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.


Children's Activity Group Leaders

Children's Activity Group Leaders


map pin UK
renumeration icon £15,358 (for 33 HPW, rising with time served and responsibility) Rising to £9.50 per hour as of April 2022.

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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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon Competitive wage + Accommodation + Meals + Uniform

Working as a PGL Activity Instructor is a unique working experience. We provide a fun, supportive environment that allows both our guests and our staff to have a great time and develop. Contracts starting in early 2022!
Posted by: PGL
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Multi Activity Instructors UK

Multi Activity Instructors UK


map pin UK
renumeration icon An excellent salary package + £1000 bonus

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. £1000 bonus for 2022!
Posted by: Manor Adventure
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Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor


map pin England
renumeration icon Paid

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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The Maritime Foundation NCFE (level 3 introductory certificate)

The Maritime Foundation NCFE (level 3 introductory certificate)


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon Training Course

The Maritime Foundation NCFE (level 3 introductory certificate) is an ideal alternative to school or 6th form college for 16-18 year-olds who have a passion for the outdoors and are dreaming of a maritime career.
Posted by: UKSA
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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 14-18 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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Outdoor Instructor

Outdoor Instructor


map pin Finland
renumeration icon Competitive Salary

As an Outdoor Instructor, you will deliver a range of fun, memorable and tailored adventurous activities, experiences and adventure holidays aimed at families, individuals and groups. Such as snowmobile tours, ice fishing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Posted by: Davvi Arctic
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Multi-activity instructor in Switzerland

Multi-activity instructor in Switzerland


map pin Switzerland
renumeration icon CHF 468 NET, accommodation, meals, accident & liability insurance

FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY IN SWITZERLAND STARTING 08 SEPTEMBER! Dynamic staff required to help supervise Multi-Activity programmes in Switzerland for English speaking international schools. (Short term contract 1-3 weeks)
Posted by: Viamonde
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Adventure Guide

Adventure Guide


map pin Wales
renumeration icon Salary £18,200 – £23,000 (pro-rata)

You have a passion for learning, strong leadership & communication skills, compassion and understanding, and a proven ability to adapt your teaching for weather, ambition & circumstance. You want to be best for your customers and for the world, coaching and inspiring customers through adventure.
Posted by: TYF
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Camp Counselor in France
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Camp Counselor in France


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renumeration icon 1170 euros per month

We’ve been running English camps for French children since 1994! With multiple locations across France, American Village Language Immersion Camps welcome thousands of kids each year. Our caring, fun, and professional counselor team is a part of what makes our camp so loved by our campers!
Posted by: American Village
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Outdoor instructor - Runway's End Outdoor Centre

Outdoor instructor - Runway's End Outdoor Centre


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon £18,562 - £19,941 per annum.

This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced, enthusiastic, and motivated instructors to join the team at Runways End Outdoor Centre. Runways End offers excellent facilities in a tranquil woodland setting in North Hampshire, near Farnborough.
Posted by: Hampshire Outdoor Centres
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Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma)

Adventurous Outdoor Activities NCFE (Level 3 Diploma)


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon Training Course

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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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon Competitive wage + Accommodation + Meals + Uniform

Working as a PGL Activity Instructor is a unique working experience. We provide a fun, supportive environment that allows both our guests and our staff to have a great time and develop. Contracts starting in early 2022!
Posted by: PGL
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LOTC UNQT

LOTC UNQT


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon UQT 4 (£24,507 – £28,735 actual salary)

We are looking for a suitably experienced and capable member of staff to lead lessons across the academy, working within our LOTC department. Purpose: To plan, prepare and teach LOTC activities and to deliver Duke of Edinburgh bronze and silver awards, the John Muir award and St John’s first a
Posted by: Springfields Academy
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Watersports Instructor

Watersports Instructor


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon Daily rate £75, (TBC)

WATERSPORTS INSTRUCTORS WANTED Elemental are now recruiting for Instructors for summer 2022 Summer Tour Rep, Dinghy Instuctor, Windsurf Instructor and Paddlesports Instructor positions available.
Posted by: Elemental UK
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Chef 2022

Chef 2022


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We are looking for a Chef to join our vibrant team at our flagship Activity Centre, Condover Hall which is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. This is a Full Time, Permanent position.
Posted by: JCA
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Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor


map pin England
renumeration icon Paid

Your primary role will be to lead a group on our rock climbing walls, Go Karts and Laser Tag with safety being the primary concern. We would like you to be a positive, outgoing enthusiast with a drive in helping children conquer our rock climbing walls!
Posted by: Club Excel
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Housekeeping Assistant 2022

Housekeeping Assistant 2022


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon £10 per hour

We are looking for Housekeeping Assistants to join our vibrant team at our flagship Activity Centre, Condover Hall which is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. We have seasonal contracts available from Feb 22 to Nov 22 and permanent, annualised contracts for 40 or 30 hours a week.
Posted by: JCA
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Activity Team Member

Activity Team Member


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon £9.50 per hour

We have an exciting opportunity for hard-working, passionate and talented Activity Instructors! If you are a self-motivated, driven and enthusiastic person who can adapt to a wide variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment where no day is the same, then this is the job for you!
Posted by: Mount Cook
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Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity Instructor


map pin Ireland
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, with stunning beaches,lakes and rivers at your doorstep.
Posted by: Delphi Resort
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Multi-role Summer job in the alps

Multi-role Summer job in the alps


map pin France
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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JCA Grounds & Maintenance Assistant

JCA Grounds & Maintenance Assistant


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon National Living Wage

A new opportunity has become available within JCA’s maintenance team for a Grounds and Maintenance Assistant. You will be working for JCA, one of the leading UK companies for school and family activity holidays. JCA’s flagship activity centre is Condover Hall which is based in Shrewsbury, Shrops
Posted by: JCA
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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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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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Surf Instructor

Surf Instructor


map pin Ireland
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, with stunning beaches,lakes and rivers at your doorstep.
Posted by: Delphi Resort
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Outdoor Learning Instructor (C2)

Outdoor Learning Instructor (C2)


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renumeration icon £19,475

Working in an enjoyable, busy atmosphere you will be required to deliver high-quality activity programmes to a diverse range of groups including; schools, youth groups (including Prince’s Trust and NCS), corporate groups, and individuals with additional support needs.
Posted by: Avon Tyrrell
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Outdoor instructor

Outdoor instructor


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon £18,562 - £19,941 per annum.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated instructor to join the small friendly team at Tile Barn Outdoor Centre in a permanent contract. We pride ourselves on our reputation of operating to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism.
Posted by: Hampshire Outdoor Centres
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Water Sports Instructor

Water Sports Instructor


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon Paid position - salary dependant on qualifications and experience

Are you a newly qualified instructor looking to gain experience at a friendly and fun water sports centre or looking to use your water sport quals? We are looking for instructors to run our adult and junior courses for the 2022 season. Seasonal position with the potential for season extentsions.
Posted by: Bray Lake Watersports
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Outdoor Jobs (Climb Guides)

Outdoor Jobs (Climb Guides)


map pin England
renumeration icon £9.90-£16 / hour + holiday pay (depending on role)

You will be required to ensure the safety of customers whilst providing excellent customer service as you lead them through their adventure. You need to be a natural communicator who has a natural affinity with people and an enthusiastic attitude, and be comfortable working outdoors and at height.
Posted by: Wire & Sky
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Senior Activity Instructor

Senior Activity Instructor


map pin UK
renumeration icon £16,945.05 + £700 Location Allowance (LA) per year (rising to £17,793.96+ LA in your first year with us)

An exciting opportunity is now available at Foxlease Activity Centre in Hampshire! We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Instructor to join our fun, dynamic & vibrant team to support the day to day running of the activity department
Posted by: Girlguiding
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Watersports Instructor Training UK

Watersports Instructor Training UK


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renumeration icon Training course

UKSA’s UK Watersports Instructor training course is a great way to kick-start your career. We will train you in four disciplines and give you all of the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor.
Posted by: UKSA
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Lead Activity Instructor

Lead Activity Instructor


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon £18,500 to £19,500

We are looking for 2 lead instructors to assist the Activity manager in the deliver of outdoor activities. Duties include instructing activities, scheduling staff, activity maintenance, PPE checks, some cleaning and general duties. You'll also take part in the duty manager rota.
Posted by: Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre
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Group Leader (Activity Instructor) - Todmorden

Group Leader (Activity Instructor) - Todmorden


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon £15,358 (for 33 HPW, rising with time served and responsibility) Rising to £9.50 per hour as of April 2022.

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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Catering Assistant 2022

Catering Assistant 2022


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon £10 per hour

We are looking for Catering Assistants to join our vibrant team at our flagship Activity Centre, Condover Hall which is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. We have permanent, annualised roles available (40 or 30 hours per week) as well as seasonal contracts from February to November 2022.
Posted by: JCA
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Senior Instructor for Outdoor Learning

Senior Instructor for Outdoor Learning


map pin England
renumeration icon £21,000 per annum

The Lambourne End Centre are looking for a Senior Instructor for Outdoor Learning to plan, prepare and deliver engaging outdoor learning programmes, using a range of adventurous, environmental, farming or gardening activities to meet the needs of the groups and individuals on each programme.
Posted by: Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
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Apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructor - Level 3

Apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructor - Level 3


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At Kingswood, we pride ourselves in delivering the very best exhilarating activities as well as building unforgettable memories. We don’t just want Kingswood to stay in people’s minds, we want our staff too as well! Our culture is built of sustaining a safe working, living and visiting environm
Posted by: Kingswood
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Children's Activity Group Leaders

Children's Activity Group Leaders


map pin UK
renumeration icon £14,157 rising to £15,358 after the first year, and increasing with time served and responsibility.

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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Group Leader (Activity Instructor) - Wexham

Group Leader (Activity Instructor) - Wexham


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon £15,358 (for 33 HPW, rising with time served and responsibility) Rising to £9.50 per hour as of April 2022.

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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Adventure Leader

Adventure Leader


map pin UK
renumeration icon TBC

The purpose of the role is to consistently provide high-quality experiences by owning a guests journey. Adventure Leaders deliver consistent world-class experiences whilst coaching and leading others to achieve the same results.
Posted by: Kingswood
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Sailing Instructor

Sailing Instructor


map pin UK
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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Call for Interns, Instructors and Seniors in Outdoor Education
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Call for Interns, Instructors and Seniors in Outdoor Education


map pin United Arab Emirates
renumeration icon Competitive and position based

At Ecoventure our goal is to increase environmental awareness and inspire young people though outdoor education. We are looking to employ enthusiastic people with a passion for outdoor education and the environment who can help us meet this goal.
Posted by: Ecoventure
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Seasonal Activity Leader

Seasonal Activity Leader


map pin England
renumeration icon £18,562 - £19,941 per annum. (9 month contract)

A fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated instructors to join our team at Calshot Activities Centre. Located on the shores of the Solent with easy access to watersports as well as an indoor hangar with a velodrome, ski slope, climbing wall and more. There is something for everyone.
Posted by: Hampshire Outdoor Centres
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Group Leader (Activity Instructor) - Alston

Group Leader (Activity Instructor) - Alston


map pin United Kingdom
renumeration icon £15,358 (for 33 HPW, rising with time served and responsibility) Rising to £9.50 per hour as of April 2022.

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 & 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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Superyacht Hospitality Training

Superyacht Hospitality Training


map pin UK
renumeration icon Training Course

This three-week hospitality course is designed to provide aspiring yacht stewards/stewardesses with the skills to deliver exceptional standards of service onboard luxury superyachts. Ideal entry route for beginners, taking the right candidates towards a lucrative and exciting career.
Posted by: UKSA
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Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew Training Course


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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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Children's Activity Group Leaders

Children's Activity Group Leaders


map pin UK
renumeration icon £15,358 (for 33 HPW, rising with time served and responsibility) Rising to £9.50 per hour as of April 2022.

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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Adventure Activities Instructor

Adventure Activities Instructor


map pin Keswick, Cumbria
renumeration icon £360 P/W, Five day week, live in position, all meals include (Living wage employer regardless of age)

Are you looking to work in a location that offers you fantastic opportunities to develop your own personal skills? Do you enjoy passing on your experience and knowledge of the great outdoors to others? Then Newlands Adventure Centre/Keswick Climbing Wall is the place you are looking for.
Posted by: Newlands Adventure Centre
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School Groups Co ordinator

School Groups Co ordinator


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renumeration icon £14000 - £18000 pro rata

Job Role • Organise and co-ordinate the arrival and departure of your group. • Ensure the accommodation is kept clean and tidy at all times. • Ensure meal times run smoothly and organise the children for tidying up. • Run / organise evening activities which include campfire
Posted by: Blackwell Adventure
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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.
Posted by: UKSA
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Superyacht Cadetship

Superyacht Cadetship


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renumeration icon training course

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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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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UKSA Watersports Academy

UKSA Watersports Academy


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renumeration icon training course / salary TBC

This Watersports Academy course is aimed at students aged 18-25 who want to train and work in the UK. For maximum employability, you will qualify in teaching dinghy sailing, paddleboard, Paddlesport and windsurfing – making you very desirable within the watersports industry.
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


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With a massive range of activities set in 130 acres of Essex countryside in close proximity to London, Stubbers is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors without being miles away from anywhere.
Posted by: Stubbers Adventure Centre
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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!