KA 1 Hallowford Centre Placement

Landon Carver are delighted to offer the first of our UK woKA 1 Hallowford Centre Placementrk placements for recent graduates from the Outdoor Adventure and Education Sector in Ireland. This opportunity provides funding for one candidate to spend 60 days immersed in the Lindley Educational Trust’s Hollowford Centre situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire, UK. More importantly the Lindley Educational Trust is an exponent of Outdoor Education and the successful candidate will spend time learning from their experienced staff and a multitude of clients & students from a wide variety of social backgrounds and sectors.

The selected candidate will work in Lindley Educational Trust’s Hollowford Centre for 60 days from approximately April 25th to June 27th. The funding covers all associated travel costs, insurance, some branded clothing and full board in the Hollowford Centre for the duration of the stay.

Lindley Educational Trust provides personal and team development.  Their instructors stay with their group throughout the duration of their stay, so that they can build rapport and really tailor the level of challenge accordingly.  All groups will work towards specific aims and within activities suitable periods of reflection and reviewing take place to help identify learning.

During the 60 days the student will have exposure to a diverse range of groups including:

• Graduate programmes focusing on teamwork and leadership development.
•    National Citizenship Service events
•    Youth Groups
•    Primary and Secondary school course

More info on Lindley Educational trust from visit here

More information on Hollowford Centre from visit here

The Hollowford Centre delivers a wide range of activities including:

•    Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Rock scrambling & High Ropes
•    Mountaineering, Hill Walking, Orienteering, Mine Exploration & Low Ropes
•    Canoeing, Kayaking, Raft Building & Stream scrambling
•    Problem Solving & Challenge Courses
•    Caving
•    On-Piste Skiing
•    Bushcraft
•    Environmental activities

Roles and Responsibilities

•    The successful candidate will be part of the instructional team initially working alongside fully experience staff – shadowing / assisting.  As their placement progresses the students would run their own group with an appropriate level of support.
(eg; A qualified caving instructor would accompany them underground)
•    Deliver activities in a safe and professional manner in accordance with operating procedures and safety guidelines.
•    Help with the general day-to-day running of the activity related aspect of the centre.
Including kit store maintenance, course preparation, welcome and departures.
•    During the placement the student will be given an exposure to the workings of other aspects of the centre. Eg; assisting house team or kitchen for a day.

Suggested Equipment List

It would be an advantage to participants if they owned or had use of the following equipment:

•    Leather 3-4 season boots
•    Set of mountain waterproofs
•    Mountain trousers
•    40 litre Rucksack
•    Thermals
•    Fleece Jumper & Jacket
•    Gloves
•    Fleece Hat & Neck Gaiter
•    Gaiters (Boots)
•    Head Torch (Good Quality)

Selection Requirements

•    Candidates should be involved in outdoor adventure, activity or education related work.
•    They should also be graduates of an Irish outdoor adventure, activity or education related course (NFQ Level 5 or similar) within the previous 18 months.
•    A keen enthusiasm for working in the outdoors.
•    Be flexible, motivated, enthusiastic, work well on their own & as part of a team.
•    Have the ability to provide references from at least three sources.
•    Hold a First Aid Qualification.
•    Hold an in-date and open EU passport.
•    The ability and availability to travel to the UK for the time period specified.
•    Hold an in-date EHIC/E1-11 card (or be able to attain one in time for the placement).

It is not essential, but desirable for all candidates to:

•    Have experience of facilitation of learning in the outdoors.
•    Be able to provide Garda clearance.
•    Experience in the activities listed e.g. rock climbing, open canoeing, etc.
•    Ability and D1 licence to drive a Mini bus.

To Apply

Applications for this programme are now closed. However we are currently developing future placements with this provider. So please forward a CV along with a letter (No more than 500 words), outlining why they believe they should be chosen for future centre placements to david@landoncarver.com