Outdoors Great Southern are recruiting Casual Outdoor Recreation Instructors - Outdoors Great Southern

Outdoors Great Southern are recruiting Casual Outdoor Recreation Instructors

GSWAN trail running; a group of women posing for a photograph after running a nature trail

If you’re interested in working in this pristine Great Southern, bringing outdoor recreation programs to children and adults and helping them to develop the skills for a lifetime of enjoying healthy activity outdoors, please read on.

Organisational Overview 

Outdoors Great Southern (OGS) aim is to improve the capacity and opportunity for residents and visitors to participate in outdoor activities in the Great Southern. As part of this aim, we provide participation programs for both children and adults throughout the year. For more information about Outdoors Great Southern, visit our website: www.outdoorsgreatsouthern.org.au

Primary Purpose of the Role 

Provide instruction in a variety of outdoor recreation activities for both Children and Adults on a casual basis.

About the Role

The position reports to and works under general supervision from the Outdoors Great Southern Community Program Coordinator. Participation programs are based in the Great Southern Region of WA and some travel maybe required.

Key Responsibilities 

Duties involve basic group management and supervision, ensuring all participants understand the topics and are included. There will be a requirement to lead group activities and to participate in outdoor activities such as bushwalking, mountain biking, camping, and canoeing, and assist in group management for programs delivered by contract service providers in areas such as surfing and sailing.

Selection Criteria 

The Casual Outdoor Recreation Instructor should have the following attributes:

  1. Experience working as an outdoor recreation/ education instructor or fitness instructor
  2. Experience in working with groups of children and with adults
  3. Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills
  5. Strong verbal communication skills
  6. Ability to organise and prioritise a varied workload, be flexible and work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Salary: Fitness Industry Award (MA000094). The Level to be determined based on qualifications and experience. Casual loading of 30% of the minimum hourly rate applies for each ordinary hour worked on Saturday and Sunday. While most conditions are covered in the employment contract, all other matters fall within the National Employments Standards

Hours of work: Mainly weekend work with potential for some weekdays. Minimum of 3 hours per day. May require overnight camps on weekends.

Additional Information 

• Required qualifications: ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence, Working With Children Check, National Police Clearance, Current First Aid Certificate (inc CPR)

• Additional qualifications: Other industry qualifications such as paddling, roping, or mountain biking as well as water safety qualifications will be well received.

To apply:

Send a covering letter addressing the above criteria with a current CV and details of two professional referees to simon.webb@outdoorsgreatsouthern.org.au.

Questions can be directed to Andy Percy on 0414 199 367.

Applications close on Sunday 21st May 2023.