Jobs 2017-08-01T00:20:23+00:00

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

Ketch Skipper

Hong Kong’s leading provider of life-changing experiential education programmes is seeking a Ketch Skipper for 2017:

Candidates are invited to apply with the following requirements:
– Police Clearance;
– Staff Medical Clearance Form;
– Tetanus or Hepatitis B Inoculation;
– HKLSS Bronze Medallion Certification or equivalent;
– Recognised First Aid Course Certification or Equivalent (including AED Certification);
– Marine Department Pleasure Vessel Operators Certificate of Competency Grade II (PVOL II);
– HKSF Safety at Sea Survival Course Certification or Equivalent;
– OFCA Restricted Certificate of Competence in Radiotelephony (VHF Only) or GMDSS Short Range Certificate;
– RYA Day Skipper Tidal;
– RYA Powerboat Level 2;
– Interest in outdoor activities (kayaking, hiking, climbing);
– Approachable and friendly personality;
– A willingness to bring out the best in others.

Applicants can apply without having all of the above but must have them all within an agreed time frame before starting in the position.

Please apply in writing to

Safety Coordinator

Hong Kong’s leading provider of life-changing Experiential Education programmes is seeking a mature, energetic and highly-skilled applicant for the position of Safety Coordinator. Our predominantly sea-based journey programs serve a wide variety of Hong Kong society, including school groups, community groups and corporate groups.

The role, which reports to the Head of Operations as well as an external Safety Committee, requires the ability to manage all aspects of operational safety. As such, the position requires thorough knowledge of our operations, environment and program delivery and a willingness to suggest and enable positive changes. This requires working with a number of internal and external teams and agencies. The co-ordinator is expected to have a commitment to maintaining current knowledge of best practice.

All OBHK operational staff are required to hold a current lifesaving and first aid qualification.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary including discretionary bonus, relocation expenses, benefits including hospital insurance, accommodation and meals whilst working.

Interested parties should send their resume and a covering letter (and direct any questions) to

Full announcement is available here.

Outdoor Instructor (Recognition of Prior Learning Entry)

Hong Kong’s leading provider of life-changing experiential education programmes is seeking Instructors for 2017:

– 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.

Interested parties please send applications to

Full announcement is available here.



The Board of OUTWARD BOUND ZIMBABWE, a Licensee and Founding Member of OUTWARD BOUND INTERNATIONAL is seeking applications for the role of Executive Director (ED) for the Outward Bound Centre in Chimanimani, due to the impending retirement of the current ED.

Please submit your application before 20 January 2017 to

Full announcement is available here.