Join Our Team…


As a charitable trust we rely on the hard work of a large volunteer team who provide support for our paid staff and help us to complete projects that we would not normally be able to complete. Volunteers assist with a wide range of tasks on site and are instrumental to the success of our centre. Our approach to volunteering is flexibility and we are content with any time that you are able to offer. In return we offer training, a DBS, and uniform to regular volunteers.

We are specifically looking for volunteers to fill the following roles, but any offers of support would be greatly appreciated:


To join a small team to help the Trust to raise funds through various means.

Fundraising Administrator

To support the Trust with various funding applications and record keeping.

Minute Secretary

To take minutes and type up the minutes of Trust meetings around eight times a year.

Props Builder/Carpenter

To build various scenery and props for a number of events throughout the year. Some basic DIY skills and creativity needed.


To help with general gardening tasks around the site. Flexible working hours, mowing, strimming, hedge trimming, general garden maintenance.

Maintenance Assistants

To help the Estate manager with various repairs and projects in and around the buildings. Lots of exciting projects, repairs to do each week. If you have some basic DIY skills please apply.

General Outdoors People

To come and help with a wide range of tasks including sweeping leaves to keep pathways clear, walking the grounds litter picking etc. Would suit anyone any age who want to be in the outdoors enjoying doing a few simple tasks in the fresh air.


To help the Estate Manager with various refurbishments in the dormitories. We’ve got an extensive decoration plan in action and anyone who can use a paintbrush or roller will be welcome.

Shop Staff

To help on busy weekends and Friday evenings serving young people and adults, stocking shelves in various shifts. Good people skills, mental maths and a friendly attitude required.

Activity Instructors

To help with a wide range of tasks supporting the qualified instructors.  Could lead to gaining some National Governing Body qualifications. Any age over 14 years.

Event Staff

To assist on events with a wide range of tasks including car park and traffic management, bins, toilets and activity bases.  Lots of patience, people skills, team work and a willingness to get your hands dirty essential.

Catering Assistants

To help the catering team on very busy weekends catering for up to 2000 people.  This is an amazingly rewarding role. Teamwork essential.

Guest Care Assistants

To support the Guest Care team with a number of tasks including manning reception, carrying out pre-arrival checks on buildings, updating notice boards. Good face-to-face people skills and a bit of creativity required.

To apply to be a volunteer, please complete this form and return it to pete@beaudesert.org.uk.

Paid Staff

To apply for the posts below, send a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the post to hr@beaudesert.org.uk

We currently have the following vacancies:

Catering Manager

Due to the popularity of our new cafeteria we are recruiting a Catering Manager.

Initially this is a 20 hours per week annualised contract. Core tasks of the catering manager include managing the catering staff, shifts, ordering processes, cooking and overall standards of the dining room and kitchen.

The catering manager will report to the Centre Manager and be fully responsible for the delivery of the catering service.

This is an exciting opportunity with lots of development opportunities and potential for more hours if wanted by taking part in more of the shifts. In return we offer a very competitive salary, optional pension scheme, uniform, training, and the opportunity to work in the amazing Beaudesert Estate.

Ideally we are looking for someone with some management and catering experience, however if you can demonstrate that you have the potential to carry out this role, we would also consider a younger or less experience person. This can be a live in role for a single person if required.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to nigelruse@beaudesert.org.uk

Apprentice Activity Instructor

The role of an apprentice activity instructor is to help deliver outdoor activities. You will be given training and support to enable you to do this. You will also help with activity maintenance and health and safety checks, serving meals in our cafeteria and general centre tasks such as cleaning and maintenance.

Once you are trained and confident you will deliver activity sessions on your own gaining experience to conclude your apprenticeship as a confident instructor.

Apprenticeships run for between 1 and 2 years depending on your starting age. During your apprenticeship you will study to achieve and NVQ level 2 in Outdoor Activity Leadership and will gain a range of activity based and other qualifications.

To find out more please open the documents below:

Casual Catering Assistant

The role of a casual catering assistant is to help deliver our catering services. You will be given training and support to enable you to do this.  Depending on your experience you may run the kitchen operation for a particular shift or you may support the operation with kitchen porter tasks.

To find out more please open the documents below:

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