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Recruitment

Mendip has an enviable reputation for recruiting, training and retaining exceptional people. If you're the best at what you do, apply today and join the best outdoor company in the industry!

Mendip has grown over the years, but we're still a small, friendly bunch at heart. Our current vacancies are listed below...

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    Instructor Training

    Mendip's pioneering Instructor Training Scheme has been running for over 20 years and is by far the best way into a career in the outdoor industry. Apply from May each year.

    Instructor Training Scheme Application Pack

    WHY WE DO IT

    Mendip, established in 1978, has evolved into one of the biggest and most reputable outdoor activity providers in the South West.

    Our success is entirely down to the reputation and experience of our instructional team - who are the best in the industry.

    Each year Mendip invests a lot of time, money and resources into our industry renowned Instructor Training Scheme to ensure that we can grow our team and maintain our reputation.

    All of our senior instructional team, most of our management team and even our Managing Director started their careers with Mendip through our Instructor Training Scheme.

    We know it's tough to get started in a career in the outdoor industry - which is why, for the right candidates, Mendip offer this life-changing opportunity to join our Instructor Training Scheme.

    THE BENEFITS OF MENDIP'S SCHEME

    - No cost to you
    - Earn whilst you train. You are paid from day one.
    - Earn more as you become more qualified
    - Full year experience
    - Excellent job opportunities upon completion

    - Training for NGB qualifications
    - NGB assessments
    - Nationwide training trips/expeditions
    - In-house training
    - On the job experience / shadowing
    - All equipment provided
    - Gain experience instructing children and adults
    - Outdoor kit and clothing available at trade prices
    - Uniform provided

    An apprenticeship with Mendip will help you gain the qualifications and experience to launch a career in an industry that gives real meaning to life. If you would prefer to live to work instead of working to live fill out an application pack.

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    Outdoor Instructors

    Our Mendip Family is growing! 2018 is set to be our busiest summer in our 30 years of business! We are looking for qualified instructors who love the outdoors to come and join the best team in the industry.

    Instructor Positions - Mendip Outdoor Pursuits

    3 x 6 month contracts available
    Start Date - 16th April 2018

    3 x 4 month contracts available
    Start Date - 7th May 2018

    Application deadline - 28th February 2018


    - All outdoor instructors with all levels of qualifications considered
    - Wage Bracket: £15,350 - £19,250 pro rata (dependent on age and experience)
    - Up to 46 hours per week
    - Permanent contracts available for right candidate
    - 28 days holiday pro rata

    Essential qualifications

    - Driving licence
    - At least one (preferably 2 or all) of: SPA, LCLA, Level 1/2 British Canoeing


    Desirable experience & qualifications

    - age 21+
    - D1 Licence + CPC
    - ML
    - BASI L1 / SSE L1 and above
    - NRSA
    - Archery GB
    - Duke of Edinburgh Supervisor/Assessor
    - Bristish Orienteering
    - MBL
    - Bush craft experience
    - Knowledge of team development and initiative exercises

    Person Specification

    - Enjoy a varied and challenging programme
    - Strong communication skills
    - Good presentation skills
    - Work well under pressure whilst remaining prompt and professional
    - Experience working in the outdoor industry
    - A positive outlook and ability to work as part of a team


    Mendip Application Form

    Please return an application form along with a copy of your CV either in person, by email to: phil.turner@mendip.me or by post to: Mendip, Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, BS25 5PQ.

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    Customer Service Team

    If you love people, you're outgoing and know your way around a computer then join our exciting outdoor company. Apply today!




    Customer Service Team Member

    - Permanent contract
    - 2 days/20 hours a week (to include at least one weekend day)
    or
    - 3 days/30 hours a week (to include at least one weekend day)
    - Potential for overtime, especially in school holidays
    - 28 days holidays pro rata
    - Immediate start

    Responsibilities:

    Mendip is an expanding, dynamic business that is looking for its newest team member. Working at Mendip is not your normal 9-5 sat behind a computer type of role, and we are looking for someone who will shine in this opportunity!

    You will be the face of Mendip, manning the customer service desk and the first point of contact for our customers. Answering phones, emails and enquiries will be just the tip of the iceberg as this role includes briefing customers on our self led activities such as disc golf and tobogganing.

    Benefits of the role include free recreational skiing/snowboarding, the chance to try all of our activities for free and a generous discount in our Alpine Lounge Cafe.

    Key roles will include:

    - Answering telephone calls in a confident and courteous manner
    - Responding to emails in an efficient, informative and friendly way
    - Processing card and cash payments
    - Greeting customers, checking them into activities and collecting appropriate forms from them
    - Providing customers with information about our wide range of activities
    - Utilising Microsoft office and our bespoke booking system

    Essential

    - Strong communication skills
    - Confidence when speaking to clients both over the phone and face to face
    - Good English and Maths skills
    - A good sense of humour and ability to work as part of our enthusiastic team

    An application form can be downloaded here
    To apply, please send an application form to info@mendip.me

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    Bar and Catering

    We are looking for the right people to join the Alpine Lounge team for casual and weekend shifts! All training provided and some exciting perks - you just need to be confident, outgoing and understand customer service!



    PART TIME

    Bar and Catering Team Member

    Contract type: Casual

    Responsibilities

    Mendip is an expanding dynamic business. Recent increases in work load have led to the need for an extra member of staff to work within our team.
    The role will involve working with our catering team and covering a range of responsibilities. A suitable candidate will be quick to learn how our business operates and the procedures we follow. The right person will manage their time efficiently; good organisational skills are essential. The job requires a polite courteous approach to all communication.

    The position is for Saturday and/or Sunday work, further shifts may be available, especially in peak times including school holidays.

    Benefits of the role include free recreational skiing/snowboarding, the chance to try all of our activities for free and a generous discount in our Alpine Lounge Cafe.

    Key roles will include:

    - Serving customers hot and cold drinks.
    - Taking food orders
    - Preparing and serving some food items
    - Taking cash and credit card payments

    Essential

    - Good communication skills
    - Confident speaking to clients face to face and on the phone
    - Over or close to 18 years of age (required to serve some drinks)

    An application form can be downloaded here

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    SKI INSTRUCTOR

    We are always happy to hear from potential new snowsport instructors! If you love snowsports and are looking for a permanent, full time role, get in touch!

    Ski Instructor - Mendip Outdoor Pursuits

    - Starting wage - national living wage with opportunity for increase based on experience/performance
    - Full time contract
    - 28 days holiday pa
    - Role starting from immediately
    - Great outdoor activity perks and opportunities for you and your family

    Description

    Mendip is an expanding, dynamic business that is looking for its newest team member.
    You will be required to run snowsport activities for a range of clients at our 165m dry slope. You will need to have a passion for delivering exceptional activity sessions, be able to work independently and work as part of a team.

    Other benefits include free outdoor activity sessions, free recreational skiing/snowboarding and a generous annual training budget.

    Essential Qualifications

    - Valid Ski qualification, equivalent to or above, Snowsport England Level 1


    Desirable Qualifications

    - Snowboard qualification
    - Race coach qualification
    - Strong communication skills
    - Good presentation skills
    - Work well under pressure whilst remaining prompt and professional
    - Experience working in the outdoor industry

    Mendip Application Form

    Please return an application form along with a copy of your CV either in person, by email to: phil.turner@mendip.me or by post to: Mendip, Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, BS25 5PQ.

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    Snowboard INSTRUCTOR

    We are always happy to hear from potential new snowsport instructors! If you love snowsports and are looking for a permanent, full time role, get in touch!

    Snowboard Instructor - Mendip Outdoor Pursuits

    - Starting wage - national living wage with opportunity for increase based on experience/performance
    - Full time contract
    - 28 days holiday pa
    - Role starting from immediately
    - Great outdoor activity perks and opportunities for you and your family

    Description

    Mendip is an expanding, dynamic business that is looking for its newest team member.
    You will be required to run snowsport activities for a range of clients at our 165m dry slope. You will need to have a passion for delivering exceptional activity sessions, be able to work independently and work as part of a team.

    Other benefits include free outdoor activity sessions, free recreational skiing/snowboarding and a generous annual training budget.

    Essential Qualifications

    - Valid Snowboarding qualification, equivalent to or above, Snowsport England Level 1


    Desirable Qualifications

    - Ski qualification
    - Race coach qualification
    - Strong communication skills
    - Good presentation skills
    - Work well under pressure whilst remaining prompt and professional
    - Experience working in the outdoor industry

    Mendip Application Form

    Please return an application form along with a copy of your CV either in person, by email to: phil.turner@mendip.me or by post to: Mendip, Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, BS25 5PQ.

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    HEAD SNOWSPORT INSTRUCTOR

    We are looking for a lead snowsport instructor. If you love snowsports and have the passion and ability to inspire and motivate our instructor team to be the absolute best, we want to hear from you!

    Head of Snowsports Instructor Position - Mendip Outdoor Pursuits

    - Wage dependent on previous experience and qualifications
    - Full time contract
    - 28 days holiday pa
    - Role starting from immediately

    Description

    Mendip is an expanding, dynamic business that is looking for its newest team member.
    You will be required to run snowsport activities for a range of clients at our 165m dry slope. You will need to have a passion for delivering exceptional activity sessions, be able to work independently, lead others and work as part of a team.
    The ideal candidate will have experience in training others, developing lesson content as well as scheduling their team.


    Essential Qualifications

    - Valid Ski and Snowboard qualifications above Snowsport England Level 1, or equivalent in both disciplines


    Desirable experiences & Qualifications


    - Race coach qualification
    - Clean driving licence
    - Age 21+ (for mini bus driving)
    - Strong communication skills
    - Good presentation skills
    - Work well under pressure whilst remaining prompt and professional
    - Experience working in the outdoor industry

    Please return an application form along with a copy of your CV either in person, by email to: phil.turner@mendip.me or by post to: Mendip, Lyncombe Drive, Churchill, BS25 5PQ.

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    Snowsport Instructors

    Mendip Snowsport Centre are looking for freelance snowboard and ski instructors for casual, regular or full time contracts. Please call or email the centre manager 01934 834 877 or info@mendip.me