Outdoor activity instructor apprenticeship

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Fixed Term
National Apprenticeship wage
Closing date: 02/09/2024

Celtic Harmony Camp

Job description

  • Assist in leading educational activities and developing new initiatives for school trips, community group visits, families, and volunteers at Celtic Harmony Camp.Support the delivery of hands-on cultural heritage education focusing on ancient Britain, aiming to increase understanding of the natural world and promote sustainability.
  • Participate in themed days where visitors experience life in Prehistory, engaging in age-appropriate activities from grinding grain to archery.
  • Maintain relationships with teachers and visitors, gather feedback, and promote education days/events.
  • Assist in communication with schools and stakeholders, utilising databases to record customer interactions.
  • Help plan and deliver weekday school trips, residential school trips, and community group/family visits.
  • Adhere to health and safety checks, assist in contingency planning, and manage supplies for educational days.
  • Support the development of new educational activities and contribute to team meetings and fundraising initiatives.
  • Take part in daily team debriefs, staff meetings, and lead volunteer/work experience programs.
  • Assist with maintenance of camp facilities and contribute to communication efforts to promote the program.
  • Improve visual impact of site.


  • All candidates must hold a minimum of GCSE 3 or D in Functional skills (Maths and English) and should expect to partake in lessons and exams until Functional skills is achieved (if grade 4/C is already achieved no further lessons or exams required).
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing situations, such as varying visitor needs, weather conditions, and program requirements, to ensure a positive visitor experience.
  • Interest in Primitive Skills and Ancient Culture: Passion for learning and sharing knowledge about primitive skills and ancient culture to engage visitors and enhance their understanding of prehistoric life.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weathers.
  • Customer Service: Commitment to providing excellent customer service by engaging with visitors, addressing their inquiries and concerns, and ensuring a positive and memorable experience.

Desirable skills and qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with teachers, visitors, team members, and stakeholders to ensure smooth program delivery and gather feedback.
  • Capacity to collaborate with the education team, volunteers, and other staff members to achieve common goals and provide an exceptional experience for visitors.
  • Initiative: Demonstrated ability to take initiative and proactively contribute to the development of new educational activities, fundraising projects, and improvement initiatives.
  • Problem-solving: Strong problem-solving skills to address challenges that may arise during educational activities, such as managing unexpected issues or adjusting plans to meet visitor expectations.

Future prospects:

  • Successful trainees will develop a unique set of practical skills, including flint-knapping, firelighting and a greater understanding of the lifestyles of ancient Britons.
  • Skill Development: Working in this role allows individuals to develop a wide range of transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving. These skills are valuable in various career paths and can enhance employability in the future.
  • Industry Experience: The role provides hands-on experience in the field of education, particularly in cultural heritage and outdoor education. This industry experience can be highly beneficial for individuals interested in pursuing a career in education, heritage management, tourism, or related fields.
  • As the role involves leading educational activities, including volunteer and work experience programs, individuals have the chance to develop leadership skills and gain experience in working as part of a broad team. This experience can be valuable for advancing into leadership roles in the future.
  • Working in a dynamic and varied role like the Education Trainee position encourages personal growth and self-improvement. Individuals may become more adaptable, resilient, and confident in their abilities, which can positively impact their future prospects in both personal and professional settings.

Essential Details:

Salary Details: National Apprenticeship Wage

Working Hours: 35 hours per week – 5 days per week.

Open to under 18s?: Yes, however the site is located in a remote area therefore candidates will benefit from having their own car.

A DBS check will be undertaken for all successful candidates.

Closing Date: Ongoing Interview Dates: To be confirmed
Possible Start Date: 10 June 2024

To Apply:

Send your CV to work@celticharmony.org

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract, Apprenticeship

Contract length: 12-18 months

Pay: £11,648.00 per year


  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


  • GCSE or equivalent (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Expected start date: 10/06/2024