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Adventure job vacancies for activities that take place on land, like quad biking, mountaineering, rock climbing and mountain biking.

watersports icon Watersports

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Pastimes like dinghy sailing and windsurfing continue to grow in popularity. Find RYA courses and outdoor water jobs.

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Starting out as a multi activity instructor gives you a great introduction to the industry and broadens your experience.

paddlesports icon Paddle Sports

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In this discipline you will find white water centres all over the country offering kayaking, sea-kayaks, and rafting adventure jobs.


Volunteer in Conservation around the world
Volunteer in Conservation around the world

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From Turtle Conservation in Bali and Sri Lanka to Eco-Agriculture Conservation in Costa Rica and Guatemala, International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) provides a range of highly affordable and high quality Conservation volunteer programs around the world....
Posted by: International Volunteer HQ
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Water Sports Instructors
Water Sports Instructors

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Working at UKSA provides opportunities for you to be part of a maritime community offering you the chance to develop your skills and progress your coaching techniques....
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Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship x 6
Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship x 6

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BF Adventure is looking to recruit 6 apprentices to its team of instructors to work at its outdoor pursuits centre near Falmouth. The 1 year programme will involve full training, delivering outdoor pursuits to a variety of different groups and assisting in the smooth running of the centre....
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Adventure Activity Instructors
Adventure Activity Instructors

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We are after conscientious individuals who are looking to extend their experience and further their careers in the outdoors. Previous experience is not essential but will be an advantage, we ask that anyone wishing to apply for this role has the minimum of a UKCC Level 1 coach award....
Posted by: Wyedean Canoe Centre
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Skills and Instructor Training Courses

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activity coursesIf you want to start teaching outdoor adventure activities, you need to get qualified, usually by taking National Governing Body instructor training courses. This is our ongoing guide to training courses organised by sport or adventure activity.

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Choosing national coaching qualifications

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activity instructorQualifications count towards a successful career in outdoor adventure, but with so many on offer, how do you decide which courses to spend your time and money achieving? Let's take a look at how national governing bodies look after the coaches and instructors for each sport.

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Multi activity salaries?

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career earningsIn any career it pays to know how much you could potentially earn, and the outdoor adventure industry is no different. Find out how to get the best return when investing your time in becoming a multi-activity instructor.

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The Ultimate Adventure Job: Formula

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adventure formulaAs with all jobs, getting the right balance in all aspects of your work life will result in a rewarding and enjoyable career. We take a look at what you need to achieve the ultiamte activity instructor job.

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Outdoor Adventure Jobs

Finding seasonal employment in the adventure industry

Want to secure a job in the adventure sector? A quick look at the number of further and higher educational courses available to people looking to get into the adventure industry shows how quickly the market is growing. From the theory of personal development in the outdoor adventure industry to diplomas with a good number of National Governing Body (NGB) awards built in, the race to get involved in teaching adventurous activities is fast paced.

At OutdoorJAC we have many years of experience working with outdoor adventure companies and have helped place many thousands of new and qualified adventure instructors in exciting adventure jobs, throughout the UK and Europe. Over the years we have worked with hundreds of activity centres, who come to us to find the quality candidates they require to deliver their programmes. If you are here to seek out the ideal work placement, we offer a constantly changing list of seasonal and permanent positions. Be sure to book mark us, or join us on social media to keep up to date with all the latest adventure jobs.



Adventure Training Courses

Make your application stand out with NGB qualifications

Training courses and paid employment go hand in hand. Adventure companies realise that the majority of applicants are young, and often inexperienced, so training is a big part of the industry. Anyone who is going to teach members of the public, often children, how to safely enjoy a new sport is going to need to be well qualified. Some multi-activity centres include plenty of on the job training, but specialist centres have become established purely to train people to national standards - an overhaul of which was undertaken in 2009.

Getting professional coaching qualifications in your chosen area or areas is a great way to show your would be employers that you are capable of doing the work. NGBs also help you improve your own skills and technique, whether you are moving through the different classes of sailing, or working your way towards an internationally recognised mountain instructor qualification. We advertise lots of excellent courses that will help move your career forward and enable you to find the perfect adventure job.