Seasonal Activity Instructor

Location: Great Tower or Hawkhirst Scout Adventures
Salary and Benefits Salary: £15,975 Pro Rata per annum
Contract: Fixed term
Hours: 40 hours per week (averaged)
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Simply Health medical plan, Accommodation, Uniform and Board included
Date Posted: 2/11/2017
For more information and to apply for this post please visit

Seasonal Activity instructor (Watersports and Land Based)

Summary of Job

We believe that amazing things happen in the great outdoors. Our 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 team. Learning by doing is at the heart of Scouting and that’s exactly what you’ll be helping young people to do – using your NGBs and experience in a range of adventurous activities to instruct and inspire school pupils, Scouts, Guides, students and adults to learn skills for life in the great outdoors.

About You
We’re looking for instructors to join our team who are just as passionate as we are about getting young people outdoors to have an adventure. You will be an experienced instructor who has worked with a wide range of groups and in a number of disciplines which might include Paddle Sports, Target Sports, Sailing, Climbing and High Ropes. You’ll also be happy to provide peer support for our volunteer instructors acting as a role model for good instructing, and even helping with aspects of training and monitoring, as well as all the other aspects of operating a busy activity centre.

To be a seasonal activity instructor at one of our centres it is essential you have the technical skills to support the centre you are based at.
Hawkhirst: BCU Level 1 Coach (or higher) and ideally a range of land based qualifications such as Archery GB, ERCA Traditional Ropes Course Instructor, NSRA YPS Tutor.
Great Tower: As above plus at least one other relevant qualification such as RYA DI, SPA, ML, LCMLA.

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

Details of closing and Interview date
Closing date: 9am Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Interview date: Week of 27th November 2017.

(Interviews will be held at Scout Adventures Great Tower, LA23 3PQ. There will be a full day of tasks and group activities beginning at 09:30am. We can provide Accommodation if your travel arrangements mean you need to arrive the day before.)

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

See main text