Team Leader Outdoor Experience
Auckland Council
Auckland, NZ
15h ago
  • Connect with nature and the outdoors
  • Work with school students & community groups
  • Membership to Auckland Council Pool & Leisure Centres
  • He angitūtanga : The opportunity

    Do you have a passion for working in the outdoors with all age groups, giving participants the opportunity to interact with the natural world, learn and discover, be active with others and take on new challenges?

    The Outdoor Experience Team within Council’s Active Recreation Unit provides customised outdoor recreation programmes for school students and community groups across the Auckland region.

    This role will emphasize learning through experience with activities such as bushcraft, environmental awareness, navigation, outdoor cooking, archery, cycle skills, raft building, sea kayaking, mountain biking, amazing race events and some overnight camps.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work in the great outdoors, help develop young people and provide an opportunity for connection, personal development and enrichment.

    He kōrero mōu : About you

    We are seeking an experienced Team Leader who has a depth of knowledge, the ability to design & deliver flexible programmes based on the needs & expectations of the participants in school and community settings.

    An understanding of cultural diversity and appreciation of Māori tikanga is a valuable attribute.

    To be successful in leading Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) you will need proven instructional & coaching skills with the goal of providing students with a remarkable experience.

    An important aspect to this role is liaising with teachers, community leaders and developing on-going customer relationships.

    Therefore, excellent organisational and interpersonal skills is key to succeeding. The role includes programme development, correspondence, providing cost-effective quotations and covering all safety management aspects.

    Ideally you will hold an NZOIA Sea Kayak Award and have experience in bike instruction. You will need to be able to provide guidance and training to other staff members and have had significant involvement in maintaining a safety management system.

    You will need a full driver's licence and have experience driving manual vans and towing trailers. A current First Aid qualification is mandatory and pre-employment drug-testing and police vetting are requirements.

    Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou : What we offer

    Working with the Outdoor Experience team will give you the opportunity to contribute to community-based activities and experiential learning with students.

    You will be able to focus on active outdoor recreation and positively influence the wellbeing of youth and families.

    The small Outdoor Experience team will provide you with a great opportunity to further develop your skills in customer interaction, leadership and facilitation.

    You will also be a part of the wider Leisure network with a focus on staff development and continuous improvement. You will have access to staff benefits such as a membership to council pool and fitness centres.

    This is a Fixed Term full-time role until the end of August 2021; rostered over 7 days per week including weekends and you will be based in Otara.

    Applications close on Tuesday 1st December 2020 at 11 : 59pm

    Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

    If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

    Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children. This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.

    As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.

    This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing

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