General Assistant - Activities

Location: Ford Castle Adventure, Ford Village, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland
Salary and Benefits 18-20: £222 per week, £91 board and lodgings fee.
21-24: £278 per week, £114 board and lodgings fee.
25+ £288 per week, £126 board and lodgings fee.
Date Posted: 7/11/2016

General Assistant - Activities

If working in outdoor education is the adventure you’ve been dreaming of, Ford Castle is the place for you, a medieval castle set in the rolling countryside with exciting activities hidden within the grounds. Our Activity Instructors are the all-action Medieval Knights to our adventurers, the flag tower of trust for our party leaders and parents and the frontispiece of Ford Castle. Being a member of the yoke at our majestic castle you’ll be leading activities, organising entertainment and making sure your group have a stupendous stay with us.

This a phantasmagorical excuse to share your passion of sports and the outdoors, to unearth new things to love, to make new friends and revel in a lifestyle and an experience which you be with you forevermore.

What earmarks our team is our values; to us, Courage, Discipline, Respect for Others, Integrity, Loyalty and Selfless Commitment are much more than words on a page, our team apply these values to what we do using our standards of appropriate, lawful and totally professional behaviour we do this by leading by example, encouraging thinking, applying rewards and disciple, expecting high performance, encouraging confidence in the team, recognising individual strengths and weaknesses and striving for goals.

We are looking for applicants who are…
-Over the age of 18 and have a keen interest in the outdoors
-Flexible about their location and happy to live on site at Ford Castle
-Motivated and committed to developing their career
-Have experience working in an activity instructor roleFencing & Archery qualifications are desirable

All our staff take part in an induction, you will be trained to instruct a vast majority of our activity sessions. There is also the prospect to obtain official qualifications in Archery, Fencing, High Ropes, First Aid & Safeguarding.

At Ford Castle the working week is five days on 2 days off compromising of 40 hours per week, at busy periods you will find you work higher hours and in the lower periods less, in the average of 40 hours over the course of your contract period.

The first 2 weeks of your employment will be a trail period, ample support is provided to staff to help them achieve the required standard. All residential staff are provided with full board accommodation, this includes breakfast, lunch and evening meal – even on your days off! A bedroom, staff social areas, laundry facilities and much more.

Posts commence in February 2017

To apply for this role then please send your CV, a short cover letter and your availability to

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CONTACT: Helen Alderson
Chateau Beaumont
Beaumont House
2 Northumberland Avenue
Bishop Auckland
DL14 6AW
TELEPHONE: 01388 741 367