Outdoor Activity Instructor

Job Role Summary

As an Activity Instructor with Rockley, you will work closely with a great team to provide high quality instruction in a variety of activities.

Rockley are excited to be offering opportunities for motivated, enthusiastic and driven individuals to take on the Activity Instructor role at our Buddens outdoor adventure centre. Based in the heart of the Purbecks, Buddens is a hidden gem providing a variety of exciting and exhilarating activities.

Our staff are at the centre of everything Rockley does, and as a member of the team, you will play a crucial part in ensuring all our customers have a fantastic and memorable experience during their time with us.

So, whether you have seasons of experience or are looking for your first step into the world of adventure, Rockley could be just what you are looking for!

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Role Summary

  • Report to Activity Manager
  • Flexible Dates
  • Buddens Activity Centre
  • Onsite Training
  • Dynamic role
  • Up to £11 per hour

Key Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Provide a high standard of instruction to all students within the group
  • Instruct a variety of activities under the supervision of the Senior Team
  • Deliver some evening entertainment activities as directed by the Senior Team
  • Maintain standards of tuition of practical elements and when delivering activities, be always responsible for group safety and welfare
  • Be a positive role model and demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of students
  • Have high expectations of behaviour, promoting self-control and independence of all learners
  • Deliver all activities, in line with the standards required in the Company’s standard operating procedures and local operating procedures
  • Comply with health and safety/operating policies and procedures
  • Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, raising any concerns following protocol/procedures
  • As directed by the Senior Team, ensure that clients and staff are aware of and follow our safety procedures and policies
  • Adhere to feedback from ongoing monitoring and evaluation given by superiors
  • As directed by the Senior Team, carry out equipment checks
  • Maintain the equipment stores inventory, including monitoring equipment audits, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and equipment manufacturer guidelines
  • Carry out basic maintenance and equipment repairs, or dispatch faulty equipment to manufacturers for repair (as appropriate)
  • General centre duties such as assisting in the kitchen, cleaning tents and toilet and wash facilities

Experience, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Ideally you will have experience working in a team environment
  • Ideally you will have experience working with young people
  • Experience working in an activity centre environment preferred
  • Ability to motivate
  • Flexible & professional manner
  • The desire to provide good customer service
  • A drive to want to progress and learn



  • Current First Aid Certificate

Hold one of the below qualifications:

  • ERCA High Ropes Instructor
  • BC Paddlesport Instructor Award


  • ERCA Generic Rescuer
  • BC Sheltered Water Coach
  • Archery GB Instructor Award
  • NSRA YPS Tutor
  • Full UK Driving License

    For the right candidate, full training can be provided

Personal Qualities

  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Approachable and welcoming
  • Organised, efficient and punctual
  • Professional appearance

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on 37-40 hours per week, paid on a 4-weekly basis
  • 5-day working week / 6-day in peak season
  • Accommodation available at a rate of £63.70 per week
  • All meals included
  • Access to FREE training with Rockley, subject to a training contract
  • Uniform provided
  • Use of any available equipment in your spare time
  • 30% staff discount in our onsite shop / café
  • The opportunity to work in a diverse environment
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills
  • You will meet like-minded people and make friends for life
  • We will make every effort to ensure you enjoy your season working with Rockley
  • Discounts available for family members subject to T&Cs
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