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
  • £3.50 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 £7.50 per hour.

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.

 

Full & Part Time Customer Service Opportunities

The Company

New Forest Activities has been helping people to enjoy themselves since 2003. Expanding from a primary Canoeing and Kayaking based company; we now offer a full range of active and enlightening experiences to a wide range of clients. Most of our work takes place on the stunning Beaulieu Estate in the heart of The National Park.

Our company values:

  • Provide honest information and appropriate environments
  • Show enthusiasm and an interest in customers and their experience
  • Create valuable and long lasting relationships with customers, providers and associates

 

The Position

Working alongside our busy office team, your job is to help us continue to grow New Forest Activities. This job is the frontline of our customer service provision. Using a suite of powerful software systems, you’ll be involved in the following day to day, as part of the role:

  • Taking and recording the details of incoming phone calls
  • Responding to emails and enquiry forms from our website
  • Booking people onto activities and answering their questions
  • Managing payment transactions, financial data inputs and cashing up
  • Liaising with the activities team to ensure a smooth customer experience
  • Troubleshooting customer issues and feeding back to the senior team.

 

The Offer – Full-Time Role

  • Full-time job, based on 40hrs per week. Office hours are 0900-1700, with some variation at times
  • 28 days of paid annual leave
  • You’ll be enrolled in our company pension scheme
  • Commitment to cover weekends like any other day. This requirement is shared between all office team members
  • Opportunity for further professional development with our training partners
  • An initial contract for 6 months, April-Sept 2019. (Start dates to be confirmed)
  • Performance review in August 2019, at which point we’ll discuss contract terms.

 

The Offer – Part-Time Seasonal Role

  • Part-time job of around 16hrs per week, covering weekend and school holiday hours
  • Hourly rate upwards of £7 per hour, depending on age and experience
  • Pro-rate holiday pay on top of your agreed hourly wage
  • Option to join our company pension scheme
  • Weekend cover required May – September
  • The potential for extra hours over the peak Summer months. This has been whole time equivalent in previous years.

 

To apply for the job, you’ll need to do two things:

Send a copy of your CV. Primarily so we have all your contact details, but also so we can verify a little about what you’ve done up to this point.

On a separate document, please provide a paragraph or two which gives us information on the following:

  • The position you’re applying for
  • What experience you have relevant to this position
  • What skills you have to offer us and those you’d like to develop
  • A hobby or passion you have and what you’d get out of doing this
  • How a role like this fits with your future plans.

 

All applications need to be sent to sam@newforestactivities.co.uk. The post is being advertised until we find the right person. We will contact you with an interview date if we deem you suitable.