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Senior Instructor

Cornish Rock Tors

Cornwall - Polzeath

£16,000 + annual retainer

April onwards

April - October


Are you an outdoor professional looking for a permanent job with 4 months of holiday a year?

Based in Polzeath on the stunning north coast of Cornwall, we are looking for a seasoned instructor/manager to work for 8 months a year. 


This post is varied, exciting and challenging, with responsibilities ranging from leading groups in a variety of activities and venues, to mentoring and managing junior instructors and supporting the directors in the day to day running, growth and development of the business.

As a small and tightly-knit team with a very busy peak season it will be your responsibility to ensure that everything runs smoothly from day to day, including helping with bookings, gear checks and maintenance, staffing rotas and face to face client interactions.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an intelligent, passionate outdoor professional that has more to give than just instructional skill.


As well as an attractive salary and training opportunities, you will be part of a friendly and dynamic team of adventurous outdoor enthusiasts, working in a small community with fantastic climbing, surfing and kayaking venues on your doorstep.


Applicants must have relevant experience instructing in at least two of the following three activities:

  • Rock Climbing (SPA or MIA)
  • Coasteering (NARS or RLSS or SLSGB certs preferable)
  • Sea Kayaking (BCU Level 2 Coach, 3* Sea (UKCC) or higher)
  • Must be in very good physical shape and a strong, confident swimmer (must be able to swim 400m in under 7.5 minutes)

The successful candidate needs to be responsible, enthusiastic and personable, with an open-minded can-do attitude. An element of adminstration experience is also needed.

Cornish Rock Tors is a thriving adventure sports company based in Polzeath, on the stunning north coast of Cornwall. 

With a passion for extreme adventure activities, the directors Ben and Matthew have built a unique and rapidly expanding team, specialising in providing world-class outdoor experiences in the most awe inspiring surroundings for individuals, family groups, school/youth groups, stag and hen parties and corporate teams.

We offer tailor made adventure packages for complete beginners all the way through to experienced outdoor enthusiasts, covering half day trips to multiple day courses in ROCK CLIMBING, COASTEERING, SEA KAYAKING and WILD SWIMMING.

Here at Cornish Rock Tors we place heavy importance on nurturing a friendly, fun, close-knit team.  We all share a passion for outdoor activities and there is definitely an emphasis on working hard and a quality product. Personality, people skills and fitness are as important to us as experience and qualifications.

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