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Deputy Activity Manager - YHA Edale

Youth Hostel Association
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5 Aug 2021

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Deputy Activity Manager at YHA Edale Activity Centre

Situated on the slopes of Kinder Scout in the Peak District National Park, YHA Edale Activity Centre delivers adventurous activities to approx. 5000 participants each year. We are a Residential Centre that prides itself in its inclusivity and work with a broad range of client groups from nationwide.

A permanent vacancy has arisen for a Deputy Activity Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has considerable experience of delivering outdoor activities to both young people and adults, in a residential setting. Some management experience of people and resources is also essential.

The Deputy Activity Manager must hold the following 4 qualifications and be able to drive a minibus and tow a trailer.

Rock Climbing Instructor, Paddle sport Leader or equivalent, Level 1 Local Cave Leader (Derbyshire region), Mountain Leader or Hill & Moorland Leader

It is also desirable that they will hold a higher level Paddle sport and/or Caving qualification to enable them to induct and train other permanent and seasonal staff.

We are YHA.

We believe in the power of travel and adventure. To connect people to each other, to nature, the outdoors, culture and heritage.

YHA is a 90-year-old social enterprise. Today, the charity makes a difference to more than a million people each year through our 150 hostels, activity centres and leading work in volunteering, traineeships, apprenticeships and youth employment.

We welcome all yet specialise in creating opportunities for young people. We have a thriving schools and groups programme and work with partners to support access for young people and families with challenging lives.

What we're looking for:

In line with YHA strategy our top impact priority is to ensure that all means all, increasing the scale and breadth of our reach and ensuring that YHA is for everyone. To fully realise this ambition, we need a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve.

Our people share a common purpose: to improve the health, wellbeing and life chances of all, but especially young people facing adversity and challenges.

To achieve this, we subscribe to a set of core values and behaviours: HEART. Helpful, Efficient, Authentic, Respectful and Team-Spirited. Our HEART values recognise the need for equality, diversity, and inclusion and to ensure we are reaching all, we capture this information at both the attraction and onboarding stages of employment.

You can find out more here:

What you'll get in return:

Working for a charity such as YHA can be extremely rewarding in itself, however, we also have a generous benefits package.

You can find out more here: https://(url removed)/life-at-yha/benefits-and-rewards/

The closing date for applications is 4th August 2021.

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

If you require any assistance to submit an application please email: (url removed)

Please Note: to become an employee at YHA you must produce the correct ID for Right to Work in the UK and all DBS checks. Successful applicants must produce a satisfactory DBS check before a start date can be confirmed and before you can reside in our staff accommodation. We will ensure you receive your contract before your confirmed start date. YHA is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during our safer recruitment process in line with this commitment.

Start date asap

Salary £24,500

Contracted hours 42.5

Live In accomodation can be provided with the role but is not essential - Live In Costs £57.40 per week

For further details please email Neil McDonald at: or call (phone number removed)
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