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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Sailing Instructor

Sailing Instructor


Introduce our guests to the basics of sailing in the UK, Southern France and Spain. Excellent RYA training and development opportunities. Our Sailing Instructors deliver group taster sessions in sailing as well as helping to organise and participate in evening entertainments.
Sailing 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

Mountain Bike Mechanic

Mountain Bike Mechanic


Reporting to the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike program within the French Alps.
Mountain Bike Mechanic


Walk Leader / Spanish or German Linguist

Walk Leader / Spanish or German Linguist


A lovely hosting role, combining very genuine hospitality with fantastic access to some of the most spectacular mountains ranges in Europe, whilst developing your Spanish or German language skills at the same time.
Walk Leader / Spanish or German Linguist

Outdoor Instructor

Outdoor Instructor


Are you an experience instructor looking for work over the summer and beyond? Our seasonal instructor position offers the chance to experience working with a wide range of groups and individuals, hone your instructor skills, and make good friends whilst earning a competitive salary and benefits!
Outdoor Instructor

School Groups Co ordinator

School Groups Co ordinator


Job Role • Organise and co-ordinate the arrival and departure of your group. • Ensure the accommodation is kept clean and tidy at all times. • Ensure meal times run smoothly and organise the children for tidying up. • Run / organise evening activities which include orienteering and c
School Groups Co ordinator


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



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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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.

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