Location : France, The Ardèche
Start Date : Ongoing
The Salary : Wage Paid in two parts - €75 paid weekly in cash PLUS £60 Per Week paid 4 weekly into a UK bank account + Food + Accommodation + Overseas Travel
We believe in getting back to basics and using the real, natural environment for our activity sessions, including lakes, mountains, rivers, beaches, crags and caves.
Over 35 years, we have built up an excellent reputation for safety and delivering quality activity programmes and now have 11 accreditations and hundreds thousands of customers travelling with us each year.
Our traditional pre-erected camping villages are designed to give our groups their own private space for sleeping, eating and socialising, to encourage a real ‘community spirit’. This is a really easy environment for teachers/leaders to monitor their group and make sure everyone is safe and having a good time.
A Typical Day in the Job
Our River Leaders will be instructing taster sessions in water and land-based activities and leading bivouac sessions to our guests on our incredible two day Ardèche River descent with overnight bivouac under the guidance of the Head of Paddlesports.
If you have high standards, are highly motivated and have excellent people skills Acorn is the company for you! We’re looking for staff to deliver excellent customer service to our guests, whilst instructing fun and safe activity sessions for them. As part of the role, you will also be required to interact daily with the guests and get involved in all aspects of centre life from cleaning and serving at meal times to site work.
If you enjoy mucking in and working hard whilst instructing activities and also having the opportunity to get out and about in some fantastic locations, then we want you to apply!
Who are we looking for?
We are ideally looking for people with experience of working in outdoor adventure with young people between 7-17 years old and the following:
UKCC Level 1/2 Coach (Paddle sports)
4* Canoe Assessment
All of our staff participate in a comprehensive induction & training programme at centre and there are post-season training opportunities to gain NGB qualifications in different activities. We are looking for people who can commit to working the full season.
All applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a UK/EU passport, UK residential address, a permanent UK National Insurance number and a UK bank account. We will be unable to take your application further before they have been obtained. We are unable to apply for a work visa/permit on behalf of an applicant.
A current Enhanced DBS Check or overseas equivalent is required for successful applicants.
What we can offer you
On top of the rewarding opportunity to help guests of all ages overcome fears and try new, exciting things, we can offer you:
A competitive seasonal package with 3 meals a day and accommodation included The use of facilities and equipment in free time
Opportunities to complete training and NGB qualifications
Personal development and progression – we love to promote from within!
The experience of a lifetime, working in beautiful locations making lifelong friends