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Apprentice Activity Instructor

Walesby Forest Outdoor Activity Centre

Sherwood Forest

Salary + accommodation, food and activities

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Activity Leadership Programme


Interested in developing a career in Outdoor Adventure Activities and gaining recognised qualifications? Join a great team in the heart of Sherwood Forest as an Outdoor Adventure Activity Instructor.


Walesby Forest is a not for profit Activity Centre set in 250 acres of Sherwood Forest and provides opportunities for young people to develop in a safe and secure environment. 


Each year we recruit enthusiastic and energetic Outdoor Adventure Activity Instructors, Group Leaders and support staff to supervise, encourage, inspire and deliver a wide range of outdoor adventure activities.


No formal qualifications are required and full training will be given by our experienced team. You will be enrolled on our Apprenticeship programme and gain recognised sporting qualifications (NGBs) and an NVQ in Activity Leadership.


Our Activity Instructors introduce participants to a number of activities and deliver taster sessions including archery, laser quest,  rifles, kayaking, orienteering, climbing, quadbiking, abseiling, assauly courses, forest challenge and ropes courses as well as assisting on bushcraft, CSI and discovery programmes.  


We offer a great opportunity for you to start your career in the outdoor adventure industry and the chance to gain valuable qualifications and awards as you progress.

You will recieve training and guidance to help you complete the Level 2 NVQ apprenticeship in Outdoor Activity Leadership and undertake at least 6 NGB level qualifications.

We offer live-in accommodation in our forest setting and food, plus salary so this is an opportunity not to be missed.  

Successful applicants are required to undergo an enhanced CRB disclosure. 

Walesby Forest is committed to the principle of equal opportunities.

You need to possess the legal right to live and work in the UK to apply for this job. 

Simply click on the apply now button below to make an online application.


We are looking for enthusiastic and committed instructors to join our team. You must enjoy working with children in an outdoor setting, be practical and willing to participate in a wide range of activities. 


Experience of working or volunteering with Scouts, Guides or young people will be an advantage, but is not essential. You will need plenty of energy, diplomacy and the ability to relate and confidently communicate with a wide range of clients.

Walesby Forest is set in 250 acres of Sherwood Forest and provides Outdoor Adventure Activities. We are a not for profit organisation and pride ourselve on being able to nurture tallent. Our staff take great pride in delivering programmes to every young person and we support equality and diversity.

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