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.

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mountain adventure icon Activities

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

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watersports icon Watersports

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

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multi activity icon Multi Activity

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

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paddlesports icon Paddle Sports

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

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Activity Manager
Activity Manager

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renumeration icon Competitive Seasonal Package

The Activity Manager role is ideal for an experienced senior or chief activity instructor with a proven supervisory background looking to progress in the outdoor industry....
Posted by: Acorn Adventure
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River Leader
River Leader

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renumeration icon Wage Paid in two parts - €75 paid weekly in cash PLUS £60 Per Week paid 4 weekly into a UK bank account + Food + Accommodation + Overseas Travel

Want to further your career in Paddlesports? Acorn Adventure are recruiting River Leaders who will be responsible for the delivery of various activity sessions to guests at our centre in Savane in Southern France. We are also launching a 5 Star Open Canoe Training & Assessment Scheme for experience...
Posted by: Acorn Adventure
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Children’s Activity Group Leaders
Children’s Activity Group Leaders

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renumeration icon £14,843 (£15,530 after first year)

Robinwood is looking for fun and outgoing people to work as Group Leaders and deliver great courses to the thousands of primary school children who visit our centres every year. Apply now to become part of our award-winning staff team!...
Posted by: Robinwood
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Trainee Activity Instructor
Trainee Activity Instructor

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renumeration icon Free Activity Instructor Training Scheme - Receive £200 per month + Accom + Food + Qualifications

FREE 12 month instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then train you up in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY (NGB's) qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. You must be 18+ yrs old....
Posted by: ACUK
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Skills and Instructor Training Courses

Posted in: Adventure

If 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

Posted in: Adventure

Qualifications 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?

Posted in: Adventure

In 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

Posted in: Adventure

As 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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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.