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Working at The Outdoors Project - What's it like?

Life as an Outdoors Instructor is good fun! The sessions are filled with energy, laughs & all the positive benefits of time spent outside in green spaces.

Here’s some of the things to expect:

Energetic children! We run clubs for 5 to 12 year olds and they sure do have energy to burn...! The freedom of being outside and being able to play is exciting, so be prepared to run, hide, tag and play too! 

Learning New Skills – Our experienced leaders know their stuff about the outdoors and working with kids. They’re passionate about what they do and love to teach all sorts of outdoors skills, so be prepared to up your outdoors game by working with these guys. You’ll be building fires, whittling wands and crafting shelters in no time!

Being Outdoors in all seasons – Yep the clue is really in the title. You will be outdoors all year round, so be prepared for all the great activities each season brings; from water battles in summer time, Halloween zombie games in autumn to cooking around the camp fire in winter. It’s a full year long gig, so zip up your Outdoors Project Jacket, it’s time to get muddy! 

Part of a Community – We really value our staff, they’re key to the experience we offer and it’s important to us we have a happy and strong team. We only work with people who we think are a great fit, who will give and get a lot from the experience. Apart from having good fun on site we love to socialise off site to build our adventurous team. You’ll work with loads of skilled people in the industry, making contacts and friends.

Building a connection with young people – you’ll work with a broad range of ages, from children to teenagers, and young adults on work experience too. You’ll see the same faces weekly, and build a healthy leader-to-child relationship, which is really rewarding. Helping children achieve their goals, learning something new or just being silly and having fun daily is a positive experience in our books.

Training – We train our staff regularly on the activities we offer as well as other key skills such as first aid, child behaviour and safeguarding. Our managers and leaders will mentor you where they can to develop your skills and we also have a huge amount of supporting manuals to help you feel confident in your role working with children.

Healthy Lifestyle – Our holiday club days are busy, with plenty of activities lined up for the kids to enjoy, so you will be active all day in green spaces, whittling, playing, crafting, building, having nerf battles – the works! When the days end it really feels like a good day's work. You return home tired, muddy and smiling.

Work in local schools and woodlands – We operate all over Brighton & Hove either on school site, parks or woodland sites so be prepared to work in a variety of places and help bring the adventure to that site.

Here’s words from one of our holiday club assistants, Sammie on working with us: 

“I've been meaning all week to send a huge THANK YOU for the experience working with you at the holiday club and again for the great time Friday eve (staff social). I've worked with many similar companies and this week really stood out to me for having:

- really well planned, fun, suitable activities
- well-trained team
- great communication before, during, after
- tons of positivity from the whole team about the organisation. Seems no one ever has anything other than good things to say
- great management from Connor. Always positive, very communicative and supportive, without ever being overbearing. It was flawless all week."

Join the adventure! If you’d like to work with us, see current vancancies here.