We are seeking a passionate, experienced outdoors guru to join our whanau at the Boyle.

The Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre has a rare opportunity for you to join the team in this new role as our Programme Coordinator.

The position will suit a positive, cheerful, fun outdoor instructor with a ‘can do’ attitude that wants to move higher in their career.

Join us and facilitate our educational, multi-activity and journey programmes while learning the “Boyle Way” and the role of Programme Coordinator. If you are an inspirational instructor who is committed and enthusiastic and looking to transition into a leadership role then this is the position for you!

The Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre is a leading provider of outdoor education, located at the southern end of the Libretto Range in the Lewis Pass area. We are surrounded by bush, mountains and rivers that afford us unique opportunities for outdoor experiences, for our clients and staff alike. You will be working alongside a dedicated team to help inspire and extend the potential of young people to be lifelong learners and to understand how they can learn about and contribute to their world.

All this, positioned amongst the majesty of the Southern Alps as your workplace.


We offer staff ongoing training opportunities, a great working environment and can provide accommodation while working at our centre. All staff are required to be vetted by the New Zealand Police, and be successfully inducted into our Safety Management System.

NZOIA qualifications are desirable in Bush, Rock, and Ropes Course experience is essential. A Level 2 qualification is also desirable. However, we are happy to support and train the right person, with the right attitude!

Now…let’s talk money – we offer a very competitive salary with your previous experience being considered.


What will you be doing?


Programmes are varied according to the groups’ needs, with the focus on sustainability, educational and personal development outcomes. But one thing never changes – you have the opportunity to provide safe and enjoyable instruction in the NZ bush environment and deliver this with your individual personality and experiences.

You will first ‘learn the ropes’ at the Boyle as an instructor, getting familiar with our systems from the ground up. Once inducted successfully as an instructor you will be allocated programmes throughout the year that you will co-ordinate and manage instead of instructing. You will be leading the team of instructors to deliver the required outcomes of each week.


Our Hiring Process

1.       You find or get sent this ad and you read it!

2.       It piques your interest and / or makes you want to disprove our claims

3.       You tell us you are interested (apply, email, shout, call)

4.       We make contact and have a chat

5.       You come and meet the team and verify the truths (and more) written here.

6.       You tell everyone how amazing your life has become!


Firstly check out our website www.boyle.org.nz and facebook page for more about what we do! Get in contact if you would like any other information.

Finally forward a cover letter, CV and Logs to Nick Chapman at nick@boyle.org.nz or call +64 3 315 7082 to arrange a time to drop in and see us.

About Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre

The Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre is operated by the not-for-profit North Canterbury Alpine Trust. We are based 15km south of the Lewis Pass, nestled between the Sylvia Tops and the Libretto mountain range.

We are an Outcomes focused Outdoor Education Centre and tailor every programme to meet the objectives of the client group. All our Educators are highly skilled and have vast skill sets, enabling them to facilitate learning in many different activities, situations and locations. The Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre achieve this by realising the quality of the experience both learning and fun is directly linked to the quality of facilitation and instruction. As such we invest and provide ample resources to our instructional team, ensuring that the Boyle Standard is meet and exceeded.

The Boyle Mission: We are an exemplary provider of outdoor education opportunities for young people in unique alpine learning recreational environment.

The Boyle Vision: To extend the potential of young people to be lifelong learners and contributing citizens, enhancing wellbeing through engagement in responsive, future focused, outdoor education learning programmes; To be sustainable, use sustainable be practices and be internationally recognised as guardians of our unique alpine environment.

The Boyle Values: Sustainability - Resilience - Respect - Integrity