Associate Instructors

Associate Instructor

Associate Instructor

Are you a freelance instructor? Want to make a difference to young people?

At Outward Bound, associate instructors play a key part in our success, not only technically qualified but dedicated and enthusiastic individuals. Their knowledge, instruction and expert guidance make a real difference to the lives of young people, helping them to realise what they are capable of achieving in life.

Send us your CV

If you would like to work with us please send us your CV and an email / letter letting us know which location/s you'd like to work at and when you're available to work.

Locations: Aberdovey, Wales; Ullswater, Cumbria; Eskdale, Cumbria and Loch Eil, Scotland.
Salary: £126-£225 per day (depends on your qualifications, experience and the type of course we ask you to deliver - from primary schools to graduates).

Send us your CV!

Here's what qualifications you'll need...

To be an instructor at Outward Bound you will need to have passed (as a minimum) an assessment in two of the three NGB qualifications listed below and completed training in the other. You'll also need appropriate experience:

  1. Summer Mountain Leader Award
  2. Single Pitch Award or Rock Climbing Instructor
  3. BC Paddlesport Leader Award; or Paddlesport Instructor plus Canoe award; or equivalent previously recognised awards

All instructors at Outward Bound must also have:

  • A full driving licence (preferably including D1 entitlement)
  • A valid First Aid Certificate.

We will also ask you to demonstrate your practical ability to safely deliver personal development courses to young people.

If we offer you any freelance work, you'll be asked to undertake an enhanced disclosure under the Disclosure and Barring Service.

400x500 1000 days jumping
Loch Eil 800x500 canoe by Ben Nevis
1600x800 Loch Eil more than you think