Vacancies

Vacancies at CMC Adventure will be advertised below.

Permanent staff posts:

Location: CMC Adventure, Pensarn Harbour, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, LL45 2HP

Salary: £19760-£22000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 19th November 2021

Interview dates: Tuesday 30th November – Wednesday 1st December

Start Date: 1 position as soon as possible after interview, 1 position early 2022.

About Us

CMC Adventure is an Outdoor Education Centre on the West coast of North Wales in the Snowdonia National Park! We provide ‘Enriching Outdoor Education’ and adventure activities.

CMC Adventure, originally known as The Christian Mountain Centre, is a faith organisation where all staff are Christian. Established in 1966, CMC’s main charitable objective still stands today: “To educate adults and children with all necessary facilities through outdoor pursuit activities to develop their physical capabilities, and their mental and spiritual awareness as individuals and as members of society, and so that their conditions of life may be improved.” CMC Adventure provides a wide variety of multi-activity and specialist courses to schools, youth and church groups and individuals within a welcoming, respectful, Christian environment.

We are small and friendly centre. Every team member plays a vital role in the running of the organisation. The future of CMC Adventure includes the major redevelopment of our Pensarn Harbour site, which is currently at the planning phase. This is exciting project will enable CMC Adventure to thrive for many years to come.

About the Job

CMC Instructors are multi-disciplined and skilled individuals responsible for preparing and delivering safe, educational, and enjoyable sessions for our guests at the highest possible standards.

The role of instructor at CMC Adventure extends beyond the activities and encompasses many other aspects of outdoor centre life. This includes domestic tasks such as cleaning and kitchen duties, general maintenance, and equipment safety checks. All staff at CMC are willing and able to undertake all aspects of work at CMC as operational needs require.

We run a highly successful trainee instructor programme at CMC Adventure and instructors have the privilege of assisting in the training of trainee instructors as directed by the Senior Instructors / Centre Director. As well as supporting the Trainee Instructors, a key role of an instructor is to actively work with the Senior Staff Team through excellent role modelling and striving for high quality delivery in all aspects of their work. Instructors are encouraged to take an active role in the future development of the centre and the activities we run in consultation with Senior Instructors / Centre Director. 

About You

We are looking for instructors who are motivated and passionate about serving our guests in all aspects of centre life. The successful candidate needs to have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience and be committed to continued professional development. They will be qualified and experienced over a wide range of outdoor activities and possess excellent leadership skills and will be an effective communicator.

One of CMC Adventure’s charitable objectives is “to advance the Christian Faith” (Mem and Arts), written in 1966 when the Charity was set up. This objective remains unchanged, and our Vision today is “to encourage young people and adults to develop an awareness of the wonders of God’s creation and to explore the Christian faith through exciting and challenging outdoor activities.” It is therefore an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian, has a desire to share their faith through adventurous activities and service, and be willing to sign a Statement of Faith.

Qualifications

Essential qualifications:

  • Rock Climbing Instructor (or Single Pitch Award)
  • British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor (or UKCC Level 1)
  • And one of the following two qualifications
    • Mountain Leader (summer)
    • Dinghy Instructor
  • Driving licence and minimum of 2 years driving. D1 training and assessment will be made available to the right candidates.

Essential Experience:

  • Active rock climber with experience of different rock-climbing venues and rock types.
  • Active paddler with instructional experience in a variety of different craft including Stand Up Paddleboards, Closed Cockpit Kayaks and Open Canoe’s.
  • Experience in delivering other activities such as Archery, Initiatives, Orienteering and Wilderness Skills.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • APIOL (Accredited Practitioner of the Institute of Outdoor Learning)
  • Kayak and Canoe Sheltered Water Coach (or UKCC Level 2)
  • Sea Kayak Leader
  • Canoe Leader
  • D1 / D1+E
  • Dinghy Instructor / Senior Instructor
  • Archery Leader

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in offering mutual support to other members of the instructional team.
  • Awareness of, or involvement in, trainee instructor programmes.
  • Experience in delivering NGB qualifications, i.e., ML Training staff, BC Personal Performance Awards, RYA Courses.

Additional Information

Please contact the office for an application pack and return it either by post or email.

Office email: office@cmcadventure.org.uk

Address: CMC Adventure, Pensarn Harbour, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, LL45 2HP

For any further information please call Mark Downey, Centre Director, on 01341241646.

Location: CMC Adventure, Pensarn Harbour, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, LL45 2HP

Salary: £22230-£24750 depending on qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 19th November 2021

Interview dates: 30th November - 1st December 2021

Start Date: As soon as possible after interview

About Us

CMC Adventure is an Outdoor Education Centre on the West coast of North Wales in the Snowdonia National Park! We provide ‘Enriching Outdoor Education’ and adventure activities.

CMC Adventure, originally known as The Christian Mountain Centre, is a faith organisation where all staff are Christian. Established in 1966, CMC’s main charitable objective still stands today: “To educate adults and children with all necessary facilities through outdoor pursuit activities to develop their physical capabilities, and their mental and spiritual awareness as individuals and as members of society, and so that their conditions of life may be improved.” CMC Adventure provides a wide variety of multi-activity and specialist courses to schools, youth and church groups and individuals within a welcoming, respectful, Christian environment.

We are small and friendly centre. Every team member plays a vital role in the running of the organisation. The future of CMC Adventure includes the major redevelopment of our Pensarn Harbour site, which is currently at the planning phase. This is exciting project will enable CMC Adventure to thrive for many years to come.

About the Job

The role of Hospitality and Catering Coordinator is varied, creative, and rewarding. The Hospitality and Catering Coordinator is a member of the Senior Staff Team, taking shared responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the centre and contributing to the strategy and development of the centre. The Senior Staff Team liaise with each other to ensure that all aspects of a groups residential are prepared and organised, and staff are appropriately trained and managed to deliver it. The Senior Staff Team also work with the Centre Director to consider the long-term direction of the centre to ensure that we are continually reviewing what is best for the organisation strategically to keep it moving forwards.

More specifically, the successful candidate will be responsible for the catering, including menus for groups, dietary requirements, catering orders, chef timetables and training other members of the staff team to assist in the kitchen. The post holder will also be responsible for hospitality at the centre, including managing changeover days, dropping off and picking up laundry, welcoming groups to the centre, training other members of the staff team to clean and prepare the centre for groups, and the general décor and furniture of the centre.

This is an exciting time for a new Hospitality and Catering Coordinator to be joining CMC Adventure as we work on redeveloping our Pensarn Harbour site. The post holder will have the opportunity to play a key role in the development project, particularly in the final stages as the centre is decorated and furnished to create a homely, welcoming feel. In the meantime, the successful candidate will be looking after the Catering and Hospitality at our Bryn Y Moel site, providing an opportunity to establish their role prior to the growth of the centre.

About You

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the complementary nature of the hospitality and catering side of the residential to the outdoors. We believe that an outdoor educational experience is enhanced by the opportunity to come back to a warm welcoming centre for hot showers, a home cooked meal and the comfortable space to reflect on the day together. The role of Hospitality and Catering Coordinator is majorly behind the scenes but has a huge impact of the quality of the guests’ experience. We are looking for someone who can pay attention to detail and add a little creativity to the role raising our standard of service to exceptional.

The successful candidate needs to have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience and possess excellent leadership skills that inspire the team to strive for excellence in the tasks they are given. You will also have good organisation skills to be able to plan and prepare for future groups whilst running the day to day needs of the groups onsite at any one time.

We are looking for someone with a vision for improvements and the skills to take the hospitality and catering forward at CMC Adventure, particularly as we work on building and reopening Pensarn Harbour over the next couple of years.

One of CMC Adventure’s charitable objectives is “to advance the Christian Faith” (Mem and Arts), written in 1966 when the Charity was set up. This objective remains unchanged, and our Vision today is “to encourage young people and adults to develop an awareness of the wonders of God’s creation and to explore the Christian faith through exciting and challenging outdoor activities.” It is therefore an Occupational Requirement (Equality Act - part 1, schedule 9), that the post-holder is a committed Christian, has a desire to share their faith through hospitality and service, and be willing to sign a Statement of Faith.

Qualifications

Essential qualifications:

  • A minimum of Food Hygiene Level 2
  • Recognised Health and Safety Qualifications
  • Full UK driving licence

Essential Experience:

  • Experience in catering for large groups (more than 40 people)
  • Competent computer literacy skills (Microsoft office, Google docs, Zoom)
  • Experience in managing people
  • Experience in the management of daily domestic duties
  • Knowledge of food hygiene systems such as “Safer Food, Better Business”.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Food Hygiene Level 3
  • Appropriate first aid qualification (training can be provided)
  • D1 minibus driving licence

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of working in a residential setting
  • Experience in driving larger vehicles, such as a large 4x4.

Additional Information

Please contact the office for an application pack and return it either by post or email.

Office email: office@cmcadventure.org.uk

Address: CMC Adventure, Pensarn Harbour, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, LL45 2HP

For any further information please call Mark Downey, Centre Director, on 01341241646.

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