Adventure Directory

Working in an office environment does not suit all of us, so if you would like to make the great outdoors your place of work, and you would like to earn a wage by teaching people how to take part in a wide range of land and water based outdoor pursuits, then you need to find out who is recruiting. You also need to know about their reputation and how they treat their staff. The companies below have worked with us for a number of years and we have got to know them very well. We would not hesitate to recommend any of the following if you are considering a career in the adventure industry. To find out about them, and their current course and job opportunities, please click on any of the links below.



adventure jobs with PGL

PGL

PGL is widely recognised as the UK's original and biggest operator of summer camps. In this context our name became known as Parents Get Lost, but we now also operate a programme of family holidays so that parents can come too! With the help of our staff, we make sure that every year we continue

PGL


adventure jobs with Girlguiding

Girlguiding

We build girls' confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good.

Girlguiding


adventure jobs with Wire & Sky

Wire & Sky

We bring adventure to the city. The venues we operate from are iconic and the views from our sites are totally unique. Our aerial adventures offer a stand out combination of adrenalin and city sightseeing.

Wire & Sky


adventure jobs with Delphi Resort

Delphi Resort

Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway. It has everything the outdoor enthusiast is looking for in a workplace nestled between spectacular mountains to climb and with stunning beaches at your doorstep.

Delphi Resort



adventure jobs with Manor Adventure

Manor Adventure

Lots of activity centres are just about having fun. While this is an important part of learning, we like to make the most of the educational and personal benefits of outdoor pursuits by maximising the experience for every child who stays with us. We invest our profits back into the training of ou

Manor Adventure


adventure jobs with PGL

PGL

PGL is widely recognised as the UK's original and biggest operator of summer camps. In this context our name became known as Parents Get Lost, but we now also operate a programme of family holidays so that parents can come too! With the help of our staff, we make sure that every year we continue

PGL


Grange Hall Activity Centre

Our location on the Devon coast is ideal to take advantage of the sea and the land, offering the best possible location for our clients and instructors to enjoy a wide range of activities.


adventure jobs with South West Lakes Trust

South West Lakes Trust

We started delivering instructor training over 10 years ago, we are an organisation with a wealth of experience in the watersports environment, both in the UK and abroad.

South West Lakes Trust



adventure jobs with Blackwell Adventure

Blackwell Adventure

We are a friendly outdoor centre who operate for the sole purpose of giving young people an outdoor adventurous experience. We are a charity and therefore our goal is not money but to give young people experiences that last forever.

Blackwell Adventure


adventure jobs with Fit For Sport

Fit For Sport

A job with Fit For Sport is ideal for anyone looking for active, exciting employment, in an enjoyable and rewarding setting, whether you are wishing to start or further your childcare, sports, or outdoor industry career, or maybe you simply want to work with like-minded people in a supportive enviro


adventure jobs with Kingswood

Kingswood

Kingswood provide educationally rich activity centre breaks for schools and groups. We are experts in out of the classroom learning - it is our 30 years of experience listening to and meeting teachers’ needs, combined with our ability to deliver leading educational programmes which meet curriculum


adventure jobs with JCA

JCA

To help grow our reputation as a leading provider of high quality residential activity holidays, at JCA we recognise that our centre staff and instructors are among the most vital parts of our business. As an activity instructor you have daily contact with our guests and it is your dedication and e



adventure jobs with UKSA

UKSA

UKSA offer the very best professional maritime training courses alongside youth development programmes to transform young people’s lives. We don't just offer certification and training, as a youth charity we can offer that bit extra and make sure we really look after our young people. Our professi


adventure jobs with The Bushcraft Company

The Bushcraft Company

Our staff work together becoming part of a close-knit team, always working towards a shard goal: to make our school trips unforgettable. Working across several UK woodland activity camps, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the g


adventure jobs with Stubbers Adventure Centre

Stubbers Adventure Centre

Stubbers has the widest range of activities in the South East including Jet skiing, 4x4 driving, Stand Up Paddle boarding and All Terrain Boarding. We are renowned for providing excellent customer service through a friendly, engaging and professional team who challenge the individuals within the gr


adventure jobs with Avon Tyrrell

Avon Tyrrell

We believe in creating memories that last a lifetime. Our staff are dedicated to providing a high quality, friendly and personable service. Our skilled team of activity instructors play a large role in the success of the centre, supporting and encouraging individuals to realise their potentia



adventure jobs with Voyager

Voyager

Voyager's commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our groups is second to none. Safety is always our number one priority and we never compromise on it. Our tried-and-tested procedures backed up by both internal and external auditing, epitomise industry best practice.


adventure jobs with Xplore The World

Xplore The World

For more than 30 years Xplore has offered activity camps across the UK for children and young adults. Our centres are all in stunning countryside locations across the UK and the working environment is friendly and professional with accommodation on site.


adventure jobs with Plas Menai

Plas Menai

Plas Menai has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Our unrivalled reputation, superb facilities, extensive resources and stunning location make Plas Menai the number


adventure jobs with In 2 Action

In 2 Action

The standard of training and activity provision delivered by In2action is held in very high regard within the travel and leisure industry. Many of the leading companies such as Center Parcs, Hoseasons and First Choice work with In2action to improve their delivery and create brochure highlights. W



adventure jobs with Acorn Adventure

Acorn Adventure

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 accre


adventure jobs with Wildpacks

Wildpacks

No registration fees and higher salaries (allowing applicants have some decent spending money for after camp, rather than an age based pocket money scheme you'll find elsewhere) make Wild Packs stand out from the crowd! Most importantly Wild Packs allow you to have choice and input into what type


adventure jobs with Pure Exploration

Pure Exploration

The team at Pure Exploration are everyday people, helping people have extraordinary experiences. We think real travel isn’t just about box-ticking guidebook recommendations or Instagram shots, it’s about authentic experiences spent with new friends who inspire you to think about the world and yo


adventure jobs with Rockley Watersports

Rockley Watersports

Rockley has always put people first, be that any of our thousands of customers or any of our team. What sets Rockley apart is always the fantastic team who go the extra mile for our customers, which is why our customers return year after year and so do our staff.



adventure jobs with Camp America

Camp America

Established in 1969, we’re the biggest international summer camp staff provider recruiting thousands of young people each year to work on hundreds of amazing summer camps all across the USA. Our programme fee of £599 includes return flights to the USA, medical insurance, nine weeks food and ac


adventure jobs with CMC Adventure

CMC Adventure

We are located in an idyllic position with the Rhinog Mountain Range behind us and Llandanwg Beach in front of us. One of our centres is located on the Artro Estuary and therefore we have immediate access to the water for water sports, and or other centre, Bryn-y-Moel, just 3/4 of a mile up the hil


adventure jobs with Camp Leaders

Camp Leaders

Camp Leaders provides flexible pricing and higher placement opportunities, securing you a job at one of the best camps in America with cost-effective payment options tailored to suit you. Not only that, we work hard to go above and beyond in everything we do.


adventure jobs with Essex Outdoors

Essex Outdoors

Essex Outdoors is an outdoor education provider and part of Essex County Council. We are made up of four centres that all offer a different and exciting experience. Bradwell Our coastal sailing and powerboat centre. A season here could see you out on the water, leading sessions on the beach or



adventure jobs with Club Correze

Club Correze

CLUB CORREZE offers a warm and reassuringly safe environment for the development of each child's social skills. Fellowship and teamship are developed and encouraged between the children and their group and activity leaders. * Travelling to a new destination * Exposure to a different culture


adventure jobs with Bray Lake Watersports

Bray Lake Watersports

Bray Lake Watersports is a long standing water sports centre priding ourselves on high quality teaching alongside a club atmosphere with regular members and club sessions. We have an onsite retail shop and cafe with great coffee. We aim to move with the trends in the watersports industry add


adventure jobs with Mark Warner Summer

Mark Warner Summer

With over 40 years’ experience we have grown into one of the most highly regarded independent travel companies in the UK. We have received numerous accolades and are very proud to have recently been voted ‘Best Family Tour Operator, Best Activity & Adventure Operator, Best All Inclusive Operator


adventure jobs with Allnatt Outdoors

Allnatt Outdoors

Over 90 years of industry experience. Allnatt founded the first ever School Journey Centre back in 1924. We are holders of the Learning Outside the Classroom and Adventure Mark badges and members of the British Activity Providers Association (BAPA). Direct links with our Heads of Teaching at both



adventure jobs with New Reflexions

New Reflexions

We can offer: •A company culture where people are valued, supported and their contributions are recognised. •A Working environment that can be challenging at times but also extremely rewarding. You can make a real difference to the lives of others. •Industry-leading training, including a


adventure jobs with Aqua Sports

Aqua Sports

We are renowned for our friendly, yet professional approach. All the team are passionate about the sports that they teach.


adventure jobs with Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Located next to the area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cannock Chase Beaudesert is a magical place where our staff make adventures happen.


adventure jobs with Peak Activity Services

Peak Activity Services

Since 2000, we have helped thousands of people scale the heights and reach their peak, whatever it may be. With a team of fun, enthusiastic and highly qualified individuals, we only deliver the best customer service and give you a time to remember! With tailored programmes to suit you, we prioriti



adventure jobs with Ocean Elements

Ocean Elements

Here at Ocean Elements we like to stay active all year round, once our winter program finishes, we don our bathing suits and head out to Greece for sun, sea and a whole heap of water sports and land-based activities. We are looking for active people who are in their element by the beach and ocean


adventure jobs with BF Adventure

BF Adventure

As a charity, we work with disadvantaged and disabled children and adults, as well as family groups, work groups wishing to experience first class team building events, and school groups. We pride ourselves on the guidance and encouragement that we offer to our guests, aiming to inspire, challenge


adventure jobs with Ultimate Survival

Ultimate Survival

We are all about authentic outdoor learning experiences, not the conveyor-belt industrial outdoor education you find at some establishments. Children have the option to visit us for a full week or just a single day getting involved in a fully immersive narratives to really get the most out of the ex


adventure jobs with Galileo Maritime Academy

Galileo Maritime Academy

Galileo is recognised internationally for supplying first class superyacht crew. We recruit, train, certify and place you on the finest superyachts around the world. Our speciality is entry level crew who wish to join this highly paid career working as crew on the yachts of the rich and famo



adventure jobs with Woodrow High House

Woodrow High House

Woodrow really delivers what we say we deliver- facilitating the development of soft and hard skills of the young people that visit us, encouraging self-reflective practice, and prompting ideas about how these skills can be applied long after they've left Woodrow. We also put our staff at the he


adventure jobs with YMCA Lakeside

YMCA Lakeside

You'll find YMCA Lakeside hidden with 400 acres of private woodland in the Unesco World Heritage Lake District National Park. Set against the sparkling waters of Lake Windermere, we've been a centre of excellence in outdoor learning for over 60 years. In that time we've helped more than a million ch


adventure jobs with Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning

Lambourne End deliver tailored, bespoke programmes. We deliver programmes that support young people's personal development from a wide range of adventurous, farm and environmental activities. We are flexible in our approach to ensure we meet group and individual needs. This is built on our eth


adventure jobs with Ultimate Adventure Centre

Ultimate Adventure Centre

We have some great activities that are not available anywhere else in the area, such as the Ultimate Assault and Frisbee Golf. We also have a fantastic range of accommodation types which mean we are great for famililes, groups of friends, sports tours or school/college residentials. We are able to o



adventure jobs with X Adventure

X Adventure

We are a small and bespoke company who are highly adaptable to the aims and objective of our groups. We work with our customers to develop unique programmes that don;t necessarily follow the norm. We don;t make our customers fit our programmes but make our programmes fit our customers; in our eyes e


adventure jobs with Donegal Adventure Centre

Donegal Adventure Centre

We offer a tailored experience to our customers and have a return rate of over 70% every year.


adventure jobs with Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks

Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks

Holiday parks aren't all the same old bucket-and-spade stuff anymore... well here they're certainly not! Our guests are positively encouraged to get out and explore the area, starting with our beach voted once again the best in England in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2020 where surfing,


adventure jobs with Robinwood

Robinwood

At Robinwood we are very proud of our staff, we listen to them and value their ideas, and they have made a huge difference to both the children we work with and the growth of the company. We are proud to have been listed in the 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work for' for the last five y



adventure jobs with Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre

Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre

HOAC prides itself on being a small charity run centre with excellent links with-in the local community. Many of our summer staff have come through our in-house training program. Introduced to water activities from age 8, becoming Young Leaders from 14 and then graduating to instructors once they ar


adventure jobs with Manor House Activity Centre

Manor House Activity Centre

Apart from the amazing courses we run another reason that our guests return to us year after year is that when you come to stay with us, generally you will have the Manor all to yourself.


adventure jobs with Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Bear Grylls Survival Academy

Here at The Bear Grylls Survival Academy we offer a variety of courses at different extremity levels and for all audiences from kids to outdoor enthusiasts to hardcore adventurers. With courses popping up all over the globe we need to recruit freelance instructors to work as a part of the team. We h


adventure jobs with Wyedean Canoe Centre

Wyedean Canoe Centre

The Symonds Yat Gorge provides Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre with the best location in the country for novice or expert canoeist. Our exclusive facilities on the banks of the River Wye comprise of 100 open canoes, 30 kayaks and 10 SUPs. Land-based adventure activities include Rock Climbing,



adventure jobs with Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre is an interdependently owned Centre that strives to allow Instructors to take that next step in their career.


adventure jobs with Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre

Our fantastic staff of course!


adventure jobs with Zip London

Zip London

We are a new, innovative adventure company who are bringing the excitement of zip wires to city centres. Our customers do not have to go to the trouble of travelling to countryside and beach locations to experience the fun of a zip wire, they just have to travel to the centre of London.


adventure jobs with American Village

American Village

What separates us from our competitors from a camper's perspective is that thir counselors are REAL north American and British Counselors. For many of our campers, these are the first foreigners that they will ever meet. What separates us from our competitors from a parent's perspective - aside



adventure jobs with CRS Adventures

CRS Adventures

Geographically we are in the best location in the South West to offer a range of seasonal outdoor activities. These include kayaking, canoeing, climbing, caving, walking, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. We also have an extensive selection of on-site tree-top activities including a very large


adventure jobs with Action Adventure Activities

Action Adventure Activities

Our aim is simply to provide you with the experience of a lifetime. Our extensive range of team building activities are ideally suited for groups of friends (Stag and Hen groups) or corporate development. We provide activities to adult & family groups.


adventure jobs with Viamonde

Viamonde

Viamonde's dynamic and experienced team of English-speaking staff are committed to offering a safe, friendly and fun environment for children of all ages. The international schools we work with demand the very highest standards of supervision and care for their students and we recruit only those wit


adventure jobs with Share Discovery Village

Share Discovery Village

Share Discovery Village offers a range of over 30 activities onsite meaning that every day is very different. SHARE works with a range of groups of many different of ages and physical abilities again adding to the variation of the job. Our staff are fun and energetic wanting guests to have the



adventure jobs with High Society

High Society

We have 20 year's experience in the industry which sets us apart from our competitors. We provide full training before we send you out to work with us. Our staff learn how to set up for different types of events; be it formal dinner, drink reception or bar, including details such as boxing tables


adventure jobs with Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust

Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust

Our setting, itself, is unique. Big open skies, views across the marshes and estuary encourage relaxation, a break away from everyday life and an opportunity to try something new. That's without mentioning the unique experience of staying on a lightship! Everything is included in a stay with FAC


adventure jobs with East Sussex County Council

East Sussex County Council

Buzz Active is a non-profit organisation, run by East Sussex County Council. Our vision is to provide access to outdoor activities to all, in stunning locations in East Sussex. We run nationally accredited courses, taught by qualified instructors, for individuals, groups and families, for children f


adventure jobs with Beyond Adventure

Beyond Adventure

Beyond Adventure is a people focused business that cares for both its staff and customers. We feel that part of our responsibility as an industry leader is to help nurture and support others on their pathway to becoming full time outdoor professionals and to this aim we will regularly employ aspira



adventure jobs with The Bear Grylls Adventure

The Bear Grylls Adventure

The Bear Grylls Adventure is a brand new attraction due to open in Autumn 2018 and is a world first attraction of its kind. Nick Varney, CEO Merlin Entertainments, said: “The Bear Grylls Adventure is a one of a kind attraction – bringing together Bear, one of the most celebrated and recognise


adventure jobs with Woodlands Adventure

Woodlands Adventure

Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning is set in 36 acres of beautiful natural woodland, centrally located with easy access to the motorway network. Each visit is tailor made for each individual group, by choosing the activities to suit their requirements, curriculum or any special needs or reque


adventure jobs with The Pirate Castle

The Pirate Castle

With a long history as a provider of unique community services in Camden Town, we have forged a trusted reputation for running effective, affordable and accessible Outdoor Education and canal boating initiatives that help our beneficiaries develop new skills, improve health and self-confidence and b


adventure jobs with Raleigh International

Raleigh International

Raleigh Expedition isn’t like other volunteer programmes. We run life-changing Expeditions to some of the most remote places on the planet. Volunteers live in a homestay with a local family, work on sustainable projects in remote communities or national parks with an international team, and trek t



adventure jobs with Ecoventure

Ecoventure

Ecoventure is the market leader in the region due to; - Our high standards, be it in training or implementation and delivery of our programmes. - The opportunities afforded to our staff in variety of work and location, training and assessments and pastoral care - An ability to adapt and evolve


adventure jobs with Ufton Court

Ufton Court




adventure jobs with Walesby Forest

Walesby Forest

Walesby Forest Adventure Activity Centre is a not-for-profit organisation and our aim is to ensure young people have the opportunity to develop in a safe secure environment to help them achieve their full potential.we also provide a wide range of educational and adventure activity programmes for sch


adventure jobs with Colletts Mountain Holidays

Colletts Mountain Holidays

Despite being based in five spectacular mountain locations, the most common feedback from our guests is that it was the team on the ground who really made their holiday, and why they book to come back again and again. Most of us working in the UK office did many seasons on the ground, looking after



adventure jobs with Warriors Academy

Warriors Academy

So what makes us unique to any other options Warriors academy is accredited by the international gap year Association, which means that we have passed the rigorous, safety, and professional standards giving you the peace of mind that you are dealing with a credible and professional organisatio


adventure jobs with Broadstone Warren Scout Camp & Activity Centre

Broadstone Warren Scout Camp & Activity Centre

By delivering safe, high quality, educational and fun activity experiences for residential, non residential customers. • Enable young people and adults to take part in activity experiences. • Demonstrate the benefits of an activity centre through the provision of value for money high quality


adventure jobs with Craggan Outdoors

Craggan Outdoors

Craggan Outdoors – The Active Heart of the Cairngorms – is based on beautiful Speyside in the Cairngorms National Park, the UK’s largest national park and home to Britain’s highest and most massive mountain range, it’s biggest native forests, wonderfully clean rivers and lochs, as well as


adventure jobs with Sealyham Activity Centre

Sealyham Activity Centre

Sealyham is close to the only UK coastal national park with excellent sea cliff climbing, superb inland bouldering and an amazing rugged coastline to explore from a kayak or coasteering. It is an outdoor instructors paradise with plenty of opportunity for an instructor to continually improve their s



adventure jobs with Alpine Elements

Alpine Elements

We realise that our resort staff have been instrumental in the continued success of the company and we hand pick our staff not only for their experience but more importantly for their enthusiasm and outgoing and friendly nature to run our resorts and chalets. Subsequently we want our staff to be the



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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Triathlon coaching pathway

Triathlon coaching pathway

Inspirational Olympians and Britain's prominence in the sport of triathlon in recent years have resulted in a huge increase in interest, both in people wishing to take part in the three disciplines, and in those looking to coach the new influx of newcomers. British Triathlon is the national governing body, with further divisions for England, Wales and Scotland. In this article we give you a background to the sport, and talk about how to get involved in coaching at local club level and at national level.

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Mountain Instructor awards

Mountain Instructor awards

Following on from our Mountain Leader page we now take a look at the even more serious Mountain Instructor scheme, overseen by Mountain Leader Training UK. The leader awards are great qualifications to have on your CV and very useful when it comes to introducing groups to our upland areas, but for serious climbers and budding mountaineers the MIA and MIC scheme is the next target on the horizon.

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