,235 (pro rata)
  • Start Date: ASAP

Canoe Wales is recruiting a part-time Regional Development Officer who will work within the Canoe Wales Development Team but lead on responsibilities related to club and volunteer development.

As a Regional Development Officer, you will be the main point of contact between Canoe Wales and the volunteers and professionals in Wales who are developing paddlesport opportunities for a wide range of people. Your job is to get more people paddling – by supporting our clubs to grow and develop, assisting with publicising and organising special events in your region, developing initiatives to encourage underrepresented groups into paddling, and working with local stakeholders to develop new venues and opportunities for paddlesports.

This is a challenging role that requires creativity, strategic thinking and amazing people skills – you’ll spend a lot of time on the road (when conditions allow) meeting with clubs and paddlers and you’ll be working with a small budget and limited time to do everything you might like to do. But it’s also an exciting opportunity to make a real difference if you’re passionate about getting people outdoors and enjoying our beautiful lakes, rivers and coastline.

For more information and details about how to apply, click here.

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Activity Instructors

Lee Valleycorporatelogo

Salary: £21,578 – £23,633 per annum, pro rata plus excellent benefits

Location: Lee Valley White Water Centre (EN9 1AB)

Type of position: Fixed Term Contract (37.5 hours per week)

Outgoing, friendly and strive to deliver top rate customer experiences? Then this could be the role for you.

Monday to Sunday Shift Rota Pattern

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority is a dynamic organisation, driven by a passion for sport, leisure and entertainment.  Managing 14 sport and leisure destinations, including three London 2012 venues: Lee Valley White Water Centre, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, we thrive on delivering exceptional customer experiences and creating vibrant visitor destinations. 

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Role summary 

As an Activity instructor your main responsibility is to provide an excellent activity experience for all participants. This will be accomplished by identifying their aims and expectations ensuring they are met and exceeded. You will be responsible for the delivery of a variety of activities depending on your ability and qualifications. During these activities you will provide and maintain a safe, enjoyable experience for all participants with a high level of customer service. 

Key requirements and duties:

• To instruct and supervise activity sessions that are safe and in line with the centres Normal Operating Procedures(NOPs) and Training Criteria
• Liaise with all participants throughout the activity to ensure their expectations are being fulfilled and problems are resolved efficiently 
• Provide the customers with the basic skills and encouragement so they can fully participate in the activity session
• Engage with all visitors to the centre and ensure all participating customers are given an enjoyable activity experience
• To work with other activity staff to ensure all activities have the appropriate resources and the customers have the best possible experience.
• To assist with Staff training and development if required
• To be responsible for all equipment required as part of your role and manage it appropriately 
• To perform any reasonable tasks to support the centre which are outside your usual job role with commitment and enthusiasm. 

At Lee Valley, we’ll help you grow, learn and develop to ensure that together our shared values are always met. In return you’ll receive a competitive salary, generous benefits and an enjoyable working environment.

Successful applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure Barring Service, for which assistance will be given.

If you feel that you have the right blend of skills for this role please apply online using the link provided or alternatively download an application form and return it to: [email protected]

Closing date:  5 May 2021

Link for candidate applications:  
https://www.leevalleypark.org.uk/job-vacancies/activity-instructors-

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Self Employed Introduction to Canoe Sport Coach and Session Co-ordinator

Norwich Canoe club is an inclusive, inspiring, volunteer led community club. The ethos of the club  is inclusivity providing a significant and positive contribution to its local community. This ethos should form the guiding principle of anyone that works in or for the club whether a volunteer or self-employed coach. This is a self employed role and a contract for services. We will agree an overall price that will cover all the tasks required to achieve and deliver the KPI’s, from helping to develop an overall paddler recruitment strategy, to co-ordination and organisation as well as coaching on the water sessions at Norwich Canoe Club. 

Location: Multiple locations around the Norwich area with the base being: Norwich Canoe Club, Whitlingham Boathouses, Norwich, NR14 8TR

Find out more on the attached PDF. 

New Assistant / Apprentice Kayak coach

Rlscc

Location: Royal Leamington Spa Canoe Club, Riverside Walk, Leamington Spa,
CV32 5AH
Hours: 10 Per Week (approx)
Salary: Contracted position To be agreed

Outline of Role
We are seeking a passionate individual who is enthusiastic about working with children, supporting them to learn new skills whilst enjoying the benefits of paddle sport. Our approach is centred around having fun.

This role represents a fantastic opportunity to join the very successful Royal Leamington Spa Canoe Club racing team as we look to deliver on our 2024 ambitions and implement our strategy for future success. Royal Leamington Spa
Canoe Club takes an athlete centred approach with everything we do and places high value on coaching, values and teamwork in developing athlete performance.

Key Areas of Work
The role will operate within the Royal Leamington Spa Canoe Club Athlete Pathway, supporting the development of young novice paddlers. We are looking for an individual who can play an important role in creating a stronger talent pool, while helping us increase athlete numbers and depth of talent, enabling every athlete to fulfil their potential and establish a sporting habit for life.

The successful candidate may be required to engage with schools and run taster sessions/recruitment days. They may also attend some competitions with paddlers to support them. It is noted that there is an expectation to work evenings and weekends. The role will report to the Head Racing Coach.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience
The successful candidate will have an understanding of:

  • The skills required by a coach working with junior flatwater athletes,
  • Have a passion for developing junior athletes.
  • Ideally have at least Paddlesport Leader qualification and will be willing to
  • work through their coaching awards towards Racing Coach Award in time
  • Complete and maintain the Safeguarding & Protecting Children training.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with athletes, other coaches and club members
  • Need a high degree of organisation and planning related to talent development

For an informal chat please speak to Attila Hebent - Head Racing Coach - [email protected]

To apply, please email a covering letter and CV to: [email protected] by 3rd July 2021 

Click to download RLSCC Kayak Coach Job Advert