Instructors / Senior Instructors

Instructors and Senior Instructors

Instructor / Senior Instructors

Time for a fresh start? Do you want to inspire young people?

We are always looking for great instructors at Outward Bound. We typically hire instructors in small groups to help you settle in and make the most of our induction programme. Our next official round of recruitment is coming soon... but we'd love to hear from you now - especially as we know many of you will already have jobs for the summer.

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 you'd like to work at and when you're available from.

Locations: Aberdovey, Wales; Ullswater, Cumbria; Loch Eil, Scotland.
Salary: £23,920 - £32,760 plus benefits (starting salary is dependent on qualifications and experience).

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 a job in our instructor team, you'll be asked to undertake a disclosure check.


You'll find more info on our instructor recruitment process here:

400x500 1000 days jumping
1600x800 Loch Eil more than you think