The Bowles Instructor Team!

Roles at Bowles!

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

A really top class team!” Meadlands School, September 2022

Outdoor Instructors/Tutors wanted for 2023!

If you are interested in joining Bowles as an outdoor instructor/tutor for the 2023 season, normally from February to the end of November, please contact

Bowles delivers a wide range of activities and courses including watersports, snowsports, high activities and rock climbing, so appropriate qualifications and experience are a must!

Excellent, en-suite, on-site accommodation plus home cooked meals available. Friendly, professional, experienced team, beautiful site with onsite crag, heated indoor pool and ski slope. CPD and staff trips are all part of the experience with our most recent staff training trip being a white water rescue course with kayak coaching in N. Wales in August/Sept 2022.

I achieved more instructor qualifications in 2 years at Bowles than I did in 6 years at other outdoor centres.” Robyn, Bowles Instructor.

What happened next?

Instructor Training Scheme (BOLT)

Are you passionate about inspiring and developing young people? Train with a fantastic team at one of the UK’s leading outdoor centres.

We are now recruiting for our 2023 intake (January to end of November).

Application deadline – November 4th 2022

Bowles is a residential centre with first class facilities near Tunbridge Wells:

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Whether on our ski slope or the centre’s natural sandstone crag, we proudly provide young people with incredibly fun and valuable experiences that have a lasting impact on their lives.

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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 (Instructor/Leader/Trainer Quals, SPA/RCI, D1+E, Belbin, Myers Briggs) 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

Catering and House-Keeping General Assistant – Thank you for your interest, this role has now been filled.

General Assistants required for our thriving catering and housekeeping department. Summer roles for students also available.

20-30 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