Current Vacancies

Please check below for details of current job opportunities at head office and our centres. We are always on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to join our ever growing team, so if you have a passion to see young lives transformed then please register your details so that we can keep you informed of new job opportunities. Find out more about our Instructor Training Programme.

Salary: £24,380 per annum (pay review pending)

Hours per week: 37.5 (including some shift patterns with evening and weekend working required)

Contract Term:  Permanent subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and a 6-month probationary period

We are looking for an experienced Instructor who will assist the Chief Instructor and Senior Instructor in running instructed activities with significant responsibility for day-to-day planning and delivery of the centre’s activity provision.  As a key member of the centre instructor leadership team, you will be able to clearly communicate our Christian ethos, objectives, mission and vision to staff and guests.

You will need to hold 3 of the following qualifications (or historical equivalents): Mountain Leader (summer), White Water Kayak Leader Award, Canoe Leader Award (white water or open water), Rock Climbing Instructor, Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award. A Paddle Sport Leader award will also count as one of the 3 essential qualifications if a candidate does not have a Canoe or Kayak Leader Award.  A 16-hour outdoor first aid certificate is also a requirement.

For the right candidate, Rock UK will support the continued progression in obtaining any awards listed but not held.

If this challenging and exciting role appeals to you, and you have the skills and experience to match, then we would love to hear from you!

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

For a full job description and an application form please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Applications will be reviewed on submission.

Starting Salary: £28,620 plus pension (8% employer contributions). Plus annual pay reviews and salary increments

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week (or minimum 0.8 FTE)

Holidays: 33 days increasing after 3 and 5 years’ service

Location: Office based or Hybrid working. Head Office team is based at Frontier Centre, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire.

Contract Term: Permanent, subject to satisfactory references, a basic DBS check and a 6 month probationary period

Are you looking to broaden your experience and develop your career knowing you are helping to transform young lives through adventure? We have ambitious plans to increase the number of young people who visit our centres annually.  To make this happen we are looking for someone with marketing experience who will have the key responsibility for leading and developing our client acquisition and retention marketing strategies. You will be joining Rock UK at an exciting time in our 100-year history, where we want to revolutionise our marketing and communications strategies, so this is a real opportunity for you to make a significant impact.

The successful applicant must be able to confidently and sensitively communicate Rock UK’s charitable objects, mission, vision and Christian ethos to a Christian audience and to those of other faiths and none.

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

For a full job description and application pack please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org or telephone Abigail on 01933 654 103.

Applications reviewed on submission.

 

Salary: £22,525 plus £3,000 non-pensionable South East Weighting per annum (pay review pending)

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week), Monday to Friday

Contract Term: The post is permanent subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a 6-month probationary period.

We are looking to appoint a full time Maintenance Technician at our Carroty Wood centre in Tonbridge, Kent. You will need to have good experience in plumbing, electrical, building and ground work to deliver the highest standards of maintenance, repair and refurbishment of buildings, equipment, facilities and grounds around the centre, for the safety and benefit of our users.

The successful candidate will need to have an understanding of the organisation’s Christian ethos and a willingness to work within an environment that seeks to promote that ethos.

For a full job description and an application form please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org or telephone Abigail on 01933 654 103

Applications will be reviewed on submission.

Salary: National Living Wage (currently £20,319 per annum)

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week (including some shift patterns with evening and weekend working required)

Contract Term: 2 years

We are looking for motivated individuals to lead and deliver high quality adventure activity sessions at Frontier Centre.   As a key member of the activity team, you will be able to clearly communicate our Christian ethos and values to our guests.  You will need excellent verbal communication skills, be able to build rapport with a variety of group types and work well as part of a team.

This role is a training position which is part of the Rock UK Instructor Career Path.  It includes dedicated training days and funding for the cost of nationally recognised awards. You will need to hold the following qualifications and experience: be familiar with running sessions within the context of outdoor education, Paddlesport Leader (or Paddlesport Instructor and working towards Paddlesport Leader) and one of the following: Mountain Leader (summer), Rock Climbing Instructor or British Cycling MTB Award Level 2. Continued training, dedicated development time and financial support will be given to help you pursue qualifications listed but not yet held.

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

For a full job description and application pack please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Applications will be reviewed on submission.

Salary: £29,764.80 per annum plus £3,000 South East Weighting Allowance plus £5,700 Golden Hello.

There is also a relocation package available.

Hours: full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Contract Term:  Permanent subject to satisfactory references, an Enhanced DBS Check and a 6-month probationary period

Are you passionate about helping children build confidence through the experience of outdoor adventure? Would you like to work in 58 acres of beautiful enclosed woodland close to both London and the South Coast?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Instructor to lead, motivate and develop a team of high quality instructors and trainees, ensuring industry best-practice and excellence in activity training and delivery. As a key member of the Centre Leadership Team, you will be able to clearly communicate our Christian ethos, objectives, mission and vision to staff and guests.

You will need to have experience of leading and motivating a staff team as well as strong interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.  The successful applicant will ideally need to hold the following qualifications: ML (S), RCI, British Canoeing Coaching Award – Open Canoe or White Water Kayak and nationally recognised Mountain Biking Leader.

 

If this challenging and exciting role appeals to you, and you have the skills and experience to match, then we would love to hear from you!

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

 

Please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org to request a full application pack.

Applications will be reviewed on receipt. 

Salary: £25,440 per annum plus £5,000 Golden Hello (pay review pending)

Hours per week: 37.5 hours (including some shift patterns with evening and weekend working required)

Contract Term: Permanent subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and a 6 month probationary period

We are looking for a Senior Instructor to lead, motivate and develop a team of high quality instructors and trainees, ensuring industry best-practice and excellence in activity training and delivery. As a key member of the centre instructor leadership team, you will be able to clearly communicate our Christian ethos, objectives, mission and vision to staff and guests.

You will need to hold the following qualifications: Rock Climbing Instructor, British Canoeing Coach award – Canoe & Kayak, British Canoeing Moderate Water Leadership Award – Canoe or WWK, Mountain Leader and ideally Archery GB Leader Award (or relevant experience).  For the right candidate, Rock UK will support the continued progression in obtaining any awards listed but not held.

If this challenging and exciting role appeals to you, and you have the skills and experience to match, then we would love to hear from you!

This role is subject to an Occupational Requirement (OR) that the successful applicant is a Christian who is committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

For a full job description and an application form please email job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Applications will be reviewed on submission.

Are you interested in a career in the outdoor adventure industry?

Are you passionate about using the outdoors to help children and young people do more than they ever thought possible?

Would you like to develop your own skills and achieve nationally recognised qualifications in an environment which supports your Christian faith?

We will provide you with on-site accommodation, utilities, activity kit and food whilst you are training with us at one of our four beautiful centres.

Rock UK is a Christian charity and there is an Occupational Requirement that our Trainee Instructors are Christians who are committed to the values, beliefs and behaviours set out in our ethos statement.

No previous qualifications necessary.

The next instructor training programme begins in September 2024.

If you are 18 or over and want to find out more about our fast track or two year/gap year residential training programme please contact Abigail on 01933 654 103 or email job.enquiry@rockuk.org

Click here for full details of the programme.