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Seasonal Outdoor Instructors

  • Job Location

    Woodrow High House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

  • Start date

    March onwards

  • Duration

    Various contract lengths

  • Job Benefits

    £17,930 per annum (pro rata), plus meals when at work, onsite accommodation available


This role offers an excellent opportunity for outdoor instructors to build confidence and further develop their skills. You will have the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference towards centre operations and our ability to deliver outdoor learning to our guests.

As an Outdoor Instructor, you will facilitate a wide range of activities to support the growth, development and education of the children, young people and adults who visit us. Activities you will deliver include outdoor sessions such as low ropes, bush craft, orienteering, high ropes, archery; sports sessions including cycling skills; as well as problem-solving activities, arts and craft, and environmental activities.

Hours: 42 hrs per week
Leave: 39 days per annum pro rata (inc. bank holidays)
Accommodation: On-site living accommodation (available at a charge of £229.65 per month)
Meals: You will be eligible for meals in the canteen, free of charge, when on duty


We are a residential and outdoor learning centre for young people and primarily want to see evidence that you enjoy working with young people. You need to be interested in learning how they can develop outside of the classroom and be dedicated to delivering that experience at Woodrow. You must be ready to communicate with a wide range of people from group leaders or teachers to teenagers and young children, including those with additional needs or challenging behaviour.

You must be committed to a high level of customer service delivery for all our visitors. You should be able to deliver an excellent experience for all guests and want to go the extra distance to ensure that happens. You must show evidence of the experience you already have as an instructor and your desire to learn and develop further.


Please note that in order to be eligible for this role you must: 

  • Be 18 years old or over. 
  • Have at least one full season's experience of instructing a variety of outdoor activities.
  • Hold a valid first aid qualification
  • Have the Right to Work in the UK   

You must hold at least one of the following qualifications: 

  • ERCA, SPA (RCI), NCWA (CWI), or other relevant ropes-based qualification
  • Archery GB Instructor Award
  • A walking qualification, such as BEL/ML/WGL/LL
  • Level 2 Bushcraft Award or equivalent
  • Mountain Bike Leader/ Instructor or other relevant cycling qualification

D1 / PCV drivers license (desirable)

NPLQ lifeguarding qualification (desirable)

About us

Located in the Chilterns, Woodrow High House is a 26-acre site made up of a Grade II listed manor house dating back to the mid-1600s, boasting a 120-bed Outdoor Learning Centre and Leisure Centre complete with swimming pool, sports hall, 3G

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