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Activity Instructors

Outdoor Recreation - Activity Instructors (multiple positions)

We are seeking passionate and suitable candidates to join our busy team to facilitate outdoor learning experiences and adventure-based recreation activities across our multiple WA sites, predominately Pinjarra and Point Peron.

Fairbridge WA operates camp schools throughout Western Australia. Our camp schools offer various activities which utilise the beautiful country and surrounds that we have on offer as well as our artificial roping towers. Our programs deliver hands on learning experiences to a variety of age and ability levels on the water, land or up high amongst the trees.

We have a large range of programs which offer groups the opportunity to partake in activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, bushwalking, biking, canoeing, archery, rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, team building and more.

Applicants who have prior experience working in the outdoor recreation/education industry and have experience delivering school camp programs, tours, or classes to groups, in particular school age groups, will be highly regarded. 

Senior Leader positions are available to professionals with demonstrated leadership, organisational and exceptional communication skills. Although the advertised positions are casual in nature, full time options can exist for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating activity programs in accordance with Fairbridge WA policies and procedures
  • Preparing for individual and group participation in outdoor recreation experiences
  • Demonstrating and teaching basic techniques and skills used in specific activities
  • Support and facilitate groups through adventure-based learning
  • Challenge groups to work together to achieve desired outcomes
  • Educate students to apply skills learnt on program to their everyday life
  • Encourage strong connections with our natural environment
  • Supervise and maintain control of individuals and groups involved in outdoor recreation activities/expeditions
  • Providing advice on safety measures and risk minimisation strategies for outdoor adventure activities
  • Respond to emergencies during outdoor recreation activities by providing first aid assistance and organising means of evacuation
  • Assisting in equipment maintenance and care

Key selection criteria:

  • Appropriate Outdoor Recreation experience, through either work or personal interest
  • Good level of fitness
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Instructional skills
  • Able to motivate and supervise other people.
  • Community Surf Rescue, Bonze Medallion, or other water rescue qualification (willing to obtain)
  • Western Australia Working with Children Check (Mandatory)
  • National Police Clearance (Mandatory)
  • Provide First Aid and current CPR (Mandatory)
  • WA Driver’s licence and a willingness to travel (Mandatory)
  • Flexible working hours
  • A willingness to stay overnight for the duration of camps (Desirable)
  • Skippers / Coxswain ticket / Sailing experience (Desirable)
  • WA Medium rigid licence (Desirable)

Outdoor Recreation Senior Leader (qualified) additional requirements:

  • Certificate III/IV in Outdoor Recreation/Leadership as a minimum (or equivalent)
  • Activity Specific Qualifications (Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Abseiling, High Ropes, Sailing or Snorkelling) (one or more of)
  • Certificate IV TAE (Desirable)
  • Community Surf Rescue, Bonze Medallion, or other water rescue qualification (Mandatory)
  • Wilderness/Remote First Aid (Desirable)
  • Experience with outdoor risk management, knowledge of equipment maintenance and safety checks for PPE, Understanding of OH&S requirements in the workplace
  • Experience and passion for expeditions and overnight camp journeys (Desirable)
  • Experience in staff management and group training
  • Experience in programming and administration
  • Strong work ethic and desire to build and create new activity challenges
  • As a lead or senior instructor or coordinator you will be required to mentor and assist in training of junior or trainee guides and instructors through relevant skill development

Fairbridge WA is committed to safeguarding children and young people, all applicants must comply with to our child safe protection policies and recruitment process. 

Position interviews will be held in July 2024.

Position start date 28th August 2024 (earlier if experienced).

For all questions relating to this role please contact the Outdoor Recreation & Education Manager: Rebecca Andrews activities@fairbridge.asn.au. Please send your resume and covering letter to careers@fairbridge.asn.au