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Centre Manager

Dates: From September 2014  
Salary: £30,000-£35 000 negotiable (+bonus)
Location:  Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
Contract type: Full-time, flexible
Contract term: Permanent

Situated on the banks of River Adur, AOAC was built in 1973 by West Sussex County Council as a facility for social, cultural and water-based activities for young people.  AOAC is now a charitable trust, having evolved over the years. The Centre boasts a newly-refurbished 10metre indoor climbing wall, archery range, low ropes, 18-bed residential area.   Benefiting from its idyllic position on the river, the Centre also delivers a comprehensive paddlesport programme.

The Trustees are seeking a confident, dedicated, supportive Centre Manager who:
•    has the VISION to see the scope of opportunity in the growth of our Centre
•    can ENABLE both users and staff to unlock their full potential
•    is prepared to INVOLVE him/herself in our friendly, welcoming community by building and encouraging AOAC’s leading role in local initiatives and enhancing collaborative working

We can offer in return:
•    a welcoming, vibrant, dynamic Centre with a strong inclusive ethos
•    enthusiastic customers positive about raising their game
•    dedicated, highly motivated staff and instructors, passionate about their work
•    an ambitious and supportive Board of Trustees.

For an application pack please call: John Haffenden 07852 728728 or email chairman@aoac.org.uk Informal visits to AOAC are welcomed.  
Closing date: 29th August 2014

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expect all staff/volunteers to share this commitment.  You must be willing to undergo an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.



Chair and Non Executive Directors

Salary / Rate: Voluntary plus expenses
Location: Flexible

Ideal candidates for this role will have experience and strengths in commercial or marketing operations, with strong evidence of growth and success in these areas. You will have experience at Board level either as an executive or non executive. Candidates with this experience who come from a variety of sectors are encouraged to apply, whilst some interest in sport or leisure would also be relevant for this organisation. Candidates for the role should be passionate about wanting to help the organisation, with a willingness to be flexible. 

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Short term & Long term Instructors

Hong Kong | £ Competitive

Hong Kong’s leading provider of life-changing experiential education programmes are seeking short term & long term instructors.


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UKBA Points based System

As part of this reform the UK Border Agency (http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/) has introduced a points system so that those coaches we need from abroad can work in Britain.  The UKBA has recognised the BCU as the governing body for setting the endorsement requirements and issuing endorsements for coaches in canoeing

There are now two categories in which sports people and coaches can enter the UK and work in a professional capacity in canoeing. The two categories are known as Skilled Tier 2 (sportspeople) and Temporary Tier 5 (sporting)

The sportspersons category of Skilled Tier 2 (sportspeople) of the Points Based System is for elite sports people and coaches who are internationally established at the highest level, whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development of their sport at the highest level in the UK and who intend to base themselves in the Uk


The sportspersons category of Temporary Tier 5 (sporting) of the Points Based System is for internationally established sports people at the highest level in their sport and/or whose employment will make a significant contribution to the development and operation of that particular sport in the UK.  It is also for coaches who must be suitably qualified to fulfil the role in question.  This category is for temporary workers who come to the United Kingdom for up to 12 months
The UK Border Agency website explains how your organisation should apply for a licence to be on the register of sponsors for the points-based system. 
You can go to the following website link to learn more and understand the process
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ > Home > For employers and sponsors > Points-based system > Sponsoring migrants > Applying for a licence


For more details click here