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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.

Seasonal Outdoor Activity Instructors

Location: Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow & Mersea
Salary: From £22,359 pa (£11.59 per hour)
Contract type: Fixed term full and part-time
Date Added: 5th Oct 2023
Closing Date: 1st Mar 2024

Facilities Assistants

Location:Danbury
Salary: Salary: From £22,359 pa (£11.59 per hour)
Contract type: Fixed term full and part-time 3 to 6-month contracts
Date Added: 1st Nov 2022
Closing Date: 30th Apr 2023

Climbing Instructors at The Lock

Location: Harlow, Essex
Salary: £11.59 per hour
Contract type: Sessional work
Date Added: 14th Nov 2023
Closing Date: 29th Feb 2024

Catering Assistants

Location:Bradwell, Danbury and Mersea
Salary: Salary: From £22,359 pa (£11.59 per hour)
Contract type: Fixed term full and part-time 3 to 6-month contracts
Date Added: 10th Jan 2024
Closing Date: 1st Mar 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.