Instructor - Outward Bound NZ

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Outward Bound is one of the countries leading organisations for helping people realise their full potential through outdoor adventure and challenge.

Our aim is to use experiential learning, - learn through doing, to build transferable skills and attitudes that last for life.

Outward Bound is committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi, environmental sustainability, and health. The organisation and staff have a close relationship with the local Iwi and have been developing their delivery to include aspects of Te reo, Atua Matua, and Te Whare tapa wha.

About the role


Outward Bound New Zealand is accepting applications for a staff selection course from February 8th - 12th.

Instructors work in a variety of environments delivering opportunities and challenges to those on their courses.

An instructor at Outward Bound is supported in their delivery over the first six months to observe, train and deliver core Outward Bound New Zealand courses, from physical training to facilitation and everything in between for people aged mostly from 16 years upwards.

Benefits and perks


This is a hard working, high performing, team environment with a strong safety culture.

Instructors work a total of 200 days of the year, including 20 training days. They also have a training budget and gear allowance.

Days can be long and varied however an instructor works 18 out of 22 days of a course then has a minimum of 5 days off, and twice a year has a full month off.

Instructors are provided with accommodation appropriate to their living needs e.g. family housing, partner, single, for the duration of their time at Outward Bound.

Food is included during working days and our local area is stunning.

For those with families the local school is has a great reputation (Linkwater)

Skills and experience


Applicants should be NZ citizens or have residency or be able to get a NZ Work Permit.

Full Instructor application forms can be found on our website under community / instructors.

We want diversity within our staff, deal applicants will be passionate about working with people, will have great skills for working in the outdoors, and experience as an educator or facilitator.

You will have a strong interest in personal development, and want to work in a high performing team.

Training and qualifications in outdoor education are desirable but not essential, and you should have solid experience in two out of Tramping / map and compass work, White Water Kayaking and Sailing.

Rock climbing, High ropes and other outdoor activity experience is helpful as is knowledge of Te Ao Maori and sustainability.  

For more information visit: https://www.outwardbound.co.nz/community/instructors/  

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