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Southbound Adventures

Freelance/Casual Instructor

Southbound Adventures would like to invite those looking for an exciting, energetic, supportive work environment to apply as a freelance/casual instructor.

We are a close-knit team seeking individuals that are passionate about educating and empowering young people in the outdoors. We endeavour to provide a stimulating environment for our team members while supporting their growth and development as outdoor leaders.

We have a variety of Group leader, Canoe Instructor, Roping instructor and Mountain Bike instructor roles available.

Applicants should display;
  • An enthusiastic attitude to life and work
  • A desire to achieve beyond their expectations
  • A desire to educate students in an Outdoor Environment
  • A desire to teach the importance of our natural environment and how to minimise our impact
  • A confidence to operate in wilderness environments
  • An ability to inspire students
  • An effective communicator with team members, teachers and students
Applicants must hold or be willing to obtain:
  • Current driver’s license or the ability to obtain one
  • A certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent, Cert 3 will be acceptable for some roles
  • A Wilderness First Aid qualification or equivalent
  • As part of our commitment to child safety applicants require a Paid NSW WWCC and National Police check
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

We are hiring. Copyright Southbound 2019. All rights reserved.

The Details:
  • Payment as per the miscellaneous Award starting from:
    • Southbound Level 1 (Award Level 3) – Day Rate for Field Day: 12 hrs + 1.5hr unpaid breaks - $405.84 per day midweek
    • Level 2 & 3 Rates applicable for additional experience and qualifications
      • Level 2 - $428.16/Day
      • Level 3 - $442.82 /Day

        Base Rate - Level 1

        Per Hour

        Field Day – 10 hrs Base + 2 hrs Overtime + 1.5hr unpaid breaks (Mon to Fri = $405.84.)

        Mon – Fri


        First 10 hours



        First 10 hours



        First 10 hours

        Overtime First 3 hours (Monday to Sunday)


        Overtime - (Mon – Sun)

        Overtime after 3 hours (Monday to Sunday)


        Overtime - (Mon – Sun)

        First Aid Allowance


        $0.52 per hour up to a maximum of $19.90 per work



        Paid additional to wages above

        Additional Hours eg. Woken during sleep paid at applicable overtime rate (1/2hr increments)

  • Fully stocked Wilderness First Aid Kit.
  • All meals whilst on program.
  • Briefing days with meals provided.Stoves, Fuel, cooking/cleaning equipment and a Sanitiser/COVID Kit is supplied to each instructor. 
  • Staff have the option of getting a lift to program from our office in Albion Park or meet us at the program location. This does NOT come with expectations of working before or after program outside of work hours.

Canoeing. Copyright Southbound 2021. All rights reserved.

To Apply send through:

Expressions of interest to Saxon Mather via the Contact details provided below...

Where: Based in Albion Park, NSW, Australia - however we mainly operate in areas around Sydney, Kangaroo Valley and the South Coast.

Workload(s): Casual

Closing Date: N/A

Saxon Mather - Human Resources Manager
Southbound Adventures

Phone: 02 4257 4888

Email: staff@southbound.com.au

Website: https://www.southbound.com.au

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