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Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship - North Yorkshire

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre

Contract type

Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship - North Yorkshire

Full time / Seasonal or Fixed term


12,480 pa


Thirsk, North Yorkshire


12,480 pa


8 July 2024 at 15:00:00

Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship at Carlton Lodge

This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our well-known and highly respected activity centre.

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre is part of North Yorkshire Youth. We offer a wide range of courses to a diverse client base, but predominantly primary schools throughout the busy months.


Who is the “right person”?

Are you an outdoors person? Are you already a Climber, a Caver or a Kayaker? Do you enjoy being outdoors, no matter what the weather? Can you pass on your passion and skills to others? Do you have an affinity with nature, the environment, the world we live in?

The position is initially 13 months long, consisting of 37.5 hours a week which can include weekend and evening work. You will be working toward a Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification as well as National Governing Body Award qualifications, and getting valuable work place experience in an enthusiastic and supportive team.

Please look at our website here to get an overview of our organisation and if you feel you could be the right person for this role then we’d love to hear from you!


Day to Day Duties:

  • To attend daily morning meetings and other meetings as necessary

  • To learn to be prepared for all activities in all conditions

  • To learn to punctually set-up and prepare for each day’s activities

  • To learn to deliver high quality activity sessions

  • To learn to be able to adapt sessions to the age, ability and objectives of each group

  • To act as a positive role model for young people at all times

  • To undertake internal and external training courses as required

  • To learn to carry out maintenance + safety checks when required

  • To carry out any other reasonable duties around centre as agreed with your Line Manager

Skills and qualifications:

  • Level 1 (GCSE Grade D / 3) in Functional Skills Maths and English is essential.

  • Ability to relate to young people

  • Ability to work effectively on own initiative and as part of a team

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible in working practices

  • Willingness to work evening and weekends

  • Willingness to undertake training relevant to the job

  • Experience of working with young people (Desirable not essential)

  • Full UK driving license (Desirable not essential)

Future Prospects

Our busy activity centre has a range of positions that could be offered to the suitable candidate on completion of their apprenticeship, from Seasonal activity instructors (February to November) and Permanent Activity Instructors.

There could also be an opportunity to complete their Level 5 apprenticeship. We also are well respected by other local Activity Centres and have had several staff move to full time employment with them. There is also the possibility of becoming qualified and experienced enough to be a self-employed Freelance Instructor.


Vacancy location:

Carlton Lodge Activity Centre, Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 4NJ

Please note: We have limited staff accommodation available, consisting of a shared room, bathroom and kitchen.


Essential Details:

Salary Details: £12,480 pro rata

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Open to under 18s: Yes


Closing Date: Monday 8th July 2024

Interview Date: 30th July 2024

Possible Start Date: 12th August 2024


Application form

For any queries about the role please contact Rebecca Plant (Activities Manager) – 01845 522145 /

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