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Kayak & Canoe Instructors

Newlands Adventure Centre

The Lake District

£303 per week plus free accomodation and free meals




Are you looking to work in a location that offers you fantastic opportunities to develop your own personal skills? Do you enjoy passing on your experience and knowledge of the great outdoors to others? Then Newlands Adventure Centre is the place you are looking for.

We are looking for talented and qualified Instructors who have experience working with school children but are mature enough to adapt to a more varied client base.

We are looking specifically for a BCU UKCC Level 2 coach or an old BCU Level 2 Kayak or Canoe coach.

We need instructors that wish to develop personally and who are always ready to learn that little bit more.

Instructors work a maximum 48 hour week with one day off each week and are entitled to 33 days holidays pro rata. Instructors are not required to supervise the groups out of activity times, during meals or at bed time.

Activity days are highly structured as programmes must run on time, however, we do often run special courses where the normal routine changes and so you must be adaptable.

You will be required to do an evening duty about twice a month where you will be the duty Bar person in our (onsite) resident’s bar. After evening activities and if you are not on duty, your time is your own to get out on the lake or crags.

It must be stressed that a Newlands Instructor does a lot more than just instruct.

On non-activity days there will be equipment and centre grounds maintenance and on changeover days everyone assists in preparing the centre for the arrival of the next group.


Personality and experience count for a lot, however licensing and current good practise demand that staff are qualified in what they instruct.

You are required to hold 2 of the following NGB’s:

* BCU Level 2 Canoe Coach
* BCU Level 2 Kayak Coach
* BCU UK CC Level 2 Coach ( counts as two qualifications)
* Single Pitch Award
* Summer Mountain Leader

Also required:

* Driving License
* Current First Aid Certificate
* Two references.

Please note that the two references should be work related and preferably your current or last employer. Please include their full contact details on your application, to enable us to contact them.

All instructors working at Newlands Adventure Centre are also required to have a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Enhanced Disclosure. This is now as important as any NGB qualification and without one or proof of having app