WARNING : GREEN CYCLE TRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO TIMBER HARVESTING OPERATIONS IN EARLY 2013 > PLEASE OBEY WARNING SIGNS.
SELF-EMPLOYED ACTIVITY LEADER(S) REQUIRED BY ABRIACHAN FOREST TRUST -
Have you got the enthusiasm, expertise, efficiency and enterprise to assist with the development and enhance the delivery of an innovative and varied programme of activities?
This will encourage groups and individuals to be more physically active and thus improve their health and wellbeing. Successful applicants ( job-share opportunity) should be available to work during school holidays, some evenings and weekends and will be asked to provide a suggested (8 session minimum) programme of activities demonstrating their portfolio of skills. This could include orienteering, mountain biking, geo-caching, team building challenges, bushcraft, creativity (art/crafts/mixed media) in the landscape .
Funding is available for a total of 225 days @ £120 per day
thanks to Highland LEADER Project 2007-2013
Further details and application form can be obtained from :
Suzann Barr , Abriachan Forest Trust,
tel . - 01463 861236 or 01463 861259
Encouraging participation in activities which help to improve health and wellbeing has been one of the Abriachan Forest success stories. We incorporate a variety of different physical exercise options into the programmes offered to pupils and groups who attend. Some just enjoy a self-led stroll along the paths with their dog, others take to more dynamic Nordic Walking and schools often ask us to create specific "smart running" treasure hunt/orienteering activities for pupils. Some mountain bikers ride the existing trails, enjoy the views and also ask for black runs, whereas others are much more tentative and would appreciate a decent practice before they commit themselves to meeting challenges out on the trails. We have listened to requests and suggestions and hope to improve what is on offer through the following -
- a pre-cycle practice / mini-skills area with examples of green berms and blue gnarlies over in the windblown patch behind the toilets
- mapping part of the AFT path network for orienteering and within it to include a fixed literacy trail
- creating a low challenge course for team building/confidence raising
- 2 days of activity leader time each week
We were successful in an application for Highland LEADER funding to support part of this LIFE CYCLES project and will have Jon Musgrave mapping some of the area for orienteering in July, have a team building area and equipment available for use in the autumn and a varied set of opportunities - both of a physical and of a problem solving nature - on offer with the help of 225 days of activity leader input.....see above for application form , job description and contact detail.
If you wish further information please contact 01463 861236 (day) or
01463 861259 (eve)