Join Our Team…


Applications are open to join our volunteer team for a very large event in 2023.  We are hosting a large event for Girl Guiding Midlands.

10th to 15th August 2023

We are looking for volunteers for the following roles:

Cooks to work 1 or 2 meal services per day. Competent cooks who are willing to follow instructions from our catering manager, flexible to work to our meals, ingredients, and plans. Able to work well with other people and respect other people input.

Kitchen porters to help serve, clean tables and wash up.

Traffic Marshalls to help direct traffic on Saturday and Tuesday who are willing to follow instructions from our Estate Manager.   Able to work well with other people and respect other people input.  Polite to customers yet firm when needed.  X10

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May

Shop volunteers to help serve in our shop in various shifts 9am to 9pm  4 per morning, afternoon and evening

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May

Activity Instructors to assist in the activities team delivering activities.  Archery GB, NSRA, or a Bushscout tomahawks qualification useful but not essential.  People with climbing qualifications helpful to help harness up on roped activities.  x 20

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May

Toilet cleaners to help keep a regular cleaning regime going throughout the event. Working with our regular cleaners you will help keep the toilets sparkling.  x4

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May

Night Cleaning team to work with our cleaners to provide a full service on the toilets over night to ensure they are fresh each morning.  x 6

And on 28th/29th April, 1st May, 5th and 7th May

Bins and odd jobs working with our Estate Manager you will help keep the bins emptied and mover refuse around as required. You’ll also help litter pick.  x2

For all of these roles on this event, free camping space is available and meals throughout the event.

Training will be given on the Thursday and Friday.

The application process is: complete and return an application form, shortlisted to interview, on an offer of a role, 2 references and a DBS (sorry to comply with our policy an additional DBS to scouting or guiding is required. )

Please complete this application form and email it to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk

0420 Volunteer Application Form

Customer Experience Advisor

Up to £9.75 per hour, Pension scheme, free lunch, training and generous holidays.

37 1/2 hours per week Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can welcome our  customers, deliver accurate administration on our bookings and serve in our shop.  You’ll be a fantastic communicator, both verbally and written. This is an office-based role assisting our Customer Service Manager with the bookings and sales in our busy outdoor education centre. You will be based in reception in an amazing parkland setting in the heart of our 120-acre estate.  You might be a young school leaver with good A levels or someone with more experience. As a charity that works with young people, we welcome applications from anyone over the age of 18.

Accommodation on site is available if required.

For more details or an informal chat please email centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk  or Ring, Nigel Ruse on 01543 682278

To apply please complete our application form and return it to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk or post it to Centre Manager, Beaudesert Outdoor Activity centre, Site office, Beaudesert Park, Cannock Wood, Staffordshire, WS15 4JJ

Winter Forestry Volunteer

The Role: We are looking for individuals passionate about the outdoors that can assist the Estate team with winter woodland management projects. You’ll be working outdoors at all times, on our 120 acre estate. Tasks are varied, including conservation activities and assisting with forestry operations.

Key duties:

Tree planting

Ongoing care of planted trees

Assist estate team with woodland management

e.g. rhododendron clearance, trail maintenance, hedge cutting, conservation projects

Other information:

Prior experience of forestry work not necessary.

This role includes a mix of independent and team work. The role is entirely outside. Applicants should be physically fit for outdoor work. Projects are set by the Estate Manager.

Lunch provided in cafeteria.

Key skills:

Safety focused

Enthusiasm for working in the outdoors

Good communicator

Hard working

Ability to work as a team and independently

Working hours:

Wednesdays, either mornings (09:00-12:30) or full day (09:00-17:00).

Some weeks, there may be no project as the estate team may need to focus on other areas


Until April 12th. This is because forestry projects are limited during the main season. For example, tree planting cannot take place in spring and summer due to risk of trees drying out.


To apply please complete the following application form and return it to centremanger@beaudesert.org.uk  ASAP

0420 Volunteer Application Form


Voluntary – We are looking for a new Trustee to join our board.  This is a volunteer role. You will have some business experience and ideally some previous Charity governance experience and any working life experience of building repair and construction work would be useful but not essential.  We are looking for a commitment of 7 meetings per year plus some ad hoc meetings dependent on current projects.  To apply please complete the Exec member nomination form and email it to  centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk    The application process includes an application form, interview with Centre Manager and Trustees, 2 references and a DBS check.

1810 Exec member nomination form


Night Cleaner

£11 per hour – We are looking for a night cleaner to work the night cleaning shift 3 hours between 11pm and 5am Fridays Saturdays and Sundays.

You will clean our 3 toilet blocks and a single unit, you’ll have an eye for detail and take pride in ensuring the toilets are clean and fresh ready for when our customers wake up.  Tasks involve cleaning sinks, showers, toilets, sweeping and mopping floors, filling toilet paper dispensers and emptying bins,  You will enjoy cleaning, be trustworthy, able to work unsupervised and enjoy working alone at night.

To apply please email your CV to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk ASAP Interviews on Thursday 22nd March  APPLY NOW!!

Casual Cook

£10 per hour We are looking for 2 more cooks to join our pool of casual cooks.  Work is available for our casual cooks mostly from April through to September but with occasional bookings in the winter too.  in particular we are looking for cooks who can be available Monday to Friday term time for shifts as follows: Breakfast  7am till 10am, Lunch 10-30 till 2pm and evening meal 3pm till 7pm.  You’ll be able to cook regular home cooked meals from our menu and confident cooking for large numbers of up to 40 on your own.  Some training may be given if required for a good cook,  in cooking for the large numbers.  You will be very customer focused and happy to assist our young guests at meal times.  You will also supervise kitchen porters on your shift.  You will also be willing to wash up and clean as required.

£10 per hour

To apply please email your CV to centremanager@beaudesert.org.uk ASAP  APPLY NOW!!

Application Form and Diversity Form Beau Trust



Freelance Activity Instructors

We are looking for freelance activity instructors to join our pool of instructors for 2022.  You will need to hold one of the following: CWA with abseil, RCI,  Erca instructor, BCU level 1, Archery GB instructor, NSRA Instructor. You will need to complete an induction/assessment day with our technical advisor before joining the pool.  To apply please email michael@beaudesert.org.uk  Assessment days early April

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 michael@beaudesert.org.uk

Work placements

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

Volunteer positions

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

Maintenance staff  Join our Wednesday Team

Project teams

Fundraising staff

Our strict volunteer application process includes submitting an application form, Interview, reference take up and a DBS application.

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 2023 Volunteer staff programme

We have a number of places available for a full time or regular  placements supporting our centre to deliver amazing experiences to young people.  Minimum placement 1 month  This can be full time or weekends.

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 or regular weekends.

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



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.

School work experience
At the present time we are unable to offer work experience for under 18’s.

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