Our teams of Activity Instructors deliver taster activity sessions and an evening entertainment programme to our guests. We are looking for dynamic people who work well in a team and are also happy to get involved in other aspects of centre life from cleaning and serving at meal times to site work. 


What we’re looking for…

Do you have plenty of energy and enthusiasm with the ability to relate to young people and adults alike?  If you enjoy mucking in and working hard whilst instructing various activities and exploring some fantastic locations, then Acorn is the company for you!

We are ideally looking for people who can commit to working the full season with experience of working in outdoor adventure with young people between 7-17 years old.

Our qualified roles require at least one of the following NGB Qualifications

  •  UKCC Level 1/2 Coach (Paddle sports) or Paddle Sports Instructor/Coach
  • BC 2*/3*/4* Canoe and/or Kayak
  • RCI/SPA assessed (or trained)
  • GNAS/Archery GB, BFA/Go Fencing, NPLQ, YPS Rifles

We also have a small number of non-qualified roles and other positions for those who are passionate about getting a foot in the door of Outdoor Activities.

All our staff participate in a comprehensive induction & training programme and will have the opportunity to complete pre and post-season training to gain NGB qualifications in different activities.

Why work for Acorn?

Acorn can offer you:

  • A competitive wage
  • 3 meals a day and tented accommodation available on site
  • The use of facilities and equipment in your free time
  • Opportunities to complete training and gain NGB qualifications
  • Personal development and progression – we love to promote from within!
  • The experience of a lifetime, working in beautiful locations making lifelong friends

All applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a permanent UK National Insurance number and a UK bank account. 

We will be unable to take your application further before they have been obtained. We are unable to apply for a work visa/permit on behalf of an applicant.

A current Enhanced DBS Check or overseas equivalent is required for successful applicants.

01384 398 870

Acorn Adventure

22 Worcester Street,


West Midlands DY8 1AN

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