Working With Us

Every season the Ballyhass Team provide the ultimate outdoor expereince possible to both our customers and our instructors.

Our Team are at the core of everything we do. They are the face and voice of Ballyhass, and their enthusiasim is the reason we have been able to grow into one of Ireland's leading outdoor providers.

Instrcutor lead activities provide a opportunity for participants of all abilities to experience the great outdoors.

Members of Team Ballyhass get to experience the best of the Irish outdoors, both while on the job and through our "Staff Mondays". Along with this, Team Members will also receive consistant training and upskilling, discounts on wakebaording and discounts on our watersports pro-shop.

What we are looking for

What sets us apart from outher providers is that we hire on ability and personality.

What we look for from all our instructors is a high level of 

  • Enthusiasm
  • Empathy
  • Friendliness and outgoing personality
  • A can-do attitude
  • An ability to learn and improve

Site specific activity training will be provided to all Team members.

Our instructors generally fall into three different levels

Industry Qualified Instructors

Every season we recruit instructors with outdoor qualifications. No previous experience in an outdoor center is required but the more one has the better.

Some of the desirable qualifications include

  • Lifguarding (Pool and Open Water)
  • Kayaking Instructorships (ICU, BCU, WSA)
  • SUP Instructorship 
  • Ropes or Climbing qualifications (SPA, ERCA)
  • Mountain Leader Skills 

Industry Qualified Instructor Application

Trainee Instructors

Each season in both Ballyhass centres we hire and train non-industry qualified staff.

We have a comprehensive training pathway that will lead to the majority of candidates becoming experienced Ballyhass Instructors.

Our basic training includes 

  • First Aid
  • Soft Skills
  • Group Management
  • Ropes OR Water Skills

Once completed, instructors will have the opportunity to progress within other areas of Ballyhass that plays to their strengths and interests.

The trainee instructor role is perfect for anyone available to work for the entire Summer, mostly Transition Year students or College Students. (Please note we do not consider applications from leaving cert or junior cert students due to clashes with the training schedule and exam times).

Trainee Instructor Application

We will only accept applications through the online portal above (Please do not hand in hard copies to the Ballyhass Reception or Postal).


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