Outdoor Activities Instructor / Leisure Instructor (fixed-term)

Location: Whinfell Forest Village - Cumbria

Hours of Work: Part-time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £7.95 per hour

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 26 June 2018

Outdoor Activities Instructor / Leisure Instructor (fixed-term)

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


From peaceful to pulse-racing, there’s something for everyone at the Outdoor Activity Centre, where guests can glide in style with Segway Experience or kick up some dust at Quad Bike Safari. As all sessions are appropriate for beginners, it’s a great chance for families to discover something new.

Approachable and friendly guest service is at the core of the Outdoor Activity Centre’s success. From teaching little ones how to drive a mini 4x4 in Off-Road Explorers, to gliding around the forest effortlessly in Segway Experience to pulling your best game face in Laser Combat, no days will ever be the same in this team.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


We are looking for confident, motivated individuals to join our team of Instructors on a fixed-term basis.

Working for the Outdoor Activity Centre, you will coach and supervise our guests and corporate clients, ensuring they have a fun, action packed and memorable experience with us.

This role is both exciting and physically challenging.  Responsibilities will include setting up and organising a wide range of activities as well as maintaining the equipment on site, ensuring all safety checks are carried out in accordance with company guidelines.  You will also be responsible for keeping the Outdoor Activity Centre clean and tidy presenting a professional image to our guests at all times.

Please note the hourly rate will increase to £9.14 per hour once all training/qualifications have been completed.


Please note this is a fixed-term contract until September 2018.

You will be contracted to work 128 hours per 4 week period working on a flexible basis.  This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each 4 week period.

As our Village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours may include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis.


The ideal candidates will:

  • Have an outgoing and cheerful personality
  • Have the ability to perform well under pressure
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be a good team player
  • Have previous experience of working within an outdoor activities environment

Desirable requirements: 

  • Previous experience of working within an outdoor activities environment will be an advantage but all training is provided.

Closing date:  26 June 2018 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held on:  28 June 2018

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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