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5th Floor Petrob House, 343 Surrey Avenue,
Ferndale, Johannesburg

Box 27, Private Bag X4006,
Ferndale , 2160 , South Africa

 

JOB MARKET

 

HEAD GUIDE INSTRUCTOR & ASSISTANT GUIDE INSTRUCTOR - TRAINING POSITIONS

Safari JOBS is urgently searching for a mature, dynamic and motivated Head Guide Instructor & an Assistant Guide Instructor for our client - a Field Guide training provider.
The Instructors will be responsible for mentoring, training and assessing students, helping to mould them into successful Field Guides. 
If you are passionate about wildlife, enjoy working with learners of all ages and walks of life and enjoy sharing your knowledge, you could be a perfect candidate for one of these positions. 
This fantastic institution, one of the leading training academies in its field, is looking for enthusiastic, responsible and energetic candidates who are up to date on all guiding specifications and guidelines and are able to maintain discipline and order. 
A friendly and approachable yet firm and fair disposition / character, in terms of personality are mandatory for these positions.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

A. HEAD FIELD GUIDE INSTRUCTOR - SJ19J32
NQF 4, VPDA, FGASA Professional Field Guide, Professional Trails Guide and current advanced rifle handling;
Minimum 5 years, preferably more, related industry experience;
Current NDT registration;
Current PDP;
Current FGASA membership
Appropriate references
Previous Instructor role experience is advantageous


B. ASSISTANT FIELD GUIDE INSTRUCTOR – SJ19J33
NQF 4, VPDA, FGASA Field Guide (NQF4) preferably Professional Field Guide, FGASA Professional Trails Guide and current advanced rifle handling;
Minimum 5 years, preferably more, related industry experience;
Current NDT registration;
Current PDP (Desirable – not mandatory);
Current FGASA membership;
Appropriate references
Previous Instructor role experience is advantageous


SUMMARY DUTIES / /RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITIONS:
(Detailed information on the below will be shared with shortlisted candidates) 
General camp duties, staff supervision, food orders and menus, petty cash and drinks / product reconciliation, ensure reserve rules and guidelines are implemented / obeyed & carried out, courses and student related matters, rifles and ammunition control, training, lectures & activities.


REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:     
(DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND SUITABILITY)
Monthly remuneration: Market related and negotiable CTC salary dependent on the above – 
(The company does numerate their staff very fairly, taking into consideration their experience, qualifications and output) - Please advise your minimum – maximum negotiable salary expectation upon application;
Live in position in single tented accommodation with shower, basin & loo –  confirmed location and the potential to be in a ‘roaming type’ role between different reserves will / can be discussed at interview level; 
Meals provided;
Bonus incentive
(Generally based on personal performance and company performance – discussed at interview level);


WORK / LEAVE CYCLE:
Generally 6 weeks on, 2 week off cycle – 
Training schedules are determined by the course types run but the greatest care is given when schedules are planned. If Instructors prefer a shorter period of work and leave cycle this can be considered where possible.


IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT APPLYING FOR THIS VACANCY & WOULD LIKE TO GET YOUR APPLICATION IN TO THE EMPLOYER SOONEST, PLEASE URGENTLY FORWARD ALL THE BELOW INFORMATION TO CV@SAFARIJOBS.CO.ZA:
1. JOB ID CODE – in the subject header of your email:
For Head Instructor: SJ19J32 // For Assistant Instructor: SJ19J33;
2. CV: In a neat, up to date and presentable WORD document format;**
3. PHOTO: Recent, presentable head & shoulders photo of yourself – preferably in uniform;
4. SALARY: Your minimum – maximum negotiable salary expectation for this position;
5. WRITTEN REFERENCES: Any you may have on file to send us from previous employers – preference for 2;
6. QUALIFICATIONS: Copies of your most formal related qualifications;
7. AVAILABILITY: A – For interviews and B – To start new positions.


**(VERY, VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE REGARDING CV’S - All places of employ, dates of employ and reasons for leaving must be stipulated in your CV)
 

Royal Malewane - Professional Field Guide position

Royal Malewane is looking for a professional field guide to join our highly motivated, experienced, and qualified team. We will consider individuals who are willing to learn, and grow within the team, and who share our values for giving our guests a complete experience and a perfect stay.

Minimum requirements 
•    Registered with DEAT
•    Full trails guide qualification
•    First Aid Level 1
•    Advanced Rifle handling
•    PFCT firearm competency or equivalent.  The three relevant PFCT unit standards
•    PDP
•    Excellent communication skills and people handling skills
•    Drivers license with valid PDP
•    10 years guiding experience or Professional Field Guide (old level 3)
•    Minimum 500 hours on foot

Please forward full CV and motivation to Head guide, Ryan Jack – ryan@royalmalewane.com

Field Guide - Limpopo Eco Operations (LEO Africa)

LEO Africa is a big 5 and wildlife monitoring and conservation volunteer project located on the Marataba section of the Marakele National Park. Our mission is to help and provide the Park Section Management with relevant information on the key species on the park, such as lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, black and white rhino and hyena, as well as conservation work and contributing towards anti-poaching activities. LEO Africa is the only monitoring facility in the park, making our work vital for the management of the park. LEO Africa is also an environmentally conscious organisation, operating in a responsible way and promoting sustainable living.
LEO Africa is seeking a dedicated, committed, hardworking and passionate guide to join our team. You will be involved in several aspects of conservation, and wildlife monitoring alongside duties at LEO base. Volunteers that join our project assist us in our work.


Duties to include, but not limited to:

  •  Games drives with volunteers to specifically monitor Big 5, hyenas and cheetahs
  •  Conservation activities
  •  Data insert and analysis
  •  Writing reports for the park management
  •  Creation of ID kits of the species monitored
  •  Camera trap processing
  •  Fence patrol
  •  House/camp duties such as supervising volunteers, cooking and car and camp maintenance
  •  Give FGASA talks/conservation to our volunteers once a week on a rotary basis with the other staff members

Qualifications / Experience:
Essential:

  •  FGASA Level 1 (Field Guide NQF2) (Theory and Practical completed)
  •  Valid DEAT registration
  •  Valid PDP license
  •  Valid First Aid certificate
  •  Experience with manual 4x4 bush driving and hold a valid driving licence
  •  Previous experience as a Field Guide or in similar research and monitoring environment
  •  Computer literacy skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  •  Good communication skills with fluent English, both spoken and written
  •  Ability to interact with people from different countries and diverse backgrounds.
  •  Physically fit, able to work in unfavourable conditions (e.g. heat or rain)
  •  Honest, trust-worthy and reliable
  •  Self-motivated, hard-working. organised and flexible in their work approach
  •  Must be able to work under pressure, independently and as a team with other staff members and volunteers
  •  Passionate about sustainable living, their work and that of Leo Africa
  •  Clean criminal record/proof of police check (visa)

Desirable:

  •  Experience of creating ID kits
  •  Experience with data collection, organisation and animal identification
  •  Trails guide qualifications: SASSETA rifle competency certificate and National Park Advanced Rifle Handling certificate (if a trails guide)
  •  Non smoking

Salary:

  • Competitive

Support Provided:

  • Food: Two meals per day will be provided. Breakfast and staff house items are private and supported with a R250/month allowance. Meals out on Friday evenings at own expense.
  • Accommodation: A private room with shared bathroom within the staff house.

Term of Appointment:

  • Fixed Terms

Start Date:

  • Immediately

Please send your CV and covering letter to marketing@leoafrica.org with the subject line ‘Field Guide’.
Position available until filled.

Website:
www.leoafrica.org
www.facebook.com/LEO.Africa
Contact:
Caroline Howkins
marketing@leoafrica.org
LEO AFRICA
Postnet Suite 93
Private Bag X6625
Thabazimbi
0380
South Africa