Working at GWC

If you want a rewarding and enjoyable place to work and to be involved in developing young people then look no further! Grafham Water Centre is a well known Outdoor Education Centre in Cambridgeshire and has over 40 years of teaching experience which makes us an ideal place to work if you want to further your career.

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There are a whole range of job roles and career opportunities at the Centre. Each requires a different level of skill and experience. Within our team we have various departments – administration, sales, marketing, catering, housekeeping, maintenance and programme/activity instructors.

Should you be interested in joining us, in addition to the information below, please visit the Public Sector Jobs East website for all career opportunities currently available and to apply.  You can also register on the Public Sector Jobs East website to be notified of any new vacancies as they arise by using a keyword search for "Grafham".

+Chef Manager

TERM: Permanent 37 Hours

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 18 January 2018 at midday

This is a new position focused on developing the successful management of the Catering department at Grafham Water Centre, so it is a great opportunity for someone to make the position their own and have a real impact!

Qualifications and experience
We are looking for a dedicated and motivated individual who is committed to leading a team to deliver the best service to our customers and staff – a smile and a sense of humour is a must! We will be looking for the following in our ideal candidate:

• Level 3/Advanced Food Hygiene Certificate (Training can be given)
• Level 2 Catering/Cooking qualification e.g. NVQ 2 or City and Guilds 706/2
• Management/supervisory experience
• Excellent customer service skills
• Sound knowledge of health, safety and hygiene practices
• Ability to motivate a team and individuals

Please refer to the attached Person Specification for more details on the criteria expected for this role, and refer to how you meet this in your application.

About us
Grafham Water Centre is a popular Outdoor Learning Centre based on the shores of Grafham Water reservoir in Perry, Cambridgeshire. We are a lively and busy residential centre catering for a wide range of school and youth groups as well as offering courses for both adults and children. We also cater for corporate and conference bookings. At the heart of all our work is our vision to change young people’s lives.

About the role
The post holder will be expected to spend some shifts chefing, with the rest of the time focussed on managing the department’s staff, resources and budgets. The Chef Manager will ensure the highest standards of food quality, health and safety, and customer service. They will manage and motivate the team, providing support and training where necessary to ensure a high quality operation.

Hours, pay and benefits
• 37 hours per week.
• Some early, evening and weekend work on a shift rota basis. A typical chef shift is 06.30-14.30 or 11.30 – 19.30, office shift times can be agreed.
• Salary £23,398 - £24,964 (hourly rate £12.13 - £12.94).
• 23 days paid annual leave per annum, increasing with service.
• Other benefits include access to a local government pension scheme, salary sacrifice option for additional annual leave, and an employee benefit card offering discounts on a range of venues, brands and products.
• We also offer reduced price access to Centre activities and courses for you and your family.
• On-site accommodation may be available at a subsidised rate.

To apply for this role please complete an on-line application form on the Public Sector Jobs East website. Alternatively for an informal chat about the role please contact Andy Hyland on 01480 810521.

Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (CRB) Check and medical clearance before employment commences.

+Activity Instructor - Fixed Term

TERM: Permanent 37 Hours - Fixed Term –mid February to the end of October

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 5 January 2018 at midday - Short listing for interviews will take place during the following week. All applicants will be contacted by E-mail with our response.

SALARY / BENEFITS: From £15,246 - £16,781 per annum (pro rata) + a generous training allowance and in-house development (food + accommodation is available)

Are you fed up with the monotony of day to day life? Are you interested in passing on your passions? If you want a rewarding and enjoyable place to learn/work/teach and want to be involved in developing young people through adventurous activities, personal and social education, then look no further - apply to join our team!

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated instructors to join our team for the 2018 season.  Grafham Water Centre is a well-known Local Authority Outdoor Learning Centre in Cambridgeshire. The Centre is ideally located on the shores of one of the UK’s largest reservoirs and is one of the best inland sailing venues in the UK.  It is complimented by an extensive range of water and land based activities, visit our website to find out more. In addition to your employment package, you also benefit from free use of our facilities when not in use, boat storage free of charge and use of the water when you are not working – what more could you want!

Contracts for 2018 will vary in length but this will be from February to October with salaries for instructors starting from £15,246 - £16,781 per annum (pro rata). You will work an average of a 37 hour week and this will include some weekends. We have accommodation and meals available throughout the season on request and at an additional cost. Each successful applicant will receive paid annual leave to take during the contract period and a fantastic training package to support development. Uniform is also provided.

You will have at least one of the following:
RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor, RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor, BC/UKCC Level 1 Canoe/Kayak Coach, Single Pitch Award or Climbing Wall Award and hold a valid First Aid qualification.

APIOL and RPIOL accreditation and other NGB awards will be viewed favourably.  Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check and medical clearance before employment commences.

TO APPLY for this role please complete an on-line application form on the Public Sector Jobs East website. Alternatively for an informal chat about the role please contact Emma Casey or James Sainsbury on 01480 810521.

+Voluntary Instructors

Join our staff team on a voluntary basis, to gain further experience or to maintain your qualifications. 

Should you be interested in becoming a Voluntary Instructor at Grafham Water Centre please contact Paul Robinson on 01480 810521.