What we Offer

Somerset has a proud history in the outdoor education space since 1981. For 35 years we have employed 1000s of people across all areas of our operations.

From field staff to logistics and food services, and from cleaning to admin and program coordination there are abundant opportunities to work, learn and progress in our organisation.

As a family owned and operated company, strong relationships, personal interest and a team approach are our guiding principles.

Field Staff – Group Leaders and Activity Support

  • Industry-leading field staff pay for fixed-term contracts and casuals
  • The option of onsite accommodation – both short and long term
  • Varying commitment periods
  • Continual development, training and mentoring
  • Progression pathways to senior leading and mentoring
  • Opportunities for advancement to roles in program planning and coordination
  • Making a contribution and a difference to adolescent outdoor learning

'I get to wake up every morning in a different spot. I love camping and my tent, and love the fact that I have the best sleeps whilst I'm out on program' - Sophie, Senior Group Leader

Behind-the-Scenes – Logistics, Hospitality and Administration

  • A picturesque workplace
  • Fulltime and casual positions
  • Seasonal workloads
  • Opportunities for advancement to team leading roles
  • Making a contribution and a difference to adolescent outdoor learning


Current Positions Available

After Covid - Field Staff Required

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SOL is urgently seeking Group Leaders with Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent for mid-January 2021 commencement.

Casual and Full-time positions available *Jan 2021* for a busy Semester 1 2021 

Are you a New Zealander considering a move to Australia? We currently have a large cohort of New Zealanders working within the team including our Program Coordinator who is also available for a chat. We have a Somerset representative on both the North and South Islands who are available for a chat in person.   

A qualified and experienced Group Leader can expect;

  • Remuneration in excess of $350 a day plus loadings
  • Subsidised onsite accommodation
  • Operate from one base camp located within 60km of Sydney CBD
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • To join an industry leading team and provider. 

Candidates must:

  • Be eligible to work in Australia
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or Equivalent
  • Able to obtain a current WWCC in NSW
  • Able to obtain a Remote Area Aid Certificate.  

Get in touch to discuss further (02) 9483 9350 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We require Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation or equivalent, with Qualifications in Bushwalking, Flat Water Canoeing, Rock Climbing & Abseiling essential. Current Wilderness or Remote 1st Aid Certificate. NSW Working with Children’s Check required. Must enjoy working in a positive and professional team environment.

Tough times never last, but tough people do.” —Robert H. Schuller


 Articles and Links

Let's Hear about Somerset from Group Leader Sophie

Lithgow Tafe Article

What Somerset Group Leaders are About

Year 6 Video