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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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Head of Centre


Head of Centre
Company: Manor Adventure
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.

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Interim Operations Manager


Interim Operations Manager
Company: Wire & Sky
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.




Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef

Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef

Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess or chef on a luxury superyacht?
Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef

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

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

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


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

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)

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

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


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

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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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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 Biking

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking is a hugely popular sport and the level of interest has not showed any signs of slowing since the initial boom in the early 1990s. With so many people getting involved, it is hardly surprising to find instructor opportunities available for those people wishing to get involved beyond the purely personal level. So how do you get the right qualifications that will allow you to teach other people? And should you go the MIAS route or the MBLA route? We look at everything you need to consider, and speak to some industry insiders for a low-down on each qualification.

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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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Highest Salaries

Highest Salaries

Perhaps you want to spend a season working in outdoor adventure as a way of filling the time between college and university, or on a temporary basis before you start working towards that 'proper' job that your parents want you to get. Or maybe you are serious about getting on and making as much money as you can, which still enjoying a career in outdoor adventure. If you are wondering which roles are going to give you the highest disposable income then take a look at this article as we bring you details of eight well paid jobs.

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