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Activities Manager, Urban Expeditions - Arcadia

Wesley Vision Valley

  • permanent full-time position
  • established provider with excellent reputation
  • immediate start with attractive salary packaging benefits

About us

Wesley Mission is a high profile, multi-faceted Christian organisation making a real difference in the community. We work with the most disadvantaged in our community by providing over 200 services ranging from aged care, homeless services, child and family care, counselling, employment, training and education, and health services.

Our Vision is “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

About the program

Wesley Vision Valley is located in Arcadia and is a well-established and respected Christian campsite, providing outdoor recreation to school aged students and a unique retreat facility for church and community groups. Over the past 12 months we have supported over 20,000 guests through our centre.

Our Urban Expeditions team provide both onsite and offsite activities for all clients. Activities range from high ropes courses, abseiling, canoeing, mountain bike courses, to archery, bush cooking and expedition style programs. Our programs complement our client goals by providing a tailor designed activity program, enabling outcomes to be achieved.

About you

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Manager to lead our outdoor recreation team, ensuring the guest experience is memorable. Ideally the candidate has demonstrated management ability and experience in developing and implementing new programs and understanding the client experience from all aspects of the clients stay.

The successful applicant will form part of Wesley Vision Valley’s leadership team, with the objective to provide safe, functional and appropriate activities to clients, which meet their goals and ensure a positive and problem-free guest-experience. You will support the growth of our work, by ensuring growth targets are realised, service delivery targets are met, and teams are aligned and functioning optimally.

You will lead a team of approximately 25 people, be the culture carrier of our Urban Expeditions team, develop and implement new activities, be responsible for upholding our high standard of compliance and be accountable for staff recruitment, training and induction. You will have a willingness to affirm to Wesley Mission’s vision, mission and values and enthusiastically advocate our Word and deed ministry.

Essential criteria

  • minimum Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation, with competency in Instruct Abseiling, would suit a PD/H/PE Teacher
  • a current TAE qualification and has the ability to conduct staff training
  • firm understanding of Workplace Health & Safety
  • demonstrated business acumen and business development skills
  • proven experience in leadership which empowers your team to succeed and direct team culture
  • strong focus on exceptional customer service and client experience
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • skills in Microsoft Office
  • current driver’s licence
  • First Aid training (Senior or equivalent)

Desirable criteria

  • work experience in the not-for-profit sector

Closing date

Monday 21 October 2019, by 5pm.

Interviews will be held onsite at Wesley Vision Valley in Arcadia.  Please apply now as applications will be evaluated as they are received

Apply now

To be considered for an interview, please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing all the selection criteria. For further information, or to submit an application, please contact:

Jessica Warner


Wesley Mission is a Christian organisation requiring all staff to affirm its values. We are committed to providing an environment in which children can feel safe and valued.

The suitable applicant will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks for appointment to positions within Wesley Mission (including provision of a valid Working with Children Check clearance number). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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