Activity Instructor

Closing date: Friday 27 May 2022 at 9am

Salary: £10.65 per hour (if based at Blackland Farm or Foxlease you will also receive £0.38 Location Allowance per hour)

Job type: Casual contract

Hours: Flexible – our centres are open 7 days a week

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

Closing date: We will be reading your CV’s as we receive them, and the final closing date is Friday 27 May 2022 at 9am


Let fun and adventure be at the heart of your work every day!

We are recruiting for enthusiastic & energetic Activity Instructors for our 4 unique & exciting national Activity Centre venues based in Derbyshire, Lancashire, Hampshire & Sussex.

Our Activity Instructors are the public face of Girlguiding. You will work as part of a team of staff and volunteers at one of our amazing Activity Centres, providing our guests with a range of exciting outdoor activities. These sessions provide  hands-on taster experiences and include everything from canoeing and kayaking to rock climbing and zip wire! There’s something for everyone at Girlguiding!

Some of the things that you will be responsible for are:

  • Setting up and running a wide range of activities with a variety of guests
  • Maintenance of equipment on site
  • Carrying out safety checks
  • Making sure the Centre is clean and tidy

About you 

Essential requirements:

  • You are passionate and enthusiastic about what you do
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with both adults and children
  • You have excellent customer care skills

Desirable requirements:

  • You have previous activity instructor experience
  • You have the confidence to demonstrate new skills to a group of participants (children/adults) 

Our benefits

  • Full training – BCU Paddlesports instructor, Archery GB Instructor, YPS Rifles Tutor, NPLQ Lifeguard, High Ropes (subject to Centre)
  • Uniform provided
  • Live in accommodation available
  • Holiday Pay

These are just a few of the benefits we offer, a full list is in the application pack.

If you have interest in outdoor adventure and want to deliver exciting experiences to guests, we would love to hear from you!

Due to the nature of this role, you will be required to complete a DBS check as part of the pre-employment vetting checks.

For insurance purposes applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old.

How to apply 

Read the application pack for full details of the role and the brilliant benefits we offer and send a completed copy of the Activity Instructor skills form by email to [email protected] 

Those who are successful at this stage of the process will be asked to provide a CV or work history and will be invited to a virtual interview and a selection day.

Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact the relevant Activity Centre using the email addresses below:

Blackland Farm – [email protected]

Foxlease – [email protected]

Waddow Hall – [email protected]

About Girlguiding

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. 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 amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.