Ballyhass Adventure Group – Outdoor Activity Instructor Job Vacancy

Time of Year Work

Seasonal April – October (Short term & Full term Options Available)

Positions available

  • Freelance Outdoor Activity Instructor
  • Trainee (Youth/Student) Outdoor Activity Instructor

Join Munsters fastest growing Outdoor team!

Ballyhass Lakes is one of Munters fastest growing Outdoor Adventure Centres. Each year we welcome over 50 instructors to take on our land and water activities! As a multi activity instructor you must be confident in your own ability to encourage and coach a wide variety of ages and abilities, perform rescues quickly and efficiently, set up, run and de-rig an activity session with the highest standards of safety being adhered to. We also believe that a good sense of humour, charisma and empathy are extremely valuable in the overall experience of the client! Our Instructors are trained on all activities which provides an opportunity to shine everywhere!

Applications for 2019 Now Open (please fill in your application form by January each year)

All positions start with a one to one sit down meeting after application is received through (Nov – Jan 2019).The  successful candidates will go forward to a 3 days training/induction course. (In April Dates TBC)


If you think you’ve got what it takes and you meet our requirements – grasp this incredible opportunity!

Desirable Qualifications Freelance

  • SPA trained, Level 2 Kayaking, First Aid Certification, Garda Vetted, Life Garda qualified.
  • Excellent people skills and experience working with young people is essential
  • You must be enthusiastic and passionate about working and enjoying the outdoors!
  • All outdoor qualifications are desirable and will be taken into consideration.
  • Must have own way of getting to and from centre.
  • Must be available to work the months of April, May, June, September & October
  • Be available to work flexible hours (including weekends)

Desirable Trainee Qualities (Student/Youth)

  • Lifeguarding qualification, First Aid certified, Garda Vetted are all an advantage but not essential.
  • Must have own way of getting to and from centre.
  • Excellent people skills and good personality to be working with people of all ages is essential.
  • You must be enthusiastic and passionate about working and enjoying the outdoors!
  • All outdoor qualifications are desirable and will be taken into consideration.
  • Must be available to work the months of May and June
  • Be available to work flexible hours (including weekends)
  • We provide extensive in house training for all trainee staff

About us

Who are we?

With over 20 years’ experience, Ballyhass Lakes Activity Centre is the biggest and most successful Outdoor Activity centre in Munster! Situated in North Cork right in the heart of Munster, we make the most of the breath-taking scenery where all our activities take place. We are a privately owned quarry in Cork, Originally a trout fishing center we now offer 15 different  exhilarating water and land based activities to offer! In 2015 we opened Irelands largest Cable Wakeboard Park which has given a new dimension to the centre. We cater for all groups such as Schools,Sports Teams,Scouts,Youth Groups, Hen, Stags,Small Groups Etc. Each year we are growing in size and can accommodate 150- 170 participants a day.

Here in Ballyhass we don’t stand still and in 2019 plan on aggressively growing the site to its capacity.

Why should you join the team?

  • Excellent Training and Skill Development opportunities
  • Over 15 amazing activities
  • Brilliant variety of clients
  • Modern Facilities
  • Lively social life and event calendar
  • Outstanding location and only 30 min to Cork City
  • To be part of a highly successful Adventure Centre.

Instructor training and skills development:

We take great pride in offering an extensive induction training days  that covers a huge variety of activities. We provide opportunities to build experience and skills, pivotal to furthering a career in the outdoor industry! Whether this is your first career in the outdoors or you are a qualified instructor, our aim is to motivate and support you to be the best of your ability. We are passionate about personal development and have created programmes that allow instructors to progress into key roles within the management team of a fast paced, dynamic adventure centre.



We have two activity centres both located in County Cork. Cecilstown, Mallow and Lee Valley Harbour, Coachford. Applicants should apply to the centre closest to them.

You will need to have your own transportation no exceptions.

How To Apply

Please fill in the application form and attach your CV to arrange a one to one meeting.