Instructors/Senior Instructors

Salary: £16,770 – £26,339 plus benefits
Starting salary is dependent on qualifications & experience
Location: Ullswater/Howtown, Lake District and Aberdovey/Ogwen Centres, Snowdonia

Big adventures, great kit and really use your NGBs

We are seeking Instructors for our busy residential centres based at Ullswater/Howtown in the Lake District and Aberdovey/Ogwen in Wales.

The Trust run adventurous and challenging outdoor programmes focused on learning through frontier adventure. These programmes equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life, and increase their knowledge and understanding of the natural environment. We help them become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college and in the workplace. Using your skills, experience and qualifications to the full, you will lead young people on adventurous courses, including expeditions, and make a real difference to their lives.

We offer:

  • Opportunity to change young people’s lives focusing on real learning and development by delivering courses in stunning locations.
  • Full time permanent employment in a vibrant working environment with a diverse client base
  • Career development, comprehensive training and development package
  • Employee benefits including: 24 days holiday, quality uniform, dedicated training days, health insurance, life assurance and pension scheme


Candidates should have passed as a minimum, an assessment in two of the first three NGB qualifications listed below and completed training in at least one other from the list:

  • Summer Mountain Leader Award
  • Single Pitch Award
  • BCU UKCC Level 1 Coach plus 3* (canoe or kayak), or BCU Level 2 coach (canoe or kayak)
  • RYA Dinghy Instructor or Coastal Skipper Award
  • A clean driving licence (preferably including D1 entitlement) and valid First Aid Certificate are mandatory requirements
  • You must be able to demonstrate a practical ability to safely deliver personal development courses to young people.

If you think your skills, experience and enthusiasm can contribute to The Trust's reputation for inspirational learning and adventure in the outdoors please click here to apply online.

These positions are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Closing date: Monday, 21 August 2017

Interview dates:

Aberdovey - 5 September 2017

Ullswater - 7 September 2017

Start dates:

Aberdovey - 17 October 2017 or 27 February 2018

Ullswater - 24 October 2017 or 27 February 2018