Freelance Outdoor Instructor Positions 2019

February 2019 onwards

£120 per day or £130 per day on selected dates*

*Additional – £30 travel allowance if travelling down the night before in Sam Sykes vehicles, £10 per assessor report completed


We are recruiting instructors to facilitate our DofE expedition courses in 2019.

Successful candidates will be active outdoor instructors, with extensive experience of working with DofE expedition teams throughout the UK over a number of years.

Our instructors must be experienced and professional with the ability to work effectively within a dynamic team and with participants from differing backgrounds.

Freelance instructor positions are available to those with a summer ML as a minimum qualification, current first aid, current DBS check and DofE assessor status at gold level (although you can be working towards this at application stage).

Qualifications and experience beyond this will strengthen any application made.

Our courses operate anywhere in the U.K, and work will be offered on specific dates between March and October 2019.

To learn more about this role please see the linked job description and personal specification.

  • To apply for this role please send your C.V with a covering letter to [email protected] or post it to Sam Sykes HQ, Mintsfeet Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6LU.
  • If your C.V application is successful, you will be invited to a face to face interview at Sam Sykes HQ in Kendal in Autumn/Winter 2018.
  • If you have any queries regarding the role after reading the job and personal specifications, please contact us by e-mail.

About Sam Sykes

Operating throughout the U.K

Sam Sykes™ is a world leading provider of outdoor adventures and developmental training. We deliver the expedition and residential sections of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in addition to adventurous courses, corporate training, developmental training, outdoor education consultancy and outdoor retail product training.

Our team is the core of our business success.

Since 2009 we have grown consistently as a commercial organisation, whilst maintaining an unparalleled reputation for safety, professionalism and ambition. The consistency of our continued growth and professionalism is symbiotic with the internationally regarded staff team here at Sam Sykes™.

New in 2018 was the Mammut Mountain School

Our instructors will be able to work with if selected to do so. The school is designed to offer skills courses and experiences in the mountains for anyone who wants to. From navigation courses, scrambling, learn to lead and avalanche rescue training, the new arm of Sam Sykes Ltd is designed to be the worlds leading place to learn and experience all things mountain related. To find out more click here.

Based from our HQ in the Lake District

We are driven to ensure that our staff enjoy working within a team of like minded people, where personal development is actively encouraged and opportunity for progression is clear. Each member of the Sam Sykes™ team is an ambassador with an important voice both internally and externally to our company.

The story of Sam Sykes™ is steeped in over four decades of history, delivering inspirational adventures to people worldwide since the early 1970’s. For more information on our background just click here.

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