Working at Robinwood

Robinwood is a fantastic place to work. Much more than just a job. Find out more here.

A permanent job at a great place to work


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.

A lifestyle choice


Work at Robinwood is very different for many other jobs and people choosing to work for Robinwood often do this as a lifestyle choice.


The staff teams include a lot of like-minded people who love working with children and working in the outdoors. A job at Robinwood includes what, for many people are the best bits of a teaching job; working with groups of children but without a lot of the extra responsibility and challenges that are involved with teaching today.

A good work-life balance


All Robinwood staff have a ‘normal working week’ with the same days off each week.


Taking account of staff feedback, we offer the option of 3, 4 or 5-day contracts (after an initial 8 week period and subject to availability) to ensure a good work-life balance can be achieved at a level that works best for each individual. The majority of Robinwood jobs involve working weekdays only.

Making a really positive difference


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 have identified 6 key ways in which we achieve this really positive difference.

The activities we offer


We have developed our activity programme over many years listening to feedback from teachers and children, to arrive what we believe is the ultimate selection of 15 activity sessions for Key Stage Two.


At our 3 larger centres (Dobroyd Castle, Barhaugh Hall and Maes-y-Nant) we have all activity sessions available on site, so children can pack all 15 activities into their 3 day Robinwood course.

Interested in applying?

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 (Activity Instructor), regardless of their previous experience.

As well as group leading, staff do a number of additional duties including night duties, site-work 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 too 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.