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Job vacancies at Rock UK outdoor adventure centres

WE HOPE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM.

Please check below for details of job opportunities at our centres.

Please note that Rock UK is a Christian Charity and many of our roles are subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that successful applicants should be practising Christians.  We have stated in the role profiles below where a specific role is subject to an OR.

For a job description and application form for any of these roles please contact Helen Tilney on 01933 654103 or email job.enquiry@rockuk.org.  Alternatively you can complete your application online when you are ready to apply.

Fundraising Manager - Head Office, Northants

Rock UK is a Christian organisation that is passionate about transforming young lives by bringing adventure into outdoor learning. Every year over 50,000 young people from schools, churches and other groups visit one of Rock UK’s four activity centres spread throughout the country. Many children benefit from our bursary places which ensure that no one is left behind and every year we run an instructor training programme equipping young people with valuable life skills, discipleship and outdoor activity training.

To support Rock UK we are looking for an experienced fundraising manager who will pick up and lead on the design and implementation of diverse income generation streams including major donors, community fundraising, legacy, corporate partnerships and trusts.

We are looking for someone:

  • Who is an experienced and confident fundraiser with a successful track record of generating income.
  • Who has the ability to instigate and actively support a fundraising programme across a diverse range of income streams
  • Who has outstanding interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills
  • Who is able to write compelling content for a range of audiences

There is an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the person appointed to this role is a practising Christian as you will be required to appropriately represent Rock UK and its Christian ethos.

Your active Christian faith will enable you to demonstrate our Christian ethos and will see you working closely with Christian organisations, churches, schools and partner charities to generate awareness of Rock UK’s centres and our instructor training programme.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop detailed plans to reach fundraising potential from a range of income streams
  • Seek out new fundraising opportunities, relationships and networks
  • Build relationships with major donors or companies and make presentations
  • Raise awareness of the organisation’s work
  • Build, manage and facilitate the programme of fundraising activities, including mailings and events
  • Support trainee instructors to reach their individual fundraising targets
  • Provide an important link between the charity, business and local community

If this sounds like a role that you can put your skills to great use in then we would love to hear from you.

Permanent

Salary: - Up to £30,000 per annum depending on experience

Full-time (Part-time would be considered)

Location: - Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire (with occasional UK travel). Some homeworking would be considered

For a full job description and an application form please contact Helen on 01933 654103 or email Job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Activity Instructor – Summit Centre, South Wales

Summit Centre is looking for an experienced outdoor instructor to join our team, to be a pivotal member in helping to develop a new centre. Over the next year Summit Centre is undergoing a £4m redevelopment with a range of on and off site activities being developed. During which time the main activities offered to guests will be climbing but instructors will be involved in training new staff and developing off site activities and procedures. This is an amazing opportunity to be part of developing a new centre, building a way of working and culture and using these skills to share your Christian faith.

Minimum qualifications are:
Essential – SPA/CWA, ML and UKCC Level 2 paddlesports
Desirable - Moderate Water Endorsement, Local Cave Leader, CWLA

There is an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the person appointed to this role is a practising Christian as you will be required to appropriately represent Rock UK and its Christian ethos.

Salary starts at £15,750 per annum.

For a full job description and details of how to apply please contact Helen on 01933 654103 or email Job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Freelance Instructors - Summit Centre, South Wales

We are currently looking for a couple of freelance instructors to supplement our permanent team of instructors at Summit Centre.

Freelance staff are involved in instructing both in the climbing wall and on our new Aerial Adventure (High Ropes) course, floor-walking and covering reception.

We have opportunities available for both occasional and regular shifts.

Freelance staff should have an interest in climbing and sharing their passion for this sport with others.  They should have completed their CWA or SPA training.  Support is available to help gain the necessary qualifications.

For further information about becoming a freelancer at Summit Centre please contact david.jones@rockuk.org

Seasonal Instructors - Carroty Wood, Kent

Rock UK Adventure Centres Ltd. is looking to appoint Seasonal Instructors at our centre in Tonbridge, Kent.

Applicants should ideally have experience of working in an outdoor adventure centre, hold a first aid certificate and either an SPA or a BCU Level 1 qualification.

For a full job description and details of how to apply please contact Helen on 01933 654103 or email Job.enquiry@rockuk.org

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant should be a practising Christian.
 

Applications will be reviewed on submission

Centre Assistant – Carroty Wood, Kent

Rock UK Adventure Centres Ltd is looking to appoint a full time Centre Assistant at our centre in Tonbridge, Kent.

The successful applicant will work under the direction of the Facilities Manager to help ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, and that the centre is well presented. The applicant will also assist with office tasks,  lifeguarding and stocking the tuck-shop.  They will also be a member of the duty management rota and will welcome groups when they arrive at the centre.

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant should be a practising Christian. 

Salary is in the region of £15,500 per annum, dependent on experience.

For a full job description and details of how to apply please contact Helen on 01933 654103 or by email to job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Applications will be reviewed on submission

Activity Instructor - Frontier Centre, Northants

Rock UK Adventure Centres Ltd is looking to appoint a full time Instructor for an immediate start at our centre in Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire.

This post is for a multi-activity instructor and the successful applicant should have the following minimum qualifications:

Single Pitch Award (SPA) or UKCC Level 2 canoe and kayak coach

Salary is around £13,500 per annum dependent on qualifications.

For a full job description and details of how to apply please contact Helen on 01933 654103 or email Job.enquiry@rockuk.org

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant should be a practising Christian.

Applications will be reviewed on submission

Rock UK Instructor Training and Gap Year Programmes
  • Are you passionate about people?
  • Do you want to work in the outdoors?
  • Are you keen to learn new skills?
  • Do you want to grow in your faith?
  • Are you interested in creating memories for life?

Then the Rock UK Instructor Training or Gap Year Programme is for you!

If you are interested in joining our team or want more information about either of these programme please visit our Rock UK Instructor Training and Gap Year pages as we will be updating information regularly or you can contact Helen Tilney on 01933 654103 or email job.enquiry@rockuk.org.

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant should be a practising Christian
 

Get in touch

Our current vacancies are listed here and if you think you fit the bill for any of them, please do get in touch.

However, we are always on the look out for enthusiastic and energetic people to join our ever growing team, so if you have a yearning to work in the great outdoors or have a passion to teach young people then send us your CV and get in touch.

Helen Tilney, Rock UK
Frontier Centre, Addington Road
Irthlingborough
Northants
NN9 5UH

01933 654103
job.enquiry@rockuk.org