Careers

Lifestyle Careers with Original Wild

We focus on employing the right kind of people, as our team are like family. We like to invest in local people with a genuine passion for working with others, the outdoors, and who know Bath and surrounding areas. Our whole team work to provide our customers with the best possible experience, right from the initial enquiry. We use the latest equipment and don’t compromise on quality, safety or fun!

Have you been dreaming of a job outdoors? Would you like to call the natural world your infinite office? Maybe you’ve never thought your passion could be your career? Well now’s the perfect time to turn things around and do what you love for a living! 

A lifestyle career starts with a burning desire to do what you enjoy. If the idea of spending your time outdoors inspiring and helping people achieve their goals sounds like a good idea; a career as an outdoor instructor could be for you. The days can be long, physical and challenging but if you can find satisfaction in helping others; the rewards speak for themselves!

We’re a close-knit team at Original Wild, and our core values are hard work, team work and enjoyment. We’re super happy to do what we do for a living and we’re always on the lookout for local people who want to get involved too. If this resonates with you and you know the City of Bath and surrounding areas we’d love to hear from you.

Current Vacancies

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic new instructors to join us for the 2023 season (and possibly beyond!).

This could be your chance to swap the office suit for shorts and t-shirts, and spend your days outside under the glorious sunshine! ☀️

Working for Original Wild you will guide and supervise our customers, ensuring they have a fun and memorable experience with us. The role is both exciting and physical, yet extraordinarily rewarding! We invite both experienced and non-experienced applicants to apply.

Must haves:

✅ A passion for the outdoors
✅ An interest in meeting & helping new people every day
✅ The ability to be a team player
✅ A full UK driving licence
✅ Be comfortable driving our large adventure van
✅ The ability to engage customers
✅ Happy talking to groups of people
✅ Comfortable working weekends and evenings
✅ Commitment to safeguarding children and young people

What we provide:

✅ All paddle sport qualifications
✅ In-house training and expert advice
✅ Free use of paddle equipment
✅ A family-feel working environment
✅ A relaxed team ethos
✅ Team adventure days
✅ Scope for further qualifications
✅ An awesome career!

If the above applies to you then get in touch by emailing office@originalwild.com and tell us a bit about yourself and your experience in the outdoors. Applicants will a require proof of identity and have the right to work in the UK. A criminal record check will be required if successful. 

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals (no experience necessary) to join us for the 2023 season (and possibly beyond). This could be a chance to spend your days outside under the glorious sunshine! ☀️

Working for Original Wild you will guide and supervise our customers, ensuring they have a fun and memorable experience with us. The role is both exciting and physical, yet extraordinarily rewarding! We invite both experienced and non-experienced applicants to apply.

Must haves:

✅ A passion for the outdoors
✅ An interest in meeting & helping new people every day
✅ The ability to be a team player
✅ The ability to engage customers
✅ Happy talking to groups of people
✅ Comfortable working weekends and evenings (possibly some weekday work if available)
✅ Commitment to safeguarding children and young people

What we provide:

✅ All paddle sport qualifications
✅ In-house training and expert advice
✅ Free use of paddle equipment
✅ A family-feel working environment
✅ A relaxed team ethos
✅ Team adventure days
✅ Scope for further qualifications
✅ An awesome career!

If the above applies to you then get in touch by emailing office@originalwild.com and tell us a bit about yourself and your experience in the outdoors. Applicants will a require proof of identity and have the right to work in the UK. A criminal record check will be required if successful. 

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the outdoors? Our level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship could be just the thing for you!

An Outdoor Activity Instructor supervises and guides children and adults in activities such as canoeing, sailing, climbing, surfing, cycling, hillwalking, archery, bushcraft, rock pooling, geology, plant identification, habitat or wildlife walks at an introductory level. The main responsibility of an Outdoor Activity Instructor is to run a safe and enjoyable activity session.

You’ll train and work alongside experienced outdoor instructors, work with real clients, and develop skills to instruct in the outdoors – paddling, navigation, group management, and more!

12 months minimum. Starting date September 2023.

Contact us for more info or have a look here.

We’re on the lookout for an exceptionally enthusiastic and motivated individual to develop an exciting new role in our small but growing award winning adventure company.

You will be at the forefront of the expansion of our customer base, up-to-date knowledge of marketing best practice and an eye for creative marketing opportunities is a must. You will work under the operations manager and alongside the senior instructor helping us to increase and develop our reach within the industry.

You will continue our excellent customer experience from start to finish, whilst developing existing and new business relations. You will be the first point of contact for customer telephone and email queries and bookings. KPIs and targets to be agreed upon contract.

This is a unique role which encompasses marketing, bookings, administration, and adventure!

Must haves:

✅ A passion for the outdoors and a desire to spread the benefits of adventure
✅ Local knowledge of Bath and the surrounding areas
✅ Digital marketing and B2B expertise
✅ Knowledge of social media trends and tools, including monitoring techniques
✅ Experience of website management
✅ Understanding of SEO and analytics
✅ Strong communication and interpersonal skills – ability to engage customers at all levels
✅ Comfortable talking to groups of people
✅ Well-organised and ability to manage multiple tasks with high attention to detail
✅ Enthusiastic and creative
✅ Great team working skills
✅ A full UK driving licence
✅ Commitment to safeguarding children and young people

What Original Wild provide:

✅ The opportunity to join and help develop a growing adventure business
✅ Experience in outdoor activities
✅ Outdoor qualifications can be gained if interested
✅ Free use of equipment
✅ A family-feel working environment
✅ Team adventure trips throughout the UK, and potentially beyond 😉

Main Duties:

Digital marketing –

Develop and deliver social media strategy across multiple platforms to engage our community, increase bookings, and increase brand awareness.

Spread our message of the benefits of adventure and the outdoors

Create engaging and consistent content for web, social, email and other promotional activities.

Use analytics to understand efficiency and plan future content.

Responsible for growing our brand across our digital channels.

Develop our user experience across our website, along with website management, maintenance and SEO.

B2B –

Develop and deliver B2B marketing strategies across all channels.

Define and deliver an effective content and PR strategy to drive brand awareness and ensure Original Wild receives strong coverage across relevant industries.

Develop relations with existing and potential customers; businesses, schools, organisations, both digitally and in person.

Bookings –

Handle telephone and email enquiries, and convert to sales.

Provide exceptional customer service.

Work with the online booking system and the wider team to provide customers the greatest availability when booking.

Work with the wider team to help plan staffing and rota.

Administration support as and when needed.

Place of Work: A mixture of working from home, and our adventure venues in and around Bath.

If the above applies to you then get in touch. Applicants will require proof of identity and right to work in the UK. A criminal record check will be required if successful.

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