Paddlesport Instructors and River Leaders

We are recruiting Freelance instructors to join our passionate river leaders team.
A key element at Hatt Adventures is everyone shares our philosophy for delivering high-quality outdoor experiences and courses that are accessible for all.
Work is sessional and with regular course opportunities on flat-water river and coastal trips in Sussex and Kent.  If you have the experience we also introduce people to the world of White-water in Somerset and Devon. 

Required Skills

  • British Canoeing - Instructors / Coaches / River Leader Awards.
  • Up to date logbooks demonstrating experience and currency of qualifications and best practice.
  • Current First Aid qualification.
  • Excellent people skills.


  • A green and environmentally friendly ethos with a passion for the outdoors.
  • Knowledge of the rivers we offer.
  • Good flora and fauna knowledge for the Southeast.
  • Current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
  • PCV (D1) Driving license.

What we offer

  • We will provide river-specific training, as well as flora and fauna reviews.
  • Where candidates do not hold a current DBS, Hatt Adventures will assist candidates in obtaining one.
  • We are also keen to help instructors progress their knowledge and will assist with CPD opportunities in other disciplines.
  • Our Instructors are entering a network of enthusiasts so there will be a regular opportunity for staff trips.
  • Trade discounts on equipment purchased through our shop.


Starting rates from £140 per day based on qualifications, experience, the role and the course.


Please email your CV along with a covering letter to: