Outdoor Adventure Jobs & Courses

This is a great time to be starting a career in outdoor adventure. The industry is growing, which means more activity centres, more instructors, and the creation of improved activity instructor training courses. 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 get to see new jobs first!


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
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Paddlesports Instructor

Paddlesports Instructor


The summer is approaching and time is running out for those who want to work as a Paddlesports Instructor with PGL this summer! You'll use your Level 1 3* Open Canoe qualifications to lead paddling sessions. Apply NOW to work in the sun this summer!
Paddlesports Instructor

Children’s Activity Group Leaders

Children’s Activity Group Leaders


Robinwood is an award-winning provider of multi-activity residential courses for primary schools. We are very proud of our wonderful staff team, who are the key reason schools return to us year after year. Our aim is to make a positive difference developing children.
Children’s Activity Group Leaders

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


Sous & Commis Chef

Sous & Commis Chef


Sous Chef - A great natural cook with an awareness and a repertoire that would translate to a quality island pub. Commis Chef - An enthusiastic, self-motivated commis chef with a keen interest food and produce, an individual who will thrive working within small team in a busy, dynamic kitchen.
Sous & Commis Chef

Head Bar

Head Bar


Responsible for managing the bar team and overseeing the bar operations.
Head Bar

The Neilson Academy, delivered by UKSA

The Neilson Academy, delivered by UKSA


UKSA is a world leader in instructing and coaching in watersports. Neilson is the leading specialists in active holidays. It’s a perfect match! This ten-week course delivered at UKSA on the Isle of Wight, is part-funded and offers guaranteed employment for 2 years with Neilson upon graduation.
The Neilson Academy, delivered by UKSA


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



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.

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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?

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Parent's Guide

Parent's Guide

Are you the parent of a child hoping to work in the outdoor industry? Or are you a young adult worrying about telling your parents that you would rather be working outdoors than sitting accountancy exams? As with most industries, career progression is competitive and based on an individual's performance, but skills acquired are readily transferable and so can aid your future career whether or not you choose to stay in the industry for a prolonged period. This handy guide discusses why the outdoor industry can provide a stable and fulfilling career path for young people.

Parent's Guide >>