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Careers with Essex Outdoors

Working in the outdoors is so much more than ‘just a job’ and will inspire you to inspire others.

The teams at our four busy activity centres in Essex are dedicated to delivering outstanding outdoor educational experiences for schools, groups, families and businesses.

We’re always keen to hear from passionate, motivated people with skills in the following areas;

  • Outdoor instructors and practitioners at all levels and in all dsiciplines.
  • Catering
  • Facilities – cleaning and grounds maintenance

Our vacancies are listed below. This is updated regularly so keep checking back to find your perfect role.

To express an interest in any of these job opportunities, please complete the quick form via the link below and we will contact you with all the relevant information.

What our staff say


Charlotte joined the Essex Outdoors Seasonal Instructor Team in 2018 and has spoken about her experiences;

“I ran my own business for 14 years before I started at Danbury. After my business ended I enrolled in college before finding a job as an Instructor through Chelmsford Job Centre at a recruitment session. 
I have learnt that I am much happier working outdoors as I revel in the delights of other’s achievements. It’s been good fun, helped by the glorious weather we had this summer. I’ve enjoyed working within a team again and being witness to the achievements of our customers”

Charlotte B – Seasonal Instructor

Seasonal Instructors 2023

Location: Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow & Mersea
Salary: From £18,327 pa pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2022/23)
Contract type: Fixed term full and part-time
Date Added: 27th Sept 2021
Closing Date: Now closed – Express your interest for 2023

Sailing Instructors

Location: Bradwell-on-Sea
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2022-23)
Contract type: Fixed term full or part-time
Date Added: 27th Sept 2021
Closing Date: Now Closed – Express your interest for 2023

Paddlesports Instructors

Location: Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow & Mersea
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2022-23)
Contract type: Fixed term full or part-time
Date Added: 27th Sept 2021
Closing Date:Now closed – Express your interest for 2023

High Ropes Instructors

Location: Bradwell, Danbury, Gt Notley, Harlow and Mersea
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2022-23)
Contract type: Fixed term full or part-time
Date Added: 27th Sept 2021
Closing Date: Now Closed – Express your interest for 2023

Climbing Instructors at The Lock

Location: Harlow, Essex
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour)
Contract type: Sessional work
Date Added: 29th Nov 2021
Closing Date: Please see details in advert

Good to know


Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to references and DBS checks.