Activity Technician - Fixed Term

Where: Torquay

Contracted hours: Full-time

Job Type: Fixed Term

Pay: £12.00, Per Hour

Optional Accommodation: No

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  • Fair pay for all – We are committed to aligning our pay rates with the real Living Wage so from 1 April 2024 we will be increasing our pay rate to £12 / hour (currently £10.90).
  • Working an average of 40 hours per week over 5 days with the opportunity for voluntary paid overtime at specified times, particularly during our busy periods
  • Fixed term contract with flexible end date up until early 12/05/2024  

Since 1957, we’ve enriched the lives of millions of young people by delivering inspirational learning through outdoor adventure. We are searching for an incredible ACTIVITY TECHNICIAN to join our buzzing activity centre, Barton Hall, Devon.

THE ROLE 

Reporting to the Lead Activity Technician, you’ll ensure that all our exciting activities are ready for action! From ziplining and abseiling to kayaking and archery, you’ll have all the technical know-how on best practice, base & equipment standards, maintenance requirements and safety procedures.  

You will keep up to date and informed on the latest safety standards and ‘how to do’ procedures on our activities. You’ll also be responsible for regular inspections and monitoring of the standard of the equipment for our activities to identify maintenance requirements or providing advice, training and support to the Activity team to allow them to lead consistently safe and enjoyable sessions. You’ll raise any concerns or equipment/maintenance requirements to the facilities team as appropriate 

IS THIS YOU?

For this role we are seeking an individual with strong knowledge of a variety of outdoor activities and equipment, and who has experience delivering high-quality guest experiences.  

THE PACKAGE

We are renowned for our personal development & investment in people, we are ready to support you in your career development, each step of the way! You’ll have all the training you need to be confident and successful in your role, be equipped with a personal development plan, and access to nationally recognised qualifications funded by PGL to give your career the very best start.

  • Happy holidays - time to recharge and enjoy time away from the workplace. You’ll also enjoy an extra day off on your birthday!
  • Investing in your future – with sector leading family friendly policies and a contributory pension
  • Good living, for less - access to big savings and exclusive perks that span a huge range of retailers and service providers. Plus PGL discounted holidays and 20% discount in all our on-site shops
  • Take care of mind, body and soul - your wellbeing is top priority, so we’ve created a WELLBEING HUB for all our colleagues alongside access to Employee Assistance Program and cycle to work scheme
  • Smart saving, affordable borrowing – access to our financial wellbeing platform for financial support when you need it. This includes easy and affordable saving and borrowing directly from your salary, plus useful guides on how to effectively manage your money.
  • Doing good does you good - paid time-off to volunteer your time to worthwhile causes.

For a full Job Description and Personal Specification please click here

For any enquiries specific to this role please email resourcing@pgl.co.uk

We pride ourselves on hiring the best people, and recognise the importance and benefits of a diverse and inclusive team. However, the protection and safeguarding of the children visiting our centres is our primary concern. So all colleagues are required to undergo an Enhanced criminal records check (known as a DBS), which we will pay for. You will be required to provide a 5 year address history and ID documentation (ie British or Irish passport or birth certificate). If you have a conviction related to violence, drugs or safeguarding this could affect your application. Not all criminal convictions will be a bar to working for us and we will consider the results on an individual basis. You can find more information on DSB checks on the gov.uk website.

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