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Outdoor Pursuits Manager (REFOPM23)

Published on: 13 April 2023


Role: Permanent Full-Time

Hours: Minimum 40 hr contract

Main purpose:

To oversee, plan, help develop and instruct daily activities and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all customers/visitors and staff at the Jungle.

Job Summary:

Our vision is expansive therefore we require someone with huge levels of enthusiasm, drive and motivation to achieve growth and raise brand awareness.

The successful candidate will be highly-organised with the ability to deliver exceptional results in a fast-paced chaotic environment where no two days are ever the same.

You will have an excellent eye for detail and the communication skills necessary to engage effectively with a diverse range of people, clients and customers.

A pro-active approach is essential, as well as skills of time management and organisation. A flexible approach is essential as you will be required to work as part of a team and alone.


Responsible to:  Managing Director

Responsible for: Customers/Visitors and Employees

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Plan and organise daily activities assigning and training junior instructors
  • Directly interact with customers, instructing and assisting with assigned activity ensuring the customers safety and enjoyment is prioritised at all times.
  • Help maintain, fix and monitor all activity equipment ensuring all is in good working condition.
  • Strictly adhere to the Jungle’s staff handbook for all activity procedures and health and safety rules and standards and assist with ongoing Risk Assessments.
  • Ensure all of end of day procedures – cash handling, activity logs, accident reports are completed.
  • Maintain high standards cleanliness of all equipment, vehicles, toilets and reception areas.

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in an outdoor instructor roll
  • Experience in planning, developing and delivering outdoor activities/team building.
  • Must have Access NI/CRB check
  • Outdoor adventure related First Aid Qualification
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Experience with ropes (Climbing, High Ropes, Abseiling)
  • Experience working with children / young people and disabled (children/adults)
  • Confident and outgoing with an enthusiastic approach to helping customers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
  • Experience of planning and organising daily activities, assigning and training junior instructors.
  • Good communication, initiative and interpersonal skills
  • Own transport with full driving license

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good DIY skills
  • Mountain leader award
  • Mountain Bike leader award
  • Experience assisting and running events
  • PPE Inspection Qualification
  • GNAS Qualification
  • Firearms Experience
  • Paintball Experience
  • Experience working with animals
  • Coasteering/water sports experience

Personal Attributes:

  • Confident verbal and written communication in English and numeracy skills.
  • Must be flexible with the ability to calmly manage conflicting demands and deliver excellent results in a fast-paced environment.
  • High degree of self-motivation and ambition.

Must be able to work weekends and unsociable hours being flexible and available for work when necessary.


The Jungle Group is an innovative collection of companies, comprising an outdoor adventure centre, modern outdoor waterpark, thrilling seasonal events and quirky Glamping and Camping accommodation options. We offer employees the opportunity to develop an exciting career in the highly competitive Tourism and Corporate Entertainment sector. All employees enjoy a competitive rate of pay, positive work environment and excellent benefits including:

  • Scope to further develop your creative talents and assistance to reach your full potential.
  • Subsidized social events/outings for all staff.
  • Uniform allowance.
  • Beautiful location.
  • Work with a fun, friendly team where no two days are ever the same.
  • Training opportunities.
  • Health Insurance (Private)

At The Jungle we pride ourselves in being innovative and constantly inventing new and quirky ideas for activities and events. All our employees are multi skilled and talented and can adapt to various areas with the business. No day is ever the same.


£24k to £28k depending on experience, capabilities and qualifications.

With this position, there is the possibility of your own private flat joined onto our Residential Centre, less than 2 miles away from The Jungle.

To Apply:

Please email your covering letter addressing all the points in our essential and desirable and why you would like to work at the Jungle. Please attach and email your CV to for consideration.

Closing Date: Friday 12th May