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ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR JOBS

orange square Activity instructor jobs (sometimes referred to as multi activity instructors), are usually based at a purpose built centre, designed to provide a range of adventure activities to school groups, youth groups such as scouts and guides, businesses through team building events, families and even stag and hen parties. As an instructor you may specialise in just a couple of activities, or you may be required to lead numerous activities. You will usually reside on site, or nearby as the hours of work can be long, and usually involve weekends.


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Outdoor Activity Instructor – Little Canada


Outdoor Activity Instructor – Little Canada
Company: PGL
If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor at our Little Canada centre on the Isle of Wight.

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Activity Instructor


Activity Instructor
Company: Acorn Adventure
Seasonal positions available from April to September 2018!! Our teams of Activity Instructors deliver taster activity sessions and an evening entertainment programme to our guests.




Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Aside from the opportunity to work alongside Bear’s skilled team as the Academy grows on an international scale, passing the course provides an accredited, professional qualification that equips participants with the necessary skills for leadership & teaching adventurous training at various events
Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Full Time Seasonal Instructor

Full Time Seasonal Instructor

Share Discovery Village is Ireland's largest activity residential centre. The centre is based on the shores of Upper Lough Erne offering over 30 activities on site, these activities are water, land & art based. SHARE is looking for qualified Instructors to lead group sessions from March - August.
Full Time Seasonal Instructor

Senior Activity Courier

Senior Activity Courier

Take the next step in your outdoor career and lead a small team for activity staff for the season. Do all of this whilst working abroad.
Senior Activity Courier

Freelance Instructor

Freelance Instructor

BF Adventure are looking for freelance instructors to come and work with us. We offer a wide range of activities and we are looking for professional freelance instructors who can join us to deliver exceptional training courses. Send us your details over so we can get in touch.
Freelance Instructor


Outdoor and Environmental Tutor / Instructor

Outdoor and Environmental Tutor / Instructor

Simonsbath House Outdoor Centre situated in the heart of Exmoor National Park specializes in offering fun packed, mixed programs of outdoor and environmental courses for primary aged pupils. Our aim to give pupils a taster of challenging, exciting and interesting land based activities.
Outdoor and Environmental Tutor / Instructor

Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship

Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship

If you have a passion for the outdoors and are looking to inspire others, please apply for our 2017/18 apprenticeship programme at Avon Tyrrell.
Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship

Activity Instructors

Activity Instructors

Calvert Trust Exmoor (CTE) has vacancies for activity instructors for the 2017 season. There will be full time and seasonal positions – for the latter there may be an option to extend.
Activity Instructors

Paddle Sports instructor

Paddle Sports instructor

Our Instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. Leading watersports sessions and helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll spend a lot of time on the water, both training and leading activities, you'll also see the region by accompany groups on excursion.
Paddle Sports instructor


Assistant Instructor / Rep

Assistant Instructor / Rep

An Assistant Instructors role is to support our instructional team delivering watersports activities. Even if you have limited previous experience in watersports our training and support programme will help you progress far quicker than you imagined. We can also offer NGBs.
Assistant Instructor / Rep

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Wiltshire

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Wiltshire

If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor at our Liddington centre near Swindon in Wiltshire.
Outdoor Activity Instructor – Wiltshire

Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor

Want to further your career in the Outdoor Industry? We are recruiting Senior Activity Instructors who will be responsible for the delivery of activity sessions to our guests at our centres in the France and Italy.
Senior Instructor

Multi Activity Instructors UK 2017

Multi Activity Instructors UK 2017

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
Multi Activity Instructors UK 2017


Adventure Guide Leadership Program

Adventure Guide Leadership Program

The Adventure Guide Internship was constructed as a stepping stone into the adventure tourism industry, but also is the perfect GAP year option - offering qualifications and adventure all in one - perfect for people who haven’t quite decided what is the next step in life after high school or colle
Adventure Guide Leadership Program

Adventure Activities Instructor

Adventure Activities Instructor

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.
Adventure Activities Instructor

General Assistant

General Assistant

Join us this season as a General Assistant at one of Girguiding’s adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres! This will escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day and provide a hands-on, all systems-go experience.
General Assistant

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

We are looking for energetic, outgoing young people that are willing to learn and be part of a friendly team. Our activity instructors are at the heart of what we do you'll be delivering a wide range of adventure activities that are safe, challenging and fun. You’ll also need a commitment to excel
Outdoor Activity Instructor


Seasonal full time instructor

Seasonal full time instructor

CRS Adventures are one of the largest Outdoor Education Centres in the South West, situated on the unique and beautiful grounds of the River Dart Country Park on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. We are looking for a suitable candidate to join our ever developing Outdoor Centre.
Seasonal full time instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Torquay

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Torquay

If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor at our Barton Hall centre in Torquay, Devon.
Outdoor Activity Instructor – Torquay

Adventure Manager

Adventure Manager

Lead an adventure team and strive for the best outdoor residential centre in the UK. You will be responsible for all aspects of the operation from leading the staff team, liaising with the site regarding meals and accommodation and being the main contract for teachers whilst onsite.
Adventure Manager

Cook - France

Cook - France

PGL's catering operations are modern enterprises set up to deliver excellence in both service and food at their activity centres. As well as providing supportive and fun environments to work, you'll get the chance to have a fantastic experience in one of the most beautiful regions of the world.
Cook - France


Multi-Activity Instructors

Multi-Activity Instructors

CLUB CORREZE is a small family run business based in the beautiful Massif Region, France. We are recruiting Instructors to teach a variety of outdoor activities to students of varying ages and abilities. Some of the activities you will be leading be leading include archery, fencing, orienteering,
Multi-Activity Instructors

Apprentice Instructor

Apprentice Instructor

You will assist with teaching the RYA syllabus - you will be responsible for providing support to instructors teaching sessions, as well as providing excellent customer service to our guests within the resort.
Apprentice Instructor

Watersports Instructor

Watersports Instructor

We are looking for a watersports instructor to take a range of activities including; Stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and raft building for a mixed group of adults and children at a well-known and established glamping holiday resort in Shrewsbury
Watersports Instructor

Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor (Apprenticeship)Interested in developing a career in Outdoor Adventure Activities and gaining a recognised qualification?
Activity Instructor


Beach Senior

Beach Senior

You will maintain the overall smooth running of the waterfront. As a Beach Senior you will be responsible for providing support to your team of Watersports Instructors, the Activities Supervisor and Activities Manager, occasionally acting in any of these roles in their absence.
Beach Senior

Bosun/Watersports Instructor

Bosun/Watersports Instructor

This is a split role whereby you will divide your working day into mornings and afternoons. One half of each day will be spent in the role of Watersports Instructor – teaching RYA group sessions, the other half of the day will be spent maintaining the wide range of watersports equipment.
Bosun/Watersports Instructor

Senior Watersports Instructor (UKCC Level 2 Required)

Senior Watersports Instructor (UKCC Level 2 Required)

As a Senior Watersports Instructor you will be responsible for supporting the Centre Manager in the day to day running of the centre and in the delivery of the Watersports/ Activity sessions.
Senior Watersports Instructor (UKCC Level 2 Required)

Adventure Instructor

Adventure Instructor

Working in the outdoors is an amazing opportunity to escape the 9-5 routine. Try something new today. Have a job you love, make new friends and change children's lives.
Adventure Instructor


Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

Join us this season as an Activity Instructor at one of Girguiding’s adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres! This will escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day and provide a hands-on, all systems-go experience.
Activity Instructor

Action Team Member (Paddleboard)

Action Team Member (Paddleboard)

Take your passion for paddle boarding abroad and deliver taster sessions to children of all ages.
Action Team Member (Paddleboard)

Seasonal Activity Instructor

Seasonal Activity Instructor

We are looking for confident, outgoing Outdoor Instructors to join our team for 2018! The Manor House is an exceptional activity centre close to the beaches of North Cornwall, providing residential activity courses to schools, hen activity weekends, activity holidays and corporate events.
Seasonal Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Little Canada

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Little Canada

If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor at our Little Canada centre on the Isle of Wight.
Outdoor Activity Instructor – Little Canada


Outdoor Instructor Training Course

Outdoor Instructor Training Course

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 Centre. We
Outdoor Instructor Training Course

Volunteer Trainee Instructor

Volunteer Trainee Instructor

Voluntary Trainee Instructor positions for 1 or 2 years available to committed Christians. Be one of the CMC team working alongside highly qualified instructors who will help you reach your full potential as an outdoor practitioner. You may gain ML, SPA, FIST AID, RYA quals., BCU quals. etc.
Volunteer Trainee Instructor

Multi Activity Instructor

Multi Activity Instructor

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.
Multi Activity Instructor

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award County Co-ordinator

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award County Co-ordinator

Reporting to the County Manager for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), this role will be responsible for supporting the development of the DofE in Essex and implementing the strategy to work within a cost recoverable business model.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award County Co-ordinator


Activities Supervisor

Activities Supervisor

You will assist with the overall smooth running of the activities available in resort. As an Activities Supervisor you will be responsible for providing support to the Instructors, Activities Manager and Child Care staff.
Activities Supervisor

Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

We're recruiting enthusiastic & positive individuals for our 2018 teams to set up and deliver our exciting and inspirational outdoor sessions. We welcome applications from those with or without experience, though a strong interest in outdoor education and working with children is essential.
Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

Residential Care Worker in Shropshire

Residential Care Worker in Shropshire

New Reflexions are a specialist childcare organisation providing support to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties requiring a high level of intervention. We are currently looking to recruit Residential Care Workers.
Residential Care Worker in Shropshire

Dinghy Instructor

Dinghy Instructor

Our Instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. Leading watersports sessions and helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll spend a lot of time on the water, both training and leading activities, you'll also see the region by accompany groups on excursion.
Dinghy Instructor


Axe Throwing Instructor

Axe Throwing Instructor

A Whistle Punks instructor is as reassuring as a mother’s kiss, patient as the day is long and firm as a bed of nails. All the while, channeling the most relentlessly energetic children’s TV presenter you can imagine.
Axe Throwing Instructor

Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew 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
Superyacht Crew Training Course

Outdoor Activity Instructors

Outdoor Activity Instructors

Essex Outdoors is now recruiting for both experienced and trainee outdoor activity instructors to work throughout the 2018 season at one of our centres in Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow or Mersea.
Outdoor Activity Instructors

Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America

Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America

Watersports jobs in America with Camp Leaders, including windsurfing, waterskiing, wake boarding and boating. Lead water activities for children's summer camps in America.
Watersports Instructor Summer Camp America


Residential Care Worker in Cumbria

Residential Care Worker in Cumbria

New Reflexions are a specialist childcare organisation providing support to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties requiring a high level of intervention. We are currently looking to recruit Residential Care Workers.
Residential Care Worker in Cumbria

Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

An apprenticeship with Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is an amazing opportunity. We work with 1st2Achieve to deliver a fantastic NVQ level 2 in outdoor activity leadership. At the end of our apprenticeship you will have real hands on experience enabling you to begin a career in the outdoors
Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

JCA Activity Instructor/ Group Leader 2018

JCA Activity Instructor/ Group Leader 2018

Does the thought of putting on a suit and sitting behind a desk get you down? Are you ready to start your next adventure and climb your way to the top? Our Activity Instructor/ Group Leader position will take you on a journey like no other!
JCA Activity Instructor/ Group Leader 2018

Watersports Instructor Training

Watersports Instructor Training

UKSA’s Watersports Instructor training courses are a great way to kick-start your career. We give you all of the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor and we will train you in up to four disciplines.
Watersports Instructor Training


Full Time Lead Instructor

Full Time Lead Instructor

CRS Adventures are one of the largest Outdoor Education Centres in the South West, situated on the unique and beautiful grounds of the River Dart Country Park on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. We are looking for a suitable candidate to join our ever developing Outdoor Centre.
Full Time Lead Instructor

Field Studies Instructor

Field Studies Instructor

As a PGL Field Studies Instructor, you will have the opportunity to bring the natural world to life introducing our guests to concepts of learning, using the outside world as your classroom.
Field Studies Instructor

JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor/ Group Leader

JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor/ Group Leader

Does the thought of putting on a suit and sitting behind a desk get you down? Are you ready to start your next adventure and climb your way to the top? Our Activity Instructor/ Group Leader Apprenticeship will take you on a journey like no other! Our instructors are the superstars of JCA, the
JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor/ Group Leader

Summer Camp Lifeguard in America

Summer Camp Lifeguard in America

Work as a lifeguard in a summer camp America with Camp Leaders for 9 weeks. Work as part of a team of lifeguards who run the camp pool and lake, organising activities and pool parties, whilst keeping everyone safe and keeping the pool clean.
Summer Camp Lifeguard in America


Activity Courier

Activity Courier

Working overseas is an amazing opportunity for anyone. You will meet lots of new friends and visit some lovely places.
Activity Courier

Trainee management program

Trainee management program

We are an international outdoor adventure company located in the UK, Central Europe, Australia and Canada. We are currently focused on expanding in Europe and have opportunities at multiple levels. If you are active, love the outdoors, travel we would like to hear from you.
Trainee management program

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2018!

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2018!

If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor in 2018.
Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2018!

Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Coach sports to children in USA Summer Camps with Camp Leaders. The summer camp in America programme offers you the opportunity to gain over 500 hours of hands-on sports coaching, whether it's soccer, tennis, basketball or many more.
Sports Coaching Jobs in America


Activity Courier (French Speaking)

Activity Courier (French Speaking)

Working in France will be an amazing opportunity for anyone wishing to polish those French language skills.
Activity Courier (French Speaking)

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Discover your new working adventure in the outdoors with PGL.
Outdoor Activity Instructor

Head of Centre

Head of Centre

Manor Adventure is a leading residential activity provider offering high-quality educational courses to school groups and families. We are currently looking to recruit a French speaking permanent Head of Centre to manage our new flagship operation in Northern France.
Head of Centre

Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructor

You will be responsible for delivering the fitness programme at our Surf Hotel property in Vassiliki, Greece. The fitness programme is available to all guests and will involve multiple activities each day. Activities include: Stretch and Relax Classes, Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, Running and more.
Fitness Instructor


Outdoor Education Activity Counsellors

Outdoor Education Activity Counsellors

Village Camps is looking to hire dynamic Outdoor Education Activity Counsellors to join our team in Switzerland this Autumn. Dates: 18th /26th August- 7th October.
Outdoor Education Activity Counsellors

Greece Area Manager

Greece Area Manager

Are you an experienced centre manager, with a background in watersports, activities, yachting or hospitality? This Greece-based, seasonal role is responsible for the direct management of the resort-level managers and their departments, with close involvement with the Yachting and Flotilla Operation.
Greece Area Manager

Permanent Full-Time Senior Instructor

Permanent Full-Time Senior Instructor

An opportunity has become available for an experienced outdoor professional to join the Senior Team at Manor House Activity & Development Centre You will be working during the summer providing activity sessions to schools hens etc and leading elements of our Instructor Training Course in the wint
Permanent Full-Time Senior Instructor

JCA Lead Senior Instructor

JCA Lead Senior Instructor

This is an exciting role supporting the Activity Manager in the successful operation of our flagship Centre at Condover Hall, Shropshire. The Lead Senior Instructor plays a significant link between the Senior Activity Team and the day to day overseeing of the Activity Instructors.
JCA Lead Senior Instructor


Professional Yachtmaster (Offshore and Ocean)

Professional Yachtmaster (Offshore and Ocean)

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.
Professional Yachtmaster (Offshore and Ocean)

Outdoor Learning/Activities Instructor

Outdoor Learning/Activities Instructor

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.
Outdoor Learning/Activities Instructor

Chief instructor

Chief instructor

The Chief Instructors principal role is to manage the beach and evening activities. Key accountabilities for this role include support of pre-season training and resort preparation, overseeing activity operations & team management, staff timetabling, health & safety, equipment mangement
Chief instructor

Outdoor Instructor

Outdoor Instructor

Salary and Benefits: Annual salary equivalent £15,264. In-house accommodation available for full 12 month period. The environment, and the programme we like to offer visiting schools at Ardentinny means that we prefer more experienced instructors who hold or who aspire to hold at least two of
Outdoor Instructor


Climbing Jobs at Summer Camp America

Climbing Jobs at Summer Camp America

Work as a climbing instructor in the USA, whether it be rock climbing, low or high ropes, teaching children in traditional American summer camps with Camp Leaders
Climbing Jobs at Summer Camp America

Cook

Cook

Join modern catering enterprises at PGL's activity centres across the UK. set up to deliver excellence in both service and food, you'll work in a supportive environment and have a fantastic time.
Cook

Kids Club Activities Leader

Kids Club Activities Leader

You will assist with the overall smooth running of the Childcare program 5-6 days a week. You will be responsible for the safe and effective deliverance of the various Kids Clubs that we operate across our programs which encompass children of ages 4-7 and ages 8-12.
Kids Club Activities Leader

Outdoor Learning Facilitator

Outdoor Learning Facilitator

We are currently looking for an Outdoor Learning Facilitator to join Harmeny Outdoors Team on a permanent, full-time basis to provide a range of high quality outdoor learning for children with additional support needs.
Outdoor Learning Facilitator


Activities Manager

Activities Manager

You will be responsible for the overall smooth running of the activities offered in resort and delivering our customers’ expectations of outstanding customer service. You will be responsible for providing support to the Instructors.
Activities Manager

Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor

The Senior Instructors role is to support the Chief Instructor in delivering pre-season training and the daily operational requirements of the Voyager Adventure programme. Leading by example to set the highest professional standards for the resort team.
Senior Instructor

Greece Accountant

Greece Accountant

Based in our office in Vassiliki on the beautiful Greek island of Lefkada, you will manage all areas of accounting for our summer operations in Greece. We run 3 beach clubs from 3 hotels in various locations around Greece. This role will suit a confident, experienced accountant.
Greece Accountant

Residential Care Worker in Wales

Residential Care Worker in Wales

New Reflexions are a specialist childcare organisation providing support to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties requiring a high level of intervention. We are currently looking to recruit Residential Care Workers.
Residential Care Worker in Wales


Multi Activity Instructor

Multi Activity Instructor

Get bored easily? Every day is different at Carlingford Adventure Centre. The huge variety of activities, scenery and people we work with means every day brings new experiences and challenges. Join us to be part of an instrumental team that coach and inspire people to do make the most of life!
Multi Activity Instructor

Interim Operations Manager

Interim Operations Manager

We are looking for an interim Operations Manager to oversee our Urban Aerial Adventures in London. Starting mid August 2017, this job will run until 02/04/18. Your key responsibilities will be overseeing the safety at our operations and ensuring maximum efficiency. Based in central London.
Interim Operations Manager

General Activity Centre Assistant

General Activity Centre Assistant

We have opportunities for general Activity Centre work Expereince. You'll join us for anything from 3 months to 1 year and experience Centre life including activity instructing. If you are with us for more than 3 months we'll try to get you at least one qualification.
General Activity Centre Assistant

Multi Activity Instructors France

Multi Activity Instructors France

We are looking for suitable candidates to become multi-activity instructors at our two French activity centres: Le Château du Broutel and Le Château de Warsy, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups. No previous experience nor French language required
Multi Activity Instructors France


Trainee Instructors

Trainee Instructors

For 2018 we are recruiting candidates for our Volunteer Trainee Scheme. Candidates will receive training in many of the activities we provide as well as gaining several NGB qualifications.
Trainee Instructors

Action Team Member (Skateboard)

Action Team Member (Skateboard)

Join our Action Team’s working in amazing locations abroad and pass on your skateboarding skills.
Action Team Member (Skateboard)

Outdoor Instructor Leader at Summer Camp America

Outdoor Instructor Leader at Summer Camp America

Work as an outdoor and adventure trip leader at a USA Summer Camp with Camp Leaders, running activities with children of all ages. From Orienteering to Nature and Hiking, you can work in America for your summer job abroad with Camp Leaders.
Outdoor Instructor Leader at Summer Camp America

Apprentice Activity Instructor

Apprentice Activity Instructor

Join us this season as an Apprentice Activity Instructor at one of Girguiding’s adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres! This will escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day and provide a hands-on, all systems-go experience.
Apprentice Activity Instructor


3 Month Fast Track Instructor Course

3 Month Fast Track Instructor Course

Dave's Winter Program - A Fast Track Outdoor Instructor Training Course designed to help you gain the most useful NGB qualifications ready to start work as a qualified outdoor instructors. If you're serious about being an outdoor professional we will help you get there. 100% success rate.
3 Month Fast Track Instructor Course

5 Week Ultimate Gap Adventure

5 Week Ultimate Gap Adventure

Do you love Amazing Outdoor Adventures? Always wanted to try something different? Up for a real adventure? We have an amazing 5 week adventure that might just be the best experience of your life!!
5 Week Ultimate Gap Adventure

Village Manager

Village Manager

Customer Focused, Friendly, Energetic Team Members Wanted! As the Village Manager your main responsibility is to ensure that our guests have a smooth and successful trip or holiday whilst on centre, outside of activity sessions.
Village Manager

Activity Manager

Activity Manager

The Activity Manager role is ideal for an experienced senior or chief activity instructor with a proven supervisory background looking to progress in the outdoor industry.
Activity Manager


Trainee Activity Instructor

Trainee Activity Instructor

FREE instructor training program. We provide all food and accommodation for the year at no cost to the individual. We then qualify those on the scheme in a range of activities, with NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY qualifications. We also provide £200 per month subsistence. must be 18-24 yrs old.
Trainee Activity Instructor

River Leader

River Leader

Want to further your career in Paddlesports? Acorn Adventure are recruiting River Leaders who will be responsible for the delivery of various activity sessions to guests at our centre in Savane in Southern France. We are also launching a 5 Star Open Canoe Training & Assessment Scheme for experience
River Leader

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The qualifications required to become an activity instructor vary. Some centres require qualifications for certain positions, this is frequently the case with Local Authority run centres. They usually ask for NGB (National Governing Body) standard qualifications such as RYA Senior or Dinghy Instructor or BCU 2 Star or BCU UKCC Level 1. Depending on the centre and the skills it is looking for obviously. On the other hand, there are plenty of centres who will take instructors with no previous experience but spend a period of time training them to the required standard, almost like an apprentice scheme. This means that you get the training thrown in for free! which can be very useful when you decide to move on to other jobs in the adventure industry.

How much does an activity instructor earn?

Some companies that take on activity instructors will give you a training allowance style salary that will come in at around the minimum wage. If you already have experience or some of the sought after National Governing Body qualifications then you are probably looking at a salary between £12,000 to £16,000 on average, depending upon your experience and qualifications of course. For more senior instructor positions you may be able to earn up to £24,000.

Another factor to take into account is that many positions have live in accommdation which is often subsidised or even free. The same goes for your food, so your outgoings are much lower. With some experience you may be able to work as a freelance instructor. Working for more than one centre can increase your earning potential.

What does an activity instructor do?

orange square We spoke to Anita, an activity instructor working for an activity centre here in the UK and asked how she got the job, and to describe a typical week of work.

Anita Colbier - Multi activity instructor
"Before I started working here I didn't really have any experience, nor any relevant qualifications, so I was lucky to be invited for an interview. I had just finished my A levels and decided to take a break before starting Uni. The interview was over a full day at the centre, along with perhaps a hundred other people. We took part in some activities and did some team games. We all knew the senior staff were watching and assessing us, but it wasn't intimidating, and everyone was friendly. There was also a more formal interview which lasted about half an hour then I was offered a position for the upcoming season. Speaking to some of the other successful candidates later, a couple of them had worked for similar companies before and they said the selection process really varies from centre to centre, with some offering the position almost on CV alone, while others are even more stringent than here; involving a second interview and assessment. I think the assessment day was a great way to get a feel for the place and the people to see whether it is somewhere you are going to enjoy. After all, working and living on site, it's not like a nine to five job where you go home at the end of the day, so it is really important to be happy.

I have been here almost a full season now and have managed to pass the National Small-bore Rifles Association Award, Level One Canoe and BELA (Basic Expedition Leader Award). I'd say not to let a lack of experience put you off applying. Some places do like qualified instructors and will list any awards they would like you to have in their job description. It cuts down their training costs and means you can slot into their activity centre with minimal disruption. Other centres, like this one, are happy to take people who they can train to do things their way. I like this approach as it means you get good on the job training and they are investing in you as a person. It is an incentive to stay and to work hard. I have some proper qualifications now which will look good on my CV when I come to apply for future adventure jobs.

What do I do. Basically my role as an activity instructor means I take groups of children, sometimes, adults, for activity sessions usually lasting about two hours. I show them how to use the safety equipment - hard hats, ropes, depending on the activity, before each session, then teach them how to get the most from each activity. Sometimes they have tried something before, that can be more difficult as they don't listen as well, especially children who are keen to show off to their peers. Perhaps they think they already know how to do something, where they may not have been formally taught and have picked up bad habits. But most of the time they are completely new to it and take in everything you say, like a sponge.

The best parts of the job are that every day is different. The sunny days are more fun that those when it rains and you get really muddy, but it's all good fun and you have a laugh with your fellow activity instructors. One day you are teaching a group how to canoe, then next day you are teaching another group how to climb and abseil. It is also cool to see the smiles on the kids faces when they learn something new, and to know that you were the one that gave them that new skill.

I had never really thought I would be suited to teaching, but being able to combine that with being outside in the fresh air, rather than stuck in an office is fantastic. I still plan to go to Uni but this experience will be great for my CV, and who knows, I am come back to adventure education."

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Instructor characteristics

Instructor characteristics

If you want to work outdoors as an activity instructor you need to know the qualities that employers are looking for, and therefore, whether you are going to be suitable for the role. Instructing introduces you to lots of new people, often on a daily basis. You are required to quickly gel so that you can help them get the most from the new skills and experiences that they are there to take part in. That means you need to be a certain kind of person. In this article we look at the characteristics that separate good instructors from the rest, and discuss why these character traits are so important for the role.

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Triathlon coaching pathway

Triathlon coaching pathway

Inspirational Olympians and Britain's prominence in the sport of triathlon in recent years have resulted in a huge increase in interest, both in people wishing to take part in the three disciplines, and in those looking to coach the new influx of newcomers. British Triathlon is the national governing body, with further divisions for England, Wales and Scotland. In this article we give you a background to the sport, and talk about how to get involved in coaching at local club level and at national level.

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Mountain Instructor awards

Mountain Instructor awards

Following on from our Mountain Leader page we now take a look at the even more serious Mountain Instructor scheme, overseen by Mountain Leader Training UK. The leader awards are great qualifications to have on your CV and very useful when it comes to introducing groups to our upland areas, but for serious climbers and budding mountaineers the MIA and MIC scheme is the next target on the horizon.

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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

With unemployment at a dizzying high and the real pressure on school and college leavers, and graduates, beginning a career in outdoor education is often a great way to avoid the dole queue. The government want to get young people into training, and activity and adventure centres need young people to help teach their visitors. This perfect match is often supported by apprenticeship schemes which act as a fantastic stepping stone towards a career in the industry.

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