Categories : Activity Instructor
Location : UK, West Yorkshire / Cumbria / North Wales
Start Date : Jan, Feb and March 2019
The Salary : £12,870 rising to £13,962 after the first year, and increasing with time served and responsibility. Group leaders earn £14,430 after 4 years. Senior course leaders earn around £18k. ALL staff are employed on permanent contracts.
At Robinwood we are very proud of our staff, we listen to them and value their ideas, and they have made a huge difference to both the children we work with and the growth of the company.
We are proud to have been listed in the 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work for' for the last five years! We also hold Investors in People Gold Award, 3* Investors in Customers Award and the Quality Badge for LOTC.
A Typical Day in the Job
A typical day when group leading involves meeting the children at breakfast time, checking they are all kitted out and leading them on all the day's activities until around 9pm when the night duty staff take over. Group leaders are responsible for good communication with the group (and the teachers!) in break times and between activities, making sure they are happy and know where they need to be.
The children have a really busy time at Robinwood with fifteen activities packed into the three days, including canoeing, archery, climbing, leap of faith and many themed problem solving sessions (including the famous piranha pool!) As a Group Leader you will run all the activities they do during their stay. This means that over three days you can really get to know the children, build great relationships with them and make a really positive difference in their development.
Who are we looking for?
We welcome applications from positive, enthusiastic people who have some experience (paid or voluntary) working with children. Qualifications in outdoor activities are not necessary as we provide all training, although some personal experience of our activities is useful. If you can relate to 8-11 year-olds from a wide variety of backgrounds and tell a great story, you could be the person for us!
Robinwood only promote staff from within the company, so there are excellent opportunities for career development and promotion for the best staff.
What we can offer you
* We have been in the ‘Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For’ every year since 2014!
*A great lifestyle job with a fabulous like-minded staff team.
*The majority of school holidays off.
*Social and training events paid for by the company.
*3 picturesque locations in Cumbria, West Yorkshire and North Wales.
*Permanent, year-round contracts with four-day working weeks (30 hours per week).
*All staff receive performance bonuses and an annual company profit bonus