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The Outdoor Partnership Team
We currently cover North Wales, Ayrshire, Cumbria and Northern Ireland. Find out more here
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER X 4
We are seeking to recruit four dynamic, professional, and highly skilled Outdoor Activity Development Officers, each based and working in one of the following locations
Find out more about the projects we run and how you could get involved – we've got some amazing projects!
We work with the people of Wales to take up outdoor activities as a life-long pursuit. Together we change lives for good. From local clubs to the peaks of our mountains there’s a place for everyone.
Our projects develop the confidence, skills and team working that can provide the stepping stones to new opportunities and healthier lives. Through volunteering, education, participation, training and employment there’s a place for everyone to change for good.
To achieve an active, healthy and inclusive Wales, where outdoor recreation provides a common platform for participation, fun, achievement and employment which binds local communities, creating sustainable use and understanding of the environment.
To Improve opportunities for more people in Wales to achieve their potential through outdoor activities.
- Inspiring children and young people to be active in the outdoors in a sustainable way.
- Support the development of quality products in appropriate places to provide enjoyable outdoor experiences
- Support local participation, performance, skills development and employment
- Implement a Partner Delivery Plan
The Charity has secured in-principal funding from The Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing Fund to replicate its ethos in other regions of Wales. The ‘Opening Door to the Outdoors’ is a 2 year project, and the Charity is seeking to recruit four dynamic, professional, and highly skilled Outdoor Activity Development Officers, each based and working in one of the following locations..
Smaller charities and community groups across Great Britain can apply for a one-off £500 grant from 1 March until 31 October 2021.
A new Covid-19 support package opens this week for self-employed and freelance workers within the sport sector whose work directly delivers activities to participants, such as sports coaches, personal trainers, fitness instructors and dance instructors. Funding of £1,500 is on offer through the ‘Sport Freelancers Fund’, and applicants will need to demonstrate how they’ve lost at least that amount in income since the crisis began due to contracts being cancelled or restrictions halting their work.
It was fantastic to learn recently that a couple of our members, Amlwch Canoe Club (ACC) and Colwyn Canoe Club, had been nominated for Canoe Wales’ prestigious Club of the Year Award, and it was even better to hear that Amlwch had actually won!! We spoke to Phil from Amlwch recently, as he looks back over his time at the club and how working with The Outdoor Partnership has helped the club develop
Clubs and Groups
Available to voluntary clubs and groups providing regular outdoor activity provision in communities within the area of benefit. There are three types of membership, Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Available to individuals who share the vision and mission of the Outdoor Partnership and would like to contribute towards the charity's work. Individual members have a vote at our AGM.
Available to organisations within the area of benefit that share the vision and mission of the Outdoor Partnership and can demonstrate a material contribution to the charity’s work.
What people are saying
Brilliant sub aqua sessions, great instructors and a fantastic experience. Will be looking into more session as would like to carry on.
I'm off to Peru on Saturday for a month as an expedition leader. From unemployed to leading the other side of the world, thanks to The Outdoor Partnership!
It is fair to say that as a family we had led a very sedentary lifestyle and many outdoor activities seemed very far placed from our day to day lives. Thanks to the Outdoor Partnership we were now hooked. My wife and I have gone from having never paddled a kayak, to becoming qualified instructors. I hope now to be able to use these skills to teach others and help the local communities.
I had been unemployed, on and off, a pattern that repeated itself over many years… I felt rejected, my confidence was at an all-time low, I had little or no self-esteem when I came across the Outdoor Partnership. They believed I could do it, they believed I was competent! They believed in me when I didn't believe in myself and it was their support that got me through quite a difficult period of my life! I have regained my confidence and self-belief and am now a qualified Mountain Leader and working toward becoming a climbing instructor