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Working for Acorn Adventure

Acorn Adventure believe in REAL ADVENTURE. We are a leading provider for residential adventure holidays for children and family holidays across our seven centres in the UK and Europe. The best outdoor education experience is all about location, location, location and if it’s a real adventure trip you want, look no further than Acorn Adventure. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors are selected so we can offer the best and most adventurous outdoor activities, from pico-sailing and white water rafting to rock climbing and caving. We are widely known for delivering some of the best activity programmes available to schools and youth groups, at affordable prices.

Why are Acorn Adventure so good to work for?

Our staff get to make the most of the amazing locations of our centres, this may be: leading a group down the Ardèche river in Southern France; hiking through the Italian Alps or windsurfing on a Spanish Beach. We are a family business and as such our centres run like a family, with everybody living and working on our centre together. All of our food is made on site, our administrators run the finances and our assistants help with the running of our centres. At Acorn Adventure we do not just recruit activity staff; we have a range of positions for those looking for work in an outdoor environment from our catering teams, bar staff and drivers. We give all staff the opportunity to complete pre and post-season training to gain NGB qualifications in different activities, on top of the standard comprehensive induction & training programme we provide. At Acorn we value our staff and get to know you all by name. Our Head Office team are involved with the running of the centre every step of the way; you'll get to know us by name too, and will see us coming to visit all of our centres across the season. We believe a business is run from the top down, so expect to see us serving our guests food, cleaning the toilets and interacting with the children. We won’t ask you to do anything that we wouldn’t do ourselves.





Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


Seasonal positions available from April to September 2019!! Our teams of Activity Instructors deliver taster activity sessions and an evening entertainment programme to our guests.
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River Leader

River Leader


Want to further your career in Paddlesports? Acorn Adventure are recruiting River Leaders who will be responsible for the delivery of various activity sessions to guests at our centre in Savane in Southern France. We are also launching a 5 Star Open Canoe Training & Assessment Scheme for experience
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Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor


Want to further your career in the Outdoor Industry? We are recruiting Senior Activity Instructors who will be responsible for the delivery of activity sessions to our guests at our centres in the France and Italy.
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RYA Senior Instructor

RYA Senior Instructor


This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody with their Senior DI qualification who is looking for a Senior Instructor position or an Activity Manager position.
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Activity Manager

Activity Manager


The Activity Manager role is ideal for an experienced senior or chief activity instructor with a proven supervisory background looking to progress in the outdoor industry.
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Village Manager

Village Manager


Customer Focused, Friendly, Energetic Team Members Wanted! As the Village Manager your main responsibility is to ensure that our guests have a smooth and successful trip or holiday whilst on centre, outside of activity sessions.
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Acorn Adventure are a leading provider of school adventure holidays and group travel. With 7 centres across the UK, France, Spain and Italy, we offer a fantastic range of adventurous activities designed to be fun filled, exciting and challenging for the participants, ultimately leading to improved confidence, responsibility and leadership skills.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we understand the importance of recruiting the right people every year. We look for both qualified and trainee applicants so there really is an adventure job for everyone at Acorn, the most important thing is choosing people with a love of the outdoors and a passion for teaching children and young adults. Every year we recruit 250 seasonal staff to fill positions such as Activity Instructors, Senior Instructors, Drivers, Maintenance, Cooks, Kitchen Assistants and Administrators, as well as management roles such as Centre Managers, Activity Managers and Bar Managers.

Our staff package is one of the best around, not only in terms of pay. You'll get the benefit of working in a fantastic outdoor environment with great new friends, and the experience will be a great addition to your CV and have a positive impact on your life skills.

Whether you're an NGB qualified activity instructor, an experienced manager or someone looking to spend the summer working in the outdoors, we want to hear from you! Take a look at our current roles and apply NOW!