OBS Instructor

National Youth Council

OBS Instructor

National Youth Council

Job Nature: Contract

Position Level: Entry Level, Experienced

Job Category: Government Sector/Civil Service, Teaching/Tutoring, Training, Health & Fitness

Qualification: Diploma, Bachelor's / Honours, Masters / PhD

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About Outward Bound Singapore

Outward Bound Singapore (OBS), a division of the National Youth Council (NYC), is part of a world-wide adventure-based training network in more than 30 countries.  OBS is one of the leaders in adventure education in the region.  Over the past 50 years, more than 500,000 individuals have been impacted by an OBS experience.

To Serve, To Strive and Not To Yield

That is the OBS spirit that we aim to inculcate in our youths. Our team of over 70 full-time instructors are handpicked after a rigorous selection process for their positive mindsets, affinity for the outdoors and passion for youth development. Our work is not merely to impart skills and knowledge. Our mission is to inspire and motivate each and every OBS participant to start a journey of self-discovery, and build confidence and resilience. As we continue to grow in our operations, we are looking for people with the same passion for nurturing youths via the great outdoors to be part of the OBS family.

Recruitment Process for an OBS Instructor

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the following:

  • Briefing Session - Understand the role and job nature of an OBS Instructor.
  • Instructor Selection Programme (ISP) – This is a 72-hour selection programme (held over Friday to Sunday) which will put interested candidates through a series of mentally and physically challenging activities. Invitation and details will be extended during the briefing session.
  • Interview - Shortlisted candidates from the ISP will be invited to attend an interview.


  • Relevant experience and/or active sporting or outdoor background will be advantageous;
  • Passion in engaging the youths;
  • Proficiency in swimming will be advantageous;
  • Good communications skills in English (spoken and written);
  • Able to adapt well and thrive in a dynamic environment; and
  • Be a team player who is effective, resourceful, and takes the initiative in work.

Details on the next briefing session -
Date:11 Oct 2019 (Friday)
Time: 7 - 9 PM 
Venue: National Youth Council (NYC)
490 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #01-10,
HDB Hub Biz Three, Singapore 310490
(Enter by Lift Lobby 2 from Starbucks)


6.30 PM : Registration
7.00 PM : Briefing Starts
8.30 PM : Q & A
9.00 PM : End Of Session

Company Overview

At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.
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