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Jobs: Professional Outdoor Instructor Job £23,500 – £26,750 Full Time Role with Perks

Outdoor Instructor Job in sunny Dorset. Full Time role for an experience outdoor professional.

Outdoor Instructor Jobs by the seaside, Dorset

  • 40 Hours a week
  • £23,500 – £26,750 per annum
  • Profit Share
  • Lots of variety
  • Jurassic Coast, Dorset 
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Land & Wave | Full Time Outdoor Instructor Job | 2023 | Up to £26,750

Land & Wave is expanding – we’re looking for a Full Time outdoor instructor to work with us year-round on a permanent basis.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, confident, professional, adventurous person who loves working with like-minded people in the outdoors.

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 get stuck into a full time role, lay down some roots and work within a progressive outdoor company.

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.

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Outdoor Instructor Job Perks | Training & Development

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

– £500 annual training budget

– 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

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Outdoor Instructor Job: Other Work Perks

– Two weeks off over Christmas

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

– Private Health Care

– Dog-friendly workplace

– Plenty of social events and get-togethers

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We’re looking for a positive, people-focused person, with a great attitude.

To fit the Land & Wave outdoor Instructor job description, you must hold all of these following qualifications:

PLUS at least TWO of these:

  • RCDI or Higher
  • PSI or  PSL Provider
  • RLSS Beach Lifeguard Trainer
  • D1 Minibus License

The Individual

We’re looking for a genuine person who has a laid back personality, paired with a driven approach to work.

Problem solvers, not gripers.

We’re very much a collective when it comes to driving the company forward, which is why we offer Profit Share to all our full-time crew.

We pride ourselves in adapting and being able to implement changes immediately – if something needs fixing / improving, we will sort it. No mile-long chains of red tape here – if you suggest something that would make staff or client’s lives better, then let’s get it done.

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.

Winter is a special time. While many outdoor centres shut, we thrive with a bustling Winter of Outdoor Instructor Training. Your winters will be spent coaching and mentoring 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.

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 ‘Full Time Instructor Role’

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

We need qualified enthusiastic, confident, professional, adventurous human beings who love working with like-minded people in the great outdoors.

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