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.


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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Adventure Guide

Adventure Guide


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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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Senior Instructor for Outdoor Learning

Senior Instructor for Outdoor Learning


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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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Head of Centre

Head of Centre


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renumeration icon An excellent remuneration package will be offered commensurate with the position to the right candidate.

Manor Adventure is now inviting experienced Operational Managers and Heads of Centres to join our Senior Management team to develop and operate Willersley Castle.
Posted by: Manor Adventure
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon £10.16 + £0.38 Location Allowance per hour (if based at Blackland Farm or Foxlease)

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.
Posted by: Girlguiding
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Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant


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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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Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor


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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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Seasonal Housekeeping Assistant 2022

Seasonal Housekeeping Assistant 2022


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renumeration icon £10 per hour

**NOW PAYING £10 PER HOUR!** We are looking for both full-time and part-time Housekeeping Assistants to join our vibrant team at our flagship Activity Centre, Condover Hall which is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. This is a seasonal vacancy to start in February 2022 until mid-November 2022 wit
Posted by: JCA
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Outdoor Instructor

Outdoor Instructor


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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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Assistant Catering Manager

Assistant Catering Manager


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renumeration icon Salary starting at £24,000 per year

As an Assistant Catering Manager, you will work alongside our Catering Manager to organise and lead the kitchen team in providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for our guests and staff.
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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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 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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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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Seasonal Catering Assistant 2022

Seasonal Catering Assistant 2022


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renumeration icon £10 per hour

**NOW PAYING £10 PER HOUR!* We are looking for both full-time and part-time Catering Assistants to join our vibrant team at our flagship Activity Centre, Condover Hall which is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. This is a seasonal vacancy from 1st February 2022 to November 2022 with the option to re
Posted by: JCA
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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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Outdoor Activity Instructor - Apprenticeship

Outdoor Activity Instructor - Apprenticeship


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renumeration icon National Apprenticeship Wage - Plus free meals!

Take the leap into your next activity adventure! If a 9-5 office job and sitting behind a desk all day is just not your thing, the JCA Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship is just the role for you. We will give you all the tools to climb your way to the top of the ever growing, outdoor indust
Posted by: JCA
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The Maritime Foundation NCFE (level 3 introductory certificate)

The Maritime Foundation NCFE (level 3 introductory certificate)


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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.
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Multi-Activity Instructor

Multi-Activity 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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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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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


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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. Contract starting in September 2021, with the option to re-join us in 2022!
Posted by: PGL
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Permanent Catering Assistant 2022

Permanent Catering Assistant 2022


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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. This is a permanent position based on annualised hours, starting from 1st February 2022.
Posted by: JCA
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Multi-activity instructor in Switzerland

Multi-activity instructor in Switzerland


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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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General Assistant

General Assistant


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renumeration icon £9.07 + £0.38 Location Allowance per hour (if based at Blackland Farm or Foxlease)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic General Assistant to join our expanding team
Posted by: Girlguiding
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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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Permanent Housekeeping Assistant 2022

Permanent Housekeeping Assistant 2022


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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. This is a permanent position with annualised hours over a 12 month period starting from 1st February 2022.
Posted by: JCA
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Watersports Instructor Training UK

Watersports Instructor Training UK


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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.
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Sea.Change Foundation

Sea.Change Foundation


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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.
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Lead Activity Instructor

Lead Activity Instructor


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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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Adventure Guide

Adventure Guide


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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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Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant


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renumeration icon £10 per hour

**NOW PAYING £10 PER HOUR!* We are looking for both full-time and part-time Catering Assistants to join our vibrant team at our flagship Activity Centre, Condover Hall which is based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. This is a seasonal vacancy to start as soon as possible until mid-November with the opti
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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 Apprentice

Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprentice


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renumeration icon Competitive

In September 2021, PGL is launching a fantastic new Apprenticeship for Outdoor Activity Instructors. The PGL Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship delivers a comprehensive training structure and first class on-the-job training.
Posted by: PGL
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Apprentice Activity Instructor

Apprentice Activity Instructor


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renumeration icon 6.56 p/h

We are currently recruiting for enthusiastic & energetic Apprentice Activity Instructors for 3 of our unique & exciting national Activity Centre venues based in Lancashire, Hampshire & Sussex.
Posted by: Girlguiding
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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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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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Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore


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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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Superyacht Hospitality Training

Superyacht Hospitality Training


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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.
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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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Multi Activity Instructors UK

Multi Activity Instructors UK


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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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Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew Training Course


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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
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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 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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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!