Children's Activity Group Leaders

with Robinwood

newspaper Childcare Teaching
location UK
start date 2022-11-08 for We have rolling recruitment and run virtual selections throughout the year.
salary £17,160 (for 33 HPW, rising with time served and responsibility)
food and mealsFree Meals (whilst working)
training providedTraining provided

At Robinwood we are very proud of our staff, we listen to them and value their ideas, and they have made a huge difference to both the children we work with and the growth of the company.

We are proud to have been listed in the 'Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work for' for the last six years! We also hold Investors in People Gold Award, 3* Investors in Customers Award and the Quality Badge for LOTC.

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typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

A typical day when group leading involves meeting the children at breakfast time, checking they are all kitted out and leading them on all the day's activities until around 9pm, when the Night Duty staff take over. Group leaders are responsible for good communication with the group (and the teachers!) in break times and between activities, making sure they are happy and know where they need to be.

The children have a really busy time at Robinwood with fifteen activities packed into the three days, including Canoeing, Archery, Climbing, Trapeze and themed problem-solving sessions (including the famous Piranha Pool!) As a Group Leader, you will run all the activities they do during their stay. This means that over three days you can really get to know the children, build great relationships and make a really positive difference in their development.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

We welcome applications from positive, enthusiastic people who have some experience (paid or voluntary) working with children. Qualifications in outdoor activities are not necessary as we provide all training, although some personal experience of our activities is useful. If you can relate to 8-11 year-olds from a wide variety of backgrounds and tell a great story, you could be the person for us!

Robinwood only promote staff from within the company, so there are excellent opportunities for career development and promotion for the best staff.

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

10 Reasons to Work at Robinwood

1. Worthwhile Work - Become a part of our fantastic staff team, doing a job you love with like-minded enthusiastic and positive people and fulfilling our vision of “making a really positive difference developing children”.

2. Permanent, Year-Round Employment &Progression - All our staff are on year-round contracts with opportunities for progression. We promote from within and everyone you’ll meet started out as a Group Leader – even your Line Manager!

3. Free Meals - All of your meals are totally free! Whilst on a shift at a centre each meal is provided for you, with drinks and snacks also available throughout the day.

4. Training - All of your training is paid for with opportunities continually available to develop new skills and expertise including opportunities to gain nationally recognised qualifications, and we firmly believe that our training is second to none.

5. Work-Life Balance - We all enjoy a great work-life balance here with the same two consecutive days off each week. Most of our centres only operate Monday to Friday, so staff there get weekends off! You’ll be required to work 5-day weeks for your first 8 working weeks, but after that, you have the option to drop to a 3-day or 4-day week if that would suit you better.

6. Great Holidays - Group Leaders enjoy at least 12 weeks off each year, but still receive a year-round wage. As our centres only operate during term time, you would have the vast majority of school holiday time off.

7. Fair Pay - All of our new starters will receive £10.00 (10.40 at Barhaugh Hall) per hour from 1st April 2022. We don’t pay any lower rates, either to younger staff or through apprenticeship schemes.

8. Bonus Payments - We award bonuses each season for centre staff based on customer feedback. We also award an annual profit bonus for every single member of staff company-wide!

9. Fun! - A whole host of activities and social events take place throughout the year for you to join in on. Each centre has a team dedicated to choosing and organizing these for everyone to enjoy.

10. Award-Wining - We are really proud to have won many awards for our staff provision, including multiple years as one of the Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for and are long-term holders of the Investors in People Gold Award.


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