Passion for the great outdoors?


As a provider for high quality outdoor learning we recruit individuals to join our team and inspire young people. If you love the outdoors and want to help us create unforgettable experiences for young people, then Grafham Water Centre is the place for you!

There are a whole range of job roles and career opportunities at the Centre. Each requires a different level of skill and experience. Within our team we have various departments – administration, sales, marketing, catering, housekeeping, maintenance and programme/activity instructors.

Want to find out about the positions we have available, click the link below. 



Would you like to experience a day in the life of a GWC team member? Look no further...


Our GWC team covers Programme, Hospitality, Facilities and Maintenance, Business Support, Marketing, and Business Development. In this sense, there really is a role for everyone. Get a flavour and meet a wonderful group of people along the way.

We are very flexible and want to deliver the best experience for you, and help you achieve the best outcomes from your placement with us. We will work with you to design a programme which works best for you. 




We are always looking for committed and skilled volunteers to support in all aspects of Grafham Water Centres work and join our community. 

  • Grafham Water Centre is a people focused organisation and this includes all our participants, staff, and volunteers.
  • We value people who bring additional skills and abilities to the Centre, enabling us to have the capacity to provide quality services and activities.
  • Volunteering can be fun, rewarding and even help you to gain new skills. Our volunteers bring a unique skill set which they can apply here at GWC, bringing benefits to both themselves, GWC and Cambridgeshire.
  • From assisting at an event, activities and maintenance, grounds work, or even driving our minibus, helping our catering team or housework team your support will help us to provide a better service for our customers and schools.
students volunteering building a fence

Typical volunteer roles could include:


  • Supporting or instructing our outdoor activities - Sailors, paddlers, powerboat drivers and people with a keen interest and passion delivering activities within an outdoors environment.
  • Supporting people with learning and physical disabilities - Supporting Centre staff to deliver activities for people with learning and physical disabilities, through both our activities and holiday programmes.
  • Volunteering with our local Sailability organisation who run disabled sailing
  • Fundraising - Support with fundraising events and researching funding opportunities for aspects of the Centre.
  • Maintenance Work - Help keep our activities equipment, buildings and grounds ship-shape by cleaning, painting and general DIY. 

GWC’s offer to our volunteers:


  • Opportunity for one off or regular volunteering
  • Bring your team or work with us an individual
  • Gain additional qualifications and training
  • Opportunity to join us for social events
  • Training provided
  • Uniform and PPE all provided
  • Access to our clubs



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Freelance Instructors

Can't work for us full-time or part-time but have some spare days to work and are qualified in at least one outdoor instructor qualification? Look no further!

nathan instructing

The centre has a range of outdoor activities which run on site and on the Grafham Water Reservoir. The activities include Canoeing, Bushcraft, Climbing, High Ropes, Archery, Problem Solving and many others.

We are currently seeking freelance instructors who would be able to complement our existing staff in the busy seasons. The ideal candidates would have a relevant background in teaching young people and have a range of outdoor qualifications with at least one of the following; CWI, Archery GB, BC PSI, and a minimum 8hr first aid qualification. Other relevant qualifications will be considered, this is not an exhaustive list. 

Please send a CV to If you require more information please feel free to call us at 01480 379500

All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

staff at peak district
staff posing at high ropes