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Do you want to inspire the next generation? Are you enthusiastic about adventure, children & the outdoors?

The Outdoors Project's mission is to encourage kids to spend quality time outdoors & gain all the benefits from doing so! - Fresh air, exercise, developing friendships, learning about nature, engaging in 'wild time', exploring creativity, exploring their imaginations, learning new skills & above all, having fun!!

We run all year-round - after school clubs, holiday clubs, birthday parties, parent & toddler groups, & school workshops.

The Outdoors Project instructors are the heroes to our young adventurers! Find out what you can expect working with The Outdoors Project. The sessions are filled with energy, laughs & all the positive benefits of time spent outside in green spaces.




Are you 16+ & interested in gaining experience working within the children’s activities & outdoors adventure industry?

We're looking for enthusiastic & dedicated young people! This is a chance to share your love of fun, nature, action & the great outdoors, & to learn new skills. 

This role would suit students requiring work-based learning as part of their course or anyone looking to gain valuable experience in the industry, & wanting to put themselves at the front of the queue for future employability.

We ask for a commitment of time - at least 2 weeks over school holiday period or a commitment to regular after school club work over a period of time.

You'll get a taste for how we run our outdoors children’s activity clubs, whilst building a foundation of skills to support you in the work place. You'll be working in a fun & nurturing environment alongside our lead instructors, helping to run activities & ensuring your group has a fantastic time.

We have a varied programme of fun activities. You'll have the opportunity develop a range of employability skills, including organisation, facilitation, communication & teamwork. A very rewarding, confidence building & fun experience!   

What we can offer:
26+ hours work experience with children (age 5-12) 
An Enhanced DBS check 
In-house induction & training
Mentoring from an experienced lead instructor.
Uniform provided
Certificate of completion
A reference from us for future work
There is also the possibility of future employment at The Outdoors Project.

Please send an email with any relevant information to find out more.


We are looking for both experienced Childcare/Activity Leaders and enthusiastic Assistants to join our team, to bring to life the The Outdoors Project ethos! We are looking for people who are fun & engaging, to give children & parents confidence in the fact that every element of their time with us is being delivered with enthusiasm & care.

Leaders & assistants will deliver a safe & fun day of activities in line with The Outdoors Project training. Activities are often based on a popular children’s themes, such as Harry Potter, Pokemon, Roald Dahl & Minecraft, and include bushcraft, Nerf, team games & challenges, cooking, & crafts.


  • The ability to work well within a team, communicate, be on time & be reliable
  • Awareness of & ability to adhere to child safeguarding processes & procedures


  • A recent DBS check or on the DBS update service. We can apply for one on your behalf.
  • Safeguarding & Level 3 First Aid Qualification. We can arrange this if you do not yet have them.
  • Experience in Child Safeguarding. Full training will be given.
  • A driving license
  • Forest School Level 3, or other childcare qualification or experience

LEADER: The ideal candidate will have experience of working with primary school children.

ASSISTANT: If you are aged 17 or above, are approachable, enthusiastic, want to be part of a fun team, passionate about working with children & have a love for the outdoors = join us!  Full training will be provided. 

Hours: Every school holiday Monday to Friday 7:30am/8:30am to 3.30pm. During term time there a range of options & configurations available: after school clubs are 2 hours every weekday, toddler groups are 3 hours two or three times a week, birthday parties are all day Saturday and/or Sunday, workshops are ad-hoc. We can discuss this further with you.

Recruitment process: Telephone or in-person interview, & if successful we'll invite you to attend a trial/training session

Pay: £6.50 - £13.90 per hour. Your pay rates will depend on your experience, age & qualifications. Uniform will be provided

To apply: email your CV to brighton@theoutdoorsproject.co.uk, Subject: Job Application, with a cover note telling us about your current situation.  Please ensure you include a contact phone number & email address, and which location in the UK you are interested in applying for.

 Customer quote 1

STAFF FEEDBACK:   From Sammie, "I've been meaning all week to send a huge THANK YOU for the experience working with you at the holiday club. 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 and tons of positivity from the whole team about the organisation. Seems no one ever has anything other than good things to say".

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Could you be a franchisee?

Do you love children, adventure and the great outdoors? Then join our fantastic team and take The Outdoors Project to your area. You will be able to set hours that suit you using a tried and tested format that is fun and accessible.  It doesn’t matter whether you have a corporate or educational background, whether you are an accomplished outdoors person or a parent wanting a change, as long as you have a passion for the outdoors life and children.

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