Recruiting Group Leaders Now

Apply now and join one of our virtual selection events for start dates in summer 2022.


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We are also recruiting Support Assistants to work Wednesdays & Fridays at Dobroyd Castle Activity Centre in Todmorden

A Worthwhile Career Developing Children

Being a Group Leader…


Leading an activity group (Generally 9-13 children) during their time at Robinwood, including delivery of all activities within the Ultimate Timetable.


Ensuring the highest standards of care, welfare and safety of the children within their group.


Helping children to develop in a positive way over the 3 days of their course, with a particular focus on the development of different qualities, that are identified as a priority for those children.


Assisting in all areas of the centre’s operation as required in order to facilitate the smooth running of centre (Including Wake-Ups, Beds and occasional Night Duty shifts).

Reasons to work for Robinwood…


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.


As a result of this focus on staff development, we have been awarded a place in the Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Companies to Work for’ for the last six consecutive years!


Why do our staff love their job? Check out the top 10 reasons to work for Robinwood below…

A Positive

Robinwood is a leading provider of residential activity courses for Primary school groups, with three centres in the North of England. We run 3-day courses for 7-11 year old children and offer a timetable packed with themed problem solving, team building and adventurous activities. We aim to make a positive difference developing children.

A Career with Robinwood

Everyone starts off as an activity Group Leader (Activity Instructor) at Robinwood. We only promote from within so there are great career prospects for the right staff, with a generous pay structure that reflects responsibility. We recruit staff on our values of enthusiasm, positivity and support for others, so we consider applications from a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

Life as a Group Leader

Working with children is never dull! As a group leader, you’ll have an intensive three days each week in charge of a group of up to 13 children, leading them in all the activities they do, and ensuring they are happy, well cared-for and have a fantastic stay. Children often remember their Robinwood experience (and their Group Leader!) for many years after their visit.

A New Job, A New Lifestyle

Robinwood staff enjoy the majority of school holiday periods off and the opportunity to participate in  social and activities events paid for by the company. All our positions are permanent and we know how important work-life balance is, so staff have regular days off each week. We hold staff well-being as a very high priority at Robinwood.

why our staff love their jobs

It’s the combination of the buzz and fulfilment working with children, giving them an experience they will remember for many years. The Robinwood experience really helps to develop and bring out the individual strengths and qualities of children which would not necessarily be spotted in other environments and to facilitate that is a wonderful feeling and gives huge job satisfaction.

Our Activity Centres

Robinwood has three activity centres, one in the characterful Pennine market town of Todmorden in West Yorkshire, one in Alston in the beautiful rural North Pennines, and one on the outskirts of the of the Welsh border town Wrexham. Many Robinwood staff have settled in these areas over the years and make a significant contribution to the local communities in which they work.

Dobroyd Castle

Dobroyd Castle is set high above Todmorden enjoying some fantastic views of the surrounding area. It is a historic listed building with wonderful architecture. Todmorden has plenty of affordable housing, shops, restaurants, a market and other amenities including a sports centre. The quirky town of Hebden Bridge is nearby and Manchester and Leeds are easily accessible.

Barhaugh Hall

Barhaugh Hall is situated in beautiful countryside on the Cumbria / Northumbria border in one of the last truly unspoiled rural areas in England,. The town of Alston is small but picturesque, with shops, cafes, a garage, supermarket and other amenities. In summer many tourists visit Alston, drawn by its quaint cobbled streets, and proximity to many beautiful areas to walk and cycle.


Maes-y-Nant, our newest centre, dates back to the late Victorian era. It’s name when translated means ‘house by a stream’. Just 35 miles from the Snowdonia National Park and a stones throw from the marvellous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Wrexham is both a launch pad for adventurous activities and a wonderful place to explore in its own right.

ready for a really
positive career?

We have an open-minded policy on staff appointments and our values-based selection process means that if you are a positive, enthusiastic and caring person who can really inspire the children we work with, and you would like to be part of an award-winning team, we would very much welcome an application from you!

We have various start dates each year and run selection days through the year to appoint staff for these start dates. We welcome applications at any time.

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