Multi Discipline Outdoor Activity Instructors

The biggest employers in this industry, in terms of number of staff, are the multi activity centres. The main companies between them require thousands of enthusiastic individuals each year to work as seasonal outdoor instructors on a range of activities, such as canoeing, climbing, archery, and high ropes. Some centres may be looking for staff who already hold one or more National Governing Body awards (NGBs), others are quite happy to take on school leavers or people who have no previous experience of the outdoor industry. The great thing about working for a multi activity centre is you get to experience so many different outdoor pursuits, and from there you can see which you like best and further your qualifications in that area. At first glance the job market should be a very competitive, and in some ways it is, but remember that a significant percentage of applicants will use it as a stop gap between college and university, so if you are serious about building an outdoor adventure career, just work hard and try to get noticed.


Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant


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renumeration icon Competitive

PGL are currently recruiting new staff to join the team as Catering Assistants in 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from friendly, knowledgeable catering professionals in a fun working environment.
Posted by: PGL
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Survival Course Leader

Survival Course Leader


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renumeration icon £387.50 to £550 per week plus holiday pay. Plus additional pay for overnight camp out

The Survival Leader is responsible for overseeing the effective running of the Ultimate Survival course, acting as a key contact for the children on camp, and managing a team of instructors. If you have experience working in the outdoors in a senior or managerial role, this is the role for you!
Posted by: Ultimate Survival
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Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma)

Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma)


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Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma) is an ideal alternative to school or 6th form college for 16-18 year-olds who have a passion for watersports and outdoor education.
Posted by: UKSA
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Senior Activity Instructor

Senior Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon £20,000 per year (rising to £21,000 per year in your first year with us)

An exciting summer opportunity is now available at Blackland Farm Activity Centre!
Posted by: Girlguiding
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon Competitive

As a PGL Activity Instructor you’ll be leading activities, organising entertainment, and ensuring your group has a great stay with us. It's a fantastic chance to share your love of sports and the outdoors, discover new interests, make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy an awesome lifestyle.
Posted by: PGL
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Sailing Instructor

Sailing Instructor


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renumeration icon In the region of £121K to £14K per annum

RHS is looking to appoint a capable and enthusiastic Sailing Instructor to a full-time post in the Sailing Department with effect from September 2021.
Posted by: Royal Hospital School
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Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor


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As an activity instructor you will be delivering activities such as abseiling, climbing, high ropes, zip wire, archery and team build exercises to young people who come to visit us.
Posted by: Blackwell Adventure
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Multi-role Summer job in the alps

Multi-role Summer job in the alps


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renumeration icon €150 a week including lodgings and vehicle

Spend this June, July & August working in the French Alps! Peak Adventures (Ski Peak in the winter) are the specialist holiday operator in Vaujany, operating self catered chalets. We are a small family run company currently looking to hire a couple with European passports for the summer
Posted by: Peak Adventures
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Abseil Instructor

Abseil Instructor


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renumeration icon £11 to £15.25 per hr plus holiday pay = £12.32 to £17.09 per hour (depending on responsibilities)

We are recruiting abseil instructors and ground crew staff to deliver an 85 metre abseil experience from the Arcelormittal Orbit in the Olympic Park, London. This is well paid, mainly weekend work.
Posted by: Wire & Sky
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Surf Instructor

Surf Instructor


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Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway. It has everything the outdoor enthusiast is looking for in a workplace nestled between spectacular mountains to climb and with stunning beaches,lakes and rivers at your doorstep.
Posted by: Delphi Resort
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Climb Guide & Team Leader (Dare Skywalk, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)

Climb Guide & Team Leader (Dare Skywalk, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)


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renumeration icon Team Leader - £27,052 / Annum (Pro-Rata). Climb Guide - Full Time Salary - £23,868 / Annum (Pro-Rata). Casual Rate - £12 / Hour + Holiday Pay.

Full time and casual Climb Guide & Team Leader positions available at an exciting new attraction in North London - Dare Skywalk, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Posted by: Wire & Sky
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Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant


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renumeration icon Competitive

PGL are currently recruiting new staff to join the team as Catering Assistants in 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from friendly, knowledgeable catering professionals in a fun working environment.
Posted by: PGL
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Senior Activity Instructor

Senior Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon £20,000 + £700 location allowance per year (rising to £21,000 per year in your first year with us)

An exciting summer opportunity is now available at Blackland Farm Activity Centre!
Posted by: Girlguiding
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Survival Course Leader

Survival Course Leader


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renumeration icon £387.50 to £550 per week plus holiday pay. Plus additional pay for overnight camp out

The Survival Leader is responsible for overseeing the effective running of the Ultimate Survival course, acting as a key contact for the children on camp, and managing a team of instructors. If you have experience working in the outdoors in a senior or managerial role, this is the role for you!
Posted by: Ultimate Survival
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Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon DOE

Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway. It has everything the outdoor enthusiast is looking for in a workplace nestled between spectacular mountains to climb and with stunning beaches,lakes and rivers at your doorstep.
Posted by: Delphi Resort
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Trainee & Experienced Instructors

Trainee & Experienced Instructors


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renumeration icon Competitive Salary

Based at our activity centre on the North Devon coast, we are looking for Activity Instructors to lead or assist in a wide variety of activities including surfing, water-skiing, climbing and abseiling, rib rides and more.
Posted by: Grange Hall Activity Centre
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Multi Activity Instructors UK

Multi Activity Instructors UK


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renumeration icon An excellent salary package

We are recruiting for instructors with and without previous experience, to work at our UK activity centres Lockerbie Manor, Abernant Lake Hotel, Norfolk Lakes and Culmington Manor, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups. We now have vacancies for 2021!
Posted by: Manor Adventure
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon £306.40 to £464.20 per week plus holiday pay. Plus additional pay for overnight camp out

Ultimate Activity Camps provide fun-filled, and action-packed Holiday Camps for children at fantastic locations near you during the school holidays. If you have the enthusiasm and experience to provide the best camp experiences to the children in our care, then we want to hear from you!
Posted by: Ultimate Survival
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Outdoor activity instructor skills sought by multi-activity centres

The main skills of interest to a multi activity centre will vary from company to company, but the main NGB activity instructor qualifications that we see most frequently on the skill requirements section of the job description are as follows: UKCC/BCU Level 1 or Level 2. This is the main paddlesport award from the British Canoe Union. It enables you to instruct beginners and give taster sessions in a range of paddlesport activities. Level 1 is often enough if you are working under the supervision of a more experienced instructor as is often the case at the larger centres. GNAS or the Grand National Archery Society's archery leader award allows you to deliver archery sessions for beginners. The BEL or Basic Expedition Leadership demonstrates you have group management skills, while the SPA Single Pitch Climbing Award is more of a skills course but shows you have the ability to supervise other people on rock. And if you are working at a multi-activity centre near the coast or who offer lake based activites, then the RYA Dinghy Instructor and Powerboat qualifications are also sought after.

The popularity of multi-activity centres in the UK shows how much we embrace the outdoors as a nation. A quick google maps search for activity centres UK plots more little red dots than we can count, with school groups, company away days, family activity holidays and individuals making use of fantastic sporting facilities from the southern tip of England to the northern most reaches of the Scottish Highlands. Every last one of these centres requires anywhere from a handful to a small regiment of multi-activity instructors; qualified to keep clients safe and ensure that they have an exciting and rewarding experience. The opportunities to get involved in outdoor adventure education have never been so good!