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Lead Outdoor Learning Instructor - Hampshire

UK Youth at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre

Contract type

Lead Outdoor Learning Instructor - Hampshire

Full time / Permanent


£25,696 pa


Bransgore, Hamps


£25,696 pa


22 July 2024 at 08:00:00

Lead Outdoor Learning Instructor at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre

UK Youth have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and experienced lead instructor to join our Outdoor Learning team.

Based inside The New Forest National Park, Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre works with a wide variety of groups and provides opportunities for young people to experience, learn and develop through inclusive outdoor learning programmes. 

What is the role

As a lead outdoor learning instructor, you will be a key part of our delivery team. Key responsibilities include:

•          Helping to lead our delivery team by supervising department resources and activity areas

•          Line managing, mentoring, and developing junior staff

•          Delivering our portfolio of activities and

•          Supporting the day-to-day running of the department, diligently meeting Health & Safety legislation and departmental SOP’s.

We are looking for individuals who have previous experience of working in an outdoor centre for a minimum of 24 months and experience of delivering outdoor learning sessions to a range of ages and abilities. 

Candidates must hold a valid first aid certificate and either BC Coach Award or minimum BC Paddle sport Instructor and one of the following:

·              RCI Assessed

·              CWI Assessed (Abseil desirable)

·              ERCA Traditional Instructor

A nationally recognised walking/navigation, mountain bike or environmental qualification, as well as being able to demonstrate a general knowledge of Health and Safety and a basic understanding of safeguarding and data protection within the context of an Outdoor Learning setting is also desirable.

What we can offer you

Salary: £25,696.32, based on an average of 37.5 hours a week

Duration: this is a permanent full-time contract

 Accommodation: shared onsite accommodation is available from £160 per month.


How to apply 

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please email your cv to with the email subject Lead instructor application.

Closing date : 9am 22 July 2024.

Interview dates : various dates available from 24 July 2024, all interviews will be in person at Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Centre, BH23 8EE

Who we are 

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.  To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website and Avon Tyrrell Website

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer, and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.  We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment. 

Please note - As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks, which include criminal record check and employment reference.

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