at The Bushcraft Company - Cuffley (view profile)
Location hertford, United Kingdom
Date Posted 4th January 2019
Category In the field
In the field & office
Job Type Full-time


Active Learning Group are seeking to recruit an experienced and well- qualified Centre Manger for their newly- acquired residential outdoor centre at Cuffley, Hertfordshire.

What we are looking for

  • Experience gained in a similar role or business environment
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of managing teams and individuals, including performance management.

What we can offer you:

  • Support from being part of a larger group committed to delivering high quality outdoor learning
  • Excellent rewards, dependent on relevant skills and experience of the successful candidate
  • On site accommodation – there is a requirement for the Centre Manager to live on site
  • The opportunity to play a vital role in creating a unique residential centre in a wonderful setting.
  • 25K - 30K Salary

Job Description

To include, but not exclusive to:


  • Ensure the centre meets targets for repeat business by delivering courses to a high standard
  • Ensuring the centre operates within financial budgets
  • Negotiations with contractors, service providers etc to ensure the best outcomes for the business
  • To lead the Centre management and delivery team to ensure customer service is at the heart of all activities.


  • Lead, manage and motivate a team of permanent and freelance / seasonal staff to deliver high quality outdoor learning programmes.
  • Assist in the recruitment, induction and performance management of staff as required
  • Ensuring staff are appropriately qualified, trained and experienced to deliver activities


  • Ensure the maintenance of permanent and temporary facilities to ensure they are fit for purpose
  • Oversee the maintenance of appropriate logs for facilities and equipment
  • Oversee the site to ensure it is welcoming, safe and appropriate for all user groups


  • Work with staff to ensure the delivery of high quality programmes
  • To further develop the programmes, including the creation of resources as required.
  • To ensure that staff are trained to deliver programmes


  • Project Management of site to opening.
  • To attend meetings as required
  • To liaise with Local Authorities, Inspectorates and others as is required for the continued effective operation of the centre.

The Active Learning Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an expectation of this role is to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references.

Applications via CV and Covering Letter to[email protected]

Closing date: Friday January 11th, 2019 

We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.