JCA Activity Instructor/ Group LeaderJCA United Kingdom
Does the thought of putting on a suit and sitting behind a desk get you down?
Are you ready to start your next adventure and climb your way to the top?
Our Activity Instructor/ Group Leader position will take you on a journey like no other!
Our instructors are the superstars of JCA, the kids will look up to you and see you as their hero – you’ll make sure that they’re safe and having an amazing time from breakfast to bedtime.
What’s on the adventure agenda?
With JCA no two days will look the same. You’ll be the leader of the pack for activities such as fencing and archery in the sunshine, final shoot out at the laser quest and helping guests overcome their fears on the abseiling tower and aerial trek above the trees! Your top priority will be keeping your pack safe, and making sure everyone has the time of their life.
As you can imagine all of this adventure can be hectic but the smiles and cheers of the guests at the end of the day is why we say this is the best journey you will ever take.
We’ll give you all of the training, equipment and confidence to step up into your superhero status as well as the chance to continue this exciting career with us in a more senior role.
Pack your bags, your moving in!
Our leaders have the chance to live on site (so no boring commute to work!) All of your meals, uniform and training will be included. You’ll live and breathe what it means to be an Activity Instructor/ Group Leader, and live alongside all of your new found best friends. Our teams make friends for life and unforgettable memories.
The place you’ll call home is one of our UK adventure centres:
Mount Cook – Peak District
Croft Farm – Cotswolds
Mill Rythe – Hampshire
Rookesbury Park – Hampshire
If you already live near one of our amazing centres, don’t worry you can live off site.
Want to make it official?
Don’t forget we also offer the opportunity for you to gain an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Outdoor Activity Leadership.
So what are you waiting for?
I’ve been working for JCA for almost two years as an Activity Instructor. I started out as an apprentice in my first year then I came back for my second season as a returner.
Favourite part of the instructor job
One of my favourite parts of the job is pretty cheesy but it has to be all the people you meet. You make so many incredible friends that become your family.
Best work memory
My favourite work memory, and most people will agree is the training. When you’re in training everyone is in the same boat learning new things, in a new place, with people you’ve never met before. It’s a chance to be the person you want to be!
Why you should join JCA
If you want a new challenge or want to learn new things, meet some new people or even just work outdoors then there’s nothing stopping you. Here at JCA you will get a new challenge everyday. You will learn so much more about yourself and the things you can do.
What do you do during your time off?
Since we all live under one roof it’s easy to get together and plan our days off. Things as easy as going to town for some food or shopping which is only just a bus or taxi away, or even a long weekend in London watching the American Football! One of the best things I like to do is go to Long Mynd for a walk. Sometimes we’re too lazy to move so we all gather in one room and have a movie day in our blankets. Guaranteed we’ll most likely fall asleep but that’s the best part!
What qualities do you need to work a season?
There are a few qualities you need if you’re going to work a season as an instructor. If you’re an outgoing, approachable and confident person who enjoys outdoors jobs then you’ll fit in just fine here at JCA.