Careers at YMCA lakeside

It’s more than a job at Lakeside

We’re a happy and hard-working team with a focus on fun, challenging programmes that change young people’s lives for the better.  Based on the south western shores of Lake Windermere, in 400 acres of private woodland, we provide high-quality outdoor adventure holidays and development programmes for schools, youth groups, corporate clients and families.

We make the most of our natural location, offering more than 50 water and land-based activities ranging from sailing and kayaking to fell walking and abseiling.  If you’re interested in joining us for the season or if you’re looking for a career at Lakeside, please browse our current vacancies.

How to Apply

All these positions are allocated on the successful completion of application and interview process and will be closed once the required number has been achieved, so don’t delay; get your application in today!

Contact our Operations Services Manager on 015395 39000 or email lakesideenq@fyldecoastymca.org

3 x Night Warden-Caretaker

(Monday 1st March to Sunday 1st November 2020, with additional Seasonal contracts available)  To support the Centre’s operation during the evenings, and overnight. This is a waking watch role throughout the night with a variety of client needs and facilities to care for.  You will be dependable and conscientious, so that you can conduct your duties well without high levels of direct supervision and your professional relationship with the clients adds real value to their experience. Shifts occur whenever we have clients staying overnight and the role is on a rota e.g. 3 night on 4 nights off.  £7.83/hr (£14250 PA pro-rata average 35 hour week) Accommodation is provided for when you are on duty & if you require full time accommodation, a small charge will be made.

Outdoor Activity Instructors approximately 50 staff required.

YMCA Lakeside is a very busy and highly respected Outdoor Adventure and Education Residential Centre. We are known for delivering inspirational, exciting and challenging outdoor adventures for personal and social development. We are looking for hard working, professional and self-driven individuals that bring a high level of creativity and passion to their work. You will take on real responsibility and help our young clients flourish.

Our clients include schools, colleges, youth-groups, corporate and family, which gives you a great opportunity to learn and develop, broaden your instructional skills and deepen your knowledge and practice of “Learning Outside the Classroom”.

Based in the southern Lake District on the edge of Windermere with ½ mile of shoreline we are ideally placed for Sailing and Paddle-sports.  Climbing is served by our three climbing crags which together with many of our other activities are based in the 450 acres of woodland surrounding us.  For bigger adventures, and in your own time too, there are the Mountains, Crags, Caves, Rivers and Lakes all around us.

We are looking for 20 Full Season Outdoor Education Instructors, starting Monday 9th March 2020, with contracts initially until Friday 30th October 2020. Although, if business permits, contracts may be extended.  The full season starts with 2 intense weeks of paid induction training from highly qualified and experienced staff and covers all the activities we expect you will be able to do.

We will pay you £15269 pro rata based on a 37.5hr week, with a pay review 1st April 2020 and give you the option of subsidised on-site accommodation and meals. We also issue you a quality uniform.

You need a MINIMUM of one NGB assessment and one other NGB training in any of the following: Paddlesport Instructor (BCU L1 Coach) plus a 3*, RCI (SPA), RYA Dinghy Instructor plus Safety Boat or Summer ML and will be able to demonstrate a good level of previous instructional experience.

Positions are allocated on the successful completion of application and interview process and will be closed once the required number has been achieved, so don’t delay; get your application in today!

For all the above roles, the working hours are scheduled to meet the needs of the various clients and this will at times include evening and /or  weekend duties. Opportunities to continue at YMCA Lakeside for the following year are offered towards the end of the season

SHORT TERM SEASONAL

YMCA Lakeside is a very busy and highly respected Outdoor Adventure and Education Residential Centre. We are known for delivering inspirational, exciting and challenging outdoor adventures for personal and social development. We are looking for hard working, professional and self-driven individuals that bring a high level of creativity and passion to their work. You will take on real responsibility and help our young clients flourish.

Our clients include schools, colleges, youth-groups, corporate and family, which gives you a great opportunity to learn and develop, broaden your instructional skills and deepen your knowledge and practice of “Learning Outside the Classroom”.

Based in the southern Lake District on the edge of Windermere with ½ mile of shoreline we are ideally placed for Sailing and Paddle-sports.  Climbing is served by our three climbing crags which together with many of our other activities are based in the 450 acres of woodland surrounding us.  For bigger adventures, and in your own time too, there are the Mountains, Crags, Caves, Rivers and Lakes all around us.

Short Term Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructor roles start Saturday 23rd May to Friday the 28th August 2020, with extensions possible. The short term season starts with 7 days of paid induction training from highly qualified and experienced staff, concentrating on ensuring you can deliver your own area of expertise and a core range of other activities.

We will pay you £15269 pro rata based on a 37.5hr week, with a pay review 1st April 2020 and give you the option of subsidised on-site accommodation and meals. We also issue you with high quality uniform for the season.
You need a MINIMUM of one NGB assessment and one other NGB training in any of the following: Paddlesport Instructor (BCU L1 Coach) plus a 3*, RCI (SPA), RYA Dinghy Instructor plus Safety Boat or Summer ML and will be able to demonstrate a good level of previous instructional experience.

Positions are allocated on the successful completion of application and interview process and will be closed once the required number has been achieved, so don’t delay; get your application in today!

VOLUNTEER SEASONAL

YMCA Lakeside is a very busy and highly respected Outdoor Adventure and Education Residential Centre. We are known for delivering inspirational, exciting and challenging outdoor adventures for personal and social development. We are looking for hard working, professional and self-driven individuals that bring a high level of creativity and passion to their work. You will take on real responsibility and help our young clients flourish.

Our clients include schools, colleges, youth-groups, corporate and family, which gives you a great opportunity to learn and develop, broaden your instructional skills and deepen your knowledge and practice of “Learning Outside the Classroom”.

Based in the southern Lake District on the edge of Windermere with ½ mile of shoreline we are ideally placed for Sailing and Paddle-sports.  Climbing is served by our three climbing crags which together with many of our other activities are based in the 450 acres of woodland surrounding us.  For bigger adventures, and in your own time too, there are the Mountains, Crags, Caves, Rivers and Lakes all around us.

Volunteer Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructor roles start Monday 13th April to Friday 23rd October 2020, with extensions possible. The season starts with 2 intense weeks of induction training from highly qualified and experienced staff. It includes a 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course and covers all the activities we expect you will be able to do.

We will provide you with full board, inclusive of food and shared accommodation, and a volunteer expenses allowance of £50 per week. We also issue you with high quality uniform for the season.

This position is best suited to individuals that are passionate to learn and develop their own knowledge and skills within the outdoor setting. You will be given hands on experience to deliver competent and safe Outdoor Learning, with a highly respected organisation dedicated to the delivery of Outdoor and adventurous activities.

Volunteer Instructors who achieve the qualifications required of an instructor during their contract are eligible to be up-graded to full instructor status with the relevant contract terms and conditions.

Positions are allocated on the successful completion of application and interview process and will be closed once the required number has been achieved, so don’t delay; get your application in today!

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