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Guide Team Positions

Full time and freelance options

We are always looking to add the guide pool of our core team of passionate adventure experience professionals. You will share our core values of fun, passion, trust and thoughtful at heart in the delivery of safe authentic natural adventure experiences. 

ACE operates on and around the River Findhorn and is one of the few remaining UK 100% natural activity providers because there are no dams, weirs or towns along the river. The activity centre is situated on private land surrounded by forest and rural landscape with abundant undisturbed nature. We are an important part of a connected local community. The location has an idyllic remote feel yet the towns of Elgin, Forres and Nairn are a short distance with national and international access via Inverness airport a 40-minute drive. Staff accommodation is available on-site.


  • Email your CV with cover letter to
  • Attach or link to a short introduction video including the reasons why becoming part of the ACE family would be a good fit for you

Responsibilities and duties

Reporting to and part of the core management team, being a member of the guide team is a hands-on role with a range of seasonal demands at different times of the year due to the seasonality of the business. You will be professional at all times and calm under pressure, with exemplary customer service clearly understanding the importance of the customer experience and exceeding expectations.

Key Skills

  • Excellent work ethic
  • Team player
  • Maintenance and upkeep
  • Safety and compliance
  • Have a keen interest in constant personal development in communication and skills
  • Willingness to assist when required with all other roles in the business
  • Engage in outdoor adventure and activities outside of work

Desired qualifications and experience

  • White water rafting
  • Kayaking/canoeing/paddleboard etc 
  • Climbing/canyoning/rope access/caving etc
  • Paintball/archery/bushcraft etc
  • Any recognised governing body outdoor pursuit
  • First aid qualified and current or above
  • Swift-water rescue trained or above
  • Cat D1 Minibus Bus licence with CPC or above
  • Drivers licence

Salary & Benefits

Rates agreed on application pending: age, qualifications and licenses, location and accommodation requirement.

Terms: 28 days pro-rata holiday pay, pension

  • Fully qualified, experienced and competent guides from £100 to £150 per day
  • Experienced guides from £80 to £120 per day
  • Trainee guides £60 to £100 per day
  • Site Maintenance & Cleaning £80.00 per day
  • Wholesale equipment prices with a number of outdoor suppliers
  • Flexible hours
  • Training and self-development opportunities
  • Accommodation options

Positions required

  • Apprenticeship in outdoor pursuits – minimum age 18
  • Full-time river guides – April to October contracts – minimum age 20
  • Full-time river guides – July & August contracts – minimum age 20
  • Freelance river guides – year-round – minimum age 18
  • Freelance Paintball marshall – year-round – minimum age 16
  • Full-time Canyon guide – May to September contract – minimum age 20