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Job Role: Seasonal Outdoor Instructor £23,795 – £25K

Want a lively, versatile Outdoor Instructor job PLUS loads of opportunity for progression? This role is for you

We’re looking for multi-activity Outdoor Instructors, who love working in the natural landscape. 

Authentic Adventure in Dorset

Land & Wave is all about authentic outdoor experiences on the stunning Dorset coast. Dive into the rugged thrill of coasteering along the Jurassic Coast, paddle through the stunning waters of Swanage Bay, and share your bushcraft skills in the serene ambiance of ancient woodlands. Even our onsite activities come with killer views of Corfe Castle. It’s not about cheesy adventures; it’s about real, raw, and memorable moments in nature that leave you craving more. Join us, and let’s ditch the clichés for some genuine outdoor vibes.

Variety of Work

Land & Wave is an established adventure company with over 13 years experience in delivering epic school trips to kids. We’re the go-to hub for weekend stag and hen adventures and are celebrating our 10th year of training outdoor instructors as part of our Outdoor Instructor Academy. We value experience, qualifications and motivated instructors and we believe this should be reflected in seasonal pay.

We pay a first-year seasonal instructor £23,795 pro rata.

We pay more experienced, more qualified instructors with more desirable qualifications between £24,415 – £24,915 pro rata.

We also pay you extra bonuses for taking on extra responsibility throughout the summer. We make sure you have time for your own adventures by providing consecutive days off, free use of our outdoor equipment in your free time, fun socials like beach BBQs, parties, foodie events and silent discos.

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Minimum Qualifications for the Role

Rock Climbing Instructor Training (RCI)

Lowland Leader

RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme Level 3 

NCC Guide Award Training

Paddlesport Instructor

Personal Performance Award – Kayak

Personal Performance Award – SUP

Bushcraft NCFE Level 2 or Equivalent

Desirable Qualifications

Paddlesport Leader

Sea Kayak Leader 

NCC Coasteering Guide

D1 Minibus Licence

RLSS National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification

Worked a season in the outdoor industry

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06 – 10 May 2024 Training Week  (This is paid training)

27 Sep 2024 Contract ends (Contract extensions will be available to the end of October) 
Flexible contracts are also available.

Training & Progression

We’re really into staff progression. Work for Land & Wave and we’ll make sure you gain even more qualifications while you’re here. 

We heavily discount training courses for staff to make sure your CV expands by the end of the season. 

This summer, our staff achieved all this…

6 people passed their RCI  (Rock Climbing Instructor)
11 people passed their RLSS Beach Lifeguard Qualification
15 people passed their PSL (Paddlesports Leader)
2 people passed their Coastal SUP Leader
2 people passed their Paddlesports Instructor
2 people passed their RLSS Beach Lifeguard Trainer Assessor Award
2 people passed their Sea Kayak Leader
2 people passed their Mountain Training Expedition Leader Award
1 person became an RLSS National Trainer Assessor
1 person become a Paddlesport Leader Provider
1 person passed their D1 minibus driving test

For applications please email with your CV and Cover Letter. Please mark your application: FAO: Sophie Tanner, Title: Seasonal Instructor

Find out more about what we do by having a browse on socials @landandwave and online:

This role is perfect for versatile multi-activity Outdoor Instructors, who love working in the natural landscape. 

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