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Outdoor Activity Instructor

  • Job Location

    Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

  • Start date

    Recruiting Now!

  • Duration

    Up to 12 month course

  • Job Benefits

    Salary + accommodation, food and activities


Interested in developing a career in Outdoor Adventure Activities and gaining recognised qualifications? Join a great friendly team in the heart of Sherwood Forest as an Outdoor Adventure Activity Instructor.

Walesby Forest is a Not-for-Profit Activity Centre set in 250 acres of Sherwood Forest and provides opportunities for young people to develop in a safe and secure environment. Our apprenticeship scheme offers you the opportunity to learn new skills and gain qualifications and is a perfect starting point if you want to develop a career in the outdoor, leisure or education sectors.

As a not for profit organisation our aims are to provide development opportunities for young people and you will receive training and guidance to help you complete the Level 2 NVQ Apprenticeship in Outdoor Activity Leadership and undertake at least 6 NGB level externally recognised qualifications. As well as providing adventure activities to schools, scouts, guides etc we also run a range of events, rally’s, festivals, jamborees etc where you can gain more valuable experience and skills. We also help you develop a wide range of transferable skills which enhance your future career prospects. 

Our Activity Instructors introduce participants to a number of adventure activities including archery, laser tag,  rifles, kayaking, climbing, quads, zip wires, abseiling, assault courses, ropes courses as well as assisting on bushcraft, CSI and evening entertainment programmes.

We not only sponsor your qualifications, course programme and training but also provide live-in accommodation in our forest setting and meal options, plus a training salary so this is an opportunity not to be missed.  All we ask is that you commit to completing the NVQ and work hard to give our visitors a great experience.

Successful applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Walesby Forest is committed to the principle of equal opportunities.

You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to apply for this job.


No formal qualifications or experience are required, just a passion for working in the outdoors and willingness to learn new skills and all training will be given by our experienced team on centre.

We are looking for energetic, outgoing young people that are willing to learn and be part of a friendly team. Our activity instructors are at the heart of what we do you'll be delivering a wide range of adventure activities that are safe, challenging and fun. You’ll also need a commitment to excellent customer service to help to give our visitors an experience of a lifetime.

Experience of working or volunteering with Scouts, Guides or young people will be an advantage, but is not essential. You will need plenty of energy, diplomacy and the ability to relate and confidently communicate with a wide range of clients.

About us

Walesby Forest is set in 250 acres of Sherwood Forest and

provides Outdoor Adventure Activities. As a not for profit organisation we

pride ourselves on being able to nurture talent. Our staff take great pride
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