Want to work in a beautiful outdoor environment?

Based on the East bank of the River Wye, Wyedean is a great place to work and play.

You have multiple climbs and caves on your doorstep along with a grade two rapid and miles of tranquil placid water.

Symonds Yat East is a small hamlet in the heart of the Wye Valley. Not only is it the perfect place to go canoeing but there are also some fantastic places to eat, great woodland walks and stunning scenery.

Passionate about the outdoors?

Get in touch if you are an outdoor activity instructor with the following qualifications & experience:

  • Level 1 Paddle Sport Coach / Canoe and Kayak Coach SW / Slalom Coach
  • British Canoeing 2 Star Award
  • Previous experience instructing/coaching
  • Valid first aid qualification
  • Up to date BC membership (must have)
  • BCU 4 Star Leader – Whitewater Kayak or Open Canoe.


  • 3 Star kayak award / White Water Kayak Coach MW
  • 3 Star canoe award / Open water Canoe Coach MW .
  • SPA/RCI and cave is also very desirable.
  • Stand Up Paddleboard Coach SW / Stand Up Paddleboard White Water Coach MW.
  • D1 Mini Bus License + CPC.

About Wyedean

Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre is set in the beautiful Symonds Yat Gorge.

Surrounded by the placid waters of the River Wye and the breathtaking cliffs and woodlands of Symonds Yat Rock. One can undertake in an unparalleled range of outdoor pursuits.

We cater for everyone from the individual to organised groups and companies alike, from the novice to expert.

Paul and Jane have owned & managed Wyedean since 1986. Paul has travelled the world kayaking and is a BCU Level 5 coach. Their aim is to provide a taste of adventure in a safe and professional environment.

The Symonds Yat Gorge provides Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre with the best location in the country for the novice or expert canoeist. Our exclusive purpose built facilities on the banks of the Wye comprise allow us to reflect as the professional outfit we always strive to be but also a perfect base to operate our activities from.

Why work at Wyedean Canoe and Adventure Centre? Besides working in a stunning natural dynamic environment with a fun team.

  • Salary is negotiable based on your experience and above qualification.
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • On site, river side accommodation available in a 4 bedroom house with your own room.
  • Free on-site parking; own transport is essential due to location
  • Free training and development with our Level 5 BCU coach
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Full season contracts starting from March 2022 – October 2022 available
  • Pension scheme (if over 22)
  • Uniform provided
  • Trade discount on Water sport and Climbing Equipment
  • Staff Discount at The Royal Lodge, Symonds Yat East
  • Symonds Yat Rock for climbing and caving < 1 mile away
  • Symonds Yat Rapids (Grade 2) on site for unlimited practice and skills development
  • Brecon Beacons National Park – 1 hour drive
  • Popular South Wales Surf Beach – 1 hour drive
  • Cardiff IWWC < 1 hour drive

Interested in working for us?

Do you want to be an Activity Instructor in one of the most stunning parts of the UK?

Our activity centre is based at Symonds Yat in the heart of the Wye Valley.

All of our activity sessions are 3 hours, which means you have lots of time to interact with customers and give them a real taste of what is it like to experience the thrill of outdoor adventure.

We run a wide range of land and water based activities, from kayaking, canoeing and SUP sessions on the River Wye and Symonds Yat Rapids, to climbing, abseiling and caving on Yat Rock.

If you are looking for an adventurous and exciting place to work, with great personal climbing, white water kayaking, canoeing, caving and cycling, all on your doorstep.

Call us on 01600 891 376 for more information.

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    We pride ourselves on safety and are proudly accredited by the leading bodies in our industry
    We pride ourselves on safety and are proudly accredited by the leading bodies in our industry