50 years of adventure and life-changing experiences in beautiful isolation, 1969 – 2019

Ridgway Adventure · Work here
Seasonal Instructors


We recruit a small team of five full time seasonal instructors to come and work with us (Rebecca and Mark) to deliver our one- and two-week courses from the Adventure School. This team is added to occasionally with freelance staff to help during busier weeks, almost all of whom have completed a full summer season.

It is a fast-paced environment and we squeeze a lot into the courses, making the very most of the wild and remote environment. Instructors can expect to work to the full remit of their qualifications with guidance and support throughout.

We are looking for fun and enthusiastic staff who can guide, inspire and motivate their teams to achieve more than they think they can. We are aiming to stretch and challenge all participants who come on a course here. There is a warm family atmosphere around the Adventure School.

We house and feed all our staff throughout the season, provide an exceptional working (and play) environment and experiences that can help you to develop your career aspirations, competitive pay based on qualifications and experience and paid leave/holiday entitlement.

Have a look at our news pages and facebook page to get a real feel of what we aim to achieve here day to day.

What qualifications?

We look for a staff team with diverse skills and prior experiences. Hill walking and wild camping, single pitch rock climbing and sea kayaking on sheltered coastal water are fundamental elements of almost every course, so we look for staff members with SOME OF the following qualifications;

Summer Mountain Leader

Rock Climbing Instructor (formerly SPA)

British Canoeing qualifications suitable for working in ‘Sheltered Water’ environments in kayaks.

If you don’t have some of the key NGB qualifications listed above, we can support you through on-site training, supervised assisting and site-specific assessment with our technical advisor, so that you can guide your team through their whole week and gain valuable logbook leadership experience.

Many more of the adventures specific to our environment and what we do here, like lobster creeling, foraging and survival skills and facilitating survival island can all be learned here during our staff training.

A trailer (+E) driving entitlement is also useful as is a commercially endorsed RYA Level 2 Powerboat (coastal) and any form of sea, surf or coasteering life-saving qualification.

The key components are passion, enthusiasm, understanding and a willingness to help young people grow and develop, as well the desire to work to the full extent of your qualifications in an outstanding ‘playground’. We aren’t like many other outdoor centres.

What next?


Please email Rebecca with a CV, covering letter and recent photograph to begin the application process, or call for an informal chat.