Adventure Jobs Abroad

orange square White water river guiding in the Ardeche, managing a team of instructors on a Mediterranean beach, working a ski season, or spending the summer as an activity councillor at an American summer camp. Working abroad for an adventure company can be one of the most fun and exciting jobs you can imagine. Every year we work with many of the leading outdoor adventure companies in the UK, helping them find exciting new candidates to fill vacancies abroad.

With plenty of schools and individuals looking outside the UK for their residential adventure trips and activity holidays, there are a good number of companies who have established activity centres in countries such as France, Spain, and beyond. English speaking employees are often essential for health and safety reasons, so UK employees are invited to apply and spend a season working abroad.

Take a look below for our current adventure jobs abroad. Click into each listing for a full job description and details of how to get your application into the hands of the person deciding who to employ for the coming adventure season.


Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers

Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers


Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess, engineer or chef on a luxury superyacht?
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Superjeep Driver Guide

Superjeep Driver Guide


Category D/D1 licensed drivers, responsible for the safety and enjoyment of guests while leading our winter ice cave tours.
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Activity Specialist at Summer Camp

Activity Specialist at Summer Camp


Experience Canada on a whole new level. Do what you love while working. This summer, spend 9 weeks teaching children at an incredible Canadian summer camp. With mountains on your doorstep, this is an opportunity to work in potentially the world’s best job, in some of the world’s greatest locatio
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Summer Camp Counsellor Job

Summer Camp Counsellor Job


Experience Canada on a whole new level. This summer, spend 9 weeks working with children at an incredible Canadian summer camp. With mountains on your doorstep, this is an opportunity to work in potentially the world’s best job, in some of the world’s greatest locations.
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Lifeguard

Lifeguard


We are looking for high energy people to join the Butlin's family holiday resort located along the sunny south coast in Bognor Regis. As an experience Lifeguard you will be working in our largest Splash Waterworld pool ensure our guest are making memories that last a life time.
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Outdoor Instructor Leader at Summer Camp in America

Outdoor Instructor Leader at Summer Camp in America


Work as an outdoor and adventure trip leader at a USA Summer Camp with Camp Leaders, running activities with children of all ages. From Orienteering to Nature and Hiking, you can work in America for your summer job abroad with Camp Leaders.
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Multi-activity instructor in Switzerland

Multi-activity instructor in Switzerland


If you enjoy working with children, join our team of international staff in Switzerland for an incredibly rewarding experience in a beautiful mountain resort. You will instruct and assist in a programme of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing, canyoning and orienteering.
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Adventure Guide Program - Patagonia

Adventure Guide Program - Patagonia


Patagonia. Where else in the world would you want to perfect your outdoor skills? Rugged, remote, vast and sublime - Patagonia’s beauty is unrivalled, and the trekking is unreal.
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Seasonal Chef / Cook

Seasonal Chef / Cook


Now Recruiting for the season! CLUB CORREZE is a small family run business based in the beautiful Massif Region, France. We are looking for an experienced or qualified chef/cook who can lead a small team of non-catering assistants in preparing and serving quality meals for up to 200 stude
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General Assistant Hotel

General Assistant Hotel


General Assistant role, based in the Chateau du Baffy in Normandy, France. Reporting to the General Manager to provide an excellent level of restaurant service, house-keeping and guest liaison (both to the school group and adult guests) staying at the Chateau.
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Outdoor Adventure Leader Apprenticeship - 2019

Outdoor Adventure Leader Apprenticeship - 2019


Take the leap into your next activity adventure! If a 9-5 office job and sitting behind a desk all day is just not your thing, the JCA Activity Instructor Apprenticeship is just the role for you. Our JCA Activity Instructor Apprenticeship will take you on a journey like no other. We will give
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Neilson Watersports Instructor Training and Job (Greece)

Neilson Watersports Instructor Training and Job (Greece)


UKSA is a world leader in instructing and coaching in watersports. Neilson is the leading specialists in active holidays. It’s a perfect match! This ten-week course delivered in Greece, is part-funded and offers guaranteed employment for 2 years with Neilson upon graduation.
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Adventure Guide Program - Africa

Adventure Guide Program - Africa


Our program isn’t your usual African jeep safari experience. We go deeper into the mountains and jungles, beyond the tourist route to small game reserves and savannahs focused on sustainability. You’ll be surfing at J-Bay & horse trekking, viewing the big-5 but also so many other amazing animals
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Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers

Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers


Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess, engineer or chef on a luxury superyacht?
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Trainee Lifeguard

Trainee Lifeguard


We are looking for high energy people to join the Butlin's family holiday resort located along the sunny south coast in Bognor Regis. If you are interested in gaining this nationally recognised Lifeguard Qualification and have great people skills, we'd love to hear from you. You will enjoy teamwork,
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Kitchen Porter

Kitchen Porter


You will be an integral part of the overseas Hotel Team, ensuring our customers’ expectations are exceeded at every opportunity. Reporting to the Head chef and Assistant/Hotel Managers, you are responsible for the hygiene and safety standards within our Hotels Kitchens.
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Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Sports Coaching Jobs in America


Coach sports to children in USA Summer Camps with Camp Leaders. The summer camp in America programme offers you the opportunity to gain over 500 hours of hands-on sports coaching, whether it's soccer, tennis, basketball or many more.
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Maintenance Person

Maintenance Person


As a Maintenance Person you will work on a rota basis to coincide with our chalets within resort but it is expected you possess a flexible attitude as this is an ‘on-call’ role.
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Room Assistant

Room Assistant


You will be highly motivated to ensure that the hotel always meets the company targets for: Trip Advisor, Trust Pilot and Holiday Watchdog reviews, First Impressions, Electronic Customer Satisfaction Questionnaires for cleanliness, creating an inviting & relaxing atmosphere and staff efficiency.
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Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand

Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand


Head to NZ for 12 weeks of adventure travel to rival any other. Whether you are looking for a foot in the door to an adventure tourism career or the ultimate adventure holiday, this program will perfect your outdoor survival skills, surround you with awesome people & explore the stunning landscape.
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General Camp Counselor in America

General Camp Counselor in America


Spend 3 months having the most epic summer at camp in America. Travel the states and earn up to $1250 in pocket money. Become a Camp Counselor and push yourself to be a better person, you will walk away from the summer as a problem solver, a communicator and a team player.
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Mountain Bike Mechanic

Mountain Bike Mechanic


Reporting to the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike program within the French Alps.
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Superjeep Driver Guide

Superjeep Driver Guide


Category D/D1 licensed drivers, responsible for the safety and enjoyment of guests while leading our winter ice cave tours.
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Chef De partie

Chef De partie


Working closely with every member of the kitchen team The Chef De Partie (CDP) will be responsible for the smooth running of any of the sections within the Kitchen. Sections may include Prep, Stock and Larder, Starters, Grill and Mains or Desserts.
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Expedition Leadership Training

Expedition Leadership Training


Quite possibly the best gap year on the planet! Join us on a four month expedition starting with training in the UK then leadership and survival training in the jungles of Central America. Jobs offered to the top candidates!
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Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

Outdoor Instructor Training Programme


Outdoor Instructor Trainee Programme Share Discovery Village based in Co Fermanagh is offering you the opportunity of a lifetime! Apply to become a highly qualified Outdoor Instructor in Ireland’s most prestigious Outdoor Instructor Training Programme. Training lasts for 12 months.
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Summer Camp Lifeguard in America

Summer Camp Lifeguard in America


Work as a lifeguard in a summer camp America with Camp Leaders for 9 weeks. Work as part of a team of lifeguards who run the camp pool and lake, organising activities and pool parties, whilst keeping everyone safe and keeping the pool clean.
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Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


Ultimate Activity Camps provide fun-filled, and action-packed Holiday Camps for children at fantastic locations near you during the school holidays. If you have the enthusiasm and experience to provide the best camp experiences to the children in our care, then we want to hear from you!
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Bar Assistant

Bar Assistant


You will assist with running the bar ensuring a high level of customer service at all times in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere. You will assist with advertising and upselling all bar products, events and special offers helping to ensure that all sales targets are being met and exceeded.
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Head Chef

Head Chef


You will oversee and run every aspect of the Hotel Kitchen. Managing a team of chefs (size dependent on property size), you will take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property.
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 Waiter

Waiter


Reporting to the Hotel Manager/Restaurant Supervisor you will provide an efficient waiting service for up to 26 guests/ or 6 to 7 tables in one of Ski Hotels. You will be serving guests at breakfast and dinner, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times.
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Trainee Activity Instructor (One Year post)

Trainee Activity Instructor (One Year post)


FACT offer a range of outdoor adventure activities to a wide variety of groups in the context of a Christian community. We welcome schools, youth groups, individuals and more to our converted lightvessel, Trinity, moored on the Essex coast. Each day is different but every one is full of adventure.
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Outdoor and Adventure Specialist at Summer Camp

Outdoor and Adventure Specialist at Summer Camp


Teach your hobby every single day. This summer, spend 9 weeks working with children at an incredible Canadian summer camp. With mountains on your doorstep, this is an opportunity to work in potentially the world’s best job, in some of the world’s greatest location
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International Educator Program

International Educator Program


Leading change on a global scale. Helping small communities revive ecological regions. Protecting native biodiversities. Helping to break the cycle of poverty. Our International Educator program is all about travelling with a difference, travelling making a difference.
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Paddlesport Guide Course

Paddlesport Guide Course


Our paddlesports guide development course is for anyone who has ever wanted to become a guide and develop their personal and leadership skills. Our highly qualified and experienced staff will help progress your skills taking you on your own personalised pathway to becoming a paddlesports instructor.
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Expedition Leader Program

Expedition Leader Program


This is a comprehensive program for people looking to become globally experienced and qualified Expedition Leaders, capable of leading treks into high altitude and developing world regions.
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Superyacht Career Entry Courses

Superyacht Career Entry Courses


Start your new career now and join this adventurous industry. Our superyacht career entry packages are designed to get you started as crew on board a luxury superyacht. No experience necessary as we provide everything you need to know to become a successful crew member in this elite industry.
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Canoe Trip Leading at Summer Camp

Canoe Trip Leading at Summer Camp


Experience Canada on a whole new level. This summer, spend 9 weeks canoeing with children at an incredible Canadian summer camp. With mountains on your doorstep, this is an opportunity to work in potentially the world’s best job, in some of the world’s greatest locations.
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Adventure Activities Instructor

Adventure Activities Instructor


Are you looking to work in a location that offers you fantastic opportunities to develop your own personal skills? Do you enjoy passing on your experience and knowledge of the great outdoors to others? Then Newlands Adventure Centre/Keswick Climbing Wall is the place you are looking for.
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Multi Activity Instructors France

Multi Activity Instructors France


We are looking for suitable candidates to become multi-activity instructors at our two French activity centres: Le Château du Broutel and Le Château de Warsy, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups. No previous experience nor French language required
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Assistant Hotel Manager

Assistant Hotel Manager


You will, under the Hotel Manager's instruction, be responsible for the day-to-day running of the hotel and its staff, exceeding guests' holiday expectations at all times. You have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management,planning, organising and directing all hotel services
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Housekeepers / Kitchen Assistants

Housekeepers / Kitchen Assistants


Now Recruiting for the 2019 season! CLUB CORREZE is a small family run business based in the beautiful Massif Region, France. We are looking for individuals who have excellent customer service skills and who enjoy working with children.
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Dive Instructor

Dive Instructor


Guests at The Bear Grylls Adventure will learn the core mental and physical skills for adventure at Basecamp before embarking on Hero Activities such as the Dive Experience - The Dive Instructor is responsible to deliver outstanding guest dive experiences.
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Maintenance Person

Maintenance Person


You will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all Ocean Elements property within resort. You will work on a rota basis to coincide with our chalets within resort but it is expected you possess a flexible attitude as this is an ‘on-call’ role.
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Active Leader

Active Leader


As a passionate sports and activities enthusiast, you will ensure our guests' holidays are filled with fun and exciting activities throughout the week.
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Bar / Restaurant Supervisor

Bar / Restaurant Supervisor


You will work closely with the Hotel Manager to deliver excellent customer service and seamless delivery of all beverage services including afternoon tea. You will oversee, manage, develop and inspire the Hotel/Bar Assistants to ensure that the Hospitality staff are performing at the top level!
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Commis Chef

Commis Chef


Reporting to the Head Chef, you will be a key member of the Hotel kitchen team. You will be responsible for food preparation to the highest standards whilst ensuring you maintain a clean and safe working environment. You will share demonstrate and share your passion for high standards.
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Activities Supervisor

Activities Supervisor


You will assist with the overall smooth running of the activities available in resort. As an Activities Supervisor you will be responsible for providing support to the Instructors, Activities Manager and Child Care staff.
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Windsurfing Instructor - Summer 2018

Windsurfing Instructor - Summer 2018


We are actively seeking experienced and qualified Windsurfing/Dinghy Instructors to come work in one of our stunning Mediterranean beach resorts.
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 Kids Club Activity Leader

Kids Club Activity Leader


Dependant on location you will report to the Activities Manager or the Childcare Manager where you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Childcare programme 5-6 days a week, including chilled evening activities, such as movie night.
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Kids Club Activities Leader

Kids Club Activities Leader


You will assist with the overall smooth running of the Childcare program 5-6 days a week. You will be responsible for the safe and effective deliverance of the various Kids Clubs that we operate across our programs which encompass children of ages 4-7 and ages 8-12.
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Kitchen / Catering Assistant

Kitchen / Catering Assistant


Come and work in our beautiful French Chateau as part of our Catering team. Learn new skills and improve your french at the same time in a fast paced but fun environment.
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Cycling Coordinator

Cycling Coordinator


We are actively recruiting for Cycling Coordinators to work in one of our stunning Mediterranean beach resorts. The terrain, topography and quiet roads surrounding our beach resorts offer some fantastic cycling opportunities for both mountain and road bikers alike.
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Youth Squad Instuctor

Youth Squad Instuctor


As a Youth Squad Instructor you will be leading and assisting RYA sessions for any children/teens on holiday with Ocean Elements. You will provide practical and theory based tuition that adheres to RYA criteria.
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Sous Chef

Sous Chef


You will assist in the running every aspect of the Hotel Kitchen. Supporting the Head Chef in the management of a team of chefs (size dependent on property size), you would take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property.
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Mountain Bike Mechanic

Mountain Bike Mechanic


Reporting to the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike program within the French Alps.
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Childcare Practitioner

Childcare Practitioner


We are actively seeking experienced and qualified nannies to come work in one of our stunning Mediterranean beach resorts. As a member of our childcare team you will ensure all children have a fun, safe and exhilarating action-packed holiday.
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Chef de Partie

Chef de Partie


Working closely with every member of the kitchen team you will be responsible for the smooth running of any of the sections within the Kitchen. Sections may include Prep, Stock and Larder, Starters, Grill and Mains or Desserts. Being relaxed and confident in your abilities will be essential.
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Beach Senior

Beach Senior


You will maintain the overall smooth running of the waterfront. As a Beach Senior you will be responsible for providing support to your team of Watersports Instructors, the Activities Supervisor and Activities Manager, occasionally acting in any of these roles in their absence.
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Outdoor Instructor (Permanent Contract) x 2

Outdoor Instructor (Permanent Contract) x 2


CMC Adventure is an outdoor activity centre with a 52-year heritage, situated within the Snowdonia National Park and set against the stunning backdrop of the Rhinog Mountain Range. The centre is also on the waterfront, enabling water sport activities to take place on-site.
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Flotilla Host

Flotilla Host


Working as a Flotilla Host for Ocean Elements, you will be fun and enthusiastic about all things water based! You will not only be running and organising all the great evening activities for our guests, but you will also be the first mate to our Flotilla Skipper.
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Bosun/Watersports Instructor

Bosun/Watersports Instructor


This is a split role whereby you will divide your working day into mornings and afternoons. One half of each day will be spent in the role of Watersports Instructor – teaching RYA group sessions, the other half of the day will be spent maintaining the wide range of watersports equipment.
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Mountain Bike Guide

Mountain Bike Guide


You will ensure the overall smooth running of the bike program within resort. You will cover the bike workshop where you will maintain the fleet of 'Specialized' mountain & cross-country bikes in your resort. Guiding guests on an approved timetable basis on a range of predetermined routes.
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Hotel Manager

Hotel Manager


You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your hotel and its staff, exceeding guest’s holiday expectations at all times. You have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management, planning, organising and directing all hotel services.
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Customer Service Representative

Customer Service Representative


The Customer Service Manager is responsible for the successful implementation of our activity programmes. Day-to-day responsibilities include: Customer & Supplier Liaison, excursions and transport, programming and pre-arrival admin & accommodation management.
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Multi Activity Instructor

Multi Activity Instructor


Get bored easily? Every day is different at Carlingford Adventure Centre. The huge variety of activities, scenery and people we work with means every day brings new experiences and challenges. Join us to be part of an instrumental team that coach and inspire people to do make the most of life!
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Sailing Instructor

Sailing Instructor


Introduce our guests to the basics of sailing in the UK, Southern France and Spain. Excellent RYA training and development opportunities. Our Sailing Instructors deliver group taster sessions in sailing as well as helping to organise and participate in evening entertainments.
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Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructor


You will be responsible for delivering the fitness programme at our Surf Hotel property in Vassiliki, Greece. The fitness programme is available to all guests and will involve multiple activities each day. Activities include: Stretch and Relax Classes, Zumba, Aqua Aerobics, Running and more.
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Dinghy Instructor

Dinghy Instructor


Our Instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. Leading watersports sessions and helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll spend a lot of time on the water, both training and leading activities, you'll also see the region by accompany groups on excursion.
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Watersports Instructors

Watersports Instructors


You'll assist with the overall smooth running of the waterfront in resort. You'll be leading and assisting RYA sessions for adults and children alike. You'll provide tuition that adheres to both RYA & BCU criteria. You'll be on hand to offer guidance to guests who wish to free sail.
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Photographer

Photographer


You will be responsible for the capture, promotion and sale of high quality images of our clients. You must be organised and have the ability to meet sales targets. The majority of your day-to-day will be spent either on land or in a powerboat, capturing images of guests partaking in activities.
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Head Mountain Bike Mechanic

Head Mountain Bike Mechanic


As the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will co-ordinate with the Bike Programme Manager to ensure the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike program within the French Alps.
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Chief instructor

Chief instructor


The Chief Instructors principal role is to manage the beach and evening activities. Key accountabilities for this role include support of pre-season training and resort preparation, overseeing activity operations & team management, staff timetabling, health & safety, equipment mangement
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Assistant Instructor / Rep

Assistant Instructor / Rep


An Assistant Instructors role is to support our instructional team delivering watersports activities. Even if you have limited previous experience in watersports our training and support programme will help you progress far quicker than you imagined. We can also offer NGBs.
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Front of House Supervisor

Front of House Supervisor


Works closely with the Hotel Manager to deliver excellent customer service and seamless delivery of all meals, including BBQs. You will oversee, manage, develop and inspire the Hotel/Bar Assistants and Chefs to ensure that the Hotel staff are performing to the best of their ability at all times.
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Cook - France

Cook - France


PGL's catering operations are modern enterprises set up to deliver excellence in both service and food at their activity centres. As well as providing supportive and fun environments to work, you'll get the chance to have a fantastic experience in one of the most beautiful regions of the world.
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Activities Manager

Activities Manager


You will be responsible for the overall smooth running of the activities offered in resort and delivering our customers’ expectations of outstanding customer service. You will be responsible for providing support to the Instructors.
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Mountain Bike Mechanic

Mountain Bike Mechanic


Reporting to the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike programme - guiding and maintaining our fleet of bikes and setting the bikes up for guests to use.
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Outdoor Education Activity Counsellors

Outdoor Education Activity Counsellors


Village Camps S.A. is looking to hire dynamic Outdoor Education Activity Counsellors to join our team in Switzerland this Autumn. Dates: 18th /26th August- 6th October.
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Bar Assistant

Bar Assistant


You will provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests in our Hotels. You will assist with running the bar ensuring a high level of customer service at all times in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
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Multi-Activity Instructors

Multi-Activity Instructors


CLUB CORREZE is a small family run business based in the beautiful Massif Region, France. We are recruiting Instructors to teach a variety of outdoor activities to students of varying ages and abilities. Some of the activities you will be leading include archery, fencing, stream scrambling etc
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Hotel Assistant

Hotel Assistant


You will provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests in our Hotels. You will assist with serving breakfast, work at the bar and serve dinner to our guests, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times. You will also carry out daily and weekly housekeeping duties.
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Flotilla Skipper

Flotilla Skipper


You will have a passion and enthusiasm for all things water based! As an experienced Flotilla Skipper you will not only be in charge of guiding guests from A to B in the safest way possible, but have in-depth knowledge of the Lefkada area, to brief guests on scenic and interesting routes.
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Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course

Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course


The fast track dinghy instructor can run as a two week (experienced sailors) or four week (no experience)option. By then end of the course you will have completed your RYA dinghy instructor training and assessment, RYA powerboat level 2 and RYA First Aid (the pre requisites to complete the course).
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Apprentice Instructor

Apprentice Instructor


You will assist with teaching the RYA syllabus and will be responsible for providing support to instructors teaching sessions, as well as providing excellent customer service to our guests within resort.
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Paddlesports Instructor, southern France

Paddlesports Instructor, southern France


We currently have a fantastic opportunity for UKCC Level 1** qualified Paddlesports Instructors to join our team in the Ardeche region of southern France.
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Private Watersports Instructor

Private Watersports Instructor


Design, implement and promote a range of bespoke/tailored tuition to meet individual guests needs covering a multitude of disciplines not limited to; windsurfing, sailing, powerboat, SUP. You will be actively promoting and selling your own private tuition.
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Lifeguard

Lifeguard


You will be responsible for all pool safety at our Surf Hotel property in Vassiliki, Greece. During pool opening hours, you will monitor guest safety in and around the pool area, providing First Aid and emergency response where necessary.
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Paddle Sports instructor

Paddle Sports instructor


Our Instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. Leading watersports sessions and helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll spend a lot of time on the water, both training and leading activities, you'll also see the region by accompany groups on excursion.
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Greece Area Manager

Greece Area Manager


Are you an experienced centre manager, with a background in watersports, activities, yachting or hospitality? This Greece-based, seasonal role is responsible for the direct management of the resort-level managers and their departments, with close involvement with the Yachting and Flotilla Operation.
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Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor


The Senior Instructors role is to support the Chief Instructor in delivering pre-season training and the daily operational requirements of the Voyager Adventure programme. Leading by example to set the highest professional standards for the resort team.
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Guest Services Manager

Guest Services Manager


You will be a key part of the Surf Hotel Resort Team. This is a customer-facing role in the Greek resort in Vassiliki. You will be involved in a wide variety of tasks, which will contribute towards a seamless, enjoyable holiday experience for our guests and the smooth running of the hotel and resort
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Hotel Manager

Hotel Manager


As a Hotel Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your hotel and its staff exceeding guest’s holiday expectations at all times.
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Watersports Instructors

Watersports Instructors


CLUB CORREZE is a small family run business based in the beautiful Massif Region, France. We are recruiting Instructors who have experience leading taster sessions to students of varying ages and abilities. You will be delivering a range of activities, from kayaking, canoeing to SUP boarding.
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Trainee management program

Trainee management program


We are an international outdoor adventure company located in the UK, Central Europe, Australia and Canada. We are currently focused on expanding in Europe and have opportunities at multiple levels. If you are active, love the outdoors, travel we would like to hear from you.
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Greece Accountant

Greece Accountant


Based in our office in Vassiliki on the beautiful Greek island of Lefkada, you will manage all areas of accounting for our summer operations in Greece. We run 3 beach clubs from 3 hotels in various locations around Greece. This role will suit a confident, experienced accountant.
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Chances are, you are thinking about starting or advancing a career in outdoor adventure education and you are looking for exciting sounding opportunities to apply for. While the majority of companies who advertise with us are offering posts here in England, Wales or Scotland, we do get quite a number of international, and especially European adventure jobs.


Is it really any different from being in Britain?

Perhaps the first thing to note is that many of these international adventure jobs that we advertise are actually on behalf of British companies who own and operate activity centres designed to be frequented by British visitors, especially school groups. These centres are often extremely popular as they allow visitors to experience the benefits that outdoor education can bring, in conjunction with experiencing a different culture first hand. In an age of league tables and the national curriculum, undertaking a language course or visiting a place of historical interest can often invoke a passion that it is difficult to replicate with classroom only learning; something that the schools are only too well aware of. This is perhaps a long winded way of saying that for you, one of the instructors, this means that while you may be based in France, or Italy, your immediate working environment could be almost identical to one that your friends are experiencing here at home.


You can still train and develop your career

Working overseas does not mean you have to give up the idea of our National Governing Body qualifications too. Quite a few adventure companies have the foresight to invest in your development as an instructor. Clearly it is good for you to advance your teaching and instruction abilities, but it also benefits them if they can claim that their instructors are well qualified, so they often encourage you to train towards relevant NGB awards on the job, even if that job is being done in another country.

Job satisfaction is no different either. Often the primary reason for people entering the outdoor industry is that they can directly observe the impact that their work has. Every Instructor remembers the look on the face of the first child they helped to do something that the child previously would not have had the opportunity or confidence to do. Working abroad gives people the opportunity to have a real impact on the groups they lead both educationally and culturally.

You may find that an overseas adventure job enhances your career prospects. Working for a small company in this country, you may find that you soon get as far as you can go without moving on. The centre manager may have been there for years, or may actually own the company, so once you become a senior instructor your chance of progression is to leave. If the international job is for a company with multiple adventure centres, then there could be more opportunities to further your career.


A boost to your confidence

Choosing to undertake an experience like this can often instill a level of confidence in you that you did not previously have, and which will be extremely useful to you in later life. Clearly the job has to be the right move for you in the first place, but if there are two identical jobs for which you are ideally suited, it definitely takes more nerve to apply for the one that would involve leaving your home country. But taking risks that pay off will definitely boost your confidence, and change who you are as a person. I have had friends who left to work in other countries for a year or two, and almost without exception it changed them and gave them the confidence that made them far more outgoing and successful when they returned.


Things to think about

So far so good; everything I have highlighted has been a positive. This is not to say that as soon as you see an international job you should apply for it without question. There are some important considerations to factor into your decision to apply. Research is the key to successfully working abroad and lays the foundations for a fantastic experience. You need to identify exactly where in the world you are most interested in working, as things that we take for granted such as tax or access to medical treatment vary a great deal from country to country.

If you need to find out more about the impact working abroad has on paying UK tax then it is a good idea to contact HMRC, who are often very helpful. There are so many rules, regulations and exceptions that I'm not even going to begin to tell you how much tax you are likely to have to pay. All I will say is that your tax situation will depend on whether you are going to be treated as a resident or non resident. Reputable organisations will also have HR and Payroll departments that can help you with any queries you may have when you go abroad.

Not having the NHS to fall back on is another big change, so if you do require any form of medical treatment an up-to-date EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) is an absolute must for Europe. The UK has an agreement with the rest of the EEA (European Economic Area) which allows you to receive medical treatment. Let's face it, as an adventure activity instructor, even an accomplished one working at a centre with an excellent safety record, you are putting yourself more at risk of needing medical attention than most. Outside the EEA there is no such agreement, so you are likely to need comprehensive medial insurance, unless you want to risk paying off a medical bill for the rest of your working life. Sometimes the company you are working for will arrange this and cover you, so definitely a question to ask them.

How do you get yourself employed on an adventure job abroad? Probably goes without saying, but if you do have any previous teaching experience, any outdoor adventure qualifications, or even experience of living abroad, make sure you get it on your application form as these things will make your application stand out from the crowd when employers are looking for suitable candidate for their overseas employees. At the same time, don’t let a lack of previous experience put you off applying - many overseas adventure workers are quite young, so employers are looking at your attitude and how you present yourself as much as your CV.


Go for it!

I hope that gives you some more to think about and perhaps encourages you to consider that Pays de la Loire Watersports Instructor role, or the multi activity instructor job in the Spanish Pyrenees. To end on a very topical note, would you rather work outdoors during a Mediterranean summer or a British summer? And yes, that is a rhetorical question. Good luck with your job hunt and see you in France!