Senior Activities Instructor

Are you an experienced outdoor instructor with a passion for Outdoor Learning and inspiring others – if so we are currently recruiting for a passionate and enthusiastic senior instructor  to join our team.

Dedicated to the continuous development of young people and passionate about outdoor learning Avon Tyrrell is a charity run outdoor centre situated in The New Forest National Park on the beautiful South Coast and a fantastic place to work.

Excellent communication, leadership and organisational skills are essential in this role, as you will be responsible for leading a core team of staff within the activities department, ensuring we deliver high quality outdoor learning experiences to a variety of groups, to meet their visit aims and objectives.​

We offer a diverse range of onsite activities and work with a broad range of groups, offering you great opportunities to extend your knowledge, skills and experience.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to  

  • Closing Date: 9 January 2020
  • Interview Date: 17 January 2020​

For more information contact us on 01425 672347.  

Details of the Role

Salary: £19,000 - £20,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Hours: Full Time (42.5 hrs a week)


  • 27 days annual leave + bank holidays (35 days)
  • Pension
  • Life Insurance
  • Meals whilst on duty
  • On the job training and continuing professional development​

Due to the nature of the role onsite accommodation is available upon request.

The person we are looking for


  • Extensive knowledge of best practice in outdoor learning and adventure
  • Experience of working at an outdoor centre
  • Understanding of centre held external accreditations and experience of supporting inspections
  • Experience of line management or mentoring staff
  • Experience of managing projects
  • Experience of delivering quality customer service
  • Understanding of budget management
  • Sound knowledge of outdoor activity health and safety

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to support customer relationships to achieve positive outcomes
  • Organised with the ability to plan and prioritise, can multi task and work under pressure
  • ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to lead, work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Proactive with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail and completion, ensuring quality and consistency is
  • always maintained
  • Flexibility in approach to work and willingness to learn
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • Mature and personable approach
  • Good communication and facilitation skills including a knowledgeable understanding of soft skills, reviewing and an ability to communicate with a variety of audiences.
  • Good understanding of relevant ICT software packages.
  • Hold or are actively working towards a minimum of 3 relevant NGB outdoor activity qualifications for example:
    • BC Core Coach
    • ERCA Traditional High Ropes Instructor
    • CWI or CWIA or RCI Holder
    • A recognised walking / navigation qualification
    • A recognised mountain bike qualification
    • Archery GB Instructor Award
    • A recognised bush craft / environmental qualification

Values and Personal Qualities

  • Confident and credible to a diverse range of customers and stakeholders
  • A willingness to work unsociable hours including evenings, weekends and short periods
  • away from home.
  • An empathy with the aims and values of the charity

Note: we provide training and development where needed

As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data protection privacy notice (recruitment) which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.

UK Youth is an equal opportunities employer.

You are also invited to complete and return the enclosed diversity monitoring form. The information on the form will be treated as confidential, and used for statistical purposes. The form will not be treated as part of the application.

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