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 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
Fit For Sport

adventure jobs with Ocean Elements

Ocean Elements

Ocean Elements is a medium sized tour operator, specialising in summer beach activity holidays across 3 beautiful resorts in Greece. We have 3 dedicated beach centres for Sailing and Windsurfing, hosting between 50 and 100 guests which allows us to provide a personal service to our guests and a smal
Ocean Elements

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
Alpine Elements

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
UKSA


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 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.
Voyager

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
Camp America

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
Club Correze


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
Pure Exploration

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 Aqua Sports

Aqua Sports

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

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 Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Adventure is located in a stunning cliff top setting, we keep the activities real by coaching in the real environment and have an excellent staff retention.
Outdoor Adventure

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. We have the children for a full week and use tools such as learning journals to really get the most out of the experiences we offer. If you want to work fo
Ultimate Survival

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
In 2 Action

adventure jobs with Essex Outdoors

Essex Outdoors


Essex Outdoors


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 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
Woodrow High House

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
YMCA Lakeside

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
Robinwood


adventure jobs with Plas Menai

Plas Menai

We have been teaching watersports and adventure courses for over thirty years and were the first centre in the UK to offer a "gateway" course to Careers in the Industry. Our Waterfront location provides a stunning backdrop to our activities, coupled with an unrivalled diversity of training locati
Plas Menai

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
Woodlands Adventure

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.
Manor House Activity Centre

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
Bear Grylls Survival Academy


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
Raleigh International

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 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
Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre

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
Stubbers Adventure Centre


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
Kingswood

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
Avon Tyrrell

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.
Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

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.
Newlands Adventure Centre


adventure jobs with Galloway Activity Centre

Galloway Activity Centre

Our fantastic staff of course!
Galloway Activity Centre

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
Share Discovery Village

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
Allnatt Outdoors

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
Walesby Forest


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
American Village

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.
Action Adventure Activities

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
East Sussex County Council

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
Viamonde


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
Colletts Mountain Holidays

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
Warriors Academy

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 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
Ecoventure


adventure jobs with Ufton Court

Ufton Court


Ufton Court


Most useful qualifications?

Most useful qualifications?

People often ask us which NGB qualifications they should be looking at achieving in order to kick start a career in outdoor adventure. To be honest is isn't an easy question to answer because it really depends on what you are planning to do long term. If you are completely new to the industry and looking to get started, you can either build up a few qualifications on your own, or you can try to get employed with a multi activity centre, who will usually offer you some NGBs as part of your training and qualification - this way you will also get some great experience too. Whichever route you decide, this article takes a look at which qualifications are most useful for budding instructors.

Most useful qualifications? >>

Climbing awards

Climbing awards

In an effort to find out more about why people choose to take the rock climbing courses that allow you to introduce other people to the sport, namely the Climbing Wall Award (CWA), and the Single Pitch Award (SPA), we spoke to a couple of professionals who have achieved these NGBs and who are now aiming to progress their climbing careers. Click through to read about how these industry standard qualifications allow you to supervise other climbers, and tips for passing the exam.

Climbing awards >>

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 >>