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Activity Group Leaders

Robinwood Activity Centres

Cumbria & Lancashire

£7.40ph starting salary + training + performance related bonus

Jan, March and April 2015 onwards

Year round contracts


Do you want to make a really positive difference developing children? Robinwood centres run from mid Jan to mid Dec with year-round employment available.

We run 3 day courses for primary school children at our activity centres in the north-west and are now recruiting Group Leaders for our staff intake in Spring 2015. 

Group leading at Robinwood is enjoyable, rewarding, but also challenging. The position provides an ideal opportunity to work with children in an exciting outdoor adventure and teamwork environment, without the restriction of the classroom.

Typically once a week group leaders take charge of an activity group of up to 13 children. The group leader meets the children on arrival and instructs or assists with the all of the activity sessions that the group takes part in during their three day course at Robinwood. Group leaders are central to the success of a Robinwood course.

We look forward to receiving an application from you. Simply click on the button to apply online now. We reply to all applications.


Applicants must have previous relevant experience working with children along with a keen interest in adventure activities, qualifications an advantage but not necessary as full training provided.

Everything we do at Robinwood is designed to make a really positive difference in the development of each child that attends. It’s why we all go to work at Robinwood and why we are passionate about it.

Robinwood has achieved a place in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to work for in 2014.We’re really proud to have gained our place in the Top 100, which includes a range of different types of companies from recruitment agencies to software developers, but no other companies quite like Robinwood!

Permanent employment
Robinwood Centres run year round so we are able to offer permanent contracts to our staff team. If you successfully complete your initial contract you will be offered a permanent contract for year round employment.

Training & development
Robinwood offers all staff a comprehensive induction training package when they start, and ongoing support and development throughout their employment.We assess applicants on qualities which are in line with our company values – enthusiasm and positivity, the ability to support others, and excellent customer awareness – which means we welcome applications from people who can demonstrate those attributes but don’t necessarily have previous qualifications.

Great wages
Everyone at Robinwood is paid a starting wage of £7.40 per hour with no hidden deductions. Robinwood staff are employed all year round with six weeks of paid holiday per year.

Our centres
Robinwood has three Activity Centres; two of which (Dobroyd Castle and The Old School) are located in the south Pennines market town of Todmorden, benefitting  from excellent transport links.  Our third centre, Barhaugh Hall, is situated on the Cumbria/Northumbria border in an designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

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