Do you have a great personality and passion for outdoor activities?


Here at Talkin Adventures, we work with so many different groups. Our visitors range from families on holiday or having a day out from Carlisle, to organised school adventure trips, hen/stag events, business team building events, and everything in between!

Check out our five-star reviews on TripAdvisor and Google and you'll instantly see what kind of organisation you'll be working in. By sharing ideas with our team, and listening to your opinions and suggestions, we've become the most highly rated activity provider in the North Cumbria area. The customer experience is at the heart of everything we do, and that means we need a fun and professional team, who feel valued and empowered. Whilst we will provide you with the skills and training to safely fulfill your role, we're looking for people with the right attitude and enthusiasm.

Activity Instructor 2024 (Trainees welcome)
Could you help us deliver fantastic experiences for our visitors this year?

Do you have a great personality and professional work ethic?

We need YOU! We're offering an opportunity to work with our awesome team for the 2024 season, helping us to deliver some fantastic activity experiences and assisting with boat hire and activities for our visitors. This is a mixed instructor role, is based outdoors and you will be meeting some brilliant people.

As a seasonal position, from April to October, you will work approximately 30 hrs each week, on a flexible rota including Saturdays, Sundays, and School Holidays.

You will earn £10.80 per hour, with paid holidays etc. (Rate negotiable if you already have relevant NGB instructing qualifications and experience)

You will gain a First Aid Qualification, RYA Level 2 Powerboat Handling, DBS Check, Uniform, and in-house training. You will also gain an Archery GB Instructor Qualification and we will mentor you to become a certified British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor/Leader, with plenty of opportunities to develop within the outdoor adventure industry.

From you.....
You will be reliable with a great personality. You will need to be over 18 years old for licensing reasons. You will have a reasonable level of physical fitness for this active role.

TO APPLY - Send an email to

Begin your email with, "Hi Darren, I think I am the best person for this job because,"

Experienced instructors
If you are already qualified and experienced as an outdoor instructor, we are keen to hear from you too. Please email us with your CV and note about yourself, and a couple of industry references.


If you like the sound of what we're offering, then we would love to hear from you!

We are only able to accept applications from candidates who will be 18 or over at the start of training (March 2024). We are looking for hard working individuals with a safe, fun and positive outlook. The role is pretty physical with lots of moving of canoes and kayaks etc., but also very fun and rewarding.

You must be able to reliably travel to Talkin Tarn Country Park. Talkin Tarn is our main base but we also travel around the county and sometimes further afield.

Main duties will include assisting with activity sessions, and taking on more responsibility for the running of sessions as you grow in confidence and training. You will also be involved in the running of our busy boat hire service and shop during school holidays and weekends.

To apply, please email us with a little bit of information about YOU (read the above instruction). Please also attach your current CV.

We will reply to all applications, and invite successful applicants to a selection day in the new year. Training will begin in March 2024.


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