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Job Title: Finance Manager
Hours: 25 hours per week
Location:
 Trevassack Lake, Garras, Helston, Cornwall 

Company Description

Children’s Sailing Trust is a charity based in Cornwall that offers access to sailing and watersports to children aged 8-14, as well as young people with additional needs. We are passionate about using these activities as a tool to develop confidence, competence and resilience, enabling participants to reach their full potential in life. One of our key beliefs is that all children and young people should have the same opportunity to learn sailing and watersports, irrespective of financial challenges, disabilities or special educational needs.

2022 sees the 25th year of our charity working on the Helford River taking local children, young people and adults sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding through our term-time schools programme. The organisation also offers commercial after school, weekend and holiday courses to generate funds that feed back into the sustainable running of the Charity. Children’s Sailing Trust is a growing organisation and has recently opened its second location – a fully-accessible watersports centre and holiday accommodation at Trevassack Lake, a converted freshwater serpentine quarry on the Lizard peninsula. Complementing our activities on the Helford River, Trevassack Lake enables us to offer more to a wider range of participants with specialist equipment that allows watersports opportunities for all.

Overall Purpose of the Job

Children’s Sailing Trust has just completed a major capital development and is in a new phase of growth and opportunity at its locations on the Helford River and at Trevassack Lake.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for the management and processing of the charity’s finances and its wholly owned Trading Subsidiary. The Finance Manager will join the CEO and other managers as an integral part of the charity’s senior management team. 

As with any small organisation, the role is a combination of processing the Trusts financial records as well as strategic input and the development of financial processes and procedures.  As well as reporting to the CEO, there is additional liaison with the charity’s Management Committee, full Trustee Board and Directors of the Trading Subsidiary to provide timely and accurate management accounts and forecasts. The role holder will also manage and be the main contact for the Statutory Audit and preparation of group accounts.

Key Responsibilities

▶ Preparation of monthly management accounts

▶ Project budget monitoring for major capital development

▶ Monitoring of restricted funds and providing reports to Funders as necessary

▶ Management of working capital and cash flow forecasting

▶ Preparation and processing of monthly Payroll including pension submissions

▶ Preparation and processing of quarterly VAT returns for the VAT group in line with HMRC’s MTD requirements

▶ Preparation and processing of regular Gift Aid claims

▶ Managing the Trust’s interest payable, including CT61 submissions

▶ Bookkeeping using Xero

▶ Processing of sales and purchase invoices

▶ Processing of payments

▶ Management of a purchase order system

▶ Management of a procurement process

▶ Preparation of financial reports for the management team and for Board meetings

▶ Liaise with external accountants for the preparation of annual accounts and audit

▶ Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation

▶ Track the charity’s financial status and performance to identify areas and make recommendations for potential improvement

▶ Track expenditure and income against revenue budgets and highlight areas requiring attention

▶ Seek out methods for minimising financial risk to the charity

▶ Review financial data and prepare monthly and quarterly reports

▶ Provide analysis of reports and forecasts to the management team to aid in short-term and long-term decision making

▶ Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes

▶ Maintain and update financial policies and procedures for the Trust

▶ Management of payment systems for online payments, POS payments and donations


Key Skills:

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • 5 years’ experience in a finance role
  • Experience of cloud accounting systems is desired
  • A good level of IT skills and experience of working with Excel, databases and file sharing software (e.g. MS Sharepoint)
  • Experience working with charity finances including restricted fund accounting, Gift Aid, Charity SORP and VAT
  • Experience working for a charity, CIC or strong commercial brand
  • Good communication skills and comfortable working within a small team
  • Ability to work without direct supervision. This role demands good self-management, ability to balance competing demands and an ability to work well with all members of the team

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work with a small but passionate team
  • Strategic thinker
  • Positive, forward-thinking approach with a can-do attitude
  • Genuine interest in and commitment to the accessible, fair and inclusive principles of Children’s Sailing Trust.

Safeguarding and Inclusivity

Children’s Sailing Trust is committed to creating a safe environment for all our participants, staff and volunteers. We have a robust safeguarding policy, and staff at all levels will have an annual DBS check completed.

Our lakeside office is open-plan and fully accessible to wheelchair users. We welcome and encourage applications from under-represented communities.

To apply:

Please forward CV with covering letter to Jakie Jewell CEO, Children’s Sailing Trust, Trevassack Lake, Garras, Helston, TR12 6LH or email jakie @ childrenssailingtrust.org.uk

Application deadline: 23/05/2022

Expected start date: 27/06/2022

Job Type: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000.00-£29,000.00 per year

Lead Senior Instructor: SEND

Location: Helford Area, Cornwall
Status: Full Time, Fixed Term until November 2022 (with a strong possibility it turning into a permanent role)
Salary: £22,000-£24,000
Start date: latest 1 March 2022 (or possibly earlier)

About the Trust

Children’s Sailing Trust is a charity based in Cornwall that offers access to sailing and water activities to children aged 8-14, as well as young people with additional needs. We are passionate about using these activities as a tool to develop confidence, competence and resilience, enabling participants to reach their full potential in life. One of our key beliefs is that all children and young people should have the same opportunity to learn sailing and watersports, irrespective of financial challenges, disabilities or special educational needs.

2022 sees the 25th year of our charity working on the Helford River taking local children, young people and adults sailing and kayaking through our term-time schools programme, after school, weekend and commercial holiday courses. The Trust is a growing organisation and has just recently opened its second location – a fully accessible watersports centre at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard Peninsula. Complementing our current activities, Trevassack Lake will enable us to offer more to a wider range of participants with specialist equipment and that allows watersports opportunities for all. 

Role Overview

Working under the direction of the Activities Manager, the Lead Instructor: SEND will take an operational lead in the delivery of high quality watersports sessions to a wide variety of groups and individuals.
This is an exciting time of growth for the Trust, with potential for the right candidate to influence the nature of accessible watersport opportunities with us.

Experience & Qualifications:

Essential:

• RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor
• Minimum of 2 years experience working in a RTC as an active SI
• Experience in delivering a range of SEND watersports sessions

Desirable:

• BC Paddlesports Leader
• RYA Powerboat Instructor
• RYA Sailability Awareness Trainer
• Experience mentoring instructors to deliver SEND sessions

Duties include:

• Taking an active lead in the watersports activities within the Trevassack Lake operations, to include staff development
• Overseeing daily operations of the centre as the Safety Officer

• Working as part of a team to provide an enjoyable and safe environment for students and visitors of all ages and abilities
• Delivery of courses within the NGB and AALA guidelines
• Assisting in ensuring all activity complies with CST procedures and policies
• Managing maintenance of the activities equipment
• Training Volunteers & Assistant Instructors
• Providing safety cover for Lake activities

Please note the contract of employment is subject to passing an Enhanced DBS child workforce check and satisfactory references.

Further Details & How to Apply

A copy of the Job Description (with further details of the person specification) can be downloaded below or requested by email vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk .

To apply for a job please send an up to date CV and letter of application to vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk

OR post it to: Vicki Thurston, Children’s Sailing Trust, Trevassack Lake, Garras, Helston, TR12 6LH

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing.  Position will close upon recruiting the right candidate.

For any further information or to have an informal discussion about the role please call 01326 702326 / 07379 184728

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Trevassack SEND Lead Instructor Job Description



Sailing Instructors (Helford Area)

Seasonal roles from March/April to early November 2022

Rates of pay are SI £21K -£22K (FTE) and DI £19-£20K (FTE) dependant on experience and qualifications.

Working up to 5 days in 7 (to include weekends, evenings and bank holidays when required)

About the Trust

Children’s Sailing Trust is a charity based in Cornwall that offers access to sailing and water activities to children aged 8-14, as well as young people with additional needs. We are passionate about using these activities as a tool to develop confidence, competence and resilience, enabling participants to reach their full potential in life. One of our key beliefs is that all children and young people should have the same opportunity to learn sailing and watersports, irrespective of financial challenges, disabilities or special educational needs.

2022 sees the 25th year of our charity working on the Helford River taking local children, young people and adults sailing and kayaking through our term-time schools programme, after school, weekend and commercial holiday courses. The Trust is a growing organisation and has just recently opened its second location – a fully accessible watersports centre at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard Peninsula. Complementing our current activities, Trevassack Lake will enable us to offer more to a wider range of participants with specialist equipment and that allows watersports opportunities for all. 

About the Roles
Senior Instructor and Dinghy Instructor

Working under the direction of the Activities Manager, Senior Instructors and Dinghy Instructors are responsible for the delivery of high quality water sports sessions to a wide variety of groups and individuals.

SIs oversee DIs and volunteers and may take day to day responsibility for management of sessions and equipment.

A full induction, familiarisation and training package will be offered.

Qualifications and experience

We are looking for experienced RYA qualified Senior Instructors and Dinghy Instructors who ideally will have worked in similar roles successfully delivering a Youth Sailing Scheme for at least a year. 

Further Details & How to Apply

A copy of the Job Description (with further details of the person specification) can be downloaded below or requested by email vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk

To apply for a job please send an up to date CV and letter of application to:

Vicki Thurston: vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk

OR posted to Vicki Thurston, Children’s Sailing Trust, Trevassack Lake, Garras, HELSTON, TR12 6LH

Closing date: ongoing

Contract Dates: anytime between 1 March 2022 through to early November 2022

Please note any role is subject to satisfactory references and where appropriate DBS clearance (enhanced child workforce).

For any further information or to have an informal discussion about the roles please call 01326 702326.

Downloads

Senior Instructor Job Description
Dinghy Instructor Job Description

Sailing Instructors (Helford Area)

We are always looking to grow the CST Team, with midweek, weekend and holiday work available from ad-hoc to regular hours

Competitive pay dependant on experience and qualifications


About the Trust

Children’s Sailing Trust is a charity based in Cornwall that offers access to sailing and water activities to children aged 8-14, as well as young people with additional needs. We are passionate about using these activities as a tool to develop confidence, competence and resilience, enabling participants to reach their full potential in life. One of our key beliefs is that all children and young people should have the same opportunity to learn sailing and watersports, irrespective of financial challenges, disabilities or special educational needs.

2022 sees the 25th year of our charity working on the Helford River taking local children, young people and adults sailing and kayaking through our term-time schools programme, after school, weekend and commercial holiday courses. The Trust is a growing organisation and has just recently opened its second location – a fully accessible watersports centre at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard Peninsula. Complementing our current activities, Trevassack Lake will enable us to offer more to a wider range of participants with specialist equipment and that allows watersports opportunities for all. 


About the Roles

Working under the direction of the Activities Manager, Senior Instructors and Dinghy Instructors are responsible for the delivery of high quality water sports sessions to a wide variety of groups and individuals.

SIs oversee DIs and volunteers and may take day to day responsibility for management of sessions and equipment.

A full induction, familiarisation and training package will be offered.


Qualifications and experience

We are looking for qualified RYA Senior Instructors, RYA Dinghy Instructors and BC Paddlesport Coaches who ideally have experience teaching children and/or SEND sessions. A First Aid qualification is essential and other water sport qualifications are desirable.


Further Details & How to Apply

A copy of the Job Description (with further details of the person specification) can be downloaded below or requested by email vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk.


To apply please send a CV and a letter outlining your availability/what you are looking for to:

Vicki Thurston: vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk.


OR posted to Vicki Thurston, Children’s Sailing Trust, Trevassack Lake, Garras, HELSTON, TR12 6LH

Closing date: ongoing


Please note any role is subject to satisfactory references and where appropriate DBS clearance (enhanced child workforce ).

For any further information or to have an informal discussion about the roles please call 01326 702326.

Downloads

SI Job Description
Dinghy Instructor Job Description

RYA Powerboat Instructors (Helford Area)

We are always looking to grow the CST Team.  We offer Powerboat tuition all year round, so are looking to grow our pool of RYA Powerboat Instructors to help deliver safe, quality powerboat tuition on the Helford River.

Competitive pay

About the Trust

Children’s Sailing Trust is a charity based in Cornwall that offers access to sailing and water activities to children aged 8-14, as well as young people with additional needs. We are passionate about using these activities as a tool to develop confidence, competence and resilience, enabling participants to reach their full potential in life. One of our key beliefs is that all children and young people should have the same opportunity to learn sailing and watersports, irrespective of financial challenges, disabilities or special educational needs.

2022 sees the 25th year of our charity working on the Helford River taking local children, young people and adults sailing and kayaking through our term-time schools programme, after school, weekend and commercial holiday courses. The Trust is a growing organisation and has just recently opened its second location – a fully accessible watersports centre at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard Peninsula. Complementing our current activities, Trevassack Lake will enable us to offer more to a wider range of participants with specialist equipment and that allows watersports opportunities for all. 

About the Roles

Working under the direction of the Activities Manager, Powerboat Instructors are responsible for the delivery of high quality tuition to a wide variety of groups and individuals.

A full induction will be offered.

Qualifications and experience

  • RYA Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Safety Boat qualification (not essential)
  • Valid First Aid qualification

Further Details & How to Apply

A copy of the Job Description (with further details of the person specification) can be downloaded below or requested by email vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk

To apply please send a CV and a letter outlining your availability/what you are looking for to:

Vicki Thurston: vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk

Closing date: ongoing

Please note any role is subject to satisfactory references and where appropriate DBS clearance (enhanced child workforce ).

For any further information or to have an informal discussion about the roles please call 01326 702326.

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PBI Job Description

Open Water Lifeguards (Trevassack Lake)

We are looking for qualified RLSS Lifeguards (or equivalent) to help us provide a unique, safe environment for swimmers to enjoy the outdoors all year round!

Competitive pay dependant on experience and qualifications.

About the Trust

Children’s Sailing Trust is a charity based in Cornwall that offers access to sailing and water activities to children aged 8-14, as well as young people with additional needs. We are passionate about using these activities as a tool to develop confidence, competence and resilience, enabling participants to reach their full potential in life. One of our key beliefs is that all children and young people should have the same opportunity to learn sailing and watersports, irrespective of financial challenges, disabilities or special educational needs.

2022 sees the 25th year of our charity working on the Helford River taking local children, young people and adults sailing and kayaking through our term-time schools programme, after school, weekend and commercial holiday courses. The Trust is a growing organisation and has just recently opened its second location – a fully accessible watersports centre at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard Peninsula. Complementing our current activities, Trevassack Lake will enable us to offer more to a wider range of participants with specialist equipment and that allows watersports opportunities for all. 

About the Roles

Lifeguards will work together in providing a safe and welcoming environment for swimmers attending open and bespoke swimming sessions at Trevassack Lake.    Lifeguards may take responsibility for the overall safety of the site, sessions and equipment, in the role of Lead Lifeguard outside of normal daily operations.

Sessions available:

  • Early Mornings Midweek (approx 0645-0830/0900)
  • Evenings (approx 1700-1930)
  • Sundays (0800-1000ish)

A full induction, familiarisation and training package will be offered.

Qualifications and experience

We are looking for qualified RLSS Beach Lifeguards and RLSS Open Water Lifeguards

Additionally we offer swimming sessions for swimmers with additional needs, please outline any experience (or interest) in this area.

Further Details & How to Apply

A copy of the Job Description (with further details of the person specification) can be downloaded below or requested by email vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk

To apply please send a CV and a letter outlining your availability/what you are looking for to:

Vicki Thurston: vicki@childrenssailingtrust.org.uk

OR posted to Vicki Thurston, Children’s Sailing Trust, Trevassack Lake, Garras, HELSTON, TR12 6LH

Closing date: ongoing

Please note any role is subject to satisfactory references and where appropriate DBS clearance (enhanced child workforce ).

For any further information or to have an informal discussion about the roles please call 01326 702326

Downloads

Open Water Lifeguard Job Description