Outdoor Jobs

Would you like to spend your time working outside in beautiful woodland locations? We are looking for enthusiastic Camp Leaders, Tribe Leaders, Field Cooks and Logistic Assistants to help us run inspiring residential school trips, at our beautiful woodland venues across the UK. Please take a look at the roles below, and apply online.

We provide full training so no experience required.  All we ask is that you are passionate and remarkable with a genuine interest in inspiring children in the great outdoors.  You should embrace living in beautiful woodland locations and be willing to go the extra mile to make every trip a success and provide our schools with a real outdoor adventure.


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Centre Manager at Cuffley Outdoor Learning Centre

Active Learning Group are seeking to recruit an experienced and well- qualified Centre Manger for their newly- acquired residential outdoor centre at Cuffley, Hertfordshire.

The position represents an excellent opportunity for an experienced Centre Manager or for a motivated person to make the step up from their current Assistant Centre Manager, Senior Instructor or similar position.

Cuffley Outdoor Centre is set in 90 acres of outstanding natural beauty in south-east Hertfordshire, just 15 minutes from the M25. The site, which has been operating as an outdoor centre under Local Authority control for approximately 70 years, has now been acquired by Active Learning Group who are keen to preserve its unique character while investing significantly in infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of high quality residential and day courses for school and youth groups from Hertfordshire and beyond.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual who has a passion for outdoor education that is supported by strong leadership capabilities and managerial skills gained within a business environment. This would include experience of operational delivery, programmes development and performance management. Working closely with the Active Learning Group Head Office functions, this role will oversee the implementation of Health and Safety Standards, HR, Recruitment & Training whilst also seeking to promote excellence in Customer Satisfaction. A key measure of this success is actively developing communication across all areas of the business regarding Cuffley, and act as an ambassador for the site.

Rates of Pay:

Positions available at:
Cuffley Outdoor Learning Centre

Senior Activity Instructor aka CAMP LEADER

This role involves management of a team of Tribe Leaders and Field Cook, as well as the day-to-day responsibilities of running an inspiring residential camp, you will be looking after your camp through facilitating activities for students during their stay with us. We will teach you all you need, then you will ensure our high standards, quality, pastoral care, safeguarding, health and safety are maintained throughout. This role requires enthusiasm, passion, and to lead by example as you will be a role model for young people, ensuring they leave camp with positive memories that will last them a lifetime.

You do not necessarily need to come from an outdoor education background, or indeed a bushcraft background (we employ many ex-teachers but there is no typical ‘sort of person’), as you will complete extensive in-house training, and mentoring before you work on a course. However, you do need to want to be part of a team whose aim is not simply to give students a taste of adventure, but to inspire a lifetime of it.

The Bushcraft Company are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment.  Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

View our recruitment process here.

Rates of Pay:

£
100 per day pro rata (on a freelance basis)
Positions available at:
Blenheim Woods, Boughton Woods, Castle Howard, Cholmondeley Castle, Cornbury Park, Cuffley Camp, Knebworth Woods, Penshurst Place and West Dean

Activity Instructor aka TRIBE LEADER

This role is a hugely rewarding, seasonal position and can be a stepping stone to one of our more advanced, permanent roles. You will be responsible for one of our student 'tribes' at one of our camps, ensuring that our high level of pastoral care is maintained and safeguarding their Health and Safety throughout their trip with us. You will be looking after your tribe through the many activities they will be doing during their stay with us, activities range from wild swimming, archery and target sports to traditional bushcraft skills like fire lighting and shelter building. This role requires enthusiasm, passion, energy and a desire to lead by example you will be a role model for our young people, ensuring they leave camp with positive memories that will last them a lifetime.

This is one of our most important roles, and nearly everyone in the current bushcraft team has worked in this role. Our Tribe Leaders are key to The Bushcraft Company, providing the best care and instruction in our industry. No previous experience is required, as all applicants will complete in-house training and our mentoring scheme before working on one of our camps. However, you do need plenty of enthusiasm and a sense of fun.

The Bushcraft Company are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment.  Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

View our recruitment process here.

Rates of Pay:

Under 21: £
Competitive rates of pay
Over 21: £
Competitive rates of pay
Over 25: £Competitive rates of pay
Positions available at:
Blenheim Woods, Boughton Woods, Castle Howard, Cholmondeley Castle, Cornbury Park, Cuffley Camp, Knebworth Woods, Penshurst Place and West Dean

Field Cook

Are you remarkable, love being outdoors, welcome a challenge and wish to inspire young people by providing real outdoor adventures?  We have the role for you.

Field Cooks are the heart of our camps and food is a huge part of what we do and you will help engage young people with what they are eating, how it's made and where it comes from.  You will be responsible for providing high quality delicious meals for students, teachers and your fellow team.  An important part of the role is ensuring that the storage, preparation and serving of all food is well monitored, maintained and controlled.

Rates of Pay:

Under 21: £
Competitive rates of pay
Over 21: £
Competitive rates of pay
Over 25: £Competitive rates of pay
Positions available at:
Blenheim Woods, Boughton Woods, Castle Howard, Cholmondeley Castle, Cornbury Park, Cuffley Camp, Knebworth Woods, Penshurst Place and West Dean

Estate Logistics Assistant

The Bushcraft Company is looking for hard-working and intuitive individuals to join the Operations team on a seasonal basis to support our Estate Managers, Estate Coorindators and camps, to help deliver our inspirational courses.  The role of Estate Logistics Assistant is crucial in bringing our adventures to life and ensuring that our beautiful woodland venues are maintained to give the same lasting remarkable impressions to each valued guest that visits. As a company, we aim to provide children with; long lasting and happy memories.  It will be your duty to ensure each camp can run efficiently, is well maintained and provided with all the resources to offer each child a positive memory that will last a lifetime.

Rates of Pay:

£
16,750 pro-rata
Positions available at:
Blenheim Woods, Boughton Woods, Castle Howard, Cornbury Park, Cholmondeley Castle, Knebworth Woods, Penshurst Place and West Dean

Estate Coordinator

The Bushcraft Company is looking for enthusiastic, innovative and hard-working individuals to join the Operations team on a seasonal basis to support our Estate Managers to help deliver our inspirational courses.  The role of Estate Coordinator is crucial in bringing our adventures to life and ensuring that our beautiful woodland venues are maintained to give the same lasting remarkable impressions to each valued guest that visits. As a company, we aim to provide children with; long lasting and happy memories.  It will be your duty to ensure standards are maintained, help develop our remarkable staff and continue the success of giving children a positive memory that will last a lifetime.

Rates of Pay:

£
18,500 pa
Positions available at:
Blenheim Woods, Castle Howard, Boughton Woods, Penshurst Place