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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

You can apply for our Instructor positions or express an interest in others by following the links below. This is updated regularly so keep checking back to find your perfect role.

Express your interest

Fill in our brief form to express an interest in a position at Essex outdoors and we’ll contact you with further information and assist with your application if needed.

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

Seasonal Outdoor Activity Instructors

Location: Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow & Mersea
Salary: From £18,327 pa pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (rates for 2023/4 TBC)
Contract type: Fixed term full and part-time
Date Added: 1st Nov 2022
Closing Date: 31st Jan 2023

Sailing Instructors

Location: Bradwell-on-Sea
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2023/4 rates TBC)
Contract type: Fixed term full or part-time
Date Added: 1st Nov 2022
Closing Date: 31st Jan 2023

Paddlesports Instructors

Location: Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow & Mersea
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2023/4 rates TBC)
Contract type: Fixed term full or part-time
Date Added: 1st Nov 2022
Closing Date:31st Jan 2023

High Ropes Instructors

Location: Bradwell, Danbury, Gt Notley, Harlow and Mersea
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2023/4 rates TBC)
Contract type: Fixed term full or part-time
Date Added: 1st Nov 2022
Closing Date: 31st Jan 2023

Facilities Assistants

Location: Bradwell, Danbury and Mersea
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2023/4 rates TBC)
Contract type: Fixed term full and part-time 3 to 6-month contracts
Date Added: 1st Nov 2022
Closing Date: 31st Jan 2023

Catering Assistants

Location: Bradwell, Danbury and Mersea
Salary: From £18,327 per annum pro-rata (£9.50 per hour) (2023/4 rates TBC)
Contract type: Fixed term full and part-time 3 to 6-month contracts
Date Added: 1st Nov 2022
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.