OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
SEASONAL JOBS AND COURSES

Fancy a career in outdoor adventure? The industry is growing, which means more activity centres, more instructors, and professional activity instructor training courses offering teaching qualifications from the National Governing Bodies.

Whether you are seeking a new challenge or looking to make use of your existing experience in outdoor adventure, we have plenty of jobs and courses to keep you busy all season. Newsletter subscribers hear about new jobs first!


POPULAR ADVENTURE JOBS

Multi Activity Instructors UK

Multi Activity Instructors UK

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. We now have vacancies for 2021!
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Catering Assistant

Catering Assistant

PGL are currently recruiting new staff to join the team as Catering Assistants in 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from friendly, knowledgeable catering professionals in a fun working environment.
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Housekeeping Assistant

Housekeeping Assistant

PGL are currently recruiting new staff to join the team as Housekeeping Assistants in 2021. This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, knowledgeable hospitality team in a fun working environment.
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NEW JOBS & COURSES

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

As an activity instructor you will be delivering activities such as abseiling, climbing, high ropes, zip wire, archery and team build exercises to young people who come to visit us.
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

As a PGL Activity Instructor you’ll be leading activities, organising entertainment, and ensuring your group has a great stay with us. It's a fantastic chance to share your love of sports and the outdoors, discover new interests, make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy an awesome lifestyle.
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Surf Team Leader

Surf Team Leader

As a PGL Surf Team Leader you will lead the surf operation to deliver a safe, engaging, and enjoyable experience to our guests in a residential outdoor setting. You will support the smooth running of the operation and ensure our guests’ have a fantastic experience.
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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE JOBS BY TYPE

activity instructor job

Activity Instructor Jobs


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.
Activity Instructor Jobs

activity instructor courses

Activity Instructor Courses


Activity instructor training courses equip you with the skills and experience to enter the workplace as a qualified activity instructor. Gain NGB awards and professional tuition on the following courses.
Activity Instructor Courses

watersports jobs

Watersports Jobs


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.
Watersports Jobs

watersport courses

Watersports Courses


To work in watersports you need to get qualified. The following watersport centres offer a range of professional training courses covering many types of water sports from the RYA and BCU.
Watersports Courses


OUTDOOR RECRUITMENT ARTICLES


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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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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Watersports RYA Scheme

Watersports RYA Scheme

With all the options available for the many different types of water based sports, we could probably give it a website all of its own. The guide serves as a basic introduction to the activities you can pursue on water, including sailing, windsurfing and surfing. The skills and qualifications, especially those you can pick up quite early in your career, are also useful to non-water based activity centres. Even far from the coast you will find most activity centres offer some form of watersport. But once you have the Dinghy Instructor qualification, will you be able to stop yourself wanting to become a Yatchmaster?

Watersports RYA Scheme >>