Vacancy – Instructor Development Programme

Plas Menai is one of the premier Outdoor Centres in Wales. We have been training Watersports Instructors for over 30 years and provided instructors who have gone on to work within the industry all over the world and in some of the biggest UK National Governing Bodies.

We are currently recruiting keen and enthusiastic people who are looking for a career in the Outdoor Adventurous Activity sector.  This is a paid programme that also includes a personal development programme and the opportunity of gaining industry recognised qualifications.

As a member of the Trainee Instructor Development Programme your role will involve participating in a number of centre based roles.  These include assisting/ running water and shore based activity programmes, centre front of house duties (reception), acting as evening and night duty officer, keeping the centre clean and tidy and assisting in the maintenance of the centres equipment.

Full Details

To apply visit www.sportwales.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/our-vacancies.aspx

 We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Rhaglen Datblygu Hyfforddwyr              

Plas Menai yw un o Ganolfannau Awyr Agored gorau Cymru. Rydyn ni wedi bod yn hyfforddi Hyfforddwyr Chwaraeon Dŵr ers dros 30 o flynyddoedd ac wedi darparu hyfforddwyr sydd wedi mynd yn eu blaen i weithio yn y diwydiant ym mhob cwr o’r byd ac i rai o Gyrff Rheoli Cenedlaethol mwyaf y DU.

Ar hyn o bryd rydyn ni’n recriwtio pobl awyddus a brwd sy’n chwilio am yrfa yn y sector Gweithgareddau Antur Awyr Agored. Dyma raglen gyda chyflog sydd hefyd yn cynnwys rhaglen o ddatblygiad personol a chyfle i ennill cymwysterau a gydnabyddir gan y diwydiant.

Fel aelod o’r Rhaglen Datblygu Hyfforddwyr Dan Hyfforddiant, bydd eich gwaith yn cynnwys cymryd rhan mewn sawl rôl yn y ganolfan. Mae’r rhain yn cynnwys cynorthwyo gyda/cynnal rhaglenni gweithgareddau ar y dŵr ac ar y lan, dyletswyddau blaen tŷ yn y ganolfan (derbynfa), gweithredu fel swyddog dyletswydd gyda’r nos a thros nos, cadw’r ganolfan yn lân a thaclus a chynorthwyo gyda chynnal a chadw offer y ganolfan.

Mwy o Wybodaeth

I wneud cais ewch i www.sportwales.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/our-vacancies.aspx     

Rydym yn gwerthfawrogi amrywiaeth ein gweithlu ac yn croesawu ceisiadau o bob rhan o’r gymuned.

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Job Vacancy – Pool / Swyddi Gwag – Pwll

Casual Swimming Teachers/Lifeguards

The National Outdoor Centre, Plas Menai has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team of Swimming Pool Staff.

In this role, you will ensure the Swimming Pool area is maintained to the highest standards and provide a safe and fun environment for our customers.

Lifeguards: You must be over 18 years Old, hold a current L2 National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and have up to date IQL refresher training logged.

Swimming Teachers: ASA UKCC Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (QCF)

To apply please send your CV to alison.yates@sport.wales  or for further information call Steven Morgan or Ali Yates on 01248 670964.

Athrawon Dysgu Nofio/Achubwyr Pwll Nofio Achlysurol

Mae gan Canolfan Awyr Agored Cenedlaethol Cymru, Plas Menai cyfle cyffrous i rhywun ymuno gyda Tim y Pwll Nofio

Yn y rôl hon, byddwch yn sicrhau bod yr ardal y Pwll Nofio yn cael ei gynnal i’r safonau uchaf ac yn darparu amgylchedd diogel a llawn hwyl ar gyfer ein cwsmeriaid.

Achubwyr Bywyd: Mae’n rhaid i chi fod dros 18 mlwydd oed, gyda chymhwyster cyfredol L2 Cenedlaethol Achubwyr Pwll (NPLQ) gyda hyfforddiant gloywi IQL mewn dyddiad sydd wedi cael ei mewngofnodi

Athrawon Nofio: Tystysgrif UKCC L2 ASA mewn dysgu nofio(QCF)

I wneud cais anfonwch eich CV I alison.yates@sport.wales neu am fwy o wybodaeth cysylltwch a Steven Morgan new Ali Yates ar 01248 67096

 

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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20% off with our SUMMER BONANZA SALE – #FindYourEpic

#FindYourEpic here at Plas Menai this summer. There is loads going on and we have some fantastic offers on our summer courses. We hope to see you very soon.

Save 20% on all remaining spaces on our RYA Comp Crew/Day Skipper & Cruising Weekends running in August and September.

Save 20% on the following courses running in August

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Mother whose teenage son drowned swimming in river supports Swim Safe scheme

A mother whose son drowned while swimming in a North Wales river is backing an outdoor swim safety scheme teaching hundreds of children how to stay safe in the open water.

Debbie Turnbull’s son Christopher drowned after he was trapped underwater swimming in the Pont Cyfyng Falls, near Capel Curig, Gwynedd, in August 2006. He was 15 years old.

Now Debbie, who has been a tireless water safety education campaigner since Christopher’s tragic death, is advocating Swim Safe, a free programme of outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children which came to Wales for the first time this week.

The Swim Safe sessions, which are delivered in partnership between the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association), Swim Wales and the RNLI charity (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), kicked off at Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre near Caernarfon on Monday (11 July). The first four days are for school groups, before three days of sessions for the general public from Friday until Sunday. Practical, interactive, educational and fun, each session includes a land-based safety lesson with a lifeguard and in-water tuition with a swimming teacher, with wetsuits, swimming hats and a free goody bag with t-shirt all provided.

Debbie, who is approaching the 10th anniversary of her son’s death next month, said: ‘Christopher lost his life swimming in a spot he had been to many times before and knew well and he was a strong swimmer. You can be a really confident pool swimmer but swimming in open water brings its own challenges. So, it’s really important that both children and parents know the dangers of open water swimming and how to stay safe.’

Swim Safe sessions are for children aged between seven and 14 and hundreds of children have already signed up and will be taking part in Swim Safe at Plas Menai this week.

Debbie, originally from Llandudno but now living in Holywell, Flintshire, added: ‘I am 100% behind the Swim Safe programme as it’s great to see the RNLI, the ASA and Swim Wales all pulling together to increase education about water safety for children.

‘So many children are learning skills to help keep them safe in the open water and judging on today’s evidence it looks like they’re having great fun at the same time.’

Hope Filby, Swim Safe Coordinator at Plas Menai, said: ‘There are all sorts of environmental factors to consider when you’re swimming outdoors and it’s important that children know how to call for help if they get into trouble.

‘It is great to be the first place in Wales to run the Swim Safe scheme and we’re delighted so many children are here learning vital safety tips and techniques for swimming in the open water in time for the summer holidays.’

Today (Wednesday 13 July) Plas Menai also plays host to the Safety Outdoors Day, where a range of emergency services and other agencies will be showing off their work and equipment.

Children will get to take part in mountain biking sessions with Cycling Wales and get to see the RNLI and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Flood Rescue Teams in action on the water.

Swim Wales, Mountain Rescue England and Wales and the Outdoor Partnership will also be on hand with demonstrations and advice on how to stay safe in the outdoors this summer.

Some places are still available for Friday’s Swim Safe sessions. Parents can book their children on now at www.Swimming.org/SwimSafe

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BOOKINGS NOW OPEN FOR SWIM SAFE AT PLAS MENAI THIS SUMMER

Swim Safe event at Brockhole © Steven Barber/National Trust

Swim Safe event at Brockhole © Steven Barber/National Trust

Bookings are now open for Swim Safe, the FREE programme of outdoor swimming and water safety sessions for children, which will be coming to Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre in Caernarfon this summer. The programme will be open to the public between 15 – 17 July and special sessions for school pupils will take place between 11– 14 July.The first year that Swim Safe has taken place in Wales, Swim Safe has so far taught over 11,600 children in the UK how to enjoy swimming outdoors safely. Practical, interactive, educational and fun, each session includes a land-based safety lesson with a lifeguard and in-water tuition with a swimming teacher. Wetsuits, swimming hats and a free goody bag with t-shirt are all provided.

Delivered in partnership between the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association), Swim Wales and the RNLI charity (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), Swim Safe is perfect for families living near or visiting North Wales beaches this summer holiday.

Hope Filby, Swim Safe Coordinator at Plas Menai said: ‘There are all sorts of environmental factors to consider when you’re swimming outdoors, and it’s important that children know how to call for help if they get into trouble.

‘We’re really looking forward to bringing Swim Safe to Plas Menai this year. We’ve got enough spaces for a total of 600 young people to come and learn some really important life skills, and it’s completely free.

‘This will be the first time the Swim Safe scheme has come to Wales and we at Plas Menai are really excited to welcome the first children.

‘On Wednesday 13 July emergency services and other agencies are being invited along to Plas Menai to promote all aspects of safety in the outdoors alongside the childrens’ Swim Safe sessions.’

Swim Safe is a growing programme which is also taking place at several other locations across England and Wales this summer including the Bude, the Isle of Man, South Shields, Barry Island, Penzance, Poole, Scarborough, Jersey, the Isles of Scilly, the Lake District and two locations in Plymouth.

Parents can book their children onto a Swim Safe session now at www.Swimming.org/SwimSafe or simply come along on the day. 

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For more information please contact Chris Cousens on 07748 265 496 or 01745 585162 or by email on Chris_Cousens@RNLI.or.g.uk or call Joanna Dey, RNLI PR Officer (Campaigns), on 01202 336064.

More high res images are available.

 Notes to Editors

 About Swim Safe

Swim Safe began in 2013 and ran for five weeks in Bude, Cornwall, teaching local children and those holidaying in the area how to be safe in and around the sea. By 2015 the programme had expanded to Bude, Bournemouth, Sandhaven, the Lake District, the Isle of Man, Plymouth and Jersey and included the introduction of Swim Safe For Schools. This year the programme will be delivered in over 13 locations with thousands of places available. For more information visit www.swimming.org/swimsafe

 About the ASA

The ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) is the English national governing body for swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo. It organises competitions throughout England, establishes the laws of the sport, and operates a comprehensive certification and education programmes for teachers, coaches and officials. There are over 1,000 affiliated swimming clubs which are supported by the ASA through a national, regional and county structure. Millions of children have been taught to swim through the ASA’s learn to swim programmes. The ASA also develops programmes and initiatives to increase the number of people swimming more often.  For more information visit: www.swimming.org/asa

 About the RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the charity that saves lives at sea. The RNLI’s volunteer crews provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland from 237 lifeboat stations. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,100 lifeguards on over 220 beaches around the UK and encourages families visiting the coast to always choose a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 141,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,700 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

 

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Swimming Pool Timetable Change – 17 April

The swimming pool will only be open for public swimming between 4.30-7.00pm on Sunday 17th April. We apologise for any inconvenience.

It will revert to the normal timetable from Monday 18 April.

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Adventure – an inspiration for an active outdoor life

Qba sailing at Plas menai on the Menai Strait

Qba sailing at Plas menai on the Menai Strait

Year of Adventure Ambassador Lowri Morgan will join Natural Resources Wales, Sport Wales and Visit Wales for a conference looking at how to inspire more people to get hooked on the outdoors – for life.

The two-day conference will take place at Plas Menai, Caernarfon from 24-25 February and will bring together key players and stakeholders to celebrate the outdoor sector’s achievements and explore how to encourage more people to make use of our natural, historical and cultural heritage in a safe and sustainable manner.

The first day will be chaired by Lowri Morgan and will celebrate what adventure has already done for the people of Wales and the impact the outdoor sector has on participation, health, wellbeing and the economy.

Lowri Morgan, who will be embarking on new adventures during 2016 said that the great outdoors had always been her inspiration, and has had a huge role to play in her achievements.  Lowri will also speak at the dinner on the first evening:  she commented: “As an adventurer, Wales has always been an inspiration to me – with the amazing landscape and perfect resources – Wales is my green gym and is ideal for training and preparing for my adventures. I don’t need to go to the far ends of the earth to challenge myself because I have my own beautiful adventure playground on my doorstep.”

The second day will be a chance for the sector to discuss how it can work together, to develop a sustainable and lasting legacy beyond the Year of Adventure

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates will address delegates on the second day, and said: “This conference provides a very exciting opportunity for us to start building a legacy for our Year of Adventure in Wales which will have a long term and lasting impact on the well being of Wales’ people – and on our relationship with the outdoors.

“We hope that by working together, we can inspire more and more people to participate in and enjoy outdoor activity, which in turn will improve their health and wellbeing and will also motivate them to care for our wonderful landscapes.  I hope that more people can see how being active outdoors can become a part of their everyday lives.

“The Year of Adventure has garnered an unprecedented amount of ‘top’ tourism listings for 2016 – it seems the world is already taking note of what we have to offer.  I hope we can harness this enthusiasm to inspire future generations to take pride and take part in what Wales has to offer.”

Eighteen year old Mari Davies, a sailor from Gwynedd with her sights set on an Olympic Medal in Tokyo in 2020 will also address the delegates. She and her partner won a bronze medal in the 2014 European Championships in Poland and was 3rd in the Junior Class at the 2015 World 420 Sailing Championships in Japan. She is a former British Youth Sailing Champion and has represented Wales & GBR on numerous occasions. She is now a member of the British Sailing Podium Potential Squad and is aiming for selection for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Mari is currently on a gap year and is coaching at British & Welsh National Squad level before she goes to University later on this year to study medicine.

School children from Ysgol y Gelli will get a taster of outdoor activities on offer including mountain biking and wall climbing.

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Swyddi Gwag – Rheolwr Gweithrediadau a Rhaglenni

Mae gennym gyfle newydd yn awr ar gyfer Rheolwr Gweithrediadau a Rhaglenni brwdfrydig i sbarduno darparu a datblygu amrywiaeth eang o weithgareddau a gwasanaethau sy’n cynnig profiadau cadarnhaol i bawb yma ym Mhlas Menai.

  • Cyflog:                  £33,060 i £40,680 y flwyddyn, gan gynnwys 20% o lwfans am weithio oriau anghymdeithasol (i’w adolygu)
  • Oriau:                    37 awr yr wythnos (gan gynnwys gwaith gyda’r nos a phenwythnos)
  • Lleoliad:               Canolfan Awyr Agored Genedlaethol Chwaraeon Cymru – Plas Menai, Caernarfon

Ydych chi’n teimlo’n angerddol am yr awyr agored?                   

Fedrwch chi helpu i ddylanwadu ar gyfleusterau o safon byd a gwasanaeth safon aur sy’n rhoi sylw canolog i gwsmeriaid?                     

Mae’r Ganolfan Awyr Agored Genedlaethol – Plas  Menai, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, yn darparu mwy na 25,000 o ddyddiau myfyrwyr bob blwyddyn ac mae’n chwarae rhan greiddiol mewn galluogi i unigolion o bob oedran a gallu, athletwyr elitaidd, clybiau a chyrff rheoli chwaraeon gyflawni Gweledigaeth bwerus Chwaraeon Cymru ar gyfer Chwaraeon yng Nghymru, gan ddenu pob plentyn i wirioni ar chwaraeon am oes yng Nghymru a chreu cenedl o bencampwyr.

Mae gennym gyfle newydd yn awr ar gyfer Rheolwr Gweithrediadau a Rhaglenni brwdfrydig i sbarduno darparu a datblygu amrywiaeth eang o weithgareddau a gwasanaethau sy’n cynnig profiadau cadarnhaol i bawb yma ym Mhlas Menai.

Byddwch yn rheoli ac yn datblygu’r Timau Gweithrediadau a’r Pwll Nofio. Byddwch hefyd yn gyfrifol am gynllunio a rhaglennu rhaglen hyfforddiant y ganolfan, gan neilltuo staff ac adnoddau a sicrhau bod cyrsiau a gweithgareddau’n cael eu darparu’n ddiogel ac yn effeithlon.

Rydym yn chwilio am ymgeiswyr sy’n gallu dangos arweiniad effeithiol i’r tîm, gyda sgiliau pobl rhagorol ac o leiaf 5 mlynedd o brofiad gweithredol ar Lefel Reoli mewn canolfan Chwaraeon Dŵr neu weithgareddau antur awyr agored. Mae sgiliau ariannol cadarn a phrofiad o reoli adnoddau’n hanfodol ar gyfer y rôl hon, oherwydd byddwch yn gyfrifol am reolaeth effeithlon ac effeithiol ar gyllidebau, stoc ac asedau sylweddol.

Os oes gennych chi bresenoldeb a phersonoliaeth i weithio mewn tîm sy’n perfformio’n dda a hefyd angerdd ac egni i lwyddo, byddem wrth ein bodd yn clywed gennych chi.

I gael rhagor o wybodaeth ewch i’n gwefan ni http://sport.wales/amdanom-ni/swyddi-gwag/swyddi-gwag.aspx?lang=cy&

Disgrifiad Swydd

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Job opportunity – Operations & Programme Manager

We have a new opportunity for an enthusiastic Operations & Programme Manager to drive the delivery and development of a wide range of activities and services that deliver positive experiences for all here at Plas Menai.

  • Salary:                   £33,060 to £40,680 per annum, inclusive of 20% unsocial hours allowance (subject to review)
  • Hours:                   37 hours per week (including evening and weekend work)
  • Location:              Sport Wales National Outdoor Centre – Plas Menai, Caernarfon

Do you have a passion for the outdoors?

Do have what it takes to help shape world class facilities and a gold-standard customer orientated service? 

The National Outdoor Centre  – Plas  Menai, Caernarfon, Gwynedd delivers over 25,000 student days every year and is pivotal in enabling individuals of all ages and abilities, elite athletes, clubs and sports governing bodies to achieve Sport Wales’ compelling Vision for Sport in Wales, getting every child hooked on sport for life in Wales and building a nation of champions.

We have a new opportunity for an enthusiastic Operations & Programme Manager to drive the delivery and development of a wide range of activities and services that deliver positive experiences for all here at Plas Menai.

You will manage and develop the Operations and Swimming Pool Teams. You will also be responsible for planning and programming the centres instructional programme, allocating staffing and resources to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of our courses and activities.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate effective leadership to the team, with excellent people skills, and a minimum of 5 years’ operational experience at Management Level at a Watersports or outdoor adventurous activities centre.  Strong financial skills and resource management experience are essential for this role, as you will be responsible for the efficient and effective management of considerable budgets, stock and assets.

If you have the presence and personality to work in a high performing team as well as the passion and drive to succeed, then we would love to hear from you.

For further information please visit our website www.sportwales.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/our-vacancies.aspx

Job description

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

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Centre Accommodation Refurbishment 2016

We are refurbishing the 300 level Centre accommodation throughout January and early February. The rooms will have new ceilings, lighting, flooring, revamped ensuite bathrooms and will be painted.

We will endeavour to ensure any disruption will be kept to a minimum during the work, but would like to ask all our customers and visitors for a little patience during this time. We hope you like the results and we’ll keep you posted on  our progress via our social media feeds.

Many thanks

Plas Menai

 

Adnewyddu Llety’r Ganolfan yn 2016

Mae’r Ganolfan yn adnewyddu’r llety lefel 300 drwy gydol mis Ionawr a dechrau mis Chwefror. Bydd yr ystafelloedd yn cael nenfydau, goleuadau a lloriau newydd a bydd yr ystafelloedd ymolchi ensuite yn cael eu paentio.

Byddwn yn ceisio sicrhau na fydd mwy na sydd raid o darfu yn ystod y gwaith, ond hoffem ofyn i’n cwsmeriaid a’n hymwelwyr i gyd fod ychydig yn amyneddgar yn ystod y cyfnod yma. Gobeithio y byddwch yn hoffi’r canlyniadau a byddwn yn rhoi gwybod i chi am ein cynnydd yn ein cyfrifon ar gyfryngau cymdeithasol.

Diolch yn Fawr

Plas Menai

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