Information about job availability and contacts can be found by clicking on the notices listed below. Each Outward Bound school is responsible for its own hiring and correspondence with applicants.

About Outward Bound Hong Kong

Outward Bound Hong Kong has been serving the people of Hong Kong since 1970, providing high-quality personal development experiences in the outdoors for thousands of participants from a range of backgrounds. Working from three bases in the New Territories participants undertake journeys in kayaks or ketches in the coastal waters and hiking the mountains of the Hong Kong Country Parks. We own and maintain a 67 ft yacht, The Spirit of Outward Bound which provides a platform for longer courses.

Seasonal & Long Term Instructors

Hong Kong’s leading provider of life-changing experiential education programmes is seeking Instructors.

• To be able to run Outward Bound courses effectively and with intentional focus to provide the very best educational outcomes for Outward Bound Hong Kong’s clients.
• To be an independent and self-sufficient instructor running a wide variety of programmes in a residential setting but predominantly concentrating on journey-based courses using sailing, sea kayaking and hiking as the mode of transport.
• To maintain high standards of safety at all times and maintain good working relationships and practices throughout the different departments that they work with.

Essential Requirements:
• Minimum 21 years old
• Bronze Medallion Life Saving or equivalent
• Wilderness First Aid Certificate (WFA) or equivalent (including AED certification)
• Technical skill experience in sea kayaking, rock climbing, low ropes and hiking.
• A history of working with youth in an educational setting and/or professional corporate clients.

• APIOL or higher
• Completion of an outdoor training programme (e.g. Degree, Diploma)
• 2 NGB assessed awards
• Sailing experience
• Conversational Cantonese
• Outward Bound experience (other experiential education providers will also be considered.)

Personal attributes:
• A belief in developing human potential
• Open and honest communication skills
• A willingness to be flexible in regards to situations, working hours and conditions
• An eye for detail and safety
• A willingness to train and develop fellow staff

Find more information in the section or Recognition of Prior Learning Entry in Interested parties please send applications to

Outward Bound Vietnam is the newest school in the OB network. We are looking for two permanent instructors: one each in Halong and Quy Nhon. As we continue to build capacity, lots of mentoring of Vietnamese instructors is needed. Kayaking experience is preferred. A competitive salary, including flights, accommodation, healthcare and a great team of colleagues is provided.

Desirable aspects we are looking for include:
– An ethos and understanding of Outward Bound processes and experiential education
– Keen understanding of soft skills
– Cultural intelligence, including the willingness to work and live across cultures.
– Experience assessing, mentoring or coaching more junior instructors
– Logbooks of experience in leading various multi-day OAE programs on land and sea
– Tropical environment experience

Hard Skill Experience in:
– Sea Kayaking
– Ropes Courses
– Caving
– Rock Climbing (& rigging)
– Trekking

Desirable Qualifications include:
– Any outdoor skills
– Wilderness First Aid
– Bronze Medallion / Lifesaving
– LNT Master Educator, or equivalents
– Driving License / Motorbike License

Vietnam is a vibrant and rapidly developing country with nearly 100 million citizens. OBV still has several months per year of capacity building, so there is plenty of opportunity for staff training, exploration and development of new sites, activities and areas.

Please email your CV to:

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