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River Leaders

  • Job Location

    Ardeche, Southern France

  • Start date

    April 2019

  • Duration

    Late August 2019

  • Job Benefits

    Competitive Seasonal Package – wage, full board accommodation available, uniform and overseas travel provided.


Qualified River Leaders Required – UKCC 1/2, 4* Open Canoe Assessed

We're currently recruiting Activity Instructors/River Leaders who will be primarily responsible for leading groups on a two day Ardeche Canoe Descent with an overnight bivouac in the Ardeche Gorge.

Our River Leaders lead groups on our ever popular two day descent on the Ardeche River (Grade 2 white water) under the guidance of the Head of Paddlesports. River Leaders are also required to instruct a variety of taster sessions in water and land-based activities at our Savane centre in Southern France.

If you have excellent standards, are highly motivated and have strong people skills then Acorn is the company for you! We’re looking for staff to deliver brilliant customer service to our guests, whilst instructing fun and safe activity sessions for them. As part of the role, you will also be required to interact daily with guests and get involved in all aspects of centre life from cleaning and serving at meal times to site work.

Why work for Acorn?

On top of the rewarding opportunity to help guests of all ages overcome fears and try new and exciting things, we can offer you:

  • A highly competitive seasonal package with full board accommodation available at a discounted rate
  • The use of facilities and equipment in your free time
  • Opportunities to complete training and gain nationally recognised NGB qualifications
  • Personal development and progression – we love to promote from within!
  • The experience of a lifetime, working in beautiful locations making lifelong friends

Along with this, Acorn will offer the 5* training or new BC scheme personal performance award equivalent free to River Leaders after successfully completing the full term of their 2019 seasonal contract.

Click apply now to make your online application today!


What we’re looking for…

If you enjoy mucking in and working hard whilst instructing activities and also having the opportunity to get out and about in some fantastic locations, then we want you to apply! We are ideally looking for people with experience of working in outdoor adventure with young people between 7-17 years old. The following qualifications (or equivalents) are required for our River Leader role:

  • UKCC Level 1/2 Coach (Paddle sports)  
  • 4* Canoe Assessment (or equivalent) 

All of our staff participate in a comprehensive induction & training programme at centre and there are post-season training opportunities to gain nationally recognised NGB qualifications in different activities. We are looking for people who can ideally start early April and commit to working the full season until late August.

All applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a permanent UK National Insurance number and a UK bank account. We will be unable to take your application further before they have been obtained. We are unable to apply for a work visa/permit on behalf of an applicant.

A current Enhanced DBS Check or overseas equivalent is required for successful applicants.

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