Recruiting Now Instructor Development Scheme (IDS)

16 Nov
2017

Cumbrae is recruiting for three people to join the 19 month The Instructor Development Scheme (IDS) starting in April 2018. The IDS programme targets people who are interested in a career in the outdoors and particular within the watersports sector. Candidates may have reached a stage at which they are ready to move onto instructor qualifications. Those selected may possibly have gained some work experience at an outdoor centre and hold a couple of basic National Governing Body (NGB) awards such as a paddlesports, dinghy, powerboating, windsurfing and cruising qualifications. The centre is a busy place and a great place to learn and develop. At the end of the training period, trainees should be well qualified.

Duties and Responsibilities As part of the scheme there is a requirement to contribute to the day to day work around the centre (i.e. stores and basic maintenance) as well as staffing the reception desk on a rotational basis. You will be paid an allowance of approximately £6,000 per year from which you will be required to payback 120/month for your basic living expenses, food and accommodation. The number of working hours is approximately 19 hours a week. The remaining time should be spent gaining experience, attending courses or shadowing instructors as part of a pre agreed development plan. There will be other opportunities to undertake paid work on courses (qualifications permitting). You will have access to a wide range of free training opportunities worth around £6,000 - £7,000 The scheme will run from 1st April 2018 until 31st October 2019, two summers and one winter. You must be available to start from 1st April 2018. If you are not available for these dates due to other commitments, college courses, etc. please do not apply this year.

Who Should Apply? Applicants must be over 18 years of age. We are looking for responsible individuals with a variety of relevant outdoor interests who will work together during the height of the season as part of a team of six. We will therefore select people based on a balanced team structure of complementary skills and character. In your free time you will be expected to gain experience in order to complete a broad range of NGB training courses in paddlesports, powerboating, sailing, windsurfing and yachting.. The ability to be self-motivated in order to gain experience is an important criteria. From the applications received we will interview candidates, over a 2 day assessment centre.

How to Apply. You must complete a sportscotland application form to be considered for this role For an application form and information please click here .

Closing date for completed applications is December 15th 2017. Applicants who are successful in gaining an interview will be informed during the week beginning Monday December 18th It is anticipated interviews will be held near the end of January 2018.

By David


New for 2018 Personal Watercraft / jetski training

16 Nov
2017

Cumbrae is really pleased to announce that we have recently gained RYA recognition that allows us to add the delivery personal watercraft / jetski training and bespoke courses to our 2018 programme.

There’s no substitute for getting really close to the water and riding about on a Jet ski, these Personal Watercraft (PWs) are exciting, easy to use and quick to learn to ride. With just a push of a button you enter a thrilling world of exhilaration with an adrenaline rush not found in many other sports. A one day predominantly practical course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to handle a jets ski / personal watercraft safely and with confidence.

Having a RYA PW qualification can also be useful when hiring abroad, on restricted waters, to save money on insurance or for anyone looking to enter the superyacht industry. On successful completion of the RYA Personal Watercraft course you can also apply for your PW International Certificate of Competence (ICC). A direct assessment for an ICC can also be arranged for experienced Jet skiers.

Tuition is also available to those who own their own jetskis. For further information please click here or give us a call on 01475 530 757

By David


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