Apprentice Activity Instructor

Location: Scout Adventures Downe or Youlbury
Salary and Benefits Salary: £142 per week
Contract: Fixed Term – 1 year (January to December 2018)
Hours: 40 hours per week
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Simply Health medical plan, Accommodation, Uniform and Board included
Date Posted: 20/10/2017
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Apprentice Activity Instructor (Ref: 17/76, 17/77)

Summary of Job

We believe that amazing things happen in the great outdoors. Our Developing Instructors inspire, coach and teach hundreds of young people each year in the art of Adventure. Working in some of the country’s most inspirational locations this is an opportunity to join the Scout Adventures Developing Activity Instructor programme. Learning by doing is at the heart of the Scouting and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing – gaining NGB qualifications, a recognised Level 2 apprenticeship, and bags of experience in a range of adventurous activities from Kayaking to Climbing and Archery to Tomahawk Throwing. Former instructors have gone on to work in colleges, work as free-lance paddle sport coaches, and work as fully fledged instructors both in our centres, and in the wider industry.

About You
We’re looking for someone to join our team who is just as passionate as we are about getting young people outdoors to have an adventure. You will have the motivation and aptitude to work towards achieving qualifications in Paddle Sports, Target Sports, First Aid, Climbing and High Ropes, as well as an NVQ Level 2 in Activity Leadership within one year, you’ll also be happy to support all the other aspects of operating a busy Activity Centre.
As someone who wants to go on to a career as an Outdoor Instructor you will ideally already have some experience of working in an outdoor or activity centre and have a clear vision of what you would like to achieve during your year with us and the exciting adventures you might go on to have in the future.
To be eligible for this role you must:
• Be a minimum age of 18 years on the 1st of January 2018
• Not have previously obtained an L4 qualification (e.g. Degree or HND)

About Us
Scout Adventures offers inspiring outdoor learning experiences for both young people and adults. Drawing on over 100 years of Scouting heritage and expertise, we specialise in creating tailor-made packages that are fun, challenging and deliver specific skills and learning outcomes. Based in stunning rural locations across the UK we offer a wide range of activities from canoeing and high ropes to orienteering and traditional Scouting skills. We are open to Scouts, schools and youth groups. Here at Scout Adventures we believe that amazing things can happen in the great outdoors. Working with teachers and youth leaders, we have inspired generations of young people to reach their potential and learn skills for life.

For an informal conversation or to find out more about the role, please feel free to contact Dan Woodhouse (

When applying, please quote the reference number according to the below:
Downe: 17/76
Youlbury: 17/77

Details of closing and Interview date
Closing date: 10th November 2017
Interview date: TBC

Interviews will be held at one of our centres. We can provide Accommodation if your travel arrangements mean you need to arrive the day beforeb the interview.

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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