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Somerset Outdoor Learning

Fixed-term Group Leaders - Special Offer!

***We are offering a paid month of work and training from Nov 18th to Dec 18th 2024***

Followed by a 12-month fixed term contract (6 months available for certain candidates)

This offer includes:

  • Onsite accommodation over the summer break OR $500 towards airfare or travel.
  • Uniforms and end of season function
  • A mix of training, activity familiarisation, program support & Logistics
  • Approx 40 hours per week
  • GL1 rate at $25.80/hr (plus overnight allowances as required)

Join Our Team. Copyright Somerset Outdoor Learning 2024. All rights reserved.

Who we are:
  • 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.
  • Operating 2-6 day journey-style programs (including Duke of Ed) from our basecamp, utilising the River and surrounding bush.
  • Our seasons run from mid-January to beginning of June and Mid-July to Mid-December
  • Somerset is located 90mins from Sydney on the glorious Colo River.
  • 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).
What we offer:

Very competitive remuneration and conditions;

Typically, a full semester (6 month) work load would attract the following:

Fixed Term GL 2 Semester contract: ~ $30,200 $27.80 /hr +10% incentive

Accrued Annual leave Paid out: ~ $2300 varies on number 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.
  • 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.

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

What Group Leaders require:
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Rec / Leadership
  • Qualifications 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.

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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