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Apprentice Outdoor Activity (2 Posts)

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White Hall Outdoor Education Centre, Buxton
Salary details
National Minimum Wage for Age , Ages 18 to 20: £8.60 Ages 21 and Over: £11.44
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - To complete an apprenticeship 14 months from start date
37 hours per week
Closing Date
28 July 2024

Are you looking for a new challenge? We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the White Hall activity team as an Outdoor Activity Instructor, completing an Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship with Derbyshire County Council.

The White Hall Activity Team are responsible for the delivery of outdoor education packages for Derbyshire young people.

You will help to deliver high quality outdoor education to young people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds through a range of adventurous on and offsite outdoor activities.

You will work with an experienced team and will receive day to day support from a workplace buddy and mentor as well as further support from Channel Training, our apprenticeship learning provider. 

After successfully completing the apprenticeship, you may be eligible to join the White Hall team as full-time or relief level 1 Outdoor Activity Instructor, provided the relevant prerequisites are met.

We are looking for enthusiastic people with a genuine passion for the outdoors and working with young people. Applicants should possess the necessary drive to develop their outdoor experience and qualifications, both in and outside of work time.

What skills and experience will you need? Any experience or knowledge of rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, paddlesports, bushcraft or hiking is desirable but not essential.

Any necessary qualifications or training will be provided by White Hall.

A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is useful.

At Derbyshire County Council employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including:

  • 25 days of annual leave plus another 5 once you reach 5 years of continuous service
  • Generous local government pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts at selected county leisure centres
  • Access to Shared Cost Additional Voluntary Contributions towards your pension
  • Free online health and exercise sessions
  • and much more!

Annual leave entitlement is based on the grade of role you are appointed to.

Applicants must be 18+ on 9th September 2024. There is no upper age limit.

All offers of employment are provisional and candidates will be required to complete an initial assessment with the learning provider, prior to starting the apprenticeship to determine its suitability for the candidate.

Candidates with either significant work experience in a similar environment or who hold a level 3 (or higher) qualification in a related sector subject area may not be eligible.

If you think you could make a positive difference and would like the chance to be part of our Activity Team we want to hear from you.

If you have any questions regarding this apprenticeship role please contact Dan at dan.riley@derbyshire.gov.uk or Robin at robin.heath@derbsyhire.gov.uk

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here


Apprenticeships are ideal way to start, change or progress your career, or return to work. If you’d like to know more about apprenticeships at Derbyshire County Council including employee benefits and to hear from some of our apprentices click here

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