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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 disciplines
  • Catering
  • Facilities – cleaning and grounds maintenance

Please see our details of our current vacancies below.

Climbing Instructors at The Lock

Location: Harlow, Essex
Salary: £11.59 per hour
Contract type: Sessional work
Date Added: 14th Nov 2023
Closing Date: 1st April 2024

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. I’ve enjoyed working within a team again and being witness to the achievements of our customers”

Charlotte B – Seasonal Instructor

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.