Careers

Join the 2019 New Forest Activities team!

Work with New Forest Activities

 

From outdoor instructors to members of the office team, we offer a variety of job roles and opportunities that are available to enthusiastic and friendly people who would like to join our busy team.

Each year we recruit seasonal staff and run apprenticeship schemes to give successful candidates an opportunity to learn on the job and develop their career. We also look for people who can bring something special to the team for our full time and permanent roles.

Current Vacancies

Start your adventure in the great outdoors!

At New Forest Activities we offer an Outdoor Instructor Apprentice Scheme lasting 12 months. Each year we give three lucky people a kick start into the fabulous world of outdoor activities.

What you’ll need:

We are looking for motivated and honest young people. We can take both school leavers and those a bit older and wiser looking for a new opportunity. Being over 18 will be an advantage as many of the awards are not valid until you reach this age. We do take one 16 year old each year. You’ll need:

  • Key skills at C or above. This can be done alongside your placement
  • Be fit enough to take on the role of activity leader
  • You’ll need to be a motivated, honest and confident person
  • Experience in outdoor activities will be an advantage

You’ll be expected to become a strong member of our activities team, we are looking for motivated people with a passion for the outdoors. 80% of any instructor position will be customer facing; customer service, group management and dealing with clients will be key areas of the position.

What’s involved?

You’ll complete a level 2 or 3 NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) in Leisure Management or Activity Leadership and gain industry awards in outdoor activities. Your year’s apprenticeship can be flexible and will continue for 12 months from your start date. The apprenticeship scheme will involve:

  • 40 hours per week across 5 days
  • £3.90 per hour
  • Working most weekends
  • 28 days holiday

Depending on your ability, experience and motivation you’ll have the chance to complete or work towards the following. These will be signed off and certified towards the end of your year’s apprenticeship once you have completed all the various elements of the awards.

  • First Aid
  • Battlefield LIVE Marshall Training and Assessment
  • 2 Star Canoe and Kayak
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue
  • Level 1 Paddle Sports Coach
  • 3 Star Sea, Inland and Open Canoe
  • ERCA High and Low Ropes Instructor
  • Site Specific Archery Award
  • Bike Maintenance

Those joining with existing awards and qualifications may have the option of completing:

  • ERCA High Ropes Rescuer
  • Level 2 Paddle Sports Coach
  • 4 Star Sea Kayak Training & Assessment

 

What you’ll get:

An apprenticeship with New Forest Activities will provide you with a great start into the world of outdoor adventure activities. Through hands-on experience on the job the key benefits of being an apprentice include:

  • Earn a salary while you learn the responsibilities and roles of outdoor professionals
  • Receive training and assessments in industry qualifications
  • Support as you learn and train
  • Responsibility
  • Future prospects
  • Earning while you’re learning

Apprentices do a real job, so you’re paid while you learn. All our apprentices receive a wage of £3.90 per hour and will do 40 hours per week (including weekends).

Training and assessments:

You’ll learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time. You work towards a work-based qualification such as a (NVQ) and other nationally recognised qualifications.

There will be an intensive training period though the winter. It will be cold and wet and you’ll be expected to develop your skills and ability ready for groups and activities in March.

Support during training:

We will support you during training and it’s always our aim to help you throughout as the course will be challenging. It’s our job to make sure you have the correct training in order to carry out your duties as part of the New Forest Activities team. We have NVQ assessors in house to help you understand both the written and practical side of the apprenticeship.

A word of warning:

To complete an apprenticeship you must satisfy the requirements for your key skills (Maths, English and Science GCSE’s, C grade or higher).

This is not an easy option for those fed up with teachers and education. You’ll be expected and paid to work hard and learn. Missing days, arriving late and not doing what you’ve been trained to do won’t simply get you a detention.

For those who feel that hard work, long days and working in all weather in the glorious outdoors could be for them, get in touch.

How do I apply?

If you would like to put yourself forward for an interview contact steve@newforestactivities.co.uk.

Seasonal Instructor

Activity Instructor positions for 2019 (March – October)

Join the fun in the forest. New Forest Activities & Liquid Logistics are signing up outdoor instructors for the 2019 season.

We are looking for both part time and full time activity instructors starting in March/April until October 2019. You’ll work alongside our senior staff, apprentices and office team to deliver fantastic activities to our customers. You’ll work with a variety of groups including families, individuals, youth projects, schools and corporate and adult social groups. We are based in the village of Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest National Park.

If you’re great with people, hold some industry qualifications and wish to work in The New Forest check out the two options of work below:

  • Full Time – 7 month contract starting in April 2019 (40 hrs per week).
  • Part Time – Weekend & Summer work. Top up your working week with 1 or 2 days a week working in the great outdoors. Ideal for those studying or working elsewhere during the week.

 

What you’ll need:

We are looking for motivated and honest people to join our team. You’ll deliver a range of outdoor activities around The New Forest. Successful candidates will have some of the following:

  • Level 1 Paddle Sports Coach
  • Level 2 Paddle Sports Coach
  • Sea Kayak Leader
  • ERCA High and Low Ropes
  • First Aid Award
  • Archery Coach
  • Cycling Guide & Bike Maintenance
  • Experience working with groups in the outdoors

80% of the Instructor position will be customer facing; customer service, group management and dealing with clients will be key areas of the role. 20% of your time you’ll be sorting out equipment, sites and resources for our customers.

What’s involved?

If you think you’re right for either the part time work or you’d like to apply for a Summer contract, contact us on the email below. We will check references and organise an informal interview either in person or over the phone. You’ll need to complete our in house training to top up any awards you may have. The length of this will depend on your experience and level of qualification.

You’ll be required to work weekends.

Pay starting at £8.21 per hour plus holiday pay

About us:

New Forest Activities provide activities for a wide range of customers from families to businesses. The company has been going for 15 years and we have a great reputation with many customers returning year on year. The New Forest is a busy National Park and our activities take in this stunning environment to deliver outstanding experiences.

We are also looking for part time activity assistants. Perfect for weekend work for those 16-18 looking to develop their experience, ability and gain some qualifications. In this role you’ll assist the lead instructors to help deal with the volume of customers we get during busy periods of the year.

How do I apply?

If you would like to put yourself forward for an interview contact steve@newforestactivities.co.uk.

Activity Assistant

Weekend and holiday jobs for youngsters in The New Forest in 2019.

Join the fun in the forest. New Forest Activities are signing up outdoor activity assistants for the 2019 season.

We are looking for junior staff to assist lead instructors in the delivery of brilliant experiences for our customers. You’ll contribute to the smooth running of canoeing, kayaking, archery, cycling, Battlefield LIVE & ropes course activities. We often have activity assistants who specialise in an area they find particularly interesting.

What you’ll need:

We are looking for motivated and honest young people to join our team. You’ll help deliver a range of outdoor activities around The New Forest. You’ll need to be 16-18 and successful candidates will have some of the following:

  • Outdoor Qualifications (2 Star, FSRT etc.)
  • Experience working with people and the public
  • References
  • First Aid Certificate

We often give the opportunity for people to gain some of the above in return for volunteering.

80% of the instructor position will be customer facing; customer service, group management and dealing with clients will be key areas of the role. 20% of your time you’ll be sorting out equipment, sites and resources for our customers.

What’s involved?

To help guarantee a fabulous experience for our clients it’s very useful to have an extra pair of hands to help set up the day, organising the group, cleaning and packing everything away. You will of course take part in activities and have the chance to develop your skills. You’ll need to complete our in house training to top up any awards you may have. The length of this will depend on your experience and level of qualification.

You’ll be required to work weekends. Many of our previous activity assistants volunteer in order to gain their 2 Star or basic skills in another activity before being signed off to work as an employee.

Pay will depend on age and qualifications.

This is a very popular position for young people as you’ll develop your ability, whilst having a great time at weekends and through the summer.

About us:

New Forest Activities provide activities for wide range of customers from families to businesses. The company has been going for 12 years and we have a great reputation with many customers coming back year on year. The New Forest is a busy National Park and our activities take in this stunning environment to deliver outstanding experiences.

How do I apply?

If you would like to find our more or put yourself forward for an activity assistant role, please contact steve@newforestactivities.co.uk.

 

New Forest Activities is growing, will you be part of the team? We’re looking for confident, motivated people to support our office team on a part time basis.  

Hours are available over the weekends and during the school holidays.

No experience is necessary as full training will be given.

The kind of person we need would be:

  • At least 17yrs old and be of a self-motivated character
  • Confident talking to people on the phone and face to face
  • Have good attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Be able to use IT in an effective manner
  • Have an interest in outdoor activities

In return we offer:

  • A great working environment
  • Flexible contract and chance for additional hours
  • Training and experience to add to your CV
  • Access to free activities for yourself and discounts for family & friends
  • £7.00ph + holiday pay

To apply for the job:

Please email sam@newforestactivities.co.uk for more information and next steps.