We are always looking for great new Group Leaders (Activity Instructors) to join our Robinwood team. Find out more here and get in touch if you are interested to apply.

Who are we looking for?


Our Group Leaders (Activity Instructors) at Robinwood are positive, enthusiastic and relate really well to 7-11 year old children. We are looking for more supportive, energetic team players to work at our centres.


The right people are highly focussed on the priorities of our customers, the teachers and children that visit our centres.


You will need some previous experience working with children, but this could be in a voluntary capacity.

Initial training for new starters


We provide at least 3 weeks of training before new Group Leaders (Activity Instructors) start work supervising and instructing groups of children at Robinwood alongside other more experienced Robinwood staff.


At this stage new starters do not take full charge of an activity group, their work is supervised by a Senior Instructor ‘mentor’, with further training continuing on an individual basis.

Group leader team pay


All new Group Leaders (Activity Instructors) work a 5-day week, with 2 consecutive days off. At Barhaugh Hall and Maes y Nant, this involves working Monday to Friday with the weekend off.


Dobroyd Castle operates 7 days a week so Group Leaders either work Monday to Friday or Wednesday to Sunday contracts.


After 8 operational weeks working for Robinwood, we offer the choice (subject to availability) of average contracted hours per week ranging from 22 hpw to 33 hpw (including 3 and 4 day weeks).

The complete employment package


We have additional provision for our staff team, covering a range of different areas, to provide what we believe is the best, most complete, employment package available to activity centre staff.


We provide a range of extras for our staff to ensure that they receive the best employment package available to activity centre staff.

Accommodation assistance


Some staff starting work at Robinwood, already live fairly close to the activity centre they will be group leading at, within reasonable commuting distance and time from work.


A significant proportion of new starters move to the area to take up a job, at one of our centres and we are happy to provide assistance with this transition.

Working at Robinwood

Our vision at Robinwood is to make a really positive difference developing children – one of the most worthwhile things that anyone can do in a job! We hope that by listening to staff and investing in their development we can make a positive difference in the lives of those who work for the company.

Robinwood runs various schemes and events with the aim of supporting various charitable causes and the local community.

Support and development

Everyone who works at Robinwood starts work as a group leader, regardless of their previous experience.

As well as group leading, staff do a number of additional duties including night duties, sitework days, wake-up and bedtime shifts, and some catering shifts. For committed staff with the right qualities there are great career development opportunities for promotion to many positions through the company right up to manager level.


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!


Simply complete our quick contact form on the next page and one of our team will be in touch to continue our easy application process.