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Robinwood makes a commitment to offer ongoing training and development to all staff throughout their employment. As well as activity based ‘hard skills’ we also offer training in more child centred ‘soft skills’.
The on-going training programme at Robinwood also includes taking part in canoeing, climbing and other outdoor activities under the guidance of our senior staff and independent experts. We provide opportunities for staff to gain nationally recognised qualifications, including BCU star awards, CWA training, SPA training and ML training. We also offer a varied range of other relevant non-activity courses, e.g. sign language, behaviour management and emergency first aid.
Robinwood staff are employed all year round, on permanent contracts of 35 hours per week with a regular five working days each week and twelve weeks of holiday per year.
Starting salary is £13,923 (£15,015 after the induction year), rising further with time served and responsibility. All staff receive performance bonuses, an annual company profit bonus and a company pension.
At Robinwood we hold staff well-being as a high priority so we invest a lot in making sure we have a happy and fulfilled staff team. Every year we run many different social and activity events for staff, paid for by the company. We provide assistance to new starters in finding accommodation, and offer a house purchase assistance scheme to help enable staff to buy their own home. We have several teams whose job is to look into ways to improving all areas of life for staff at Robinwood.