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Activity & Seasonal Instructors

We are looking for confident, friendly and motivated instructors to deliver safe and fun outdoor activities in Dorset. Ideally, you will have experience working with youth groups, schools and adults in the outdoors.

Recruiting now for 2023 Seasonal and Freelance Instructors!

  • Do you love the outdoors and enjoy leading adventurous activities?
  • Do you have a natural affinity for teaching new skills to youngsters in an exciting, engaging and exhilarating way?
  • Do you enjoy seeing people achieve more than they ever thought possible?
  • Do you want to work for a successful and expanding company who value their team members?

Cumulus Outdoors are school residential activity specialists based in Swanage in Dorset. We pride ourselves on delivering top quality school trips and activity days in beautiful locations along the Jurassic Coast. We are the only Outdoor Centre in Swanage and are a stone’s throw away from the town and beach. We provide adventure activities as part of tented and indoor residentials stays, including Coasteering, Climbing, Ropes Course, Tag Archery, Paddlesports including SUP, Bushcraft and much more. We consider ourselves very professional in what we deliver and we are now looking for instructors to join our team for the 2023 season as part of our continuing expansion plans.

Role

We are looking for confident, friendly and experienced instructors to deliver safe and fun outdoor activities in Dorset. Ideally, you will have experience working with youth groups, schools and adults in the outdoors.

What We Offer

Accommodation

Subsidised accommodation is available at our residential base in Swanage. Our base is within easy walking distance to the town, beach and many sea-cliff climbing venues.

Training and Kit Opportunities

We offer training and opportunities to gain valuable experience and qualifications, both for your personal development and hands on sessions to expand your NGB log books. Also, with our equipment contacts, you can expect to save 50% on outdoor equipment!

Instructors with Cumulus are offered extensive training opportunities throughout the season.

In 2022 our instructing team received support through the following awards:

  • ERCA High and Low Ropes Instructor
  • RLSS Beach Lifeguard
  • MIAS Level 1 & 2
  • FREC 3 (First Responder)
  • 16 hour Outdoor First Aid
  • D1 Licence + CPC
  • Paddlesport Instructor & Paddlesport Leader
  • We provide full in-house training for Coasteering and Bushcraft.

Qualifications and Pay

We offer two grades of pay based on your qualifications:

Grade 1 – £412.50/ £742.50 per week
Must have:

  • 16 hour first aid qualification & Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • Paddlesports Instructor
  • Previous instructing experience

Grade 2 – £440.00 / £770.00 per week

Three or more of the following awards (must include RCI):

  • 16 hour first aid qualification & Enhanced DBS Certificate
  • Paddlesports Instructor
  • Walking Qualification
  • ERCA High Ropes Course Instructor
  • Beach Lifeguard
  • RCI

Hours:

A – Normal working hours for instructing only (Monday – Friday) 08.30 – 17.00.

B – Normal working hours for instructing and overnights 08.30 Monday morning – 17.00 Friday afternoon inclusive.

Additional weekend work paid at Freelance Rates.

Duration: 27th March – 29th September 2023

Contracts likely to be extended

Qualifications

Essential

  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • 16 Hour First Aid Certificate
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate dated within the last 3 years

Plus at least one of the following

  • Rock Climbing Instructor
  • Paddlesport Instructor

Desirable

  • Coasteering Guide Experience
  • ERCA High and Low Ropes Instructor
  • Lowland Leader Award or above
  • Paddlesport Leader/Coach
  • DofE Supervisor and DofE Assessor
  • D1 Licence + CPC

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Get in touch

If you would like to find out more information about seasonal instructor positions, please get in touch!

Contact us on 01929 422480