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Facilities Assistant

Group Leaders

Interns – trainee Group Leaders

Program Manager – no more applicants at this stage

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Our team have a unique opportunity to make a difference. Our mission is to provide challenging experiences that help people discover, develop and achieve their potential.  Our culture is supported by our values of Human Potential, Integrity, Responsibility, Resilience, Compassion and Service. Learn more about our mission and values. Working at Outward Bound Australia is more than a job, it is an inspiring lifestyle that provides challenge and adventure along with the opportunity to make lasting friendships and visit untouched parts of Australia.

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Opportunities for Experienced Outdoor Instructors

Australia’s oldest and best-known outdoor adventure learning organisation, Outward Bound is re-emerging from COVID hibernation with a renewed strategy and leadership team, including new industry competitive employment conditions and bespoke professional development opportunities. This is a great time to be joining our team, becoming a part of our unique community, experiencing life to the fullest and building life-long friendships.

Logistics and Equipment Manager (Tharwa ACT)

Outward Bound is excited to be recruiting an integral team member within the Outward Bound team – Logistics and Equipment Manager. With new industry-leading employment terms and conditions, and a renewed strategy and leadership. This is a great time to be joining our team.
Key Duties:

  • Develop, Implement and maintain a fleet, equipment and field communications management strategy – aligning equipment, transport and vehicle needs and procurement approach with the future strategic operational demands.
  • Manage the logistics, facilities and maintenance shed/area to oversee task allocation, financial viability, staff workloads and preferences.
  • Plan, procure and maintain the appropriate gear and equipment to support effective program delivery – including maintaining storage facilities.
  • Manage vehicle registration
  • Oversee the management of the food storage shed in line with safe food handling practises, storage, preparation and delivery for programs, maintenance and vehicle checks and repairs
  • Manage and maintain asset records to support effective financial and effective use lifecycle planning of vehicles and equipment

Key Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications are preferred in Outdoor Recreation as well as one or more of the following fields: education, environmental management, engineering, logistics
  • Current Senior First Aid and CPR as a minimum
  • WWCC in all states and territories that Outward Bound operates in.
  • Medium Rigid licence and experience
  • Manual driving license, unrestricted.


  • Practical field experience in the outdoors.
  • Experience maintaining, logging and storing equipment
  • Experience at working in a collaborative high performing team
  • Demonstrated strengths and experience in stakeholder relationship management and
    digital communications
  • Demonstrated experience in complex operational and logistical management
  • Significant business management experience including finance, human resources, ICT,
    operations and infrastructure managementPlease send your resume and cover letter through to:
    Applications close as soon as suitable candidate is found.

Facilities Assistant
casual on a permanent basis (flexible), 22.5 hours a week; Tharwa, ACT

Outward Bound is excited to be recruiting for a new position within our team – Facilities Assistant. With new industry-leading employment terms and conditions, and a renewed strategy and leadership. This is a great time to be joining our team. This role is integral to ensure our national base remains at a high client-facing standard throughout our programs. This position is focused around Cleaning and Organisation development at our National Base in Tharwa, ACT and would suit someone living locally.

Key Duties:

  • Manage facilities stock and amenities.
  • Undertake regular cleaning of accommodation and facilities.
  • Assist with check-in/check-out cleaning handovers.
  • Assist with ongoing development of facilities.
  • Oversee regular cleaning schedule for National Base, Tharwa ACT

Key Selection Criteria and Experience

  • Current Senior First Aid and CPR
  • Working With Vulnerable People’s Check, ACT
  • High level of organisation skills
  • Experience with commercial cleaning
  • Experience working in a collaborative team
    Please send your resume through to:
    Applications close 9th April 2021

Group Leaders

Outward Bound is excited to be recruiting outdoor education Group Leaders. This is a great time to be joining our team, becoming a part of our unique community, experiencing life to the fullest and building life-long friendships. OB is the heritage and the heart of outdoor experiential learning. Join us to see where it all began, and become a part of creating a new future for outdoor education– at a time when young people need outdoor adventure learning more than ever!

We are building an inspirational field crew – for 2021 and beyond – contract and casual. Positions will be based from Tharwa, ACT, with the opportunity to travel to our multiple sites across Australia.

As a Group Leader,​ you will be responsible for your team of participants while out on expedition (day and night). Bring your Outdoor Recreation Cert IV or degree and Wilderness First Aid and we will help you to take your professional development to the next level. International applications are welcome, working visas must already be secured.

Group Leaders at Outward Bound Australia earn a full time equivalent salary of between $46,000 and $58,000 per year plus 9.5% superannuation.

Please email your updated CV and Qualifications to:


If you have a Cert III in Outdoor Recreation and want to work with Outward Bound while studying your Cert IV, please send us an email:

Don’t see a position that matches your skillset? if you’re an experienced Outdoor Education professional please send us an email:


Program Manager – no more applicants at this stage

Outward Bound is excited to be advertising a pivotal leadership role of Program Manager. The Program Manager is responsible for the operational delivery of a suite of Outward Bound’s outdoor education programs. Based in Tharwa, ACT, the Program Manager oversees a team of amazing field staff to create unique, challenging and adventurous journeys throughout some of Australia’s most spectacular bush environments.

To be ready to take on this leadership role, you will have outdoor education/recreation tertiary qualifications, with at least 2 years of​ practical field experience in journey based outdoor adventure programs. You will be an inspiring leader, experienced at managing staffing teams and complex logistical arrangements in dynamic outdoor environments. You will also have an effective management tool kit, being digitally savvy and having a knowledge of organisational workplace health and safety.
This opportunity offers housing on-site​ and a salary range between $70,000 and $85,000 + 9.5% superannuation.

Below are some questions we think you may have:

What is the salary for an Outdoor Instructor?

Outdoor Instructors at Outward Bound Australia earn a full time equivalent salary of between $46,000 and $58,000 per year plus 9.5% superannuation. Most of our staff work part time (between 60% to 80% of a full time load) to meet our workload peaks and to give them time to pursue other professional interests and personal adventures. Their salaries are paid at a pro-rata rate when working part time.

Do you have accomodation available?

We may be able to provide accommodation at our national base at Tharwa, ACT at a reasonable cost. Food and other living expenses are your responsibility.

When you are working on program we provide you with accommodation and food.

Work for Outward Bound around the world

Outward Bound Australia is a member of the international network of Outward Bound schools spanning over 30 countries, which gives our staff access to international connections and career pathways. For more information about working for Outward Bound around the world, below you will find some links to our international careers websites: