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Jobs at Land & Wave | Multi-Activity Outdoor Instructor | £21,674 – £23,500

Craving a change of scene? Land & Wave Outdoor Instructors enjoy a daily dose of soul-satisfying scenery and loads of varied work on the South Coast.

Multi-Activity Outdoor Instructor

Land & Wave Ltd, Swanage, Dorset
Full Time Seasonal
£21,674-£23,500 pro rata 

Closing date 12th December 2022

Outdoor Instructor Role
Craving a change of scene? Land & Wave Outdoor Instructors enjoy a daily dose of soul-satisfying scenery and loads of varied work on the South Coast.

This role is perfect for versatile Outdoor Instructors, who love working in the natural landscape instead of onsite work. 

We’re all about proper outdoor adventure – that means coasteering and climbing on the limestone crags on the Jurassic Coast, raft building, kayaking and paddle boarding within the glorious Swanage Bay and imparting your bushcraft knowledge onto others in beautiful ancient woodland.

Land & Wave is an established adventure company with over 12 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.

Our pay scales are dependent on the qualifications you hold. As a guide, a first-year seasonal instructor will be on £21,674 pro rata. A more experienced, more qualified instructor with more desirable qualifications will be on £23,500 pro rata.

We also pay you an extra bonus if you are happy to act as a ‘Residential Leader’. This means project managing a school’s residential experience during their stay.

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Minimum qualifications

Paddlesport Instructor

NWSMP Level 1,2,3 or NVBLQ or SLS Surf Lifeguard

Bushcraft Instructor or equivalent experience

Coasteering experience

Lowland Leader / An equivalent walking Award

Desirable qualifications

Paddlesport Leader

Sea Kayak Leader

NCC Coasteering Guide

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Supervisor / Assessor

D1 minibus licence

Driving licence


8-14 May Training Week – this will be paid

Contract ends 27 Oct 2023

Flexible contracts also available

Access to training

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)
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
1 person became an RLSS National Trainer Assessor
11 people passed their RLSS Beach Lifeguard Qualification
1 person become a Paddlesport Leader Provider
2 people passed their Mountain Training Expedition Leader Award
1 person passed their D1 minibus driving test

That’s pretty flipping amazing! 

Join us and we can help you achieve the same.


There are a number of options:

We can help you source affordable local homestay accommodation. 
– You are also welcome to camp at our campsite at a discounted weekly rate
– There is a double room with kitchenette available to rent onsite, which could be suitable for a couple working at Land & Wave
– Some people choose to house-share – we can put you in touch with like-minded people to explore this option

Contract Dates

Start: April / May
End: Sept / Oct

We can be fairly flexible with start and end dates – just let us know what works for you.

Application Process

Send your CV and cover letter to
We’d love to meet you for an interview asap.

It’s a great idea to spend some time looking at what Land & Wave do. You can follow us @landandwave on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. Visit for a good insight to what we get up to.

If you don’t yet have the qualifications you need for these Outdoor Instructor roles, then consider upskilling with our fast-track Instructor Training Course HERE

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Here’s a handy outdoor job site to see what’s out there in the Outdoor Industry:

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