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PGL - Job Opportunities

PGL – Activity Instructor Group Leaders

Kick start your career in the outdoor industry.

PGL have apprentice jobs starting April 17th, 26th, 27th & 30th for candidates who have experience of volunteering with groups of younger children (maybe through Scouts, Guides, Duke of Edinburgh or sports clubs) or who have completed a college course in Sport, Outdoor Adventure or Public Services. You will instruct activity sessions (all training provided) and lead groups of schoolchildren to make their week on a residential activity centre a fantastic educational experience.

Be a role model to inspire the next generation.

Onsite accommodation, meals & uniform are provided by PGL plus an apprentice wage of £86 per week. Applicants must be 18+.

Locations: Shropshire, Devon, Dorset, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire.

The job starts with a 10 day unpaid training course followed by paid employment until the autumn.
Excellent prospects for work year after year.

For an informal chat, please call Dave Jury or James Dobbing on 0844 371 0123 or apply online at


Raleigh International
Adventure Project Manager

Raleigh International, a sustainable development charity, is recruiting adventure project managers for expeditions to Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua and Tanzania.

If you are Mountain Leader qualified, have strong motivational skills and are passionate about youth development then we want to hear from you. As an adventure project manager you will be supporting teams of 12 - 14 young volunteers on the adventure phase of our expedition programme; helping to educate them about navigation and camp craft and challenging them to change their world for the better. You will always partner with another project manager to help facilitate the safe delivery of Raleigh's projects, working together to inspire and motivate your diverse team of volunteers.

Dates available: Malaysian Borneo, 8th June – 5th September 2014

The adventure project in Malaysian Borneo can involve trekking through rainforest as well as spending time on an island off the coast of Kota Kinabalu. Here you will have the option to qualify as a PADI scuba diver, or advance your existing diving skills. Once qualified you will use your new skills on a reef conservation project.

Costa Rica & Nicaragua, 17th June – 12th September 2014

This challenging phase will see you traversing the country and may take you from coast to coast in Costa Rica or to the summit of volcanoes in Nicaragua. Either way the adventure project is a great way to visit rarely frequented regions. Past groups have been welcomed into a different community every day, gaining invaluable insight into the local culture.

Tanzania, 8th June – 4th September 2014

On this phase you will visit some of the most beautiful and untouched areas of Tanzania; the Sothern Highlands, Iringa and North West of the spectacular Kilombera Valley have all hosted Raleigh trek groups. The trek will consolidate the young volunteers experience through the personal development involved in this challenging adventure.

Expeditions are 13 weeks in length. All the volunteer managers at Raleigh have to fundraise for their place on expedition, but we are able to offer generous bursaries for those adventure project managers with a Mountain Leadership qualification, meaning instead of the regular £1,950 your fundraising target would be £500.
Once on programme we provide all our adventure project managers' food, accommodation, internal transfers and comprehensive medical insurance.

Visit Raleigh's website to find out more or contact the programme leadership team, on

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Glaslyn Wildlife

Project Manager

A pair of Ospreys has been breeding in the Glaslyn Valley since 2004. In 2012 Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company was formed to take over from the RSPB the running of viewing centre at Pont Croesor near Porthmadog, the protection of the breeding Ospreys and to promote opportunities for the public to experience the diverse wildlife in the Glaslyn Valley.

Good progress has been made and Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife now has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to provide leadership and innovation to a dedicated team of volunteers, and to oversee and manage the development of the Viewing Site at Pont Croesor during 2014 and early 2015.

The Project Manager will also work with the Directors of BGGW to promote the project, create links with local schools, businesses, and residents, the on line community, media, visitors to the area and possible funders.

The successful candidate will have an environmental background and experience of working with volunteers and local communities. In addition they will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and knowledge and experience of developing novel approaches to inspiring a diverse audience about the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Glaslyn Valley. They must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team. A full driving license is required, as well as the ability to communicate in both Welsh and English.

The post holder will report to the Board of Directors of Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife.

For further details please visit our website

For an informal discussion about the post please contact David Archer on 01766 771365.

To apply, please send your CV, contact details for two referees and a detailed covering letter explaining why you feel you would be right for this position, to:

Closing date for applications is Friday 25th April 2014.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 6th May 2014.


Glaslyn Wildlife

Rheolwr Prosiect

! ! Bu pâr o weilch y pysgod yn magu yn Nyffryn Glaslyn ers 2004. Yn 2012, sefydlwyd cwmni cymunedol di-elw o'r enw Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife er mwyn bod yn gyfrifol, yn lle'r RSPB, am redeg y ganolfan wylio wrth Bont Croesor ger Porthmadog, gwarchod y gweilch sy'n nythu yn yr ardal a rhoi cyfle i aelodau'r cyhoedd fwynhau'r cyfoeth o fywyd gwyllt a geir yn y Dyffryn. !

Mae pethau wedi datblygu'n dda a gall Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife yn awr gynnig cyfle cyffrous i Reolwr Prosiect arloesi ac arwain tîm ymroddedig o wirfoddolwyr, yn ogystal â goruchwylio a rheoli datblygiad y Safle Gwylio wrth Bont Croesor yn ystod 2014 a dechrau 2015. Bydd Rheolwr y Prosiect hefyd yn cydweithio gyda Chyfarwyddwyr BGGW er mwyn hyrwyddo'r prosiect, creu cysylltiadau gydag ysgolion lleol, busnesau, trigolion lleol, y gymuned ar-lein, y cyfryngau, ymwelwyr â'r ardal a chyrff cyllido posibl. !

Bydd gan yr ymgeisydd llwyddiannus wybodaeth amgylcheddol gadarn a phrofiad o weithio gyda gwirfoddolwyr a chymunedau lleol. Yn ychwanegol at hynny, bydd ganddo/ganddi sgiliau cyfathrebu a rhyngbersonol rhagorol yn ogystal â phrofiad o ddatblygu dulliau newydd o danio diddordeb cynulleidfa eang ac amrywiol yn etifeddiaeth naturiol a diwylliannol Dyffryn Glaslyn. Bydd gofyn iddo/ iddi allu gweithio'n annibynnol ac fel aelod o dîm. Bydd arno/arni angen trwydded yrru yn ogystal â'r gallu i gyfathrebu yn Gymraeg a Saesneg.

Bydd y sawl a benodir yn atebol i Fwrdd Cyfarwyddwyr Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife.

Am ragor o fanylion, ewch i'n gwefan os gwelwch yn dda.

Ac i gael sgwrs anffurfiol am y swydd, cysylltwch â David Archer ar 01766 771365.

I wneud cais, anfonwch atom eich CV, manylion i gysylltu â dau ganolwr, a llythyr yn egluro'n fanwl pam y teimlwch eich bod yn addas i'r swydd. Anfonwch y rhain i

Dydd Gwener, 25 Ebrill 2014 fydd y dyddiad olaf i ymgeisio am y swydd.

Cynhelir y cyfweliadau ddydd Mawrth, 6 Mai 2014.


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Full Time Outdoor Pursuits Specialist

An enthusiastic, well-qualified specialist is required to join a successful staff team offering a wide range of activities, ranging from major global expeditions to camping and Youth Hostelling trips in the UK.

The successful applicant will hold a minimum of the Mountain Leader (Summer) award, will ideally be an SP or a Climbing Wall award holder, and will have an excellent working knowledge of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme.

The closing date for applications is 22 April 2014 and interviews will be held during the week commencing 28 April 2014. The School reserves the right to commence or complete the interview process at any time.

K Knibbs, Headmaster
Hampton School,
Hanworth Road
Middlesex TW12 3HD

Telephone: 020 8979 5526
Facsimile: 020 8783 4035

Applications should be sent as soon as possible.

Hampton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Hampton School is a Registered Charity No 1120005. Company No 06264434.

Closing date for applications 28th March 2014




Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructor

Starting as soon as possible until the end of November.

Salary £15,250 - £21,000 (pro rata) per year

Join our fantastic team at one of the UK's top outdoor education centres Bowles is a charity with a strong educational and personal development focus and works with young people from all backgrounds. Live-in accommodation is available for which a charge will be made. Many of our seasonal instructors go on to permanent jobs at Bowles.


The ideal candidate will have:


Bowles is based near Tunbridge Wells on the Kent/East Sussex border.
Please apply with a CV and detailed covering letter to:

Nick Stoddart
Head of Youth and Recreation
Sandhill Lane
Tunbridge Wells TN3 9LW



PGL - Job Opportunities

PGL - Canoe Instructors

PGL has a very limited number of Canoe Instructor jobs at Domaine de Segries in the Ardeche region of south west France.

The job starts 26th April with a 10 day unpaid training course in Shropshire followed by transport to France. The job consists of leading groups of British teenagers down 3 x one day sections of the Ardeche River in open canoes.

Contracts end 2nd September with return transport provided to the UK.

All accommodation, meals, uniform & insurance are provided by PGL plus an apprentice wage of £86 per week. Applicants must be 18+ and hold:

For an informal chat, please call Dave Jury or James Dobbing on 0844 371 0123 or apply online at




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