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As we rebuild our team its a very exciting time to join us. 2022 promises to be a very busy year for us as we attempt to grow back to our normal capacity.

Apprentice Activity Instructor x 2

We are looking for a number of apprentice activity instructors to join us mid January.  You’ll need to be at least 18 years old by 1st April 2022.  You’ll be passionate about working in the outdoors and particularly working with children. You’ll have excellent communication skills and be good at talking to customers.  Ideally you will have some outdoor activity experience perhaps as a hobby. The role will include instructing outdoor activities such as high ropes, climbing, kayaking, and archery, cleaning and some maintenance tasks. The successful candidates will embark on an outdoor activity instructor apprenticeship in conjunction with our training partner, you will live on site in shared accommodation, meals included,  receive full training and gain some National Governing Body awards and receive an apprentice wage of £8100 per year.   To apply for this role, in the first instance we would like you to write to us and tell us why you want this opportunity.  In your letter include as much about yourself as you can.    To apply email: centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk or post to Centre Manager, Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre, Beaudesert Park, Cannock Wood, Staffordshire, WS154JJ    Interviews and selection processes will begin in late October.

Lead Instructor x 2 – £18,500 to £19,500 per year

Working with our activity manager, you will help supervise and deliver the day to day activity operation. This will include instructing activities, maintaining activities, carrying out equipment checks and recording details, reviewing risk assessments and other admin tasks, some supervision of staff,  assisting visitors and taking part in a duty manager rota. You will ideally have experience in a similar role or be a good instructor keen to step up in to a lead role.  You will hold at least two of the following qualifications CWI, BCU 1, ERCA, Archery GB, FALA Fencing instructor PPE inspection,  This is a live in role and a 2 bedroom cottage is provided, shared with the other lead instructor. Salary – dependant on experience.

We will be interviewing late October for a January Start

To apply please complete our application and diversity form below with as much information about yourself as possible and return to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk   or post to Centre Manager, Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre, Beaudesert Park, Cannock Wood, Staffordshire, WS154JJ

Housekeeper £9 per hour

Part time Monday mornings and Friday midday. around 8 to 12 hours a week.   Immediate start.  Salary £8.95 per hour

You’ll be physically fit as this involved cleaning our lodge accommodation and lifting between 24 and 40 mattresses in bunk beds per building.   Each day you’ll also clean the toilets and kitchen and hoover, sweep and mop the lodge. You will also clear any additional items that have been left in the accommodation and report any faults and defects. Some laundry work (washing and drying) is also required.  You will have an eye for detail and ensure that the lodge is clean and tidy ready for the next set of young people. Your standards will be high as we strive to ensure that our accommodation is always presented well.  Occasional office cleaning as well.  This is a casual contract with varying hours each week dependant on customer bookings.  Some additional days may also be available.  No experience necessary but a willingness to follow our training and work to a high standard is essential.

To Apply please complete the application form and diversity form Beau Trust below and email it to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

We reserve the right to close this application process when we find the a suitable candidate.

Front of House/Receptionist £17,550 per year

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 9am till 5pm  immediate start,  £17,550 per year

You will be our front of house welcome, working in the reception and shop. You will welcome customers, issue keys and assist in the delivery of customer bookings. You will also answer the phone, take bookings and carry out general admin tasks.  Alongside this you will serve our young guests in the shop.  This is a very varied role that requires a good eye for detail, lots of customer facing skills and lots of patience. No experience required other than being confident using a computer and confident speaking on the telephone. This role is more about your attitude than your experience. Training will be given. Must be at least 18 years old.    Opportunities for this role to progress and grow as the business recovers in 2022.

To apply please complete the Application form and Diversity Form Beau Trust below and email it to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

We reserve the right to close this application process once we have found a suitable candidate.

0420 Volunteer Application Form

Application Form and Diversity Form Beau Trust

Work placements

We are looking for 6 month to 1 year work placement students.  We offer accommodation and meals to our long term work placements.  We have vacancies in the Activity team and  Parks team.  Lots of training provided.

New for Autumn 2021

Following a review of our volunteering programme, we are pleased to announce that we have volunteer vacancies for the following roles.  Some of these are for specific projects, events or tasks others are regular weekend or weekday work days.

activity instructors

Event Staff

General Support Staff

Guest Services

IT support

Maintenance staff

Parks staff

Project teams

shop staff

Fundraising staff

First aid trainer

3 5 or 12 month work placement

All previous volunteers are welcome but will need to re-apply for any of these specific roles. Our volunteer application process includes submitting an application form, Interview, reference take up and a DBS application. As our volunteering programme has been closed for over a year all applications will be subject to this process.

Applications are open for all of the above roles now.  To apply please complete the 0420 Volunteer Application Form   and email it to Hr@beaudesert.org.uk

 Summer 2022 Volunteer staff programme (min 1 month)

We have a number of places available for a full time placement supporting our centre to deliver amazing experiences to young people.  Minimum placement 1 month

You get: Full training, uniform, food, accommodation and an amazing experience seeing young people develop. You’ll also make lifelong friends and develop some amazing skills that will look great on your CV or university/job application.

Daily tasks will include: setting up activities, running activities, activity maintenance, general site maintenance, cleaning buildings and cleaning of toilets.

You just need to bring lots of energy, a positive can do attitude and willingness to be outside in the great British weather and we’ll provide the rest

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and able to commit to at least a 1 month placement..

To apply please complete a volunteer application form.  Include any Scouting or Guiding experience and any qualifications such as first aid that you may have.  Email your application to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

Interviews will take place via Zoom ASAP.



Freelancers and casual activity instructors for 2022

We are looking for freelancers who have CWI or RCI climbing qualifications and/Or BCU level 2 water sports qualifications to join our pool of freelance staff for summer 2022  Please email your details including photographs of your qualifications inc, first aid etc along with a copy of your 3rd Party Liability insurance and  DLOG  to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk  All successful applicants will be required to attend a annual 2 day induction with our Technical Advisor.

Casual staff

Join our team of casual activity instructors paid through our payroll.  You must have at least 2 of the following:  NSRA shooting award, Archery GB archery instructor, British Fencing instructor award, Lots of climbing/instructing experience and CWI/RCI training,  BCU level 2.  To apply please complete the Application Form   and return it to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk


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.  In return we offer training, a DBS, and uniform to regular volunteers.



Work Placements
We have some fantastic volunteer work placement opportunities. If you are looking for some experience in Estate work or Catering please get in touch letting us know what you are interested in and when you are available. We are looking for candidates who want regular work days and for a reasonable period of time for this programme and it would particularly suit people looking to get back to work or university students looking for work placements. For these work placements we’ll create a tailored training programme for you to meet your goals. We’ll give you real work experience and you will only do tasks and projects that have a purpose and a positive outcome for the centre. This means that you gain real experience and knowledge.
Email us now centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk
School work experience
At the present time we are unable to offer work experience for under 18’s.

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