We are recruiting Lead Instructors for our 2024 Seasonal Team! 


Reach Outdoors are now recruiting Seasonal Lead Instructors to join our team in Torbay, South Devon. Our season of employment runs from April to October.

This role is to assist Reach Outdoors in the delivery of its operations as an outdoor adventure provider. Predominantly a delivery role, the person in post will have additional responsibilities, including kit maintenance and cleaning of equipment, premises and vehicles. The post will require some overnight responsibilities. The role includes leading adventurous activity sessions for a range of clients, leading in the delivery of residentials and managing the activity kit and PPE including inventory, kit checks and procurement.

The employment will start with an induction and training period before joining our established team delivering adventurous activities across Torbay, Dartmoor and South Devon. We have the full range of clients from year 1 primary to multiday expeditions and everything in between. A range of day sessions and residential trips means that no two days will be the same and you will amass a huge amount of experience through the season.  

Essential Leadership Awards & Experience:

  • At least two of:
    • Mountain Training CWI or RCI
    • British Canoeing Paddlesports Leader
    • British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader/Coach or SUP Coastal Leader or equivalent
    • NCC Coasteer Guide Training or Assessment or Coasteering Leadership Experience (up to date logbook)
    • Mountain Training Hill & Moorland Leader or Mountain Leader
  • 16 Hour Outdoor First Aid within the last 3 years
  • Safeguarding Training
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as an outdoor instructor

Desirable Activity Leadership Awards and Experience:

  • Gorge Scrambling Leadership Experience (up to date logbook)
  • Bushcraft Leadership Award or experience
  • Archery GB Instructor Award or in-house training/experience
  • Team-building and group games/activity experience. 
  • Local Cave and Mine Leader Assessment (LCMLA) training or Pridhamsleigh Cavern site specific statement of competence by CIC
  • D1 Minibus License; D1 with Driver CPC

Main Responsibilities 

  • Leading adventurous activity sessions for a range of clients including: Adult groups, Families and Youth groups. 
  • Lead the delivery of Duke of Edinburgh award expedition training and practice, in modes of travel where the Employee is suitably experienced and qualified. 
  • Lead in the delivery of Duke of Edinburgh Gold residentials. 
  • Lead in the delivery of Reach Outdoors long-term Education development projects. 
  • Lead in the delivery of Adventure residentials as a project manager. 
  • Lead in the delivery of Princes Trust Team residentials. 
  • Observations and reporting on Instructional Staff. 
  • Manage the Reach Outdoors activity kit and PPE including inventory, checks and procurement. 
  • Assist Reach Outdoors with any General administration where required. 

General Responsibilities 

  • Ensure the safe delivery of adventurous activities in line with Reach Outdoors standard operating procedures at all times. 
  • Ensure Reach Outdoors equipment is maintained to a high standard and is fit for purpose at all times.  
  • Promote Reach Outdoors in a positive light and be an advocate for positive outdoor engagement to encourage and support youth development in the outdoors. 
  • Be involved in the monitoring and recording of soft and hard outcomes as required by the Reach Outdoors Directors. 
  • Drive company vehicles to delivery locations if suitably qualified. 
  • Transport Reach Outdoors Clients in a company minibus if suitably qualified. 
  • Ensure that you are aware of the programme and your role on any given programme or session. 

Working Week & Rates of Pay

Salary: £22,912

Each contract will be for a minimum of 37.5 hours a week throughout the contracted period. This will include flexi-time meaning some weeks may be below and some above to enable us to deploy staff effectively during particularly busy periods.

As an employee of Reach Outdoors you will be entitled to holiday pay, training opportunities and various other in work benefits discussed at interview.

South Devon & Torbay

We love our playground and we reckon you will too. Torbay has loads of rocky places to explore and paddle around and South Devon is chock full of secluded beaches and empty footpaths waiting to be discovered. Coupled with the beautiful Tors of Dartmoor within 20 minutes' drive and the surf beaches of North Devon and Cornwall an hour away, we think this is the best place in the UK to work if you love what you do!

How to apply:

Follow the link below to our online application form. Please note we do not accept CVs as a method of application. 

Employment Application Form

Please click the link to complete this form.

Deadline to apply: Sunday 10th December 2023

Interview Date: Friday 15th December 2023

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