Applying for Group Leader roles at Robinwood

Here are some tips to make your application stand out from the crowd!


Be yourself – let your personality show, if your application makes us smile (or even laugh!) you are more likely to be invited to a selection.


Complete all sections of the application form.


Make us notice you – give us information about your experience working or volunteering with children as this is most relevant to the job.


Be clear and concise, but make sure the detail is there.


We will normally confirm receipt of an application form within a week and give further details of how your application will be proceeding.

Safer Recruitment


Robinwood adheres to Safer Recruitment guidelines to ensure the safety of visiting children. All job offers made will be subject to receipt of two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

It only takes 5 minutes!

Fill out our quick application form and we’ll get back to you to complete a full application if we think you are group leader material

Application Process


  • Quick application (Only takes 5 minutes)
  • If we like the sound of you, we’ll be in touch with a full application form
  • We’ll arrange a phone interview with you
  • If successful we’ll invite you to a selection day and request references

Attending a Robinwood selection day


If we like your application form, we will have a short phone interview with you then you will be invited to attend a Robinwood selection day. These take place throughout the year.

Selection day tasks include:
1. Problem solving tasks.
2. A design task.
3. A group entertainment.
4. 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.


Most people find this a very worthwhile and positive experience – and even enjoy it!

Any Questions?


We’ve tried to include all the important information that you may need when considering an application to work at Robinwood. If you would like anything explaining in more detail or if you have any specific questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Are you ready to make a really positive difference?

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!

still unsure if Robinwood is right for you?

All Robinwood appointments are permanent jobs with year-round employment.


Our investment in staff means we have fantastic teams and a great place to work. This in turn means we have very high levels of recommendation and re-booking for our courses.


Many of our current staff have been working at Robinwood for 8 years or more and have progressed through a series of promotions to senior instructor and manager positions, on salaries of £24,000 or more.