Title: Survival Instructor

Reporting to: Survival Leader

Summary of Position:

The role of Survival Instructor is to deliver outstanding, structured outdoor education activities and workshops to groups of children, aged 7 to 14 years, on our Ultimate Survival Courses. You will be expected to guide groups of children through week-long courses, with emphasis on fun, excitement, teamwork, and skill development. You will have a pastoral role, being the group leader and key contact for children on Camp, taking a lead in ensuring their welfare and providing high quality care.

Roles may include accommodation (camping) either on or near the venue for staff unable to commute daily.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and deliver activities for children aged 7-14, focusing on participation, development, safety and enjoyment.
  • Encourage participation through enthusiasm and energy in scenarios and role play.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures on Camp are adhered to by yourself and the children in your care, including all health and safety, and safeguarding procedures.
  • Help to set up the Ultimate Survival Camp by attending a Camp Induction Day and pack down the site at the end of the season.
  • Take a pastoral role as a group leader, supporting and caring for children throughout the week, continuously promoting their welfare.
  • Supervision of children outside of activity times.
  • At all times behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of Ultimate Survival Camps.
  • Live up to the company promise of ‘Inspiring Children Every Day’ throughout your employment.
  • Show the required energy, enthusiasm and professionalism for the duration of the season, acting as an ambassador for Ultimate Survival Camps and behaving as a suitable role model for children.
  • Other ad-hoc duties (cleaning, equipment maintenance/ordering etc).

Essential Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, energetic individual, passionate about working with, and developing children through adventurous activities.
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
  • Good experience within outdoor education (bushcraft specific) and experience working with children.
  • Excellent communication skills and verbal reasoning.
  • Flexible, team player, with a dynamic approach to problem solving.
  • Someone looking for a challenging, but hugely rewarding and fun job in the holidays, as well as the opportunity to further their career in the outdoor education, adventure, and childcare industries.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ideally qualified or studying towards NGB qualification in adventurous activities, such as archery, canoeing, bushcraft and mountaineering.
  • Ideally experienced in working in a similar camp setting, working with children aged between 7 and 14 years.
  • Current outdoor or paediatric first aid qualification.

Further Info:

  • Contract: Seasonal work available in May half term and Summer school holidays.
  • Hours: 8am – 6pm weekdays, plus one overnight on-duty shift per week on Thursdays. Full time or part time roles available.
  • Accommodation: Camping accommodation available onsite or nearby.
  • Pay: £349.20 to £485.10 per week, depending on experience. This consists of a base pay of £311.60 to £423.25 per week plus £37.60 to £51.10 holiday pay. Additional pay for overnight duties.