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SENIOR AND MANAGEMENT ADVENTURE JOBS

orange square While some of the excellent instructor training schemes and BTEC courses do equip you with a fistful of NGB qualifications, if you are thinking about applying for a senior instructor or centre manager role, you will usually be expected to have some experience under your belt. Find out more about senior instructors, chief instructors and centre managers below.


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Adventure Manager


Adventure Manager
Company: In 2 Action
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.

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Senior Instructor


Senior Instructor
Company: Voyager
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.




Activities Manager

Activities Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Management team at Stubbers Adventure Centre. As an Activity Manager at Stubbers you will be one of the key players in the day to day management of the centre and medium term planning.
Activities Manager

Head Mountain Bike Mechanic

Head Mountain Bike Mechanic

As the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will co-ordinate with the Bike Programme Manager to ensure the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike program within the French Alps.
Head Mountain Bike Mechanic

Maintenance Person

Maintenance Person

You will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all Ocean Elements property within resort. You will work on a rota basis to coincide with our chalets within resort but it is expected you possess a flexible attitude as this is an ‘on-call’ role.
Maintenance Person

Sous Chef

Sous Chef

You will assist in the running every aspect of the Hotel Kitchen. Supporting the Head Chef in the management of a team of chefs (size dependent on property size), you would take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property.
Sous Chef


Senior residential care worker / outdoor activity instructor

Senior residential care worker / outdoor activity instructor

Do you enjoy a challenge? Could you support a young person to see their potential? Do you enjoy an active working environment where every day is different and challenging? If you answered yes, then come and work for us helping young people in a care setting on residential activity breaks.
Senior residential care worker / outdoor activity instructor

Hotel Manager

Hotel Manager

As a Hotel Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your hotel and its staff exceeding guest’s holiday expectations at all times.
Hotel Manager

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

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


Hotel Manager

Hotel Manager

You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your hotel and its staff, exceeding guest’s holiday expectations at all times. You have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management, planning, organising and directing all hotel services.
Hotel Manager

Assistant Hotel Manager

Assistant Hotel Manager

As an Assistant Hotel Manager you will under the Hotel Managers instruction be responsible for the day-to-day running of the hotel and its staff exceeding guest’s holiday expectations at all times.
Assistant Hotel Manager

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)

Head Chef

Head Chef

You will oversee and run every aspect of the Hotel Kitchen. Managing a team of chefs (size dependent on property size), you will take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property.
Head Chef


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

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

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

Head Chef

Head Chef

Managing a team of chefs (size of team is dependent on property size), you would take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property.
Head Chef


Flotilla Skipper

Flotilla Skipper

You will have a passion and enthusiasm for all things water based! As an experienced Flotilla Skipper you will not only be in charge of guiding guests from A to B in the safest way possible, but have in-depth knowledge of the Lefkada area, to brief guests on scenic and interesting routes.
Flotilla Skipper

Customer Service Representative

Customer Service Representative

The Customer Service Manager is responsible for the successful implementation of our activity programmes. Day-to-day responsibilities include: Customer & Supplier Liaison, excursions and transport, programming and pre-arrival admin & accommodation management.
Customer Service Representative

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

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


 Kids Club Activity Leader

Kids Club Activity Leader

Dependant on location you will report to the Activities Manager or the Childcare Manager where you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Childcare programme 5-6 days a week, including chilled evening activities, such as movie night.
Kids Club Activity Leader

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

Zip Wire Experience Manager

Zip Wire Experience Manager

We are recruiting a Zip Wire Manager to join the team running our 2018 London event. The Zip Wire Manager will be responsible for the operation of the zip wire event each day. You will ensure that every customer who visits the zip wire has a great time and safe experience.
Zip Wire Experience Manager

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


Sous Chef

Sous Chef

Supporting the Head Chef in the management of a team of chefs (size of team is dependent on property size), you would take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property.
Sous Chef

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

Assistant Hotel Manager

Assistant Hotel Manager

You will, under the Hotel Manager's instruction, be responsible for the day-to-day running of the hotel and its staff, exceeding guests' holiday expectations at all times. You have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management,planning, organising and directing all hotel services
Assistant Hotel Manager

Bar / Restaurant Supervisor

Bar / Restaurant Supervisor

You will work closely with the Hotel Manager to deliver excellent customer service and seamless delivery of all beverage services including afternoon tea. You will oversee, manage, develop and inspire the Hotel/Bar Assistants to ensure that the Hospitality staff are performing at the top level!
Bar / Restaurant Supervisor


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

More vacancies

Looking for something else? We have plenty more jobs awaiting your application.





Senior Instructors (SI)

Senior Instructors or SIs generally have at least one year of experience in teaching outdoor pursuits, and a qualification such as an entry level UKCC BCU canoe award, Mountain Leader training or assessment, the SPA, or perhaps the Moorland Leader award. It is not unheard of to talk your way into an SI role even if you have little practical experience - as long as you have the qualifications and some great transferable skills, you may be able to convince the employer that you are the right candidate for the job. Most centres will try to recruit from within, so the best way to become an SI is to work for a company as an instructor and get promoted. Sometimes, however, adventure activity centres will find it necessary to recruit their senior or management staff externally and those are the adverts you will find above.

Chief Instructors

Chief Instructors will certinaly need to have experience of teaching outdoor pursuits and are usually required to have something like the ML award, SPA or a UKCC level 2 or higher. As the chief instructor may be called upon to help run the centre, some management experience will certainly boost your chances of getting the job.

Centre Managers

As well as working your way up the ranks as an instructor, you will likely be fully qualified in one of the main activities, whether that is water or land based or both. Your job as an activity centre manager will involve some activity teaching and plenty of staff training. You will be expected to be well versed in the ins and outs of running a centre, including issues such as health and safety, certification and insurance.

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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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DofE Assessor

DofE Assessor

The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is well known to most people, but how many know about the expedition element of the award which requires small groups to make their way, unaided, across wild terrain, for up to four days and three nights of wild camping? To make sure each group successfully completes their expedition, we enter the secret world of the assessors - the people who shadow the candidates, often unseen, as they trek through the wilderness. Read our interview with Georgina and find out how you too can add expedition assessor to your outdoor instructor profile.

DofE Assessor >>

Multi Activity Career Guide

Multi Activity Career Guide

You probably went on a residential activity holiday when you were at school; most children do. Getting a job as one of those idolised instructors is actually easier than you may think. Hundreds of thousands of school kids every year means lots of centres and each one requires plenty of instructors. For young people, the wages are pretty good considering the alternatives, and when you factor in the training, experience and qualifications you can achieve in a single season... So how do you get involved? We discuss the different options for starting out, and offer some valuable inside tips on passing a selection weekend.

Multi Activity Career Guide >>

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.

Apprenticeships >>