What we Offer

Somerset has a proud and proven 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


Traineeship Positions - January 2025 Intake! *Applications Open Soon*

  • Traineeship in Cert III & IV in Outdoor Leadership
  • Regular income whether working, training or on leave
  • Subsided onsite accommodation & meals included whilst on camp programs
  • Guaranteed employment, ongoing training, mentorship & income for 3 years
  • Just finished your Cert III? Join us to complete your Cert IV and work and gain expereince at the same time 


Full-time Group Leader positions available for a busy and exciting Semester 2 2024 and Semester 1 2025! 

(6 month or 12 month fixed-term blocks)

A qualified and experienced Group Leader can expect;

  • Competitive Remuneration (paid as hourly rates) - equalling $471 per day plus ON allowance, Leave benefits & Super (based on Fixed-term Lvl 3 Leader program day)
  • Earn more than $30,000 per Semester 
  • All meals, accomm, equipment, uniform and first aid kit whilst on programs
  • Subsidised onsite accommodation if required between programs (includes van amenties)
  • 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.  
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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 Staff and Training Officer 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. 


Get in touch to discuss any of these positions further

(02) 9483 9350

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 Articles and Links

Let's Hear about Somerset from Group Leader Sophie

Lithgow Tafe Article

What Somerset Group Leaders are About

Year 6 Video