Join our fantastic team at one of the UK’s top outdoor education centres based near Tunbridge Wells on the Kent/East Sussex border.

We are currently looking for a Head of Finance & Facilities, Office Administrator/Receptionist, Freelance outdoor instructors for 2018 and trainee outdoor instructors for our BOLT programme. 

Head of Finance & Facilities

3.5 to 4 days per week (hours are flexible)

Qualified accountant? Looking for a lifestyle change or for better work-life balance?

Join our fantastic team at one of the UK’s top outdoor education charities near Tunbridge Wells.

A rare opportunity has arisen at Bowles and we are now seeking someone with excellent accounts experience to look after the full accounting requirements and payroll for over 50 staff at our thriving charitable trust. This role is ideal for a qualified accountant looking for a lifestyle change.

You will be a member of the Bowles Senior Management Team and also have responsibility for our Administration and Maintenance Teams.

Competitive salary for this sector plus pension and benefits.

It may be possible to do this role in school hours during term time however school holiday working will be required.


For your application to be considered you must include both a CV and a covering letter detailing:

  • Why you are interested in this role at Bowles
  • Why you are a good fit for this role (please reference the Job Description and Person Specification below)
  • Your current salary and notice period

Please apply through ‘Indeed’, or send your CV and a covering letter direct to The Bowles Rocks Trust Ltd, Sandhill Lane, Eridge Green, Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9LW.

The closing date for applications is 20th February and interviews will be held the week commencing 26th February.

Please note as a charity working with young people this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring service (DBS) check, (formerly CRB) and references.

Full job description and person specification can be found using Google Docs by clicking here or via the Indeed Website :

Office Administrator/Office Junior

We are looking for an excellent communicator and ‘multi-tasker’ with strong organisational, team work and IT skills. Applicants must be proactive and have high standards, stay calm under pressure and have excellent attention to detail.

Applicants must have a flexible approach and a positive attitude. Good customer service is required and applicants must have the ability to build working relationships with all visitors to the Centre and staff.

Full Job Description can be found by clicking here

Salary: £12,893 – £14,293 (35 hours) or £11,051 – £12,251 (30 hours)

Contract details: 30-35 hours per week (times to be agreed but finish time will be 5pm), hours will include the occasional Saturday morning.

6 month probationary period.

Please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you think you are suitable for this role, to arrive before 11th February 2018


Catering and House-Keeping General Assistant

General Assistants required for our busy catering and housekeeping department. £7.80 an hour.

Role 1: Term time role, immediate start, 8.15am to 2pm Monday to Friday, with optional additional hours available during busy periods.

Role 2: 20 hours per week, annualised contract including evenings and weekends with additional hours available during busy periods, hours allocated via a monthly rota.

Duties to include serving and assisting during meal service, vegetable preparation, laying tables, washing up, loading and unloading the dishwasher and cleaning bedrooms and bathrooms.

Please send an e-mail detailing relevant experience and contact details to

Freelance Facilitators/Instructors

Bowles offers high quality residential programmes for schools & colleges, outdoor activities for the public and Learning and Development Programmes for businesses and organisations.

Bowles is looking for established outdoor professionals who are used to working with a range of clients from both corporate and educational settings. Qualifications (SPA, D1+E, APIOL) are valuable but more importantly we are looking for educators/facilitators with a friendly personality who are reliable, flexible and have a breadth of experience. Facilitation & reviewing skills within a professional development context would be advantageous.
If you live further afield we may be able to offer accommodation for a block of work.
Please send us a covering letter and CV outlining your experience and qualifications to

Bowles Outdoor Leader Training

For full details on Bolt, please visit our Bowles Outdoor Leader Training (BOLT) page.