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).
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supporting my colleagues and seeing them succeed at developing children and themselves. This is what drives my motivation for work. At Robinwood we all aim to support each other through our days here
The people that you work with here can make even the worst day of your year fun
It’s an extremely active job with a great social side too
The range of challenges you face keeps you on your toes
You get to work with lots of people who are enthusiastic to do the job
Each day is always different and always so much fun
Even after a 12 hour shift I go home smiling
Ideas and skills are encouraged to develop activities and It’s great seeing a project finished and being enjoyed by children and staff
I like being able to work outside and being paid to have fun
It’s a place where inspiration flows
The people, the workload, the holidays
Every day is different and the friends I’ve made here are forever
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 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.