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Become an Instructor

Our instructors are part of a small, established team that we are expanding carefully. We are proud to be the first choice client for most of them. They enjoy the way our expeditions are a real challenge for participants, not just a tick in the box, and they know we value their expertise. Many have their own businesses or challenging careers within or beyond the outdoor industry, which brings diversity and extra skills to the team.

We are able to have a relaxed working atmosphere because, while there’s an overall leader on each expedition, it’s very much “first among equals”. All our instructors are self-starters, able to work independently or together. Freelancers get opportunities to develop and take the lead on expeditions, and to support the development of prospective instructors who have graduated from DofE.

We work mostly in the South East of the UK, but also wild-country areas such as Exmoor, the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and Northumberland. We almost exclusively run Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions, but occasionally run Basic Expedition Leader courses and multi-activity camps. 

MLs from London & the South East are particularly welcome.

How to join the team:

Email Dan ( dan@outspark.co.uk )  in first instance with your CV or a brief summary of DofE experience and qualifications. 

We can also provide occasional opportunities for Aspirant MLs  (expenses and a small honorarium).

Qualifications Needed:  

NGB instructing qualification - BEL, HML or ML
Current 16-hr First Aid certificate
DBS Check
Experience of DofE
DofE Assessor badge and D1 desirable but not essential.