Jobs at High Adventure

Climbing Club Instructor (Part-time)

We are looking to recruit a part-time instructor to run our popular indoor Climbing Club sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening (term-time only).

The club is run for children aged 6 and over who have varying levels of climbing ability.

The successful candidate will ideally hold either CWA or SPA, although this is not essential as in-house training will be provided. Experience of working with children and knowledge of the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme would be beneficial and the role will be subject to DBS checks.


5.45pm – 7.30pm (plus set up and pack up time before and after each session)


£20 per night

To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to FAO Mick Ellerton


Position Filled

(16 hours per week to be worked over 2 consecutive days)

Wage: Meets National Minimum

We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Person at our Centre in Cowling.

You will be required to perform a wide variety of general and semi-skilled maintenance activities, ie: Joinery, Plumbing, Painting, Electrical and grounds work.

Previous building or maintenance experience is desirable.  Must be willing to undertake a Full Enhanced DBS check.

To apply, please email a cover letter and CV to Mr Mick Ellerton at


An opportunity has arisen at our Outdoor Education Centre on the edge of North Yorkshire, close to Skipton, for an Instructor who holds their PCV Minibus Licence.  Other relevant outdoor qualifications such as, SPA, UKCC etc…. desirable but not essential.

Remuneration subject and dependent on relevant outdoor qualifications.  Package includes accommodation and food, uniform, access to equipment and training package. 25 days’ holiday per year, 10 of which must be taken over the Christmas shut down.

The successful candidate will show a strong work ethic and desire to work in the outdoor and adventurous activities industry. If you wish to join a developing and growing team, please email your CV with a cover letter to Mr Mick Ellerton at:





Domestic Catering Assistant 

Position filled


40 hours per week, flexi-time depending on clients.

Monday: 8:30am to 12:30am, 3:00pm to 7:00pm = 8hrs

Tuesday: 7:00am to 11:00am, 3:00pm to 7:00pm = 8hrs

Wednesday: 7:00am to 11:00am, 3:00pm to 7:00pm = 8hrs

Thursday: 7:00am to 11:00am, 3:00pm to 7:00pm = 8hrs

Friday: 7:00am to 11:00am, 12:00 to 4:00pm =8hrs


Assistant to the Domestic Manager. Main duties will include;

  • Food preparation, cooking and service
  • Maintaining HSE & food safety standards
  • Cleaning of kitchen and kitchen equipment.
  • Assisting in the cleaning of all areas of the centre; bathrooms, bedrooms, offices, social spaces, etc…
  • Assisting the domestic manager in ordering and development of the menu.
  • Providing high quality customer service and support.


The following are our preferred levels of experience;

  • Must hold a current food hygiene certificate.
  • Must have experience working in domestic kitchen, preparing, cooking and serving for more than 20 clients.
  • Must have a positive, problem solving approach.
  • Must have high customer service skills.
  • Must be able to work both as part of a team and by themselves.


 Pay & Holidays:

Salary: £14,000 per annum

Holidays: 30 days

Start date:  To be agreed with the right candidate.

How to apply:

All applications need to include a cover letter explaining your experience and a CV. All job applications are to be addressed to Mr Mick Ellerton via email


Multi-Activity Instructor Vacancy 

Position filled

An opportunity is now available at our Outdoor Education Centre on the edge of North Yorkshire, close to Skipton, for a multi-activity instructor who holds their minibus licence and basic NGB qualifications.

Depending on experience and the NGB qualifications of the applicant we have an opportunity to bring you into the 2nd or 3rd year of our developing instructor scheme. As part of the package High Adventure will provide training and assessments in relevant NGB qualifications, accommodation, food, access to kit and the opportunity to work with a range of client groups. Wage & end of year bonus depends on the level you enter at. 25 days holiday per calendar year, two weeks of which must be taken at Christmas shut down and no holidays are to be taken in June or July.

The successful candidate will hold a clean, up to date minibus licence and show a strong work ethic and desire to work in the outdoor and adventurous activities industry. All CVs & cover letters to Mick Ellerton at

Start date can be flexible between now and the start of 2015.


Applications for Summer 2017 being accepted now

Multi Activity Instructor:  Lancashire, North Staffordshire, South Staffordshire and Cheshire

(80 positions- minimum age 18)


£175 per week + full board accommodation + training + meals + camp fees paid + first aid training 1st SEASONAIRE

£200 per week + full board accommodation + training + meals + camp fees paid + first aid training 2nd SEASONAIRE

£225 per week + full board accommodation + training + meals + camp fees paid + first aid training 3rd SEASONAIRE

Contract dates/lengths:


Training –      TBC

Work –           Monday 5 June – Friday 11 August 2017


Training –     TBC

Work –          Monday 12 June – Friday 11 August 2017


Training –      TBC

Work –            Monday 12 June – Friday 11 August 2017


Training –      TBC

Work –         Monday 12 June – Friday 11 August 2016


This post is perfect for anyone aspiring to be an outdoor instructor or anyone with a passion for the outdoors who would like to gain experience working with children.

We will provide full training in all of our on-site activities and an HSE recognised first aid course prior to being in charge of groups.

Working on our summer camps is the best way to into our highly successful and popular trainee instructor scheme which runs from January every year at our main site in North Yorkshire.


The ideal candidate will have experience of working with groups and skills in one or more areas of outdoor activities.

If you can handle living in a tent for the length of the contract through good weather and bad whilst still turning up for work happy and enthusiastic every day, then you are the right person for this job!

If you would like to work for a professional and hard working organisation, gain experience and potential future employment and training then this is the job for you!

To apply please download an APPLICATION FORM, complete and email with a copy of your CV to 


Are you interested in working in the outdoors?

There are lots of job opportunities at High Adventure OEC (Yorkshire Dales) and our 4 Summer Camps.

High Adventure OEC – Summer Camps 2017

Applications for Summer 2017 being accepted now.

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