We want to get the best impression of you – so make sure you have all of the information required and read our ‘top tips for applying’ – before filling in the application form!


Tips on completing your application form

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.

Referees and DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks


All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

Attending a Robinwood selection weekend


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 weekend. These take place at the Robinwood Old School Activity Centre in Todmorden throughout the year and run from 6pm on Friday through to 4.30pm on the Saturday. Accommodation and food are offered free of charge.


Selection weekend tasks include:
1. An interview.
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.

no time for a full application right now?

That’s no problem, simply fill out our contact form below with a few questions and we will get back to you to complete a full application if we think you are group leader material!

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 weekends through the year to appoint staff for these start dates. We welcome applications at any time.


To apply online now, please click the button! Applications can be saved once they are underway, before being submitted.