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Somerset Outdoor Learning

Fixed-term Group Leaders

SEMESTER 2 2024 (And onwards)

River Canoeing. Copyright Somerset Outdoor Learning 2023. All rights reserved.

  • Somerset is located 90mins from Sydney on the glorious Colo River.
  • Operating 2-6 day journey-style programs (including Duke of Ed) from our basecamp, utilising the River and surrounding bush.
  • We have over 20 fixed private campsites and over 20 activity areas that groups move between to complete their experience.
  • Groups are mostly in the Year 5-10 age group (11-17 years old).
  • Somerset has a proud history in the outdoor education space since 1981 and over that time we have employed 1000’s of people across all areas of operation.

We are recruiting for Fixed-term Leaders for a busy Semester 2 2024 season. (mid July to mid Dec).

Very competitive remuneration and conditions;

Typically, a full work load would attract the following:

Fixed Term Level 2 Semester contract

~ $30,200

$27.80 /hr +10% incentive  

Accrued Annual leave Paid out

~ $2300 varies on amount of days worked over semester


Overnight Allowances

~ $1200 average


Estimated Semester Earnings

~ $33,700

 a Full Year then being ~ $ 67,400 with ½ Dec, Jan and a large portion of June and July off

  • Fixed-term Level 2 Leader program day rate with overnight allowance reaching $452.87
  • Fixed-term Leader positions attract annual and personal leave.
  • Ongoing reviews with room to progress to GL3 for exceptional staff in shorter time frame
  • Superannuation payments in accordance with legislation
  • We provide; all meals and tent accomm whilst on program; first aid kit and uniform; all required activity and campsite equipment and ongoing training and development.
  • A thorough familiarisation/training days to get you up-to-speed
  • Onsite accommodation options are available on a permanent or casual basis.

Ropes Course. Copyright Somerset Outdoor Learning 2023. All rights reserved.

Group Leading positions require;
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Rec / Leadership
  • Competencies in canoeing or kayaking, bushwalking & abseil or climbing,
  • Remote or Wilderness First Aid (or the ability to acquire)

We already have a large group of Kiwi’s working with us why not come and join us. Somerset recognises the quality and experience that New Zealand based Instructors have to offer and we are eager to have you within our team.

River Bend. Copyright Somerset Outdoor Learning 2023. All rights reserved.

Other positions:

Casual work with Somerset.  Our Level 2 Casual Leader pay rate is $35.90/hr plus overnight allowances, please get in touch if you’d like to discuss this option and your availability.

Or do you have Cert III? Get in touch to discuss the options and the support positions available

Please call/email for more info or to express your interest,

We also have casual staff based in NZ who are happy to meet up and have a chat!

We are a member of Outdoors NSW & ACT and Australian Camps Association

Where: Colo River, NSW, Australia

Workload(s): Full Time, Part Time, Contract

Closing Date: N/A

Jason Kirkoski
Somerset Outdoor Learning

Mobile: 0428 494 775

Email: Jason@campsomerset.com.au

Website: https://www.campsomerset.com.au/careers.html

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