The Adventure Service
The Adventure Service Ltd believe staff are our most valuable resource. With this in mind we concentrate on potential new recruits having the right attitude. We then provide industry leading training to develop a wide range of outdoor activity knowledge, which includes National Governing Body Qualifications.
Click on the video below to find out first hand what it's like to be an Outdoor Instructor at The Adventure Service.
An outdoor instructor is responsible for providing outdoor activities for a small group of Adventurers with support needs.
As a qualified outdoor instructor, you will need a minimum of Hill and Moorland Leader Award as well as the Bushcraft Competency Certificate. You will then be supported to take your learning in a direction that meets your personal interests alongside the business needs of The Adventure Service Ltd.
You will also be supported to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care.
The Adventure Service Support Worker works alongside the Instructor.
Looking after the well-being of Adventurers during their time with us, helping them live their lives more independently and providing physical and emotional support is key to this role. Our overall aim in this strategy is to help every individual reach their full potential. The role of a support worker is so varied as each person has unique needs, which makes the job unique too.
A support worker wear many different hats. You're a professional but also a companion, coach and educator. You help Adventurers to live fulfilling lives, to be an inclusive part of their community, and enable them to develop and maintain relationships. Your support means they have choice and control in their lives.
Examples Roles within
The Adventure Service
Short Breaks Coordinator
As a Short Breaks Coordinator, it will be your responsibility to plan venues and dates for Short Breaks as well as weekends away for adults with support needs.
An individual with an outgoing and helpful demeanour, you will have a natural ability to liaise with parents of new starters.
Once a short breaks venue is confirmed, it will then be necessary to allocate places for adults with support needs and arrange a selection of interesting and engaging activities during the break.
An Administrator within The Adventure Service plays a vital role. The responsibilities of an administrator is both a challenging and varied field of work.
The duties of an administrator include being the main point of contact for enquiries within the organisation.
Administration roles require excellent organisation and communication skills. IT skills are also a must, as well as an ability to undertake other duties including scanning, filing, printing and laminating key documents, day to day banking, answering telephone enquiries and dealing with any issues that may arise and/or taking messages.
The main responsibilities of a Service Manager within The Adventure Service is to liaise with parents, carers and social workers as they look to introduce adults with support needs into the service.
Manage timetables for staff and Adventurers ensures a smooth and enjoyable experience for all as does supporting your colleagues with all of their training needs.
Furthermore, a Service Manager is also required to run some of our fantastic outdoor activities too!
Our Business Manager oversees systems and procedures within The Adventure Service, and supervisors our team of administrators.
Finance and budgeting are significant aspects of this role as you look to increase efficiency, provide a high quality service, source new business opportunities and negotiate new contracts with suppliers.
An attention to detail is paramount, along with keeping calm under pressure. Fantastic communication skills are also a distinct advantage.