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Activity Instructor - Devon

Calvert Exmoor

Contract type

Activity Instructor - Devon

Full time / Seasonal


£23,795 pa


Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon


£23,795 pa


27 July 2024 at 23:00:00

Activity Instructor at Calvert Exmoor

Calvert People

Our business is all about people and as such our staff are super important to us. We have crafters, book worms, mountain bikers, cooks, runners, gamers, movie buffs, dancers and everything in-between. Family people, single people, couples and happy and caring people. Whilst working with us you can be guaranteed to find individuals with similar interests and make friends for life.

What we do

We are Calvert Exmoor; a registered charity providing stimulating, exciting and accessible breaks and activities for children, adults, families and groups with disabilities. We take a unique and person-centred approach to assist our guests along their journey to a more confident and empowered self, with our specially adapted centre and amazing staff team providing an inclusive attitude and atmosphere for all. At Calvert Exmoor, we prove that It’s what you CAN do that counts!

The Role of Instructor

Our instructor team are dynamic, customer-focused leaders. As a Calvert Exmoor staff member, you will be part of a fun, supportive team and will strive toward excellence.

As part of our instructor team, you will have a good understanding of group management, risk and challenge. Our instructors are proactive, multi-activity leaders. You will predominantly be delivering multi-activity programmes to those with disabilities and vulnerable groups. We believe in striving for high-quality outdoor provision and aim to keep our instructors with the same visitors throughout their stay.

You will be required to work some overnights shared amongst the instructor team (on a rota system). Overnights cover evening group arrivals, light evening activities, and first response in an emergency. You are not required to work during the day when you are on overnight duty. Overnight duties are counted as full working days, and half a day’s time off in lieu.

What You Will Need

National Governing Body Qualifications

Essential - You will need to have a minimum of 2 NGBs in the activities we run at Calvert Exmoor.

· CWI & Ab

· BC Paddlesport Leader


· RYA Dingy/Senior Instructor

· RYA Powerboat Level 2

· Archery GB Instructor

Essential Personal Attributes

· Positive and solution based

· Proactive and reliable

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Passionate about working with a variety of people with disabilities

· Passionate about outdoor recreation being available to all

· Able to lead a fun, multi-activity programme

Desirable Skills & Qualifications:

· Experience or knowledge of working with people with disabilities

· Experience working at a residential outdoor centre

· Accessible bike, canoe, sailing or powerboat maintenance knowledge or skills

· Experience with RYA Sailability clubs or programmes

· Degree in Outdoor Education, social work or similar

· Current First Aid At Work

· Pool Responder

Some Amazing Benefits

As well as the chance to become part of an incredibly inspiring organisation and a great team, we can offer passionate people like you several benefits including:

· Speedy response to all applicants

· Site visit as part of the interview process to see who we are and what we’re about, see some activities in action and meet the teams

· Long season

· A collaborative and friendly work environment

· Working in an environment that actively promotes personal development

· On-site accommodation

· Free on-site parking

· Beautiful location

· Death in service benefit

· Plus, the chance to make a real difference in the work you do


Situated at the edge of Wistlandpound Reservoir, among beautiful pine forests and rippling streams, our fully accessible centre offers high quality facilities and professionally adaptive accommodation, all nestled within the rolling hills of Devon’s Exmoor National Park.

Our Hiring Process

You’ve found this ad and it’s piqued your interest and you tick the relevant boxes, what’s next…

· Email us your CV with a letter explaining why you’d like to work at Calvert Exmoor

· We’ll be in touch to let you know the next steps


Job type: Full-time 35 hours per week average

Season length: Immediate start to 30th November 2024

Salary: £23,795 pa

Location: Wistlandpound, Kentisbury, Barnstaple EX31 4SJ

Closing date: Sunday 28th July 2024

Interviews will take place as applications are received, and as such we reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Who to contact: Sarah Rigby, HR & Employee Relations Manager


Calvert Exmoor complies with the Equality Act 2010. We believe in fair treatment of all our employees and commit to promoting diversity in our employment practices. We do not discriminate in employment based on ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, marital status, medical history, parental status, gender or pregnancy.

Please inform us of any adjustments that may need to be taken into consideration prior to a telephone call or visit to the site.

All our roles require an enhanced DBS check.

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