Apply for an Activity Instructor Job
Our next centre intake is spring 2014 and we would welcome your application now. If you would like to apply to work at Robinwood, the first stage is to complete an application form. This can either be done via the Online Application Form or by downloading and completing a pdf application form (pdf 76kb) and then posting it to our head office at Robinwood Activity Centre, Jumps Road, Todmorden, Lancashire, OL14 8HJ.
When completing your form please complete ALL sections and give as much relevant information as you can, particularly providing details of any previous experience working with groups of children. Please remember our first decision on whether we proceed with your application is based purely on the information you can provide on your application form.
We will normally confirm receipt of an application form within a week and give further details of how your application will be proceeding.
Referees and DBS (Disclsure and Barring Service) checks
All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and DBS check.
All Robinwood staff applicants need to provide three relevant referees, who could provide independent and informed comment on the applicant. These should ideally include a previous or current employer. References from friends or relatives will not be accepted.
All Robinwood staff also need to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service) Disclosure form. If you are invited to attend a selection weekend you will be asked to complete DBS disclosure forms during the day. These forms will then be sent off if and when an appointment is offered.
Attending a Robinwood selection weekend
If we wish to pursue your application, you will be invited to attend a Robinwood selection weekend. These take place at the Robinwood Old School Activity Centre in Todmorden throughout the year and run from 2.00 pm on a Saturday through to approximately 2.00pm on the Sunday. Accommodation and food are offered free of charge.
Selection days tasks include:
- An interview.
- A design task.
- Crate Challenge.
- Leading an activity for a group of candidates and participating in activities lead by other members of the group.
The whole experience is also planned to be enjoyed by all involved and to provide plenty of opportunity to find out about Robinwood.
Some companies in the outdoor industry may offer you a job as the result of an interview over the telephone. This is not possible with Robinwood. We take great care with our selection procedure and all new applicants must attend a selection day if they are to be considered for a job. This does involve additional time and work on your part, but it also gives you the opportunity to check us out, to see one of our centres and find out first hand from a range of staff what it’s like to work at Robinwood. Most people find this a very worthwhile and positive experience.
Please Note: The pdf document above requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it, you can download this free software here.
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