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Ferndale, Johannesburg

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

 

JOB MARKET

 

Royal Malewane - Professional Field Guide position

Royal Malewane is looking for a professional field guide to join our highly motivated, experienced, and qualified guiding 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 
•    Full trails guide qualification.
•    Registered with DEAT/NDT.
•    First Aid Level 1 - Valid.
•    Advanced Rifle handling.
•    PFCT firearm competency or equivalent. Three relevant PFCT unit standards.
•    Excellent communication skills and people handling skills.
•    Drivers license with valid PDP.
•    10 years guiding experience or Professional field guide qualification (old level 3).
•    Minimum 500 hours on foot.

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

BUSHWISE FIELD GUIDES: Assistant Field Guide Trainer

Position: Assistant Field Guide Trainer 

Salary:  To be discussed, but in line with market value and dependant on qualifications and experience. 
Location: South Africa - Limpopo - (Near Hoedspruit).
Start date:  To be discussed. 
Leave Cycle: 4 weeks on, 1 week off. 
Other leave:  Weekends off, when not on duty. 
                      +/-4 weeks annual leave taken between courses (June & December each year).

Exciting and new expansion opportunities have opened up new positions within the company to grow the team. New opportunities exists for passionate, professional and ethical FGASA field guides and trainers to join us at Bushwise (www.bushwise.co.za); a well-known and respected training agency in the Field Guiding industries, who is committed to training and developing staff. The role broadly involves practical and theoretical training of long-term field guide students (local and international), up to FGASA Field Guide (NQF4) knowledge level and allows for massive advancement of the trainer’s own knowledge and skills required to be an outstanding trainer/guide.

The role will suit pro-active, self-motivated and enthusiastic South African citizens who thrive in a diverse working environment and is fluent in English (written and spoken). Opportunities for promotion and programme development for experienced candidates within this dynamic and growing company, dependant on performance.  Expansion plans will open up promotion opportunities for suitable staff! 

High level overview: 

-    Training learners in the form of classroom-based tutorials, and applying the knowledge practically in the field – including game drives and walks
-    Ensuring strict health and safety protocol in the field and at campus
-    Student outings & logistics
-    Maintaining high training and programme standards
-    Assisting with social media marketing in the form of writing blogs and supplying photos when on duty
-    General Administration & campus management
-    Additional responsibilities dependant on experience and interest.

Minimum qualifications required. 

We are looking for the most qualified people as possible however this is the minimum required.
Additional skills and experience will reflect in the salary package offered.

-    South African resident
-    FGASA Field Guide (NQF4), (FGASA Professional Field Guide an advantage)
-    FGASA Trails Guide
-    Valid ARH
-    SASSETA Proficiency
-    Drivers licence and PrDP 
-    Valid First Aid
-    DEAT Registered
-    Extensive 4x4 Driving experience
-    Excellent communication and people skills, with the ability to interact with people from diverse back grounds. 
-    Fluent in English, both spoken and written
-    Extensive experience in the guiding industry (minimum 5 years – lodge based guiding)
-    Excellent presentation skills
-    Excellent organisational skills
-    Pro-active, self-motivated, and flexible
-    Ability to work independently, but a strong team player
-    Good computer skills

Additional skills advantage and will reflect in the salary offered.
-    FGASA Assessor 
-    FGASA professional Field guide qualification.
-    Previous training/teaching and management experience
-    FGASA assessor 


Included in Salary package: Market related monthly salary, dependant on qualifications and will include a medical aid contribution, personal and company performance bonus, contributions to industry related membership renewals and biannual development training, accommodation, uniforms & meals whilst on duty. 

Kindly note that due to the high volumes of applications we receive; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Should you feel you meet these requirements, kindly submit a CV, qualifications with references accompanied by a recent head and shoulder photograph to:

Contact name: Sophie Niemann
Contact email: sophie@bushwise.co.za

NTAMBA Safari Lodge

Luxury Self Catering Lodge is looking for an enthusiastic Field Guide.

Situated in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, the candidate needs to have a passion for wildlife and conservation but most importantly the ability to share that passion with guests.

Minimum Requirements:
-       FGASA NQF2
-       Valid PDP
-       DEAT Registered
-       Minimum of 1yrs experience guiding in a Big 5 Reserve

Salary R8-10k depending on experience.
Live in position, own flatlet  DSTV & Wi-Fi.  Food not provided.
6 Weeks on, 2 weeks off

Please send your CV and a recent headshot to wideangleafrica@gmail.com

Contactable references required.

Should you not get a response back within 2 weeks consider your application unsuccessful.
 

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)
 

Bushmans Kloof Field Guide Positions

There exists two exciting positions for Field Guides at an exclusive 5 star Luxury Lodge in the Cederberg Mountains close to Clanwilliam in the Western Cape.

The area is predominantly fynbos and has a high concentration of ancient Rock Art. The Lodge spans about 7000 hectares, is malaria and predator free and has predominantly plains game. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and passionate guiding team. Many activities are on offer on a daily basis. There are two drives daily – Early morning Rock Art drive and evening Nature Drive with sundowner stop. Other activities include hiking, biking, canoeing, stargazing, night drives, fly fishing and archery.
 
Candidates must have the following:
FGASA Apprentice Field Guide (NQF2)
Valid first aid certificate
DEAT Registration in the Western Cape
Knowledge on fynbos
Knowledge on Rock Art would be advantageous
 
Salary is highly negotiable and depending on experience.

Benefits include:
Free on site, shared, self-catering accommodation
Free wi-fi
Laundry service
Uniform
50% Discovery Medical Aid
7.5% Liberty Life Provident Fund

Candidates will have to work a 24 day on and 8 day off cycle. 

Must have valid South African driver’s licence and PDP.

Please email all CV’s to Sikelela Mambalu on pandcmanager@bushmanskloof.co.za.
 

CHIMP EDEN (The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa)

Guide position available at CHIMP EDEN (The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa) just outside Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

Applicants must be fluent in English and have at least Apprentice Field Guide NQF2, NDT registration, a valid drivers licence, first aid certification, and South African citizenship.

Please send CV, your photo and copies of your qualifications to pauline@janegoodall.co.za or jana@janegoodall.co.za