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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Climbing Instructors
Climbing Instructors

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renumeration icon £15,838 pro rata - Uplifts possible subject to experience and qualifications

We are an inclusive site offering a wide range of climbing products to our customers, including taster sessions, adult development courses and the delivery of NICAS up to level 5. Due to significant growth over the past 12 months, we are now looking to increase our instructing team for 2019....
Posted by: Essex Outdoors
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Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor
Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

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renumeration icon Up to £8.25 /hour

We're recruiting enthusiastic & positive individuals for our 2019 teams to set up and deliver our exciting and inspirational outdoor sessions. We welcome applications from those with or without experience, though a strong interest in outdoor education and working with children is essential....
Posted by: Allnatt Outdoors
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Ultimate Survival-Course Instructor & Course Leader (Bushcraft and multi activity)
Ultimate Survival-Course Instructor & Course Leader (Bushcraft and multi activity)

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renumeration icon Course Leader, £461.38 - £531.58 per week. Course Instructor, £348.06 - £464.65 per week (Dependant on qualifications and experience) Accommodation include at no extra cost!

Ultimate Survival Instructor will deliver outstanding, structured outdoor education activities to groups of children. You will be expected to guide groups of children aged between 7 and 14 years through week-long courses, with the emphasis being; fun, personal and wilderness education. ...
Posted by: Ultimate Survival
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Activity Site Manager – Slough
Activity Site Manager – Slough

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renumeration icon Competitive

Join Fit For Sport, the UK’s largest Extended School’s and Active Camp provider as an Activity Site Manager. ...
Posted by: Fit For Sport
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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.