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BF Adventure is a small charity set in Cornwall who use outdoor pursuits as a medium to engage and positively develop young people, people with disabilities and adults.
FREE Firm Foundations Instructor Training scheme for 18-24 year olds. Our Trainees will be trained as Sports and Activity Instructors at Benham Sports Arena or Activity Instructors at Pioneer/Whitemoor Lakes
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!!
Serious about starting a career in the fast paced, exciting and adventurous yet competitive world of outdoor and watersport instruction? Then you need to secure your place on the Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre Intensive Outdoor Instructor Training programme starting in January '15.
Stubbers Adventure Centre
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.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic & friendly individuals to support the senior instructor & management team during the 2015 season.
The welfare of our young people is paramount in the role of a residential childcare worker. Not only do Project workers keep our young people safe, but as the daily care provider they also make a fundamental contribution to their care, learning and development.
Our instructor lead a wide range of activities working with School groups, corporate and private clients. They must be flexible, hard working and enjoying meeting new people! All staff member must hold a valid Driving licence with out exception.
CMC Adventure is an outdoor activity centre situated within the Snowdownia National Park, set against the stunning backdrop of the Rhinog Mountain Range. The centre is on the waterfront, enabling water sport activities to take place on site and we are in walking distance of Llandanwg beach.
We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Activity Instructor to join the team during the 2015 season.
In the 2015 season, we are seeking out 10 high energy activity instructors to help us provide an outstanding service here at our Longridge village, based down on the river Thames.
Hill and Mountain Walking Awards
You may also be interested in the Walking Group Leader Award (WGL) which allows you to take groups of walkers in terrain that is upland, fells and moors. The North York Moors would be a good example. Slightly more challenging is the Mountain Leader Award (ML) and the Winter Mountain Leader Award (MLW) which is also designed for those leading hill walking groups, though in tougher mountain terrain, without ropes. And a step further would be the Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA) and the Mountain Instructors Certificate (MIC). These two allow you to lead groups in more challenging conditions and environments. They will broaden your experience and improve your job prospects if you are aiming to teach at a level beyond basic climbing.
So once you are qualified to teach, what can you expect from a climbing instructor job? The main job requirements are going to mirror the information you learnt during the Single Pitch Award, namely being able to provide direct instruction to groups on various aspects of climbing. You'll be responsible for the health and safety of the people you are teaching. There will probably also be some paperwork involved.
How much does a climbing instructor earn?
Teaching climbing, you can expect to earn anywhere up to £300 per week for basic instruction. Once fully qualified, you can earn up to £12 per hour. If you are working at an activity centre, do take into account that your accommodation and food may be subsidised, so although the wage may be lower, so are your outgoings.
What's it like?
We spoke to Adam about his experiences as a Climbing Instructor in West Wales.
"I have been mad keen on climbing for years now. I went on an activity holiday in the Peak District as a kid and being allowed to climb all over these rocks without my Mum shouting at me to get down was fantastic. It all grew from there really. I found a local climbing wall and went there a lot to improve my skills. The staff there were really helpful and when I asked them about how to get more involved, they said I should do the single pitch award or the climbing wall award."
"I took that and started applying for jobs. There weren’t loads of jobs available so I did some more courses at college and I think it was that that helped me get my first job. I was an assistant climbing instructor with an outdoor pursuits centre in the Lake District. I imagined myself somewhere like Wales or Scotland to be honest I thought the Lake District would be a bit flat. I was wrong. There is some of the best climbing in the country. It was ace being able to climb in my free time, and climb while I was at work too. Teaching groups of kids from the city who had probably never seen a mountain before is so rewarding. Making sure they are aware of all the safety procedures and how dangerous it can be, then getting them out on the rock. Teaching people to climb is the best job in the world!"
"Recently I moved to a new company in Wales and I have started to take my mountain leader award so that I can take groups out away from the purpose built wall at the centre."