Woodhouse Park are looking for an Apprentice Outdoor Activity Instructor to join the team, to provide activities for Scouts and Guides, school groups, and other guests visiting the site.

The role will require candidates to work in an assistant capacity across the site to obtain an all-round knowledge of centre-based work. The role will include evening and weekend work, particularly during the peak season, and all staff on site are expected to do their share of cleaning and maintenance as part of their role.

Key Duties

As part of your role, you will be expected to:

  • Set up activities and pack away activities used by guests visiting the site.
  • Lead instructed activities, including climbing, high ropes, abseiling, rifle shooting, archery, and more.
  • Support other staff in undertaking weekly and monthly inspections of equipment, activities, and facilities, and report any issues.
  • Support other staff in the day to day running of the site, including some maintenance to buildings and activities, and light administration.

Other Information

Woodhouse Park will provide you with:

  • Free accommodation in our staff & volunteer building.
  • Time to complete your work as part of the Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor course, and English and Maths if required.
  • In-house training on all activities on site.
  • A range of National Governing Body awards, recognised across the UK, including:*
    • 2 Day Outdoor First Aid Course
    • Archery GB Instructor
    • NRSA Youth Proficiency Scheme Tutor (Rifle Shooting Instructor)
    • NRSA Crossbow Add-on
    • MTE Climbing Wall Instructor (Artificial Walls)
    • MTE Abseil Add-on
  • Training on Safeguarding, Prevent, Equality & Diversity, British Values, Staying Safe, COSHH, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, and Fire Safety.
  • Salary: Weekly £192 / Annual Wage £9,984
  • Working Hours: 30 hours per week.
  • Open to 16-18 year olds: Yes


To apply for this role, please complete the application form, and send it to andrew.scully@avonscouts.org.uk, including ‘Apprenticeship’ in the subject line.

* Each apprentice will be expected to gain a selection of these NGBs during their course. Any apprentice who works for Woodhouse Park for an additional two years would be expected to have gained all the above qualifications.