Tay & Earn Trust Projects

Regeneration of the inner Tay and Earn is a significant part of our work and the Trust in partnership with others is developing several physical regeneration projects. Environmental management and research projects along with education and community involvement are also core areas of work.

Environmental Management & Research

Managing and maintaining the river banks and footpaths, supporting local bird life, bees and wildflowers are important tasks for the Trust in partnership with Tay Salmon Fisheries.

Research relating to renewable energy and sustainable resources which helps to sustain and manage the river and it’s environs is also vital.

Education & Communities

Education and awareness raising is one of our primary aims and the Trust works with local schools, Perth College UHI students and other groups.

Activities include environmental study days, outdoor adventure activities and other teaching programmes which support the needs of the College or schools.

Regeneration Projects

Our regeneration work is helping to improve access and create a better infrastructure on the river to attract more visitors to the area. It will also help to create jobs and employment opportunities.

Providing a framework for future regeneration projects (e.g. Masterplan) supported by partners such as Perth and Kinross Council, Tay Salmon Fisheries, Fife Rural Partnership and others is crucial.

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Willowgate Activity Centre is in a great location close to Perth and adjacent to the river Tay. We aim to create a community of interest for people with a shared passion for water sports and outdoor learning. Perth College UHI, Outdoor Explore and a range of community groups and schools have a base at Willowgate. We now provide 20 foot steel storage containers with electricity supply for groups to store their equipment and have easy access to the river Tay or our teaching pond.

Our training facilities also include a classroom, meeting room, showers and changing rooms, teaching pond, riverside cafe and an outdoor classroom. We also offer activities such as canoeing, kayaking, archery, fishing, cobble boat trips, stand up paddle boarding, biking, raft building and aqua zorbing.

For more details on the containers and the activities at Willowgate, contact Jim on 07831820523.
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Willowgate Activity Centre, Perth, Scotland
Salary and Benefits:
Full time post.Salary £23,000 + bonuses
Working week will be 5 days from 7 including weekends and evenings.
Start Date:
February / March 2017
We are looking to appoint a professional and highly motivated outdoor activity centre manager. The salary is £23,000 + bonuses.
Successful candidates will have proven outdoor activity centre management experience and an in-depth understanding of the regulation and licensing requirements. Responsibilities include the delivery of outdoor activities for private/corporate group bookings, schools / collages, birthday parties, etc. outdoor education, seasonal programmes, themed events, activity booking arrangements, equipment maintenance, health and safety, recruitment of freelance and seasonal activity instructors, marketing & promotion of the centre and contributing to the upkeep of the centre’s website and social media platforms, along with any other duties that may from time to time be required to meet the changing demands of the new business.
• Committed energetic individual
• Experience in running an outdoor activity centre
• Demonstrated leadership experience
• Strong Management and communication skills
• Sound financial management
• Excellent organisational skills
• Practical hands on approach
• Full driving licence
• Experience in manage AALA and all Health and Safety
Preferred Qualifications:
• GNAS Award / Archery Leader Award
• Powerboat Level 2
• BCU Level 3 Canoe Coach
• RYA/ISA Sailing or Windsurfing Instructor
Please send a copy of your CV along with a cover letter to simon@taysalmon.co.uk
Closing date for all applications will be the 1st February 2017.
Interviews will take place week commencing 13th February 2017.
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