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Senior Outdoor Instructor

  • Job Location

    Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5PP

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year fixed term contract with possible extension to full time role

  • Job Benefits

    £24,000 - £27,000 per annum


We are looking for a Senior Outdoor Instructor to deliver activities to a wide range of clients and someone who is confident in leading an outdoor activity instructor team.  This position will suit someone who likes variation as no day is ever the same.
It will be essential for the candidate to have a proven track record in working with young people who require additional support and present challenging behaviours.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are crucial, along with an ability to apply a sense of humour and flexibility.
The ideal candidate will be confident in leading group sessions and working on a one to one basis to deliver a range of outdoor activities.
Alongside our outdoor specialist alternative education, we deliver multi-activity programmes, DofE expeditions, event entertainment and corporate activity days.
Main Responsibilities and Duties

  • To supervise, demonstrate and instruct groups and individuals in a wide variety of outdoor activities both on and off site.
  • Be confident in facilitating and managing a team of Outdoor Instructors to deliver Multi-Activity Programmes.
  • Plan and prepare educational material and lead suitable activities for a variety of groups to cater for their needs, abilities and experience.
  • Build exemplary relationships with all young people to support additional needs and challenging behaviours.
  • Ensure activities conform within current operating procedures and risk assessments whilst keeping the delivery fun, relaxed and engaging.
  • Maintain an auditable system in accordance to AALS.
  • Work with internal reporting systems.

Key Skills:

  • Confident in leading professional and fun outdoor activities.
  • A positive outlook and ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and time management skills.
  • Good decision making abilities
  • Flexibility to work evenings, overnight and weekends where required.
  • Awareness towards health and safety.
  • Comfortable in using computer software.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and creativity

What’s on offer? 

Become part of a friendly team and progress your career to the next level.  You will have the opportunity to put forward ideas and receive support in undertaking training and qualifications.  

Salary: £24,000 - £27,000 per annum
Hours: 42.5 hours per week Monday-Friday
Holiday Entitlement: 20 days per annum + bank holidays

Successful candidates will join a great team based near Reading in Berkshire on a 1 year fixed contract with a view to extending to a permanent full time contract.


  • Minimum of two references including last employment
  • Proof of identity and qualifications
  • Permanent UK National Insurance Number, UK residential address and UK bank account
  • Candidates with a non-EU passport must be able to prove that they have the right to work in the UK

Essential qualifications:

  • British Canoeing Coach Award (or BCU/UKCC Level 3)
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding Level 1 - BSUPA or British Canoeing
  • Climbing Wall Instructor
  • ArcheryGB Instructor
  • Basic/Lowland Expedition Leader
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid

As well as the above, the candidate should hold at least two of the following qualifications:

  • Rock Climbing Instructor
  • British Canoeing Moderate Leader Awards
  • Summer Mountain Leader
  • Mountain Bike Instructor
  • Mountain Boarding Level 2 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Successful candidates will be subject to necessary background checks and enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Friday 27th March 2020

About us

We are a leading outdoor education specialist in Berkshire.  We are committed to providing positive experiences for young people to learn, realise their potential and create lasting memories. We understand the importance of learning outside the

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