Regional Manager

Rates of Pay:

Under 21: 
£ - to be discussed
Over 21: 
£
Positions available at: 
South UK

Exciting opportunity to join the Operations Team as a Regional Manager. 

The Bushcraft Company committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required

Regional Manager – ( Full Time, Salary to be discussed & based on experience )

REGIONS;

  • West Dean
  • Penshurst
  • Badminton
  • Cuffley
  • Knebworth

Winter
Based at Boughton Estate (9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday)

Course Development

  • Review course feedback
  • Adjust (where possible) course, based on feedback
  • Review menu feedback
  • Adjust (where possible) menu, based on feedback
  • Review customer journey and aim to make improvements where possible
  • Link with Head of Training / Operations Manager to build a training program and recruit/train the best training team possible. For the following roles;
  1. Estate Manager
  2. Estate Coordinators
  3. Camp Leaders
  4. Tribe Leaders
  5. Field Cooks
  6. Logistics Assistants
  • Monitor training to ensure equal standard across the company

Logistics

  • Ensure closing stock take on all 5 estates is accurate
  • Any / all kit and equipment is prepared on-site for set up
  • Any kit requiring service is serviced in due time for the start of the season
  • Redesign Structures (Bag Bays / Kitchen)
  • Ensure vehicles are on-site in working order before set up
  • Ensure all folkers are serviced
  • Ensure PAT testing is carried out on any electronics
  • Ensure fire extinguishers are serviced

Operational

  • Work with tree surveyor in order to make each site safe for set up
  • Fell tree’s in compliance with forestry standards where needed
  • Arrange a water test before the start of the season for both drinking water and swimming water
  • Ensure Estate managers are following tree reports
  • Create Estate Specific Set up a plan with Estate Managers
  • Take on various non-specific projects as directed by the operations manager in order to further help the development of estates and the business in general

 

Recruitment

  • Support recruitment through university fairs
  • Help advertise locally around your own region
  • Attend assessment days where possible in order to support recruitment
  • Work 1 day a month with recruitment in head office (Abingdon) to understand / support with the following;
  1. Compliance
  2. DBS
  3. Application processing
  4. Phone Interviews

In Season

(Roaming between 5 estates, 5 days in 7 with expected overtime)

  • Support Estate Managers through their day to day duties
  • Manage the day to day operational running of 5 estates with the support of the operations manager.
  • Visit Each of the estates within your region periodically ensuring the following;
  1. Standards are being maintained to the highest degree possible
  2. Compliance with all safeguarding / H&S regulations is maintained
  3. Teachers are happy with the current course
  4. Staff are happy with their role and comfortable performing day to day tasks
  • Dealing with field staff disciplinary issues
  • Working with the logistics manager to ensure logistics staff are following procedures and best practices
  • Be the first response for any and all R.A.G Amber / Red situations (linking with operations manager / Managing Director)
  • Ensure monthly stock takes are done and correct
  • Link with Logistics manager for any kit/vehicles that need to be serviced or repaired mid-season
  • Ensure monitoring of all staff is carried out and to company standards
  • Create weekly reports for the region ensuring all relevant information is communicated
  • Help to organize and run a staff party for field staff.

 

Required for the role;

  • Relevant experience within The Bushcraft Company
  • A minimum of one season as a Camp Leader role or similar
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word / PowerPoint / Publisher / Excel)
  • Experience in self-managing a project from beginning to completion (evidence required)
  • Experience in remote management
  • Full clean driving license

 

 

Desirable;

  • Degree Level of education
  • Knowledge and passion for Bushcraft
  • Logistical experience
  • Basic tree survey qualification
  • Chainsaw qualifications (CS30 & CS31)

The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with The Bushcraft Company’s relevant Safeguarding; Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either during the residential trip or at home, s/he must report any concerns to The Bushcraft Company’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead (Wesley Westaway) or to the Managing Director (Max Folkes) so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.

To apply please contact Chris Heatley Operations Manager with your CV and cover letter to the email address chris@thebushcraftcompany.com