Location : Europe, UK, France and Italy
Start Date : Ongoing
The Salary : Competitive Seasonal Package
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
We are looking for dynamic people who work well in a team and are also happy to get involved in other aspects of centre life from cleaning and serving at meal times to site work.
Do you have plenty of energy, enthusiasm, motivation and the ability to relate to young people and adults alike? Then 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.
If you enjoy mucking in and working hard whilst instructing various activities and also having the opportunity to live in and explore some fantastic locations with like-minded people, then we want you to apply!
We are ideally looking for people who can commit to working the full season from April – September and have experience of working in outdoor adventure with young people between 7-17 years old.
Who are we looking for?
Our qualified roles require one or more of the following NGB Qualifications
BC Level 2 Coach (Canoe or Kayak) or UKCC Level 1/2 Coach (Paddle sports)
BC 2*/3*/4* Canoe and/or Kayak
RYA Dinghy / Windsurf/Safety boat Instructor
SPA assessed (or trained)
If you don’t have any of these yet, don’t worry! We do also have a number of non-qualified positions for those who are passionate about getting a foot in the door of Outdoor Activities. All our staff participate in a comprehensive induction & training programme and will have the opportunity to complete pre and post-season training to gain NGB qualifications in different activities.
You don’t need to speak another language to work at one of our European centres; however, if you can speak French, Italian or Spanish, visits to nearby towns can be a great way to brush up on your skills.
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
Overseas Seasonal Package: Inclusive of wage, meals, tented accommodation, uniform and overseas travel.
UK Seasonal Package: National min/living wage, meals and tented accommodation at a great value rate and uniform provided
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 overseas, and available at a great value rate in the UK
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