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Freelance Instructor/Trainer (South/South West)


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Freelance Instructor/Trainer (South/South West)


Established over 50 years ago, SpanSet is part of the SpanSet Internatinal group of companies.

SpanSet are market leaders in Work at Height Training, with over 25,000 candidates successfully attending our courses in 2021. As the Training Department continues to expand, we are looking to recuit a dynamic, Freelance Trainer to join our busy Team.

The ideal candidate would be comfortable and proficent operating at height as well as standing in front of a classroom full of delegates. Work in the Outdoor Activities, Instruction, Coaching and Guiding business and looking to supplement thier income (maybe when the weather is bad in the winter months) working for SpanSet.

In our experience outdoor instructors are quick to transition into delivering industrial work at height and rescue courses, because there's cross-over with the equipment used in climbing and caving and instructors are already comfortable engaging groups.

The Role:

Part Time.

Work will be predominantly be in the South/South West (Cardiff, Newport. Swansea, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Exeter, Bridgewater).

To deliver short duration Work at Height and Rescue Courses shadowing an instructor initially whilst training and then delivering courses independantly.

Desired Skills, qualifications and experience:

As this is a training role, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

The ideal candidate will have an enthusiasm and interest in Work at Height instruction - a previous instructional role within the Outdoor industry is desirable.

Willingness to travel and stay away from home if required, however the role would be predominantly regionally based.

Qualifications: The following would be an advantage, although not essential:

Level 3 Award in Education Training Level 3

Awards in Assessing Vocational Related Achievement

SpanSet have a strong safety culture - we are looking for a candidate who demonstrates a robust approach towards safety, successfully leading groups, in the outdoor sector for example.

Why join the SpanSet Team?

Full and ongoing, quality training will be provided by our professional Training Team.

Competitive rates of pay.

Accomodation, expenses and extenral training provided by SpanSet.

If you are looking to join a forward thinking and ambitious company with a passionate and enthusiastic team, please submit a written application with CV to Jo Powell, HR Manager ? jpowell@spanset.co.uk. and to Sam Wilkinson, Training Manager - sam.wilkinson@spanset.co.uk


Pete K

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I got offered a discount on a Spanset IRATA course after entering a competition on UKCaving. During the week I was there I got talking to the Training Manager and Wardy from this forum about a freelance training position. A few months later I started my training with them and now, almost exactly 2 years on, I'm still working as a freelance trainer at their Middlewich site and loving it. I know this is an advert for someone more down south and not at the Middlewich site, so it will be different from my work with them, but I'd highly recommend dropping them and email for a chat if you're based down that way. They are a really nice bunch of people and it is a friendly modern company to work for. This work fits perfectly around my outdoor instructing life, in fact the busy seasons seem to be at opposite ends of the year which means no more quiet (unemployed) outdoor instructor winters for me. The pay is pretty good too TBH. If you are happy in front of people and working with ropes and vertical gear already, then it is not a big leap over to teaching this type of course content. Well worth an email to them.