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!


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

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2019!

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2019!


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 in 2018.
Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2019!

JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2019

JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2019


If a 9-5 office job and sitting behind a desk all day is just not your thing, the JCA Activity Instructor Apprenticeship is just the role for you.
JCA Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2019


Instructor with Buzz Active

Instructor with Buzz Active


Buzz Active are recruiting for a range of staff for the 2019 season, we are looking for staff available to start from mid March, and early April. Successful candidates will have qualifications in at least one or more of the following. RYA sailing, RYA windsurfing start or intermediate.
Instructor with Buzz Active

Outdoor Activity Instructor - 'Tribe Leader'

Outdoor Activity Instructor - 'Tribe Leader'


As a Tribe Leader you are responsible for one of our student 'tribes' leading them through a variety of activities. This role requires enthusiasm, passion, energy and a desire to lead by example as you will be a role model for young people, ensuring they leave camp with positive life long memories.
Outdoor Activity Instructor - 'Tribe Leader'

High Ropes & Climb Instructor

High Ropes & Climb Instructor


Responsible for operating the High Ropes & Climb experience on a day to day basis, delivering an exceptional guest experience and ensuring guest safety at all times.
High Ropes & Climb Instructor


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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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.

Mountain Biking >>

Climbing & Mountaineering Career Guide

Climbing & Mountaineering Career Guide

In the latest of our career guides, we take a detailed look at rock climbing, hill walking and mountaineering. Although it is quite possible to teach climbing without any recognised qualifications, with some aspirational and high quality courses on offer, it is no surprise that if you do want to get anywhere, most companies will insist you take part in the Mountain Training scheme. Whether you stick with the entry level Single Pitch and Climbing Wall awards, or take it all the way to the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate is up to you. This article will tell you all about training courses and the types of jobs they could lead to.

Climbing & Mountaineering Career Guide >>