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VACANCIES

If you’re a fun-loving, adventurous, “good sort,” you’ve found your peeps!

We are always looking for other like-minded, outdoor adventure-loving people to join our whānau.

If you are passionate about the outdoors, living life to its fullest and helping other people realise their full potential, we would love to hear from you. Our current vacancies are listed below:

SENIOR OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR (AUCKLAND)

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a person with a wide variety and depth of experience to join our Auckland team as a Senior Instructor.

A key responsibility will be to oversee the delivery of a significant programme, of which is prominently based in the Central North Island.

 

About the role

This role may suit an experienced Instructor who is looking for further responsibility or someone already in a senior role looking for a change.

A key aspect of this role is to oversee a multiday programme (up to 12days) in the Central North Island. Responsibilities include staff support and development, programme design, safety, logistics and client liaison.

The role also includes general instruction, assisting with Auckland operations and supporting the Training and Safety Manger in developing our staff.

This role requires extensive field time out of the Auckland district and may require some work in the South Island supporting our Christchurch based branch.

Please note that this position involves significant time away from Auckland and requires a minimum commitment of three years.

 

The Ideal Person

The ideal person would have a depth of instructional experience and proven experience in leading a small team. They will also be well organised, safety orientated, have good problem-solving skills and able to juggle multiple logistics. As this role also involves dealing with many different interest groups and/or providers the ideal person will have excellent interpersonal skill and able to work with and alongside a diverse range of personnel.

Furthermore, Adventure Specialties Trust is a faith-based organisation, and the successful applicant will need to respect and work within this Christian identity.

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Senior Instructor

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a person with a wide variety and depth of experience to join our Auckland team as a Senior Instructor.

A key responsibility will be to oversee the delivery of a significant programme, of which is prominently based in the Central North Island.

 

About us:

Adventure Specialties Trust is a leading provider of adventure therapy, youth development and outdoor education services in New Zealand. We partner with a range of schools and community agencies to deliver outdoor activity-based programmes including multiday expeditions and day excursions.

Our Mission statement is: To respond to community needs by providing purposeful adventure, which facilitates therapeutic outcomes and personal growth.

We operate out of Auckland and Christchurch and deliver a wide range of adventure activities in numerous locations throughout New Zealand.

To find out more about Adventure Specialities Trust at www.adventurespecialties.co.nz.

 

About the role

This role may suit an experienced Instructor who is looking for further responsibility or someone already in a senior role looking for a change.

A key aspect of this role is to oversee a multiday programme (up to 12days) in the Central North Island which includes staff support and development, programme design, safety, logistics and client liaison. Other responsibilities include general instruction, assisting with Auckland operations and supporting the Training and Safety Manger in developing our staff.

This role requires extensive field time out of the Auckland district and may require some work in the South Island supporting our Christchurch based branch.

Please note that this position involves significant time away from Auckland and requires a minimum commitment of three years.

 

 

The Ideal Person

The ideal person would have a depth of instructional experience and proven experience in leading a small team. They will also be well organised, safety orientated, have good problem-solving skills and able to juggle multiple logistics. As this role also involves dealing with many different interest groups and/or providers the ideal person will have excellent interpersonal skill and able to work with and alongside a diverse range of personnel.

Furthermore, Adventure Specialties Trust is a faith-based organisation, and the successful applicant will need to respect and work within this Christian identity.

 

Further requirements

· A range of recognised industry qualifications(NZOIA Qualification preferred)

· Extensive experience working in the outdoors including working with a wide and diverse range of clientele

· An understanding of bi-cultural practice and Te Tiriti o Waitangi

· A full driver’s license, and P Endorsement (or ability to gain one)

· Excellent facilitation and communication skills

· Initiative and problem-solving skills

· Good organisational skills and computer literacy

· An extensive understanding of outdoor education and youth work principles

· A current first aid certificate

· Strong candidates will also have a Level 2 NZOIA or equivalent qualifications and industry experience

· Extensive knowledge of the Central North Island region and possible activities within that region

 

To Apply

To apply, email your cover letter and CV with contact details for two referees to office@adventurespecialties.co.nz. Emails will be electronically acknowledged, and further correspondence may be by email.

To request a Job Description, email office@adventurespecialties.co.nz If you would like to speak to somebody about this role contact our office on (09) 837 6033.

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OUTDOOR INSTRUCTOR (AUCKLAND)

About the Role

We are seeking a vibrant and enthusiastic Outdoor Field Instructor to join our Auckland team in a fulltime role to commence as soon as possible. 

 The position involves significant time away from home and the expectation that you may have to instruct out of our Christchurch branch from time to time. 

 Adventure Specialties Trust is committed to the on-going training and development of its staff and provides a Professional Development Package to support this.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake training toward further NZOIA and other relevant qualifications.   

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Outdoor Field Instructor 

 

About the Trust 

Adventure Specialties Trust has over 33 years working with a wide range of client groups in the adventure education and personal development fields. The Trust’s Auckland and Christchurch bases operate throughout the country delivering programmes involving sea and river kayaking, rafting, tramping, alpine trips, caving, rock climbing, high ropes, coasteering and cycling among other things.  Most programmes involve facilitated learning and are tailored to the specific needs of a variety of client groups (such as schools, youth development agencies and community groups). 

 

About the Role 

 We are seeking a vibrant and enthusiastic Outdoor Field Instructor to join our Auckland team in a fulltime role to commence as soon as possible by negotiation. 

 The position involves significant time away from home and the expectation that you may have to instruct out of our Christchurch branch from time to time. 

 Adventure Specialties Trust is committed to the on-going training and development of its staff and provides a Professional Development Package to support this.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake training toward further NZOIA and other relevant qualifications.   

 

Key Skills and Experience 

 To be successful you will have: 

  • At least two NZOIA Leader level qualifications or above and/or industry equivalent qualifications and tertiary training in the Outdoors. 
  • A current first aid certificate. 
  • A current driver’s licence (held for a minimum of two years) and be eligible for a P Endorsement. 
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills. 
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills. 
  • Good organisational skills and computer literacy. 
  • An understanding of outdoor education and youth work principles. 
  • The right to live and work in New Zealand. 

 

Furthermore, Adventure Specialties Trust is a faith-based organisation and a successful applicant will need to respect and work within this Christian identity. 

 

To Apply 

 To apply, email your cover letter and CV with contact details for two referees to office@adventurespecialties.co.nz.  

Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.   

 To request more information, email office@adventurespecialties.co.nz.  If you would like to speak to somebody about this role contact Jeff on (09) 837 6033. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the above positions please forward a covering letter and CV with contact details for two referees to office@adventurespecialties.co.nz. 

Please clearly state which role you are applying for.

If you wish to speak to somebody about this position, please contact the Auckland or Christchurch offices (phone numbers at the bottom of this webpage).

Who is Adventure Specialties Trust?

Watch the video below to get a quick glimpse into our outdoor adventure programmes …

For more videos about the amazing outdoor adventure programmes we run, check out our YouTube channel: Adventure Specialties Trust