Reasons why our staff say they love working with us
- Pride in being part of an orgnisation that consistently receives outstanding satisfaction from school clients
- Sense of camaraderie by working with like-minded people
- Competitive rates of pay
- Flexible employment terms on a per-camp or seasonal basis
- Skills-based and leadership training plus opportunities for extensive CPD
- Basic tented accommodation provided between courses (subject to availability)
- Opportunities for full time employment progression
- Dedicated member of office staff ensuring that seasonal staff are communicated with professionally and to help with any enquiry
Our staff work together closely and become part of a special group of like-minded people who care passionately about the outdoors and sharing this with school groups. And we have a lot of fun! Working across 7 UK woodland and activity camps, from North Wales to Dorset, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, fun and high quality.
Recruitment and Assessment days
All new staff must attend a two day assessment/training course at our woodland site in Oxfordshire. Upon reciept of your application you will be invited to attend one of the following courses:
Monday 1st September-Tuesday 2nd September
Due to the nature of our work, you will be required to complete a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB checks) and provide 2 professional references. Please attach a C.V to your application. We do not accept applications without a C.V.
Take a look at our latest outdoor vacancies below.
We are looking for hardworking, enthusiastic individuals with a passion for working with children, as well as a love of the outdoors. Applicants should be looking to progress in the outdoor education industry. The role involves the management of a team of Tribe Leaders and a Field Cook, as well as the day-to-day responsibilities of running a residential camp of up to 60 school children plus teachers. This is a demanding but hugely rewarding role.
You do not necessarily need to come from an outdoor education background, or indeed a bushcraft background (we employ many ex-teachers but there is no typical ‘sort of person’), as you will complete extensive in-house training, and mentoring before you work on a course. However, you do need to want to be part of a team whose aim is not simply to give students a taste of adventure, but to inspire a lifetime of it. This role involves UK travel, as you could be running courses from any of our centres.
Tribe Leader (Group Leader)
This role is a hugely rewarding seasonal position and can be a stepping stone to one of our more advanced, permanent roles. You will be responsible for one of our 'tribes' of 10-15 children on one of our camps, ensuring that our high level of pastoral care is maintained. You will also be looking after your tribe during the many activities they will be doing during their stay with us. Activities range from rock climbing, kayaking and tree climbing to traditional bushcraft skills like fire lighting and shelter building.
This is one of our most important roles, and nearly everyone in the current bushcraft team has worked in this role. Our Tribe Leaders are key to The Bushcraft Company providing the best care and instruction in our industry. No previous experience is required, as all applicants will complete in-house training and our mentoring scheme before working on one of our camps. But you do need plenty of enthusiasm and a sense of fun!
If you love being outdoors and introducing children to food, then this is the ideal job for you – and the great news is you will also be trained as a Tribe Leader. As a Bushcraft Field Cook you will be responsible for providing all meals, snacks and hot drinks on one of our camps. We are looking for people who have the ability to prepare fresh and tasty food in an outdoor environment. You will have gas to cook on, although a lot of our meals are cooked over open fires. See one of our food and accommodation sections to find out more about how we operate. Within this role, you will be reporting to the Camp Leader. Although catering experience is preferable, it is not essential as full training and food hygiene certification will be provided.
Positions are available throughout the season.
Logistics Assistants, or Runners as they are affectionately known, are responsible for transporting all supplies and materials into and out of the camps, as well as helping the team strike camp. This is a demanding logistics role that will require the ability to work to a rigid timetable of deliveries. You will need to work on your own initiative, thinking on your feet and improvising where necessary. A full driving license is required and the ability to ride a quad bike and other company vehicles.
Due to the nature of this role, you will be required to complete a full eCRB check. Please attach a C.V to your application. We do not accept applications without a C.V.