Head of Instruction

Come join us and lead our team of inspired instructors
at the National Outdoor Centre.



As a National Outdoor Centre, Plas y Brenin develops the people that develop the outdoor sector – from instructors to centre managers to expedition leaders to NGB officers to policymakers. This includes developing inspiring coaches, instructors and leaders in adventure sport, be they volunteers or working professionally in the sector, to better support people, from all backgrounds, to get active in the outdoors.

By hosting conferences, symposiums and meetings, we bring together practitioners from across the UK (and beyond) to share learning, transfer good practice and raise standards. This  inspirational venue, with a world-class reputation, is also committed to helping individuals nurture their skills and confidence for independent adventures.


The key elements we expect from this role are as follows:

  • To lead the instructional team and its related activities to ensure PYB is recognised as the ‘gold standard’ provider.
  • Responsible for ensuring the current and future instructional programme is relevant and attractive for our customers, is operationally efficient and delivers to the highest professional and safety standards.
  • To foster a positive, creative, and continuous improvement mindset that stretches individual and team performance and skills.
  • To develop an effective leadership team of Senior and Lead Instructors to provide clear direction to the entire delivery team.

This will require the job holder to:

  • Plan and organise the growth and continued professional development of a world-class cohort of outdoor instructors from a range of disciplines.
  • Develop and maintain a culture of uncompromising excellence and continual development.
  • Ensure the safety of customers and instructors at all times.
  • Provide strong and confident leadership and management to the Instructional Team, setting, monitoring, and reporting standards, budgets, goals, and targets.

For more information please take a look at our info pack for the role:

Head of Instruction Candidate Information Pack


If you would like to join a thriving centre of excellence please send your CV and covering letter to:


Candidates will be notified of interview arrangements once the shortlist has been selected.