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PAID SUMMER GAP YEAR JOBS IN THE UK AND ABROAD

blue square You want to make the most of your gap year and of your summer... How about getting a paid gap year job or a paid summer job in the UK or further afield? This type of gap year is the best of both worlds - have a great summer and get paid for it! Working outdoors, leading activities for some of the UK's best known adventure companies is an ideal gap year. At Best Gap Year we have a variety of paid summer jobs in the UK and overseas, available for you to apply for right now.


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Outdoor Activity Instructor – Little Canada

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Little Canada

Gap Year Provider: PGL, Isle of Wight
If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor at our Little Canada centre on the Isle of Wight.

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Multi Activity Instructors UK 2017

Multi Activity Instructors UK 2017

Gap Year Provider: Manor Adventure, Scotland, Wales, Shropshire and Norfolk
We are recruiting for instructors with and without previous experience, to work at our UK activity centres Lockerbie Manor, Abernant Lake Hotel, Norfolk Lakes and Culmington Manor, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups.



Apprentice Activity Leader

Apprentice Activity Leader

Southampton
Apprentice Activity Leader (ref 635) / YMCA Fairthorne Manor / £7072 per annum / approx. 40 hours per week Are you interested in a more hands on approach to learning? Do you prefer for your classroom to be outdoors with extraordinary potential? Then this role is for you.



Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Various locations across the UK
Discover your new working adventure in the outdoors with PGL.



Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

Swanage, Dorset and Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
We are recruiting now for our 2017 teams. The main role is the safe set up and delivery of sessions inline with our values and ethos. We welcome applications from those with or without experience, though a strong interest in outdoor education and working with children is essential.



Senior Watersports Instructor

Senior Watersports Instructor

At one of our JCA centres
Our Senior Watersports Instructors are responsible for supporting the Centre Manager in the day to day running of the centre and in the delivery of the Watersports/ Activity sessions.




Outdoor Activity Instructors

Outdoor Activity Instructors

Essex
Essex Outdoors is now recruiting for both experienced and trainee outdoor activity instructors to work throughout the 2017 season at one of our centres in either Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow or Mersea.



Activity Courier

Activity Courier

Various
Working overseas is an amazing opportunity for anyone. You will meet lots of new friends and visit some lovely places.



Chef - 2017

Chef - 2017

Stowmarket, Suffolk
We're looking for a positive, motivated and experienced Chef at our Suffolk based centre, Walnutree Manor. In this role you will provide good quality food to staff and children aged 6 to 18 years of age. This will include breakfast, lunch and dinner for a maximum 300 covers daily in busy period



Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor

Argeles sur mer / Tossa de mar
The Senior Instructors role is to support the Chief Instructor in delivering pre-season training and the daily operational requirements of the Voyager Adventure programme. Leading by example to set the highest professional standards for the resort team.




Adventure Guide Leadership Program

Adventure Guide Leadership Program

Queenstown
The Adventure Guide Internship was constructed as a stepping stone into the adventure tourism industry, but also is the perfect GAP year option - offering qualifications and adventure all in one - perfect for people who haven’t quite decided what is the next step in life after high school or colle



Freelance Instructor

Freelance Instructor

Cornwall
Freelance Outdoor Activity Instructors BF Adventure is looking for qualified freelance instructors to work at its busy outdoor centre located near Falmouth in Cornwall. Qualifications required will be at least one or more from the following list: • BCU L1 coach (minimum) • SPA • Arche



Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship

Outdoor NVQ2 Apprenticeship

Hampshire
If you have a passion for the outdoors and are looking to inspire others, please apply for our 2017/18 apprenticeship programme at Avon Tyrrell.



Adventure Activity Instructors

Adventure Activity Instructors

Herefordshire
Do you want to be an Activity Instructor in one of the most stunning parts of the UK? Our activity centre is based at Symonds Yat in the heart of the Wye Valley.




Residential Care Worker in Shropshire

Residential Care Worker in Shropshire

Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire
New Reflexions are a specialist childcare organisation providing support to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties requiring a high level of intervention. We are currently looking to recruit Residential Care Workers.



Adventure Manager

Adventure Manager

Forest of Dean, Isle of Wight, East Anglia, West Sussex and Buckinghamshire
Lead an adventure team and strive for the best outdoor residential centre in the UK. You will be responsible for all aspects of the operation from leading the staff team, liaising with the site regarding meals and accommodation and being the main contract for teachers whilst onsite.



Paddlesports Instructor

Paddlesports Instructor

Various
The summer is approaching and time is running out for those who want to work as a Paddlesports Instructor with PGL this summer! You'll use your Level 1 3* Open Canoe qualifications to lead paddling sessions. Apply NOW to work in the sun this summer!



Paddle Sports instructor

Paddle Sports instructor

Argeles sur mer / Tossa de mar
Our Instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. Leading watersports sessions and helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll spend a lot of time on the water, both training and leading activities, you'll also see the region by accompany groups on excursion.




Dinghy Instructor

Dinghy Instructor

Argeles sur mer / Tossa de mar
Our Instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. Leading watersports sessions and helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll spend a lot of time on the water, both training and leading activities, you'll also see the region by accompany groups on excursion.



Axe Throwing Instructor

Axe Throwing Instructor

Birmingham
A Whistle Punks instructor is as reassuring as a mother’s kiss, patient as the day is long and firm as a bed of nails. All the while, channeling the most relentlessly energetic children’s TV presenter you can imagine.



Residential Care Worker in Wales

Residential Care Worker in Wales

Nr Bala, Gwynedd
New Reflexions are a specialist childcare organisation providing support to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties requiring a high level of intervention. We are currently looking to recruit Residential Care Workers.



Trainee Watersports Instructor

Trainee Watersports Instructor

Nikiana
The Seafarer Academy prides itself on maintaining highly competitive prices whilst still offering an action-packed, highly professional and enjoyable course of training to teach you all the skills needed to become a confident and professional RYA Instructor in Powerboating, Sailing or Windsurfing.




Senior Activity Courier

Senior Activity Courier

Various
Take the next step in your outdoor career and lead a small team for activity staff for the season. Do all of this whilst working abroad.



Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef

Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef

Phuket
Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess or chef on a luxury superyacht?



Get trained as a Paddlesports Instructor. No experience necessary!

Get trained as a Paddlesports Instructor. No experience necessary!

Across the UK
Gain free UKCC Paddling qualifications when you join PGL as a Paddlesports Instructor. Share your love of the outdoors at a range of stunning locations in the UK. If you love being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then this is the job for you.



Assistant Instructor / Rep

Assistant Instructor / Rep

Argeles sur mer / Tossa de mar
An Assistant Instructors role is to support our instructional team delivering watersports activities. Even if you have limited previous experience in watersports our training and support programme will help you progress far quicker than you imagined. We can also offer NGBs.




Adventure Instructor

Adventure Instructor

Forest of Dean, Isle of Wight, East Anglia, West Sussex and Buckinghamshire
Working in the outdoors is an amazing opportunity to escape the 9-5 routine. Try something new today. Have a job you love, make new friends and change children's lives.



Watersports Instructor

Watersports Instructor

At one of our JCA Centres
Based at one of our Centres, Full time, live in seasonal contract. The Watersports Instructor is responsible for the delivery of all water sports activity sessions to our client groups in a safe, enjoyable and professional manner.



Outdoor Activity Instructor – Torquay

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Torquay

Torquay, Devon
If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor at our Barton Hall centre in Torquay, Devon.



Field Studies Instructor

Field Studies Instructor

Osmington Bay, Weymouth, Dorset; Little Canada, Wooton, Isle of Wight
As a PGL Field Studies Instructor, you will have the opportunity to bring the natural world to life introducing our guests to concepts of learning, using the outside world as your classroom.




Residential Care Worker in Cumbria

Residential Care Worker in Cumbria

Penrith, Cumbria
New Reflexions are a specialist childcare organisation providing support to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties requiring a high level of intervention. We are currently looking to recruit Residential Care Workers.



Cook

Cook

Various locations across the UK
Join modern catering enterprises at PGL's activity centres across the UK. set up to deliver excellence in both service and food, you'll work in a supportive environment and have a fantastic time.



Cook - France

Cook - France

Northern France
PGL's catering operations are modern enterprises set up to deliver excellence in both service and food at their activity centres. As well as providing supportive and fun environments to work, you'll get the chance to have a fantastic experience in one of the most beautiful regions of the world.



Chief instructor

Chief instructor

Argeles sur mer / Tossa de mar
The Chief Instructors principal role is to manage the beach and evening activities. Key accountabilities for this role include support of pre-season training and resort preparation, overseeing activity operations & team management, staff timetabling, health & safety, equipment mangement




Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

Staffordshire
An apprenticeship with Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is an amazing opportunity. We work with 1st2Achieve to deliver a fantastic NVQ level 2 in outdoor activity leadership. At the end of our apprenticeship you will have real hands on experience enabling you to begin a career in the outdoors



Multi Activity Instructors France

Multi Activity Instructors France

Somme & Picardy, France
We are looking for suitable candidates to become multi-activity instructors at our two French activity centres: Le Château du Broutel and Le Château de Warsy, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups. No previous experience nor French language required.



Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

Suffolk, Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire
Our staff deliver safe and enjoyable activity sessions for groups of approximately 12 Xplore participants in the activity (or activities) that you will be trained in e.g. Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, etc



Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2017

Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2017

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
If you join us as an Instructor for the Summer then you will be put into a draw for the opportunity to win £1000 holiday voucher! Combine that with only a 5 day working week and you're already onto a winner!




Outdoor Learning/Activities Instructor

Outdoor Learning/Activities Instructor

Hampshire
Working in an enjoyable, busy atmosphere you will be required to deliver high quality activity programmes to a diverse range of groups including; schools, youth groups (including Prince’s Trust and NCS), corporate groups and individuals with additional support needs.



Windsurfing Instructor - Summer 2017

Windsurfing Instructor - Summer 2017

Multiple
We are actively seeking experienced and qualified Windsurfing Instructors to come work in one of our stunning Mediterranean beach resorts.



JCA - Outdoor Activity Instructor

JCA - Outdoor Activity Instructor

Nationwide
JCA have a number of Activity Instructor positions currently available, across numerous locations in the UK!



Kitchen Porter/Food Service Apprentice

Kitchen Porter/Food Service Apprentice

Condover Hall, Shrewsbury
The purpose of this role is to ensure that the kitchen and dining areas are prepared for each mealtime, maintaining high levels of hygiene, safety and cleanliness in the kitchen, whilst ensuring our guests have an excellent dining experience.





Summer Season Jobs

There are residential summer camps and outdoor activity centres dotted throughout the UK and they all need to pay seasonal staff to run their activities for their visitors. Although professional adventure staff will be the first port of call, many centres need so many staff that previous experience is not always required. For this reason, the paid summer jobs on this page are absolutely perfect for gap year students. Jobs include support staff (Apprentice Activity Leader) to qualified instructors (Outdoor Activity Instructor, Watersports Instructor, Paddlesports Instructor or Adventure Instructor). Applications are welcomed from people who have the energy and enthusiasm to relate to young people. You will need good organisational skills and effective communication skills to be able to deliver exceptional customer service. Your paid gap year job in the UK or paid summer job in the UK will introduce young people to a variety of outdoor activities, from high-ropes, climbing and zip-lining to kayaking, canoeing and canyoning. These outdoor activities must be delivered as a safe and enjoyable experience. Your paid summer job in the UK or paid gap year job in the UK will broaden your experience and give you numerous transferable skills. Most of the paid summer jobs in the UK and paid gap year jobs in the UK come with accommodation provided. These residential summer camps and outdoor activity centres are often great bases to explore the rest of the UK.

If you are looking to train up to be a fully qualified instructor, there are Apprentice Activity Leader programmes available. Often you will be sponsored to take nationally recognised qualifications, paid an apprentice salary and be given subsidised accommodation and board. Getting paid to live and work at a residential summer camp or outdoor activity centre is the best way to qualify as an Instructor. To top it all off, you may be offered a paid job at the end of your training!

Taking a gap year in the UK? Fancy a paid summer job? Have a passion for outdoor activities? If you are thinking about taking a gap year in the UK, a summer job in the UK should be your first port of call.