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.


Superyacht Deckhand Training

Superyacht Deckhand Training


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Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost
Posted by: UKSA
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Senior Instructor at Frontier Centre

Senior Instructor at Frontier Centre


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renumeration icon £26,840 per annum plus £5,000 Golden Hello

We are looking for a Senior Instructor to lead, motivate and develop a team of high quality instructors and trainees, ensuring industry best-practice and excellence in activity training and delivery.
Posted by: Rock UK
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Maritime Advanced programme

Maritime Advanced programme


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UKSA's fully-funded Maritime Advanced NCFE programme (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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Team Leader

Team Leader


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renumeration icon £200 per week. An invoice must be submitted and you are responsible for any taxes.

We are looking for a Team Leader and mentor for objective based outdoor adventures, guiding children through activities and interacting with them to help build their character, confidence and a sense of derring-do.
Posted by: The Great Escape
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Activity Manager Shropshire

Activity Manager Shropshire


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renumeration icon £27,000

We are now actively seeking an experienced Activity Manager. The ideal candidate will have a passion for outdoor education and the aptitude and tenacity to develop a clear career path within an expanding company.
Posted by: Manor Adventure
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Maritime Foundation programme

Maritime Foundation programme


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UKSA's two-year, fully funded Maritime Foundation NCFE programme is an ideal alternative to school or sixth form college for 16–18-year-olds looking to escape the traditional classroom and gain valuable work-related experience.
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Watersports Instructor Training UK

Watersports Instructor Training UK


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UKSA's 13-week Watersports Instructor training course will give you all the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor. Qualify to teach dinghy sailing, windsurfing, and wingsurfing, gain your multihull endorsement, and train on paddleboards and paddlesports crafts.
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Superyacht Cadetship

Superyacht Cadetship


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UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme designed to train the future officers of the superyacht industry. The cadetship combines the most relevant training and phases of paid employment – a great way to earn while you learn.
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Apprentice Instructor

Apprentice Instructor


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renumeration icon £935 per month plus extra for every session you lead once qualified

Mendip’s Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship has been running for over 25 years and is a great step into a career in the outdoor industry. With no experience required to apply, this apprenticeship is highly sought after.
Posted by: Mendip Activity Centre
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Senior Instructor at Frontier Centre

Senior Instructor at Frontier Centre


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renumeration icon £26,840 per annum plus £5,000 Golden Hello

We are looking for a Senior Instructor to lead, motivate and develop a team of high quality instructors and trainees, ensuring industry best-practice and excellence in activity training and delivery.
Posted by: Rock UK
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Outdoor Leadership Teacher

Outdoor Leadership Teacher


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renumeration icon £2000 fixed payment for the 3 week session, plus accommodation and all meals. Plus reimbursement for travel

As the Outdoor Leadership Teacher you will develop and lead this unique 3- week course, which aims to help our students develop and build on essential life skills like communication, decision-making, teamwork and confidence while taking part in a variety of team building and leadership activities.
Posted by: ISSOS International
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Multi Activity Instructors UK

Multi Activity Instructors UK


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renumeration icon £20,500 per annum pro-rata

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.
Posted by: Manor Adventure
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Seasonal Outdoor Education and Activity Instructor

Seasonal Outdoor Education and Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon Salary: £22500 to £24500 per annum pro rata

Seasonal Instructors required for a fun filled season on the South Coast!
Posted by: Portland Outdoor Centre
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Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore


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renumeration icon Training Course

UKSA’s all-inclusive Yachtmaster training has frequent start dates so you can train when it suits you. Unique to UKSA are the excellent personal development opportunities on offer, which make you more employable. Fast and effective route into the maritime industry. Includes food/accommodation.
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Outdoor Activity Instructors & Duty Managers

Outdoor Activity Instructors & Duty Managers


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renumeration icon From £11.66/hour, depending on role

Wire and Sky is partnering with the Welsh Rugby Union to bring a new rooftop climb and zip wire attraction to the Principality Stadium. We are looking for an adventurous and enthusiastic team to help launch and deliver this attraction in early 2024 - come and join us!
Posted by: Wire & Sky
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Chief Instructor at Carroty Wood

Chief Instructor at Carroty Wood


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renumeration icon £32,765 (inclusive of £3,000 SE Weighting Allowance) per annum + £5,700 Golden Hello + relocation package available

Are you passionate about helping children build confidence through the experience of outdoor adventure? Would you like to work in 58 acres of beautiful enclosed woodland close to both London and the South Coast?
Posted by: Rock UK
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Engineering Crew Training course

Engineering Crew Training course


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If you are interested in beginning an engineering career on small vessels or on superyachts, this course is a great starting point.
Posted by: UKSA
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Superyacht Deckhand Training

Superyacht Deckhand Training


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renumeration icon Training Course

Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost
Posted by: UKSA
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Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon PayScale based on NGB qualifications

Delphi Adventure Team now recruiting for 2024! Ready to take your outdoor instruction skills to Ireland's stunning west coast? Join our dynamic team, taking clients through thrilling activities amidst breath-taking landscapes, and make unforgettable new memories in an adventure setting like no other
Posted by: Delphi Resort
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Windsurf Instructor

Windsurf Instructor


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renumeration icon Paid position, salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

We are looking for a windsurf instructor to come and work at our fun and friendly lake to help deliver our adult and junior courses and assist with our regular club sessions. This is a seasonal position with the opportunity for an extended season or permanent position for suitable candidates.
Posted by: Bray Lake Watersports
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Seasonal Instructor

Seasonal Instructor


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renumeration icon around £11.20 per hour

We are looking for a number of instructors for a fixed term contract for the 2024 season, April 1st to September 30th. Potential for contract extension depending on our business levels for next Autumn and potential to renew for 2025 season.
Posted by: Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre
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Sea.Change Foundation

Sea.Change Foundation


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renumeration icon Training course

The Sea.Change Foundation is a fun-filled and inspirational programme that provides 14-17 year olds with the opportunity to learn about training and careers opportunities in the maritime industry. The programme runs over 5 days during the school holidays.
Posted by: UKSA
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon 23,114 - £24,293 pro rata

Buzz Active are recruiting for an Activity Instructor for the 2024 season, we are looking for staff available to start from mid-March to the end of October. Buzz Active is a part of the East Sussex County Council’s learning outside the classroom portfolio with three outdoor centres in Sussex.
Posted by: East Sussex County Council
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Lead Instructor

Lead Instructor


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renumeration icon around £24,000

We are looking for a Lead Instructor, you will be the technical lead in the activity team, responsible for all fixed equipment checks, PPE checks, training and activity delivery. We are a busy centre, working with a wide variety of customers including schools and Princes Trust during the week and s
Posted by: Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre
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Senior Ropes Instructor

Senior Ropes Instructor


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renumeration icon 14.00 p/h

We are seeking a skilled, driven, and well-qualified candidate who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to recognize and promptly address potential risks, with prior experience in inspections and equipment maintenance being a necessary asset
Posted by: Delphi Resort
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Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor


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renumeration icon £19,698 to £20,092

Buzz Active are recruiting for a Senior Windsurf instructor to support the Operations manager for the 2024 season, we are looking for staff available to start from mid-March. Buzz Active is a part of the East Sussex County Council’s learning outside the classroom portfolio with three outdoor centr
Posted by: East Sussex County Council
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Watersports instructors and trainee instructors

Watersports instructors and trainee instructors


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renumeration icon Depending upon qualifications

Our two centres are based in Exmouth, the camp is at Orcombe Point. We deliver to residential camps, school beach days, school courses, and adult lessons. You will be joining an experienced team that also offer a comprehensive training package and team accommodation is available. Sun, Sea & Sandy
Posted by: Red Rock Outdoor Limited
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Lead Instructor

Lead Instructor


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renumeration icon £24,000 - £25,350

We are looking for an experienced instructor with a high level of experience and advanced paddle sport qualifications who is keen to use those qualifications and develop them further.
Posted by: Mendip Activity Centre
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Dinghy Sailing Instructor

Dinghy Sailing Instructor


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renumeration icon Paid position, salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

We are looking for a dinghy sailing instructor to come and work at our fun and friendly lake to help deliver our adult and junior courses and assist with our regular club sessions. This is a seasonal position with the opportunity for an extended season or permanent position for suitable candidates.
Posted by: Bray Lake Watersports
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Full time and freelance adventure guides

Full time and freelance adventure guides


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renumeration icon From £23,000 and upwards per annum, pro rata (depending upon qualifications and experience)

Adventure Beyond is recruiting qualified paddlesport and outdoor activities instructors for the 2023 season. We are based primarily on the West coast of Wales utilising the varied and beautiful, wildlife-rich and Instagram-worthy Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire & Ceredigion areas.
Posted by: Adventure Beyond
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Operations Manager

Operations Manager


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renumeration icon up to £34,000

As operations manager you will be the day to day operational manager, you will know exactly which customers are on site each day and what is going on. You will lead the staff to deliver the very highest standard of activities and programmes with customer satisfaction always the priority.
Posted by: Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre
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Lead Instructor

Lead Instructor


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renumeration icon £24,000 - £25,350

We are looking for an experienced instructor with a high level of experience and advanced paddlesport qualifications who is keen to use those qualifications and develop them further. A primary role will involve taking a lead role in training our aspirant instructors across our Level 3 Outdoor Appre
Posted by: Mendip Activity Centre
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Head of Outdoor Education

Head of Outdoor Education


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renumeration icon Paid

A strong advocate for the value of outdoor education, you will be a dynamic, forward-thinking individual who can articulate an exciting and ambitious vision for delivering a variety of forms of adventurous activity.
Posted by: St Dunstans College
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Superyacht Stewardess & Steward Training (5 weeks)

Superyacht Stewardess & Steward Training (5 weeks)


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This five-week enhanced hospitality course is designed for aspiring yacht stewards/stewardesses looking to enter the maritime industry with a much higher level of expertise and qualifications for service onboard luxury superyachts.
Posted by: UKSA
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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!