About the role

Salary: From £22,495 - £23,485 per annum | Annual Leave: 39 days | Hours: 42 pw | Term: Permanent or Seasonal Contracts

The Outdoor Instructor role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced candidate to join a passionate team based at a well established Outdoor Learning Centre in the heart of the Chilterns.

You will facilitate a wide range of activities to support the growth, development and education of young people and adults who visit us. You will have a passion for learning outside of the classroom and be dedicated to delivering that experience at Woodrow. You will deliver outdoor sessions such as low ropes, bush craft, high ropes, archery; sports sessions including cycling skills; as well as problem-solving activities, arts and craft, and environmental activities. Some essential qualifications are expected, others can be worked towards and will be supported by London Youth, as appropriate to your role.

Full details regarding this role and how to apply are in noted in the Job Description & Person Specification below. Please do download and read this carefully to ensure there are no delays in processing your application.

Important Note Regarding Qualifications
We welcome applications from those looking to change career. For an exceptional candidate the qualification requirement may be less. We would require that they demonstrate sufficient personal or voluntary instructional experience in an above activity, and we would have to be satisfied that they could quickly gain a qualification in several of the above areas.

Key Information

Salary: £22,495 - £23,485 per annum

Hours: 42 hours per week – this role requires evening and weekend work

Term: Ongoing (seasonal & freelance roles also available)

Annual Leave: 39 days per annum (31 days, plus 8 bank holidays)

Benefits: Onsite accommodation available, meals provided whilst at work, pay progression based on CPD and qualifications, plus much more!

Important dates and how to apply

Read the full Job Description and Person Specification that outlines the expectations of this role in detail. If this sounds like you and you are interested, please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before you apply. Please note that London Youth does not hold a sponsor licence so we are unable to employ someone without permission to work in the UK.


To apply, please submit all of the following documents via email, with the subject line Outdoor Instructor Application to woodrow.recruitment@londonyouth.org :

  • Your comprehensive CV
  • A supporting statement indicating clearly how your experience meets the essential requirements of the role (no more than 2 A4 pages)
  • Completed Declaration of Criminal Convictions Form
  • Completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

NOTE: Applications will be considered upon receipt and only those that satisfy the criteria will be shortlisted and invited to an online first round interview. If successful, we will then invite you to a second in-person interview, where you will meet the team, see the centre and have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills for the role as part of this process.


Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every application submitted – if you have not been invited to an interview within 21 working days of submitting your CV and supporting statement, please consider your application unsuccessful at this time. Thank you for your understanding.


If you would like to ask any questions about the role or process feel free to ring 01494 433531 and ask for Operations Manager, Laura Griffen, or Chief Instructors, Sam Sparks or Nick Andrews.



Our commitment to anti-racism

In July 2020, we issued a statement committing to become an anti-racist organisation and to actively tackle racism. Since then, London Youth has worked with our staff and trustees to understand first the issues within our organisation, collaboratively developing a Theory of Change to define our areas of focus, approach and plan of action moving forward.


We have a Race Equality Action Stakeholder Group which is chaired by a London Youth member and trustee. This group includes representatives from across the organisation and oversees the implementation of our Race Equality Action Plan.


At the heart of youth work is the drive to level the playing field for all young Londoners to succeed, regardless of their backgrounds. Over two thirds of the young people we work with are from racialised communities and we know that without the opportunities which youth organisations provide, there would be limited experiences open to them.


London Youth embraces equality, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to the ongoing development of an organisation that values and represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills and welcome applications that reflect this.