Seasonal Activity Instructor (Fixed-term)

Location: GlenriddingJob type: Full timeDepartment: Patterdale Hall
Role overview  

Patterdale Hall is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated instructor to join our experienced team for the 2019 season.

Patterdale Hall is a residential Outdoor Learning Centre based in Glenridding, Cumbria, which provides a variety of land and water based activities for a customer base from primary children to adult groups.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of two NGB qualifications from examples such as ML, SPA, BC L1, Archery leader, Dinghy I, etc. plus have further training in relevant areas. The successful candidate is likely to have relevant and recent experience of working with groups from a variety of backgrounds. They will be interested in all aspects of centre life and have a basic grounding in personal development through outdoor education.

The position is fixed term from mid-March 2019 until 30th November 2019. The salary will be up to £17,173 per annum, pro-rata for the period of the fixed-term, depending on skills and experience.

Training will be available within the contract to further qualification and skills.

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th November 2018 at noon.

Interviews will take place on 10th December 2018.


To provide support, leadership and instruction to activity groups using Patterdale Hall.


On average 37 hours per week, five days per week, between Monday and Sunday. Hours will be variable according to the needs of the business and will include evening and weekend work.

Salary Up to £17,173 per annum
  • Where appropriate fee remission arrangements will be offered for children to attend the Senior School.
  • In line with school policy employees will have the opportunity to arrange to educate their children from Nursery age to 6th form; all on the Bolton School campus.
  • Convenient, affordable, quality childcare provision will be available before and after the school day for children who are also Bolton School pupils.
  • Life Assurance cover.
  • Lunches will be provided free of charge on campus.
  • Training and Development Opportunities will be offered.
  • Payment whilst absent will be in accordance with the current National Joint Council for Local Government Services Pay and Conditions of Service, as defined in the National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service Document.

28 days annual holiday pro rata (including Bank Holidays)


The Governors of Bolton School will offer new employees the opportunity to join the Bolton School Group Personal Pension Scheme. The employee will be given the option to choose their contribution but as a minimum all members will be required to contribute 6% of their gross earnings and the School will contribute 9%. If you choose not to join the Group Personal Pension scheme and you fall into the category of “eligible worker” you will be automatically enrolled into the School’s alternative pension scheme, arranged via the Peoples Pension. The minimum employee contribution is 3% of “qualifying earnings” and the School will contribute 2%. Further details are available upon appointment.

Other information

All offers of employment will be made subject to the successful applicant providing the original qualification certificates, relevant to the position and as outlined in their application form. Identification documents will also be required including passport or picture driving licence, birth certificate, marriage certificate where applicable, current pay slip and evidence of address e.g. utilities bill, bank statement. Eligibility to work in the UK will be checked. After the appointment is made the successful candidate will be required to complete a medical questionnaire, a check of the Children’s Barred List will be done and an Enhanced Criminal Records Check will be carried out through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The School will seek two references prior to the interview.

Closing date 31-Jan-2019
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Terms and conditions

Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal records check.

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