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 at Robinwood. We only promote from within so there are great career prospects for the right staff, with a generous pay structure which 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.
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
No two days are ever the same – the kids keep it interesting!
For those moments when a child does something they never believed they could do; then they make you laugh uncontrollably and when the staff all muck in together to make sure the kids have a great time
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
It’s a great alternative to sitting in an office
One of the best things is sunny days at the lake any time of the year
There is so much support whenever you need it and it’s so much fun
It’s more play than work and you really do make a positive difference to so many young people’s lives. Just such a happy and rewarding environment
The range of challenges you face keeps you on your toes
The people that you work with here can make even the worst day of your year fun
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.
The Old School was the original Robinwood centre (where it all began!) and retains its homely feel. As the smallest centre it provides a very personal experience for all the schools which visit it every year. It is set on the outskirts of Todmorden with great access to all the facilities in the town as well as the surrounding moors for walking, climbing, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.
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.