Bohunt Education

Bohunt Education Trust

Outdoor Education Apprentice

Based at Priory School, Southsea in Portsmouth

Do you have passion for the Outdoors and would like to build a career in Outdoor Education?

In 2014 Priory School joined the award winning Bohunt Education Trust which currently includes seven schools across the south of England.

The school has a history as a specialist sports college and they are proud of their varied sports facilities and opportunities. In recent years outdoor education and extra-curricular has become a key focus for opportunities and experiences available to all students.  Priory School run a very busy Duke of Edinburgh’s award program, run annual expeditions (both domestic and international), and all students have access to free sailing opportunities.

Bohunt Education Trust is committed to creating ‘game-changers’ and the outdoor programme forms a key part of that due to its ability to build confidence, self-esteem, resilience, teamwork, communication and a variety of other skills and attitudes in our students. The Outdoor Education team work with the Director of Outdoor Education to run safe, enjoyable and enriching Outdoor Learning sessions for students across the Bohunt Education Trust.

Bohunt are looking for either experienced Outdoor Activity Instructors (qualified to Level 3), or those who wish to achieve a Level 3 through an Apprenticeship. 

You will also have the opportunity to gain other National Governing Body qualifications such as: 

  • Level 3 Outdoor First Aid 
  • British Canoeing Foundation Safety & Rescue Training
  • British Canoeing Paddlesport Instructor Award
  • Lowland Walk Leader Training & Assessment
  • Mountain Training Climbing Wall Instructor Training
  • Bushcraft Personal Skills 
  • Walking & Navigation Skills – 2 days

You will be teaching & facilitating a variety of skill sessions including bushcraft/wilderness survival, paddling, hiking, character/leadership development, and climbing and you will also have the opportunity to work with the Duke of Edinburgh programme.

Bohunt Education Trust are looking for someone who loves exploring the Outdoors and has excellent communication and organisational skills.  For existing instructors we need to see evidence of previous experience in a similar role.  Potential apprentices need to prove their commitment to completing their qualification.  Experience of leading groups of students for apprentices is desirable but not essential.

Main Duties:

  • Assist other leaders in providing Outdoor Learning which develops students who are game-changers
  • Provide excellent instruction, communication, engagement, and safe management in the delivery of your work
  • Lead high-quality outdoor activity provision as experience and competence progresses
  • Meet deadlines associated with the apprenticeship programme
  • Support the development of Outdoor Education in BET
  • Assist in administration and the upkeep and maintenance of equipment as required.

You can find out more about Bohunt Education Trust here.


Essential Skills and Expertise:

  • Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSE minimum grade 3/D in Maths and English is essential.
  • An enthusiasm and drive to develop personal skills and experience in Outdoor Education
  • Commitment to developing personal skills to complete apprenticeship and gain appropriate national governing body qualifications in climbing, paddlesports and/or hill walking
  • Evidence of own interest and participation in outdoor activities
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

Desired Skills:

  • Previous experience of leading students in an organised activity.
  • Full, clean driving licence

Essential Details:

Salary: in the range £20,135 – £21,913 depending on role and experience (pro-rata for part-time)

Working Hours: 37 hours per week (less weekly hours would be considered)

Term-time only plus 2 summer weeks (paid for 41 weeks plus 6.2 weeks’ holiday)


Closing Date: 1st March 2024 5pm
Start Date: April 2024

To Apply:

For full job descriptions please visit the Bohunt website here.

To apply download and complete the application form for support staff.

The application form can be downloaded here:

Please return completed application forms to

(CVs will not be accepted.)

For an informal conversation about the role, please email the Director of Outdoor Education, Todd Raetzke: