Instructor of Outdoor Education






The Adventure Service Ltd specialises in delivering high-quality outdoor learning experiences for all, including children and adults with additional support needs. We do this through a variety of adventure-based activities. Each Adventurer is supported and encouraged to do as much as they can from preparing and setting up of activities and buying resources to enable the activity to happen, to pushing themselves to reach that little bit further up the climbing wall or taking their first canoe trip on the open water. No matter what a person’s perceived abilities, we gently support and encourage them to challenge themselves throughout their time with The Adventure Service Ltd.


This post is based on all our services. We offer targeted personal development opportunities for children and adults with additional support needs. We support groups of Adventurers to take part in the outdoor adventure activities. These activities include mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, weaselling, bushcraft, canoeing, hill walking, archery and much more.

Post title: Instructor of Outdoor Education

Terms: Permanent 40 hours per week

Pay Level: Minimum £16159 per annum (this has the potential to increase depending on experience and qualifications).

Post Location:

Base - The Adventure Service, Park Road Resource Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, NG19 8ER


The Adventure Service, Top Valley Community Centre, Top Valley Way, Nottingham, NG5 9DD

Responsible to: Service Manager

Responsible for: Developing and delivering high-quality outdoor education qualifications/programmes to school and day service groups

Job Outline:

To plan, implement and deliver activities based on outdoor adventure.

Candidate requirements:

  • A national governing body awards, i.e. SPA, ML, BCU, UKCC Level 1, RYA DI, etc., or working towards them.
  • Outdoor First Aid Qualification (min 16 hours) or a willingness to undertake
  • Experience delivering outdoor activities or training
  • A passion for delivering outdoor adventure and education
  • Be over 25 with a full, clean UK driving licence.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Plan and instruct outdoor adventurous activities to the highest and safest standards.

2. Negotiate the needs of the group with The Adventure Service management team.

3. Comply with standards set by The Adventure Service

4. Carry out overnight expeditions as required. 

5. Contribute to the development of the service and service programme.

6. Design and prepare session plans and course materials and maintenance of teaching aids.

7. Ensure the safe operation of the service programme, including freelance staff, in the absence of The Adventure Service management and other permanent members of the instructional staff.

8. Ensure that relevant qualifications are held, and revalidated as appropriate.

9. Keep up to date with current best practice in outdoor education and the curriculum needs of schools.

10. To be responsible for establishing good working relationships both internally and externally.

11. Compliance with The Adventure Service’s Policies and Procedures and to make known to The Adventure Service management team any areas which are not adequately covered.

12. To participate actively in supporting The Adventure Service’s principles and practices of equality of opportunity as laid down within the Equal Opportunities Policy.

13. To be responsible for the application of Health & Safety practices within the daily operations, sharing a common responsibility for Health and Safety across the service as a whole.

14. Employees will be required to give certain information relating to themselves in order that The Adventure Service may properly carry out its duties, rights and obligations as an employer. The Adventure Service will process and control such data principally for personnel, administrative and payroll purposes.

15. As a term of your employment and in order to maintain effective operations, you may be required to undertake any other reasonable task, commensurate with your role, as determined by your Line Manager or The Adventure Service management team.

16. Employees will be expected to be drive service transport.

17. Employees will be qualified and confident in delivering first aid treatment If required to do so.



The successful applicant will be required to undertake Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Eligible employees will be auto-enrolled in our workplace pension scheme.

Closing date: 26th January 2018

Interviews: 12th February 2018

For further information please contact

Helen 07803909427

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