Wilderness Development

Personal development and outdoor education

Freelance Bookings

Will Sheaff

Will Sheaff

I am very happy to take bookings on a freelance basis. My availability calendar is below my CV.

First Aid Qualifications

Mountain Sports

  • SPA
  • NICAS indoor climbing award scheme inducted (Levels 1-5)
  • Summer ML
  • DOE Gold expedition assessor licence

Watersports

More:

  • Amateur Swimming Association swimming teacher (Level 1)
  • Full UK car driving license since July ’04
  • MiDAS for accessible minibuses (4.25T, 6.5m)

Activities offered

  • Archery
  • Air Rifle Shooting
  • Dragon boats, bell boats etc.
  • Ghyll scrambling
  • High roped activities (Zip wire, Jacob’s Ladder, Leap of Faith etc)
  • Improvised Raft Building
  • Initiative exercises and group challenges (crates and planks type stuff)
  • Low ropes courses
  • Mountain Biking
  • Orienteering
  • Personal Development Tasks, facilitation and reviewing
  • Good Conversational French and German Spoken

Education:

  • 2010- Class 2.1 BA in Business Management at The University of Sheffield
  • 2004- 3 of A Levels in Maths, Physics and Systems & Control Technology

Expedition Experience

  • Easter 2003 and 2004 – Climbing in El-Chorro, Spain.
  • Easter 2004 – Self-led gold DoE level expedition.
  • Summer 2004 – Cragging and winter walking in Chamonix Mont Blanc.
  • January 2005 – A month climbing and traveling in rural Morocco.
  • Winter 2006-7 – A season in Tignes, France, skiing and snow-boarding.
  • Summer 2007 – Backpacking around India.
  • September 2007 – Mount Kilimanjaro via Mandara, Horombo, Kibo huts.
  • Winter 2007-8 – Skiing in Les Arcs and La Plagne
  • Summer 2008 – Month backpacking in Mexico.
  • Winter 2008 – Three more weeks alpine skiing in Alpes D’Huez and Schladming
  • Summer 2009 – Overseas training expedition to Morocco for Discover Ltd.

Expedition Leadership:

  • Easter 2010 – Week in Morocco

Group Experience

I have worked with various outdoor/adventure education centers since first qualifying to teach kayaking in summer 2004. Since then I have worked with thousands of children and adults instructing in a wide variety of roles and locations . In addition to school and introduction sessions I have run hard skills courses, week-long personal development courses, worked with disabled, disadvantaged and challenging behavior groups. I have worked with corporate groups both in team-building and “having fun” roles. I have run private lessons and worked with other instructors to take them through their personal proficiency awards in preparation for beginning training as a coach. Whilst working as a ski rep I organized evening activities and liased with suppliers to ensure a hassle-free trip for clients. I feel this gives me a strong background and good deal of experience both teaching outdoor related activities and working in an organizational role with groups.

Employment History

  • July – August 2004: Activity Instructor at Club Corezze Activity centre in France.
  • September – November 2004: Activity Instructor at Delphi Adventure Centre, Ireland
  • March – October 2005: Activity Instructor at Newlands Adventure Centre, Keswick
  • May 2006 – October 2006: Activity Instructor at Hillingdon Outdoor Activity Centre, London
  • November 2006 – April 2007: Resort Rep in Tignes, France for Crystal Finest.

Recent Freelance Employers

  • World Challenge
  • Class Adventure
  • Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre
  • ISIS Canoe Club Oxford
  • Patterdale Hall
  • Burrs activity center
  • The Edge climbing center
  • The Foundry Climbing center
  • Skiplan
  • PGL (Ski)
  • Girl guiding Sheffield
  • Outdoor UK Ltd
  • St Edwards School, Oxford.
  • Discover Ltd
  • Outlook Expeditions
  • Yarm School
  • British Army

References:

References can be provided on request

Will Sheaff – Freelance Availability