Current Vacancies

Please check below for details of current job opportunities at head office and our centres. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to join our ever growing team, so if you have a passion to see young lives transformed then please register your details so that we can keep you informed of new job opportunities. Find out more about our Instructor Training Programme.

Hours: Part time 22.5 hours per week (ideally worked over 3 days, Tuesday-Thursday)

Salary: £23,000 pro rata per annum

Contract Term: Permanent, subject to satisfactory references, a basic DBS check and a 6 month probationary period

Transforming Young People through Outdoor Adventure is our mission here at Rock UK. We have ambitious plans to increase the number of young people who visit our centres annually and as our Business Development Executive you will play a key part in making this happen.

We are looking for an empathic, customer-oriented Business Development Executive to contribute to the income growth of Rock UK. Supporting the Sales and Marketing Director you will be entrusted with generating leads, enriching our revenue stream and identifying new sales opportunities. You’ll be a great communicator and negotiator able to connect with our markets to demonstrate the value of what Rock UK offer and translate this into sales.

The role requires an understanding of Rock UK’s Christian ethos and a willingness to work within an environment that seeks to promote that ethos.

For a full job description and application pack please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org or telephone Abigail on 01933 654 103.

The closing date for applications is Monday 5th December 2022

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week (or minimum 0.8 FTE)

Salary: £27,000 plus pension (8% employer contributions)

Contract Term: Permanent, subject to satisfactory references, a basic DBS check and a 6 month probationary period

Location: The role is based at our Head Office at Frontier Centre, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire (some home working is possible) but will involve occasional travel to UK centres; Northants, Kent, Scottish Borders & South Wales.

Are you looking to broaden your experience and develop your career knowing you are helping to transform young lives through adventure? We are on a mission to ensure ‘no child misses out’ on having an outdoor adventure and by 2024 we want to be supporting 1500 young people annually with our bursary fund. To make this happen we are looking for someone with proven Trust and Foundation experience so we need an experienced and strategic fundraiser to help develop and grow our current Trust and Foundation portfolio and to secure new funding partnerships. If this sounds like you, please do apply!

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

For a full job description and application pack please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org or telephone Abigail on 01933 654 103.

The closing date for applications is Friday 9th December 2022.

Hours: 37.5 per week

Salary: £21,250 per annum

Contract: Full-time, permanent

We are looking for a full-time Administrator to join our busy admin team at Whithaugh Park outdoor adventure centre – part of Rock UK, a Christian charity.  If you have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, this role could be for you.

The successful applicant will deal with all aspects of the bookings process for both residential groups and day visitors attending our centre.  You will liaise with customers by phone, email and in person, to take bookings, create programmes for their visit and answer all enquiries. Attention to detail and a friendly telephone manner are essential.  Experience with on-line booking systems and invoicing is highly desirable although full training will be provided.

The significant direct customer-facing aspects of the role require the post-holder to appropriately represent Rock UK’s Christian ethos and values to groups.

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

Application forms will be reviewed on submission.

For a full job description and details of how to apply please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org or telephone Abigail on 01933 654 103

Hours per week:  37.5

Salary: £21,250 per annum

Contract Term: This is a permanent contract subject to satisfactory references, a satisfactory PVG check and a 6-month probationary period

We are looking for a Maintenance Technician to deliver the highest standards of maintenance, repair and refurbishment of buildings, equipment, facilities and grounds around the centre, for the safety and benefit of our guests and staff. Reporting to the Assistant Centre Director, you will also guide and supervise the Facilities Assistant. You will need to work both independently and under direction, hold a full driving licence, have experience of plumbing, electrics and indoor and outdoor property maintenance. An understanding or appreciation of environmental issues is desirable.

You will need to have an understanding of Rock UK’s Christian ethos and a willingness to work within an environment that seeks to promote that ethos.

For a full job description and an application form please contact Abigail on 01933 654 103 or by email to job.enquiry@rockuk.org 

Applications will be reviewed on submission.

Hours: full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £27,000 per annum plus £3,000 South East Weighting Allowance

Contract Term:  Permanent

Are you passionate about helping children build confidence through the experience of outdoor adventure? Would you like to work in 58 acres of beautiful enclosed woodland close to both London and the South Coast?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Instructor to lead, motivate and develop a team of high quality instructors and trainees, ensuring industry best-practice and excellence in activity training and delivery. As a key member of the Centre Leadership Team, you will be able to clearly communicate our Christian ethos, objectives, mission and vision to staff and guests.

You will need to have experience of leading and motivating a staff team as well as strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.  The successful applicant will ideally need to hold the following qualifications: ML (S), RCI, British Canoeing Coaching Award – Open Canoe or White Water Kayak and nationally recognised Mountain Biking Leader.

 

If this challenging and exciting role appeals to you, and you have the skills and experience to match, then we would love to hear from you!

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

 

Please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org to request a full application pack.

Applications will be reviewed on receipt. 

Hours per week: 37.5 (including some shift patterns with evening and weekend working required)

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Contract Term: Permanent subject to satisfactory references, a PVG check and a 6-month probationary period

We are looking for a Senior Instructor to lead, motivate and develop a team of high quality instructors and trainees, ensuring industry best-practice and excellence in activity training and delivery. As a key member of the centre instructor leadership team, you will be able to clearly communicate our Christian ethos, objectives, mission and vision to staff and guests.

You will need to hold the following qualifications: Rock Climbing Instructor, 2 British Canoeing Leadership awards, Mountain Leader (summer), British Cycling MTB Leader Award level 2 and either British Canoeing Coaching Award – Open Canoe or White Water Kayak.  A 16-hour outdoor first aid certificate is also a requirement.  For the right candidate, Rock UK will support the continued progression in obtaining any awards listed but not held.

If this challenging and exciting role appeals to you, and you have the skills and experience to match, then we would love to hear from you!

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

For a full job description and an application form please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Applications will be reviewed on submission.

Hours per week: 37.5 (including some shift patterns with evening and weekend working required)

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Contract Term: Permanent subject to satisfactory references, a PVG check and a 6-month probationary period

We are looking for an experienced Instructor who will assist the Chief Instructor and Senior Instructor in running instructed activities with significant responsibility for day-to-day planning and delivery of the centre’s activity provision.  As a key member of the centre instructor leadership team, you will be able to clearly communicate our Christian ethos, objectives, mission and vision to staff and guests.

You will need to hold the following qualifications: Mountain Leader (summer), 3 of the following (or historical equivalent) White Water Kayak Leader Award, Canoe Leader Award (white water or open water), Rock Climbing Instructor, British Cycling MTB Award Level 2. A 16-hour outdoor first aid certificate is also a requirement. For the right candidate, Rock UK will support the continued progression in obtaining any awards listed but not held.

If this challenging and exciting role appeals to you, and you have the skills and experience to match, then we would love to hear from you!

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

For a full job description and an application form please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Applications will be reviewed on submission.

Hours per week: 37.5 hours (including some shift patterns with evening and weekend working required)

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Contract Term: Permanent subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and a 6 month probationary period

We are looking for a Senior Instructor to lead, motivate and develop a team of high quality instructors and trainees, ensuring industry best-practice and excellence in activity training and delivery. As a key member of the centre instructor leadership team, you will be able to clearly communicate our Christian ethos, objectives, mission and vision to staff and guests.

You will need to hold the following qualifications: Rock Climbing Instructor, British Canoeing Coach award – Canoe & Kayak, British Canoeing Moderate Water Leadership Award – Canoe or WWK, Mountain Leader and ideally Archery GB Leader Award (or relevant experience).  For the right candidate, Rock UK will support the continued progression in obtaining any awards listed but not held.

If this challenging and exciting role appeals to you, and you have the skills and experience to match, then we would love to hear from you!

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

For a full job description and an application form please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Applications will be reviewed on submission.

Are you interested in a career in the outdoor adventure industry?

Are you passionate about using the outdoors to help children and young people do more than they ever thought possible?

Would you like to develop your own skills and achieve nationally recognised qualifications in an environment which supports your Christian faith?

We will provide you with on-site accommodation, utilities, activity kit and food whilst you are training with us at one of our four beautiful centres.

Rock UK is a Christian charity and there is an Occupational Requirement that our Trainee Instructors are Christians who are committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

No previous qualifications necessary.

The 2023 programme begins in September 2023.

If you are 18 or over and want to find out more about our one or two year residential training programme please contact Abigail on 01933 654 103 or email job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Click here for full details of the programme.