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Outdoor Activities Instructor - Wilderness Reserve - £15,000 to £19,000

Outdoor Activities Instructor Required:  

Wilderness Reserve,

Salary: £15,000 to £19,000

Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17

(dependant on experience) – Free accommodation and work clothing provided

Permanent & Seasonal contracts available

We require an experienced outdoor activities instructor or a graduate outdoor activity instructor to join the team at Wilderness Reserve, a five year old business located six miles inland from Southwold - a collection of prestigious houses ranging from a one bed romantic cottage in the woods with no electricity, to a 14 bedroom fully serviced manor house, all set with a 5,000 acre estate.

What we are looking for:

The Wilderness Reserve Outdoor Activity Instructor is responsible for providing exceptional country pursuit experiences for all guests maintaining a fun, entertaining and professional approach. You must be comfortable in your professional ability to deliver to directors of blue-chip corporates while also providing for young children’s teddy bear picnics and covering everything in-between. From intimate family experiences to large scale multi day events.

Knowledge and understanding of the flora and fauna that is the Wilderness Reserve or a strong desire to continually learn is essential. The role is not the average outdoor instructor role, it requires a blended area of expertise; that covers but not limited to outdoor leadership, adventure, wilderness activity and field studies. Wilderness therapy, wild cooking, early years provision is amongst the diverse skills and requirements to develop over time.

The roll is a physical and demanding one that requires continual fitness training. During a day you may find yourself setting up heavy axe targets, running a clay shoot or delivering a group 5km wilderness walk.

Areas of qualification and prior experience required:

• Paddle sport (Canoe and Paddleboard)

• Countryside management

• Mountain bike

• Ecology

• Bush craft

• Conservation

• Targets Sports

• Heritage Crafts

• Clay shooting


• Yoga and Wellness

• Bird of Prey

• You will require a clean DBS (essential)

If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity please apply with a CV & covering letter to Paul Norris at

In line with UK Immigration legislation, all applicants must currently be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Due to the number of responses we receive to our advertisements we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within 7 days you may assume you have not been selected this time - but you are welcome to apply for any future vacancy you feel you are suitable for.

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