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Apprentice Activity Instructors - Hawkhirst

Come and help Scouts inspire and develop Scouting Units as a Apprentice Activity Instructor. The Apprenticeship will begin on the 10 January 2022.

Scouts is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, in particular, Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

Core Purpose

We believe that amazing things happen in the great outdoors.  Our Apprentice Instructors inspire, coach and teach hundreds of young people each year in the art of Adventure.  Working in some of the country’s most inspirational locations this is an opportunity to join the Scout Adventures Aprentice Activity Instructor programme. 

Learning by doing is at the heart of the Scouting and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing – gaining NGB qualifications, a recognised apprenticeship, and bags of experience in a range of adventurous activities from Kayaking to Climbing and Archery to Tomahawk Throwing.  Former apprentices have gone on to work in colleges, work as free-lance paddle sport coaches, and work as fully fledged instructors both in our centres, and in the wider industry.

We’re looking for someone to join our team who is just as passionate as we are about getting young people outdoors to have an adventure.  As someone who wants to go on to a career as an Outdoor Instructor you will ideally already have some personal experience of outdoor activities,  and have a clear vision of what you would like to achieve during your year with us and the exciting adventures you might go on to have in the future.


To be eligible for this role you must:

  • Be a minimum age of 18 years on start date
  • Be a UK Citizen
  • Hold a Level 2 in functional skills for English and Maths (or GCSE Grade Grade C/4 or higher), or be able to complete this within the apprenticeship.

You must NOT:

  • Must NOT have already have previously completed a Level 3 or higher qualification in Outdoor Instructing (or similar field).
  • Must NOT have substantial previous experience working or volunteering as an unstructor.

Person specifications

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Before making an application please ensure that you have read the Recruitment and selection policy.

In order for us to monitor the application of our Equal Opportunities policy, we would be grateful if you'd also complete the Recruitment Monitoring questions.

Please read the full application pack before applying.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 30 November 2021 23:59

Interviews are expected to held between 10am and 3pm on Tuesday 7 December at Scout Adventure Hawkhirst.

The Apprenticeship will begin on the 10 January 2022.

£9,122.88 per annum

Hawkhirst Scouts Activity Centre

Fixed Term Contract (13 Months)

40 hours per week

25 days per annum plus bank holidays (Pro Rota)

Closing date:
Tue, November 30, 2021, 11:59 PM

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