Activity and Outdoor Education Instructor

Activity and Outdoor Education Instructor

The Hobbiton Association, a non-profit and public benefit organisation based in Hogsback, Eastern Cape is looking for an energetic and motivated Activity and Outdoor Education Instructor to safely facilitate and educate groups and individuals.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the Chief Operating Officer of the Hobbiton Association. Duties will include being aware of implementing the roles of the Instructor, implementation of the standard operating procedures of the activities, basic first aid and activity risk assessments.

Expertise in at least some of the following skills is desirable:

  • a record of leadership;
  • experience in outdoor education or teaching;
  • good communication and facilitation of group or individual activities.
  • It would be beneficial if candidate are computer literate, have a driver’s licence and first aid qualification.

Although the commencement date is negotiable, the successful candidate is expected to take up the post not later than 31 January 2020. The salary is commensurate with that of an Instructor of a non-profit, voluntary association. The successful candidate will be based in Hogsback where there is accommodation available on the premises.

To apply, please send a formal letter of application in which you motivate why you are a suitable candidate as well as an updated CV which outlines all your previous education and work experience. The CV should also include the contact details of two referees.
These two documents (the letter and the CV) should be sent as attachments to a short e-mail message which must be received by the acting Chief Operating Officer ( by no later than Wednesday, 11th December 2019.

Interested candidates are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Hobbiton Association’s website ( and Facebook page for further information.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews before the end of December.

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Hobbiton News Letter No 7


Please find our recent news letter which focuses on our amazing staff and
the exciting event in December. Jubilee Newsletter No 7 29 Oct 2019

If you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Tonya Serfontein-Burton
Acting COO
Hobbiton-on-Hogsback Association
045 – 962 1193


Hobbiton-on-Hogsback Association is a registered Non Profit Organisation
(107-254-NPO) with tax deductible status under section 18(A) of the income
tax act (PBO no 930044696).

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Free Screening The Shift at the Edge

Free Screening The Shift at the Edge, Hogsback

Free Sreening  at the Edge – Vula Vista Hall
Fri 1 Nov 7:45pm
The Shift starring Dr Wayne W Dyer

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Book Launches: Greater Matter and Staying Hungry

Book Launch: Greater Matter A Journey of Poems to Death and Beyond by Silke Heiss, published in association with Poetree Publications
All Hogsbackians are warmly invited to the launch of my love gift to Norman Morrissey, the ‘Hogsback Poet’.
The launch will take the form of an interview, conducted by Paul Hoffman, who will ask questions I shall endeavour to answer by means of reading select poems.
When: Saturday, 12th October 2019, 11:00-11:45
Where: Vula Vista Conference Venue, The Edge Mountain Retreat
Bookings and enquiries: Silke 0741323101/ 0662546846
Entry free. Books R275
Greater Matter is a story told chronologically in poems, taking the form of a memoir. The poems are highly accessible and provide comfort and wonder for all interested in the power of love, the life of the soul, and the mysterious relationship between the living and the dead.
Book Launch: Staying Hungry by the Ecca Poets
Ecca Poets Brian Walter, Olwethu Mxoli, John van Wyngaard and Silke Heiss launch the latest Ecca publication, featuring their poems alongside fellow-poets Ed Burle, Lara Kirsten, Jacques Coetzee and Cathal Lagan.
This is another stunning collection by a group of poet friends, fiercely loyal to each other as well as to the Muse.
When: Saturday, 12th October 2019, 18:00-19:00
Where: The Rose Theatre, Starways Arts Centre
Bookings and enquiries: Gwyneth 0829285770
Entry R50 covers wine and snacks. Books R100
‘… follow your footsteps’
Love from
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