Current Job Vacancies at LOPC

Instructors

At the start of each year we recruit instructors for our main season.
There are also opportunities for freelance instructors to join our books.
Please click the link below for full details:
Seasonal and Freelance Instructors

Staff Qualifications for Instructors

It is a pre-requisite that specific qualifications are held for certain activities. These are highlighted below:
  • All staff delivering activities receive in house training or hold national governing body awards.
  • All staff hold a minimum of an 8 hour first aid qualification.
  • Original qualifications have to be seen and copied by LOPC .
  • All staff undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure prior to being allowed to work unsupervised with groups.
  • Staff working with the After School Club undertake NVQ Child Care, Learning and Development at either Level 2 or 3
Activity Qualification First Aid
Abseiling MT Single Pitch Award Assessed (off site) 16 hours
In House Statement of Competence (on site only) 8 hours
Air Rifle Shooting NSRA Youth Proficiency Scheme Diploma 8 hours
Archery Archery GB Instructor Award 8 hours
Bell Boating BC Level 2 Coach BC Bell Boat Helm 8 hours
Bushcraft In house training 8 hours
Canoeing BC Level 2 Coach 8 hours
Climbing MT Single Pitch Award Assessed (off site) 16 hours
In House Statement of Competence (onsite only) 8 hours
Environmental Studies In house training 8 hours
Fencing British Fencing Association Fencing Activity Leader 8 hours
Geocaching In House training (on site only) 8 hours
KataKanuing BC Level 1 Coach and In House Training 8 hours
Kayaking BC Level 2 Coach 8 hours
Orienteering In House training (on site only) 8 hours
Raft Building BC Level 1 Coach and Internal Statement of Competence 8 hours
Skylines Aerial Challenge High Ropes Course In house trained and Internal Statement of Competence 8 hours
Team Building In house training 8 hours

Our Technical Experts

Water Activities:

Keith Hampton

Keith has paddled and led groups on rivers in the UK, Europe, the Alps, the United States, Africa and Nepal. Based at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre, where he still enjoys paddling and coaching with groups on flat water, Keith is a BCU Level 5 Coach and is involved in coach development in the East Midlands.

He has extensive experience in white water safety and rescue, and the coaching process programme. He has been involved in competition both as a competitor and as a coach, and has a back ground in open canoe, free style, sea and surf.

Roped Activities:

Howard Jeffs

Howard is a highly experienced instructor and coach having also been an Inspector for the Adventure Activities Licensing Service, Howard is a BCU Level 5 Sea Kayak Coach and also holds the Mountain Instructor Certificate.

His wide experience of leading trips around the globe, and vast knowledge and training expertise is hugely beneficial to LOPC and will open up new opportunities for our users.