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Kayak & Canoe Instructors

  • Job Location

    The Lake District, Keswick, Cumbria

  • Start date

    Start dates in March/April for the 2020 season

  • Duration

    March 2020 - Sept/Oct 2020

  • Job Benefits

    £328 P/W, 40 hour five day week live in position all meals include (Living wage employer regardless of age)


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 is the place you are looking for.

Newlands Adventure Centre is the oldest established outdoor centre in the country and also runs Keswick Climbing Wall another busy outdoor centre on the other side of Keswick. Newlands Adventure Centre offers live in positions on site at Newlands.

We are looking for talented and qualified Instructors to work between both centres who have the experience of working with school children but are mature enough to adapt to a more varied client base.

We are looking for a BCU UKCC Level 2 coach or an old BCU Level 2 Kayak or Canoe coach.

We need instructors that wish to develop personally and who are always ready to learn that little bit more.

Instructors work a 40 hour five day week with two days off each week and are entitled to 28 days holidays pro rata. During busy periods of the season Instructors will work a 48 hour 6-day week and be paid accordingly. Instructors are not required to supervise the groups out of activity times, during meals or at bed time.

Activity days are highly structured as programmes must run on time, however, we do often run special courses where the normal routine changes and so you must be adaptable.  

After work and on your day off your time is your own and a position at Newlands Adventure Centre offers you the opportunity to make the most of what the Lake District has to offer with the Northern Fells, Borrowdale crags and many lakes and rivers all within easy reach.

To apply and be considered for a position on our 2020 team simply click the button below. We look forward to receiving your application.  


Personality and experience count for a lot, however licensing and current good practise demand that staff are qualified in what they instruct.

You are required to hold at least 1 of the following NGB’s:

* UKCC Level 2 Coach / Paddlesports Leader
* Rock Climbing Instructor
* Summer Mountain Leader

Applications from candidates with no NGB but training towards a listed qualification will be considered and remuneration if successful would be adjusted accordingly.

Also required:

* Driving License
* Current First Aid Certificate
* Two references.
* DBS Enhanced Disclosure

About us

Newlands Adventure Centre is the oldest established outdoor centre in the country being converted from a working mill in 1905 by the Countrywide Holiday Association to make a walking holiday centre.  Over the years, other outdoors activities
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