Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure



Work at Calvert Trust Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and our staff.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

All successful applicants for roles at Calvert Trust Exmoor are required to provide two satisfactory references and complete a satisfactory check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as a CRB check). For more information on the Disclosure and Barring Service please see their website: www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs.

 

Calvert Trust Exmoor promotes diversity and equal opportunities for all. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued as an individual, and confident that they will be treated fairly, irrespective of age, race, disability, gender, religion and beliefs or sexual orientation. We expect staff, guests and visitors to help us achieve this aim. 

 

New staff will usually be required to complete a probationary period of a minimum of 3 months. 

 

Vacancies 

Riding Instructor /Grooms

Calvert Trust Exmoor has immediate vacancies for Riding Instructor/Grooms to work 37 hours a week as an integral part of our stables activities staff.This is a rewarding role, which will include some weekend and evening work.

 

The roles will provide an opportunity for the successful applicant to work in a Highly Commended, British Horse Society Approved Centre that is also Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) registered for carriage driving.

 

Calvert Trust Exmoor provides staff lunch during a working day; single living accommodation is also available (at a small cost). Eligible employees will be auto-enrolled in CTE’s work place pension scheme. We may also be able to offer the successful candidates stabling  facilities for their own horse.

 

For more information or to apply for the role please contact our Stables Supervisor, Kerri Marangone, on: 01598 763059, email stableexmoor@calvert-trust.org.uk, or write to;

Kerri Marangone

Stables Supervisor

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Wistlandpound, Kentisbury

Barnstaple, North Devon

EX31 4SJ

 

Activity Instructors 

Calvert Trust Exmoor has immediate vacancies for activity instructors for the 2017 season. There are both full time and seasonal positions – for the latter there may be an option to extend.

As well as working with our diverse group of visitors, the successful candidates will be involved in the development and maintenance of activity facilities and equipment. You will also be required to work with horses at a supervised level.

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic and have strong interpersonal skills to manage and encourage the diverse range of visitors who undertake our activities.
  • Have a good team ethic.
  • Have some experience of working with people with disabilities and the willingness to learn the key skills required to take on the instructor role at CTE.
  • Be flexible and prepared to adapt in this demanding and ever changing environment.
  • Have experience working in outdoor education.
  • Have experience or be willing to work with horses (Under supervision and with training provided).

Qualifications

  • Essential:
    • Single Pitch Award or Climbing Wall Assessment (CWA) with Abseil.
    • BC UKCC Coach Level 1.
    • RYA Powerboat level 2 (essential for 1 position. Can be gained in post for 2nd position).
    • RYA Dinghy Instructor (essential for 1 position, desirable for 2nd position)
    • First aid trained
  • Desirable:
    • BC UKCC Coach level 2.
    • GNAS or equivalent.
    • Experience with archery and bush craft.
    • Driving licence.

Salary and Benefits. The salary with minimum essential qualifications will be £16,100pa. This is reduced to £15,600 for the 1st 3 months whilst in training; however on successful completion of CTE pass-out evaluations and subject to appropriate NGB qualifications for working at CTE, salary can increase to a maximum of £16,800 in the first year. Calvert Trust Exmoor provides staff lunch during a working day; single living accommodation is also available (at a small cost). Eligible employees will be auto-enrolled in CTE’s work place pension scheme.

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To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to The Activities Manager (Jon Cawley) on activityexmoor@calvert-trust.org.uk or by post to;

The Activities Manager (Jon Cawley)

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Wistlandpound, Kentisbury

Barnstaple, North Devon

EX31 4SJ

 

Volunteering Opportunities

To find out more about volunteering for Calvert Trust Exmoor please visit the "Volunteer For Us" page.

 

Other ways you can help

accessible abseiling

Volunteering at Calvert Trust Exmoor has allowed us to work with a wide range of individuals with a variety of needs. It has enabled us to improve our communication, assessment and team working skills, whilst having fun! These will be highly beneficial in our future career.

(Occupational Therapy Student Volunteers, Vicci and Sara)

 

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