In the following series of guides, we take an in-depth look at currently available jobs, and speak to industry experts who have tips for securing work in your chosen field.
multi activity teaching
Activity instructor jobs (also referred to as multi activity instructors), are often based at a purpose built centre. The ultimate outdoor job, you may specialise in a couple of activities, or you may be trained to cover a wide range. Read advice given by industry insiders.
mountain leader & guides
Being able to climb and to teach other people how to climb is an important skill. The single pitch award or climbing wall qualification are the most useful for getting started as an instructor. From there our complete guide takes you through the various employment options and salary expectations.
jobs & training courses
This increasingly popular sport is very competitive when it comes to teaching. Skills instructors should make sure they have the MBLA qualification and a hands on approach to maintainance. Vacancies tend to fill fast, so hearing about them first on our facebook page will give you a head start!
Mountain Bike Work
canoe, kayak, rafting
Working as a canoe instructor could see you introducing a group of school children to paddling on a small lake or you could be teaching already competent canoeists how to improve their white water technique. Find out how to further your career.
Surf & Lifeguard
jobs & courses
Surfers need to look at either the ISA or ASI. While The Royal Life Saving Society UK is the national governing body for training and education in lifesaving, lifeguarding and water safety.
Surfing & Lifeguards
water based activities
Our wonderful coastline and appetite for water based adventure sports has created a big demand for qualified instructors in surfing, water skiing, sailing and windsurfing. Read our watersports career guide to find out how to get qualified and get working.
our new page
Learn to be an RYA Qualified Dinghy Instructor with Rockley Academy. Based at our centre in Poole Harbour, the 6-week course is tailored to give you the qualifications needed to get your dream job and work as a Dinghy Instructor within the UK or overseas.
Be a Mountain Bike Instructor! Mountain biking is growing as an organised sport and bike instructors are in demand at many resorts. Train with us in Greece then use our free recruitment service to travel the world getting paid to teach the sport you love. Get qualified in just two weeks!
The Manor House
If you are seeking to venture into the exciting world of outdoor education and are looking for a partner to help, coach, develop your skills thus enabling you to begin your new career with the best possible advice, training and support, look no further than The Manor House Activity & Development Cen
Train as a multi-disciplined watersports instructor in four qualifications (Stand up paddleboarding, Kayaking, Windsurfing and Dinghy Sailing). Funding options available for the right candidates along with mentoring, guidance and industry knowledge from UKSA's Career Service.