Activity Instructor

Closing date: Friday 26 March 2021 at 9am

Salary: £9.67 per hour (plus £0.38 p/h location allowance if based at Blackland Farm)

Job type: Temporary

Hours: Casuals

Location: Blackland Farm (East Grinstead, West Sussex) & Waddow Hall (Clitheroe, Lancashire) 

Application closing date: Friday 26 March 2021 at 9am


This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. With nearly half a million members we are the largest charity dedicated to girls and young women in the UK, and one of the largest and leading youth charities. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our 100,000 amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week. We have recently agreed our 2020+ strategy and begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people and volunteers at the heart of our organisation.

Let fun and adventure be at the heart of your everyday!

We are currently recruiting Activity Instructors for our 2 national Activity Centres based in Lancashire & Sussex.

As a Girlguiding Activity Instructor you will put fun and adventure at the heart of your delivery, providing effective leadership and instruction to a variety of guest, and engaging with them through exciting and adventurous sessions! These sessions provide a hands-on taster experience and includes everything from canoeing and kayaking to rock climbing and zip wire!

Not only will you lead these exciting and adventure-filled sessions, you will also be involved in delivering a number of exciting national events – and to top it all off, you will  start by taking part in an extensive training programme that gives you access to industry recognised qualifications!

We are looking for individuals that have a passion for the outdoors, and that value the ethos of Girlguiding. 

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

How to apply

Read the application pack and send a CV,  supporting statement and a diversity monitoring form. Return all documents to us at [email protected]

We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications. 

Interviews will be held remotely during the pandemic.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.