Head of River


Head of River – UKCC Level 3 Canoe/Performance Coach

The Head of River is responsible for the management and delivery of our ever popular two day descent on the Ardeche River (Grade 2 white water).
You will also be assisting the Activity Manager with various duties including monitoring, training, staff appraisals and safety checks.

What we’re looking for…

Are you highly motivated with high standards and excellent people skills? Then Acorn is the company for you! 
We are ideally looking for people with experience of staff management and working in outdoor adventure with young people between 7-17 years old and the following:

  • UKCC Level 3 Canoe /Performance Coach
  • Experience of staff management and training
  • Full, clean UK driving licence
  • First Aid certificate

Why work for Acorn?

At Acorn you will get:

  • A competitive wage
  • 3 meals a day & accommodation available onsite
  • 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!

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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