Why work for Adventure Ardèche?

Here at Adventure Ardèche we are all about the adventure. For us finding ways to get more people having more adventure in their lives is why we exist. That’s for our staff as well as our clients. In this past year our staff have been mountain biking, canyoning, white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, caving, and so much more.

We’ve run staff trips to the Alps, to North Wales, to the Cevennes mountains, to canoe festivals, kayak festivals, slackline festivals….

Its so important to us that we help our staff to have their own big adventures. That’s why we exist. Increasing adventure for everyone…. We have a few different roles out in the Ardèche, so please do take a look and see what you think. We’re big on staff development, providing qualifications and funding for people to progress their own career path. One of the things that sets us apart is simply this….. You’ll not be living in a tent.

We are looking for people who can commit to working the full season from April – August with either experience of working in outdoor adventure or the passion and drive to learn new skills.

We have opportunities for both qualified and non-qualified staff to join us in the south of France this coming summer. And we would love to hear from you.

We provide a full training package that can lead to our staff holding qualifications in both French and British NGB schemes.

Why work for us?

Because our staff are so important to us, we have developed a brand-new employment package that we believe is second to none in the Ardèche.

Our staff package is as follows.

  • A monthly starting salary of 1500 Euros pegged to the French minimum wage.
  • A salary free from deductions for training, travel and uniform
  • A promise not to make you live in a tent.
  • The use of vehicles and equipment for personal development.
  • A personal development plan to support career progression
  • Training and qualification courses
  • French lessons

 

Qualified River Leaders– UKCC 1/2, 4* Canoe, Canoe Leader,Kayak leader

As a qualified river leader holding the canoe leader qualification, choosing to work with Adventure Ardèche will mean you are working with a wide variety of clients. From schools and colleges, to DofE groups, guiding groups of adults, stag and hen do’s, families and even individuals will mean that no two descents are ever the same. A season as an Adventure Ardèche river leader is a season like no other.

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What we’re looking for…

Do you have love for adventure and agree with us that providing more adventures for people of all ages is one of the most important tasks of our time? If personal and professional development is important to you, if working hard and playing hard is part of your philosophy and if you want to work for a growing company that places real value on its staff, then Adventure Ardèche is the company for you.

We are looking for people who can commit to working the full season from April – August with either experience of working in outdoor adventure or the passion and drive to learn new skills.

We would love to hear from you.

We provide a continuous professional development that can lead to our staff holding qualifications in both French and British NGB schemes.

Why work for us?

Because our staff are so important to us, we have developed a brand-new employment package that we believe is second to none in the Ardèche.

Our staff package is as follows.

  • A monthly starting salary of 1500 Euros pegged to the French minimum wage.
  • A salary free from deductions for training, travel and uniform
  • A promise not to make you live in a tent.
  • The use of vehicles and equipment for personal development.
  • A personal development plan to support career progression
  • Training and qualification courses
  • French lessons
How do I Apply

Get in touch with us HERE at our job application page

Activity Instructor

Our activity instructors run a varied programme. From climbing courses, to river trips with groups of adults. We are looking for people who have a passion for adventure, that are happy to work as part of a team.

 

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What we’re looking for…

Do you have love for adventure and agree with us that providing more adventures for people of all ages is one of the most important tasks of our time? If personal and professional development is important to you, if working hard and playing hard is part of your philosophy and if you want to work for a growing company that places real value on its staff, then Adventure Ardèche is the company for you.

We are looking for people who can commit to working the full season from April – August with either experience of working in outdoor adventure or the passion and drive to learn new skills.

We would love to hear from you.

We provide a continuous professional development that can lead to our staff holding qualifications in both French and British NGB schemes.

Why work for us?

Because our staff are so important to us, we have developed a brand-new employment package that we believe is second to none in the Ardèche.

Our staff package is as follows.

  • A monthly starting salary of 1500 Euros pegged to the French minimum wage.
  • A salary free from deductions for training, travel and uniform
  • A promise not to make you live in a tent.
  • The use of vehicles and equipment for personal development.
  • A personal development plan to support career progression
  • Training and qualification courses
  • French lessons
How do I Apply

Get in touch with us HERE at our job application page

Catering Team

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We are looking for catering team members to support our operations in the south of France.

 

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What we’re looking for…

We are looking for catering assistants who are motivated and exited by the opportunity to spend a summer working in the south of France helping provide catering support for over 2000 unique adventurers.

As par of the catering team, you will play a crucial role in making sure that the right people have the right food in the right places at the right time. With meals to serve, picnic lunches to prepare and expedition food to organise, this role is one of the most important roles we are recruiting.

We are not looking for experience, though this is a big help, its more a state of mind, an ability to work hard and play hard, a willingness to get stuck in and do what it takes to get the job done. A positive mindset and a can-do attitude. 

We will provide you with all the training and support you need in order to make this a huge success and have a lot of fun at the same time.

 

Why work for us?

Because our staff are so important to us, we have developed a brand-new employment package that we believe is second to none in the Ardèche.

Our staff package is as follows.

  • A monthly starting salary of 1500 Euros pegged to the French minimum wage.
  • A salary free from deductions for training, travel and uniform
  • A promise not to make you live in a tent.
  • The use of vehicles and equipment for personal development.
  • A personal development plan to support career progression
  • Training and qualification courses
  • French lessons
How do I Apply

Get in touch with us HERE at our job application page

Operations Team

The operations team has a critical mission to ensure to the smooth delivery of our services. Driving staff and equipment, food and supplies throughout our area of operation, this team is responsible for ensuring our adventures have the full logistical support they need.

 

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What we’re looking for…

Driving and maintaining our fleet of vehicles and trailers plays a large part of this role. Airport transfers, staff movements, equipment drop offs all form part of the driving that needs to take place.

Another part of the role is to work closely with our operations director to ensure the set up and take down of our schools tented accommodation program.

Any other skills such as joinery, electrics, manual labour, could also prove very useful.

To apply for this role, you need to have:

  • Full UK driving license held for three years
  • A Licence to drive a trailer
  • Experience of driving left-hand vehicles
Why work for us?

Because our staff are so important to us, we have developed a brand-new employment package that we believe is second to none in the Ardèche.

Our staff package is as follows.

  • A monthly starting salary of 1500 Euros pegged to the French minimum wage.
  • A salary free from deductions for training, travel and uniform
  • A promise not to make you live in a tent.
  • The use of vehicles and equipment for personal development.
  • A personal development plan to support career progression
  • Training and qualification courses
  • French lessons
How do I Apply

Get in touch with us HERE at our job application page

Group Leader

Our group leaders work on our schools’ programs. They are the face of Adventure Ardèche and the main point of focus for our teachers and pupils who visit us.

 

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What we’re looking for…

Are you a confident public speaker, fun, energetic and able to act professionally at all times? If so a group leader position with us this summer could be just what you are looking for.

From the moment the group arrives to the moment they leave, you will be the person that is there for them, providing them with memories that will last a lifetime.

You will have experience of dealing with large groups of students and also be confident in your approach with teachers and visiting staff.

You will work closely with the activity team, the operations team and the catering team so an ability to get on with people is crucial.

You will be responsible for running evening sessions and mealtimes with your group. In addition to this you will also accompany them on their 2-day river trip, their visits on excursions to local markets and show caves.

You may be required to drive company vehicles, so a driving licence held for more than three years would be an advantage.

Why work for us?

Because our staff are so important to us, we have developed a brand-new employment package that we believe is second to none in the Ardèche.

Our staff package is as follows.

  • A monthly starting salary of 1500 Euros pegged to the French minimum wage.
  • A salary free from deductions for training, travel and uniform
  • A promise not to make you live in a tent.
  • The use of vehicles and equipment for personal development.
  • A personal development plan to support career progression
  • Training and qualification courses
  • French lessons
How do I Apply

Get in touch with us HERE at our job application page

Booking and Admin Team

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2020 is due to be our biggest year to date and as such we have created this brand-new role to help our guests have holidays and adventures that they will never forget.

 

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What we’re looking for…

If you have experience in customer service, have a good level of written and oral French and want to have a fun filled summer working with a great bunch of people, all motivated and driven by providing people with adventurous experiences, then get in touch.

Making use of our booking system, a working knowledge of Excel, word and Gmail services would be very useful and a driving licence essential.

This role will deal with all the administration and booking processes for our guest experiences in North Wales, the Ardèche and the Southern Alps. Making sure that our guests receive the correct information they need from the moment they make their first enquiry, supporting them through their booking journey with us and beyond.

For the right candidate we would be willing to offer a contract from February through to October and anything in between.

Why work for us?

Because our staff are so important to us, we have developed a brand-new employment package that we believe is second to none in the Ardèche.

Our staff package is as follows.

  • A monthly starting salary of 1500 Euros pegged to the French minimum wage.
  • A salary free from deductions for training, travel and uniform
  • A promise not to make you live in a tent.
  • The use of vehicles and equipment for personal development.
  • A personal development plan to support career progression
  • Training and qualification courses
  • French lessons
How do I Apply

Get in touch with us HERE at our job application page

FAQ’s

How old do I have to be?

All applicants need to be at least 18 years old, there is no upper limit.

How long is the season?

We can be very flexible for the right people. Some of our staff finish Uni and then come and join us and others want to stay later before starting winter season. There are some operational requirements for certain roles that we can explain at interview.

When is best to apply?

Right now! We like to have our staff in place early, but we keep applications open all year round.

What's the recruitment process?

Apply on line – If successful we will contact you to request an interview.

Video interview – If successful we will send you a job offer letter and starting instructions

I have a criminal record, is that a problem?

It depends on what for. Whilst we believe everyone deserves a second chance to prove themselves, there are some convictions held that will be a barrier to employment with us. Each member of staff working with us is required to have a DBS check, details of this are sent to you if successful.

How will I get to the Ardèche?

We will either arrange travel from an airport, drive you out here, or pay for a ferry crossing for you if you want to drive here..

How much will I be paid?

We pay our staff in line with the French minimum wage.