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Outdoor Instructor Job: 2-Year Contract PLUS £2k Training Budget

Outdoor Instructor Job opportunity with £2000 training budget

Outdoor Jobs by the seaside, Dorset

  • 40 Hours a week
  • £23,500 per annum
  • Profit Share
  • 2-year fixed term contract
  • £2k Training Budget
  • Jurassic Coast, Dorset 
Outdoor instructor

Outdoor Instructor Job | 2023 | £23,500 plus training budget

Land & Wave is looking for a skilled outdoor professional who is keen to progress and work on their qualifications alongside the stability of a fixed-term 2-year role.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, confident, professional, adventurous person who loves working with like-minded people in the outdoors. Your personal development within this role is key – we WANT you to make the most of your £2000 training budget.

Our instructors work an average of 40 hours a week across a range of activities and landscapes.

This role would suit an Outdoor Instructor who wants to upskill their core skills and become a more qualified instructor.

We are based in the beautiful seaside town of Swanage in Dorset, with sandy beaches on the doorstep. There are tonnes of personal adventures to be had after work hours; climbing on the Jurassic Coast, sea Kayaking around Old harry Rocks, Hiking around iconic site like Corfe Castle and Coasteering at Dancing Ledge.

Most Land & Wave staff either live in Swanage or just across the water in poole. There is plenty of choice in terms of accommodation.


Outdoor Instructor Job Perks | Training & Development

This role includes a £2000 training budget to spend over your 2-year contract in addition to your salary.

Land & Wave instructors are actively encouraged to develop their skills and qualifications throughout the year, with support given to help you progress:

– Free or heavily discounted training and assessment courses

– Free use of company equipment

– Two consecutive days off per week / at least two weekends off per month (even in Summer)

– Access to trade accounts for discounted kit and equipment


Outdoor Instructor Job: Other Work Perks

– Two weeks off over Christmas

– Profit Share – if the company does well, you do well

– Plenty of social events and get-togethers

Gold DofE Residential


We’re looking for a positive outdoor instructor with a drive to progress within the industry.

To qualify for the Land & Wave fixed-term 2-year contract, you must hold all of these following qualifications:

  • Paddlesport Instructor Award
  • Lowland Leader Award
  • Bushcraft Level 2 Instructor
  • DofE Expedition Assessor / Supervisor
  • NCC Coasteering Guide Training
  • Outdoor First Aid L3
  • Safeguarding L3
  • RCI Training
  • Beach Lifeguard OR Open Water Lifeguard OR Pool Lifeguard

PLUS at least ONE of these:

  • Moderate Water Award
  • Teaching Qualification
  • D1 Minibus License


The Individual

We’re looking for a driven person who loves the industry and is itching to achieve more. This is a developmental role, so we want people who are really going to maximise this opportunity.

We’re a social bunch, so we’re looking for a warm, friendly person who loves adventures and would fit easily into one of our many social gatherings!

We are looking to support someone and help them build their CV and help forge a brilliant pathway within the outdoor industry.

Kayaking in Poole Harbour

What’s it like to work for Land & Wave?

Summers are really busy with school trips Monday – Friday during term time. It’s pretty joyous stuff being able to introduce kids to amazing activities and landscapes for the first time.

At weekends we welcome the revellers; Stag do’s, Hen Do’s, parties and groups of pals looking for a brilliant shared experience. It’s a happy place to be.

We also keep busy with plenty of Duke of Edinburgh’s expeditions and Gold Residentials throughout the year, Kids Holiday Clubs and plenty of Scouts and Youth Groups.

Your winters will be spent assisting with our coaching programme – helping trainees who are brand new to the industry. You’ll help them go from zero to fully-fledged instructors over an intensive 15 week period – it’s immensely satisfying. You’ll learn from our coaches and gain valuable experience in being able to teach and coach on a professional level.

Please have a look through our website and socials before you apply: Instagram is a great visual sum-up of what we get up to.

How to apply?

Send a CV and cover letter to with the subject ‘2-Year Instructor Role’

Make sure you attach your CV. We will give you a call and email you to arrange a chat.

Land & Wave is looking for a skilled outdoor professional who is keen to progress and work on their qualifications alongside the stability of a fixed-term 2-year role.

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