Outdoor Activity Leader – Wales

Job Reference – 607

  • Hours: Full-Time (40 p/week) – 12 month FTC
  • Salary: £23,201 – £27,928 per annum
  • Closing date: 29th September 2019
  • Interview dates: TBC

Fair Ways is an expanding, dynamic charity that strongly believes in providing opportunities for people to meet their full potential. Fair Ways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and we expect all staff to share this commitment. We have recently been awarded fourth best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for in the Sunday Times Awards.

We are looking for an Outdoor Activity Leader to join our Crisis Intervention Centre in Brecon, South Wales. This particular home has a strong emphasis on outdoor activities and serves as a satellite unit to each of our residential homes. This home acts as a holiday home for young people transitioning into our care, whilst also catering for young people in crisis.

Job Responsibilities

You will be involved in;

  • Ensuring that the homes activity centre is running in line with ALAS requirements
  • Organising and undertaking activities safely and in line with risk assessments
  • Carrying out audits and inspections on all equipment and keeping a log of this
  • Creating new risk assessments and reviewing current ones
  • Organising and recording young people’s progress on activity programmes in IEP’s and portfolios

Personal Skills

Our ideal candidate needs to be hardworking, compassionate and resilient. You will need to be prepared to challenge young people and support them when they are expressing that they do not wish to engage. You will need to have a minimum of 1 years’ experience in a similar role (including bushcraft skills) which will have included working with children and young people. You will need to have a variety of qualifications that will include Mountain Leading, Gorge Walking, Swift water rescue, sea kayaking and open boating – to name a few! Plus, you will either hold or be willing to work towards a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare.

Whilst the role is Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 17.00, we will require someone to be flexible to meet the needs of the role. The ability to proactively engage with young people to establish, maintain and end safe-boundaried relationships is paramount. Additionally, the ability to manage your own workload effectively and work as part of a team, promoting a positive culture is also essential.  Applicants must have a full driving licence and have access to the use of a car. All staff will undergo DBS checks at the enhanced level, the cost of which will be met by Fair Ways.


Fair Ways places importance on valuing staff and recognising the key role staff play in the organisation that’s why we offer:

  • In-house Induction training prior to starting in your role
  • Health Cash Plan Scheme
  • Staff Discounts
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • A wide range of accredited courses from Level 2 Awards to Level 5 Diploma’s in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People, Counselling, Health Care, and Assessing
  • Offer access to Legal, Financial and Personal Advice
  • An active Employee Committee
  • Auto-enrolment into Pension Scheme

Next Step

Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

Download the Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400) and ask for the Recruitment team or email Recruitment@fairways.co