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Jobs At Canoe2

Canoe2, a busy local Canoe Hire Company is based at the Boathouse within the Rushden Lakes development and often requires new team members to help this expanding business. These team members play a central role in helping us offer an exciting one stop shop for paddling adventures to a huge audience. Canoe2 provides:

• Canoe Hire on the River Nene
• Short Break canoeing holidays on the River Nene
• Short term paddle craft hire on the lake
• A Canoe & Kayak Shop
• Meeting Room Hire

​Please See Below for a range of three positions currently available with Canoe2 for Spring/Summer 2019:

  • RIVER PADDLE ADVISOR (seasonal full/part time)
  • LAKE TEAM LEADER (seasonal part time, ideal for students)
See below for detail of both positions.
All applications to: richard.nelson@canoe2.co.uk
Please enclose latest C.V. with accompanying cover letter

RIVER PADDLE ADVISOR

Job Title:

River Paddle Advisor (full time/part time seasonal Work)

Job Summary:

To ensure customers are provided with a professional and courteous greeting, are issued with the correct equipment and briefed for their river trip. Also to guarantee on the ground logistics are effectively executed in accordance with the company’s many daily requirements along the River Nene Valley.

Remuneration:
£ Negotiable upon relevant experience and qualifications


Main Activities:
· Meet and greet customers.

· Preparation of all equipment and loading vehicles

· Give safety briefings to customers before river trips.

· Transport equipment to designated locations along the river.

· Carry out equipment checks and maintenance.

· Carry out all required preparation before meeting paddle groups.

· End of trip logistical operations – respond to events and changes to plans as they occur

· Drive company vehicles with canoe trailers to drop off and collect canoes.

· Cleaning of all equipment after use.

Special Conditions:

· Arrangement of working hours will need to be in keeping with the operational and business requirements of Canoe2.

· Working hours will include weekends and bank holidays as required and some evenings.

· The post will involve working alone and unsupervised at our key locations along the River Nene.

· Leave will be restricted during the peak summer holiday season.

· Occasionally, training and meetings will be organised outside normal working hours. The post holder will be expected to attend whenever practicably possible.

· The reputation of Canoe2 is extremely important. It is a condition of employment that whether inside or outside of working hours the post holder upholds this reputation by positively promoting Canoe2.

Knowledge and Qualifications:

· Full clean diving licence with C1+E.

· Must have excellent Paddlesport experience and be a regular paddler.

· Hold minimum 2 star BCU Paddlesport qualification

Work Experience:

· Experience working in a leisure related environment involving customer service is desirable though not essential.

· Face to face working with customers on a daily basis.

· Be able to demonstrate a sound career history.

Capabilities (Skills and Behaviours):

· Excellent communication skills are essential.

· The ability to quickly build a genuine strong rapport with customers.

· Have a high level sense of responsibility, flexibility, enthusiasm and motivation.

· Work efficiently under pressure

· Have the ability to continually think ahead.

· Be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

· Possess a genuine ‘can do’ approach.

· Be a genuine team player.

· Have a good level of paddlesports experience


Key Role requirements:

· Possible BCU coaching or BCU paddle qualifications.

· Experience of dealing face to face with customers.

· Experience of driving a vehicle with a trailer.

· Hold a clean driving licence.

· Have a good level of physical health and fitness.

· Must be able to work at weekends and consider these as normal working days.

· Have a good understanding of the geography of the Nene Valley.

All applications to: richard.nelson@canoe2.co.uk Please enclose latest C.V. with accompanying cover letter.

LAKE TEAM LEADER

Job Title: Lake Team Leader (Part Time, Ideal for students)

Job Summary: To assist with the day to day running of hire services creating an enjoyable and memorable experience, whilst maintaining a high standard of presentation and delivering excellent customer service.

Start Date: March 2019

Remuneration: dependent upon age and experience.

Main Activities:

• Preparing all equipment and making sure it is in a safe hireable condition.

• Leadership - organisation and supervision of Lake team

• River Trip Safety Briefings

• Maintain high quality standards of operation/equipment cleanliness

• Operation of the Safety boat in a manor compliant with our operational procedures

• Assist or run team building Katakanu events on the lake

• Rescue and recover of craft and customers in the lake

• Supplying customers with safety equipment and giving safety briefings.

• Liaise with reception/senior staff to ensure correct allocation of equipment.

• Cleaning equipment, craft and assisting customers when they return to the pontoon.

• Ensure all returned equipment is ready and clean for the next customer.

• Loading and unloading canoe trailers.

• General site duties (sweeping, mopping, sorting equipment, tidying up).

Special Conditions:

• Arrangement of working hours will need to be in keeping with the operational and business requirements of Canoe2.

• Working hours will mainly be at weekends and during school/bank holidays, From May, working into the evening will be required.

Leave will be restricted during the peak summer holiday season.

• Occasionally, training and meetings will be organised outside normal working hours. The post holder will be expected to attend whenever practicably possible.

• The reputation of Canoe2 is extremely important. It is a condition of employment that, whether inside or outside of working hours, the post holder upholds this reputation by positively promoting Canoe2.

Knowledge and Qualifications:

· Powerboat level 2 certificate is essential.

· Paddle/water sport experience is essential. (BCU 2-star award or similar)

·
Valid First Aid Qualification

Work Experience:

· Must have experience of using a powered safety boat in a club/commercial environment.

Capabilities (Skills and Behaviours):

• The ability to quickly build a genuine rapport with customers.

• Be confident to converse with customers.

• Have a high-level sense of responsibility, enthusiasm and reliability.

• Work efficiently under pressure.

• Self-motivated busy work ethic.

• Have the ability to continually think ahead.

• Be able to maintain the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

• Possess a genuine ‘can do’ approach.

• Be a genuine team player.

Key Role requirements:

• This is a very physical role, so you need to have a good level of physical health and fitness.

• Total reliability

• Must be able to work at weekends/bank holidays and consider these as normal working days.

• Be a confident swimmer and confident around water.

All applications to: richard.nelson@canoe2.co.uk Please enclose latest C.V. with accompanying cover letter.

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