Paid Summer Gap Year Jobs UK & Overseas

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.


Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor


Want to further your career in the Outdoor Industry? We are recruiting Senior Activity Instructors who will be responsible for the delivery of activity sessions to our guests at our centres in the France and Italy.
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2018!

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Recruiting now for 2018!


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 in 2018.
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Adventure Activities Instructor

Adventure Activities Instructor


Are you looking to work in a location that offers you fantastic opportunities to develop your own personal skills? Do you enjoy passing on your experience and knowledge of the great outdoors to others? Then Newlands Adventure Centre/Keswick Climbing Wall is the place you are looking for.
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Make an enquiry with Newlands Adventure Centre

Zip Line Instructor

Zip Line Instructor


We are recruiting Zip Wire Instructors to join our London 2018 team. We need people that are enthusiastic, high energy, team players with a passion for extreme sports, to help deliver our customers the experienceof a lifetime. Full training will be given so you don't need any previous experien
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Make an enquiry with Zip London

Assistant Instructor / Rep

Assistant Instructor / Rep


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.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

Activity Courier

Activity Courier


Working overseas is an amazing opportunity for anyone. You will meet lots of new friends and visit some lovely places.
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Make an enquiry with In 2 Action

Active Leader

Active Leader


As a passionate sports and activities enthusiast, you will ensure our guests' holidays are filled with fun and exciting activities throughout the week.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Photographer

Photographer


You will be responsible for the capture, promotion and sale of high quality images of our clients. You must be organised and have the ability to meet sales targets. The majority of your day-to-day will be spent either on land or in a powerboat, capturing images of guests partaking in activities.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor


Want to further your career in the Outdoor Industry? We are recruiting Senior Activity Instructors who will be responsible for the delivery of activity sessions to our guests at our centres in the France and Italy.
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure

Activities Manager

Activities Manager


You will be responsible for the overall smooth running of the activities offered in resort and delivering our customers’ expectations of outstanding customer service. You will be responsible for providing support to the Instructors.
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Mountain Bike Mechanic

Mountain Bike Mechanic


Reporting to the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike programme - guiding and maintaining our fleet of bikes and setting the bikes up for guests to use.
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Kitchen / Catering Assistant

Kitchen / Catering Assistant


Come and work in our beautiful French Chateau as part of our Catering team. Learn new skills and improve your french at the same time in a fast paced but fun environment.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


Seasonal positions available from April to September 2018!! Our teams of Activity Instructors deliver taster activity sessions and an evening entertainment programme to our guests.
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure

Greece Area Manager

Greece Area Manager


Are you an experienced centre manager, with a background in watersports, activities, yachting or hospitality? This Greece-based, seasonal role is responsible for the direct management of the resort-level managers and their departments, with close involvement with the Yachting and Flotilla Operation.
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Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor


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.
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Camp Director

Camp Director


The Camp Director is responsible for leading and supporting the team of Lead Facilitators and Instructors, as well as greeting parents and making sure that they are comfortable with all aspects of the camp.
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Make an enquiry with The Hive

Beach Senior

Beach Senior


You will maintain the overall smooth running of the waterfront. As a Beach Senior you will be responsible for providing support to your team of Watersports Instructors, the Activities Supervisor and Activities Manager, occasionally acting in any of these roles in their absence.
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Assistant Hotel Manager

Assistant Hotel Manager


As an Assistant Hotel Manager you will under the Hotel Managers instruction be responsible for the day-to-day running of the hotel and its staff exceeding guest’s holiday expectations at all times.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Assistant Hotel Manager

Assistant Hotel Manager


You will, under the Hotel Manager's instruction, be responsible for the day-to-day running of the hotel and its staff, exceeding guests' holiday expectations at all times. You have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management,planning, organising and directing all hotel services
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Hotel Assistant

Hotel Assistant


You will provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests in our Hotels. You will assist with serving breakfast, work at the bar and serve dinner to our guests, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times. You will also carry out daily and weekly housekeeping duties.
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Cook - France

Cook - 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.
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Make an enquiry with PGL

Sous Chef

Sous Chef


You will assist in the running every aspect of the Hotel Kitchen. Supporting the Head Chef in the management of a team of chefs (size dependent on property size), you would take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property.
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Dinghy Instructor

Dinghy Instructor


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.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

 Kitchen Porter / Night Porter

Kitchen Porter / Night Porter


Reporting to the Head Chef and Assistant / Hotel Manager our KPNPs are responsible for the hygiene and safety standards within our Hotels Kitchens and the high standards of customer service during the Night Porter shifts.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Chief instructor

Chief instructor


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
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

Paddlesports Instructor, southern France

Paddlesports Instructor, southern France


We currently have a fantastic opportunity for UKCC Level 1** qualified Paddlesports Instructors to join our team in the Ardeche region of southern France.
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Paddle Sports instructor

Paddle Sports instructor


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.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

Trainee management program

Trainee management program


We are an international outdoor adventure company located in the UK, Central Europe, Australia and Canada. We are currently focused on expanding in Europe and have opportunities at multiple levels. If you are active, love the outdoors, travel we would like to hear from you.
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Make an enquiry with Delta Force Paintball

LEAD FACILITATOR: BUSHCRAFT & FOREST SCHOOL

LEAD FACILITATOR: BUSHCRAFT & FOREST SCHOOL


Founded in May 2014, The Hive is a fast growing education company focused on Outdoor Learning. We run workshops for children, families and grown-ups. The Hive is unique in the UK, bringing together outdoor learning, narrative and technology in a Forest School setting.
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Make an enquiry with The Hive

 Kids Club Activity Leader

Kids Club Activity Leader


Dependant on location you will report to the Activities Manager or the Childcare Manager where you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Childcare programme 5-6 days a week, including chilled evening activities, such as movie night.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Kitchen Porter

Kitchen Porter


You will be an integral part of the overseas Hotel Team, ensuring our customers’ expectations are exceeded at every opportunity. Reporting to the Head chef and Assistant/Hotel Managers, you are responsible for the hygiene and safety standards within our Hotels Kitchens.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Senior Activity Courier

Senior Activity Courier


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.
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Make an enquiry with In 2 Action

Youth Squad Instuctor

Youth Squad Instuctor


As a Youth Squad Instructor you will be leading and assisting RYA sessions for any children/teens on holiday with Ocean Elements. You will provide practical and theory based tuition that adheres to RYA criteria.
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Hotel Manager

Hotel Manager


You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your hotel and its staff, exceeding guest’s holiday expectations at all times. You have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management, planning, organising and directing all hotel services.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Sports Coaching Jobs in America


Coach sports to children in USA Summer Camps with Camp Leaders. The summer camp in America programme offers you the opportunity to gain over 500 hours of hands-on sports coaching, whether it's soccer, tennis, basketball or many more.
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Make an enquiry with Camp Leaders

 Waiter

Waiter


Reporting to the Hotel Manager/Restaurant Supervisor you will provide an efficient waiting service for up to 26 guests/ or 6 to 7 tables in one of Ski Hotels. You will be serving guests at breakfast and dinner, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Climbing Jobs at Summer Camp America

Climbing Jobs at Summer Camp America


Work as a climbing instructor in the USA, whether it be rock climbing, low or high ropes, teaching children in traditional American summer camps with Camp Leaders
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Make an enquiry with Camp Leaders

Maintenance Person

Maintenance Person


You will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all Ocean Elements property within resort. You will work on a rota basis to coincide with our chalets within resort but it is expected you possess a flexible attitude as this is an ‘on-call’ role.
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Sailing Instructor

Sailing Instructor


Introduce our guests to the basics of sailing in the UK, Southern France and Spain. Excellent RYA training and development opportunities. Our Sailing Instructors deliver group taster sessions in sailing as well as helping to organise and participate in evening entertainments.
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Make an enquiry with PGL

Chalet Host

Chalet Host


As an Alpine Elements Chalet Host you will represent the company and be directly responsible for ensuring all of our chalet customer’s holiday expectations are exceeded. You will be responsible for hygiene, cooking, stock-control and budgeting.
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Bar / Restaurant Supervisor

Bar / Restaurant Supervisor


You will work closely with the Hotel Manager to deliver excellent customer service and seamless delivery of all beverage services including afternoon tea. You will oversee, manage, develop and inspire the Hotel/Bar Assistants to ensure that the Hospitality staff are performing at the top level!
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Abseil Instructor

Abseil Instructor


We are recruiting abseil instructors to work at our 85 metre free fall abseil from the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park, London. This is well paid, mainly weekend work.
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Make an enquiry with Wire & Sky

Bar Assistant

Bar Assistant


You will provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests in our Hotels. You will assist with running the bar ensuring a high level of customer service at all times in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Village Manager

Village Manager


Customer Focused, Friendly, Energetic Team Members Wanted! As the Village Manager your main responsibility is to ensure that our guests have a smooth and successful trip or holiday whilst on centre, outside of activity sessions.
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure

Activity Manager

Activity Manager


The Activity Manager role is ideal for an experienced senior or chief activity instructor with a proven supervisory background looking to progress in the outdoor industry.
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure

River Leader

River Leader


Want to further your career in Paddlesports? Acorn Adventure are recruiting River Leaders who will be responsible for the delivery of various activity sessions to guests at our centre in Savane in Southern France. We are also launching a 5 Star Open Canoe Training & Assessment Scheme for experience
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure


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.