Woodhouse Park Activity Centre

Woodhouse Park Activity Centre

Apprentice Multi-Activity Instructor


Woodhouse Park is a 36-acre Scout Activity Centre. With a stunning location, Woodhouse Park boasts a whole host of outdoor activities, camping for 2,500 people, and a variety of indoor accommodation.

Woodhouse Park Activity Centre currently has an exciting opportunity available for a 13-month Apprenticeship as a Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor. You will be trained to assist / deliver a wide range of outdoor and adventure activities as well as learning about the general day-to-day running of a busy outdoor activity centre.

The Centre delivers a various activities including; Climbing, Adventure Course, High Ropes, Archery, Rifles, Bushcraft, Team Building activities, Tomahawk Throwing, Abseiling and many more!

This post will also require the candidate to work in an assistant capacity across the site to obtain an all-round knowledge of centre-based work. All staff are expected to do their share of cleaning and other maintenance work as part of the role. Training is given in all areas as part of the position.


Woodhouse Park will provide you with:

  • Free accommodation in our staff & volunteer building.
  • Time to complete your work as part of the Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor course, and English and Maths if required.
  • In-house training on all activities on site.
  • A range of National Governing Body awards, recognised across the UK, including:*
    • 2 Day Outdoor First Aid Course
    • Archery GB Instructor
    • NRSA Youth Proficiency Scheme Tutor (Rifle Shooting Instructor)
    • NRSA Crossbow Add-on
    • MTE Climbing Wall Instructor (Artificial Walls)
    • MTE Abseil Add-on
  • Training on Safeguarding, Prevent, Equality & Diversity, British Values, Staying Safe, COSHH, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, and Fire Safety.

* Each apprentice will be expected to gain a selection of these NGBs during their course. Any apprentice who works for Woodhouse Park for an additional two years would be expected to have gained all the above qualifications.

To find out more please visit the Woodhouse Park website.


Day to Day Duties:

  • Set up activities and pack away activities used by guests visiting the site.
  • Lead instructed activities, including climbing, high ropes, abseiling, rifle shooting, archery, and more.
  • Support other staff in undertaking weekly and monthly inspections of equipment, activities, and facilities, and report any issues.
  • Support other staff in the day to day running of the site, including some maintenance to buildings and activities, and light administration.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Level 1 (GCSE Grade D / 3) in Functional Skills Maths and English is essential.

Additional Information:

This is a live-in position.

Vacancy location:

Woodhouse Park Activity Centre, Fernhill, Bristol BS32 4LX


Essential Details:

Salary: Weekly £192 / Annual Wage £9,984

Working Hours: 30 hours per week.

Open to 16-18 year olds: Yes


Closing Date: 10th March 2024

Interview Date: 17th March 2024

Possible Start Date: 3rd April 2024


To Apply:

Visit the Woodhouse Park website to download the application form: https://woodhousepark.org.uk/jobs/apprenticeships/

Please complete the application form, and send it to andrew.scully@avonscouts.org.uk, including ‘Apprenticeship’ in the subject line.

If you have any queries about the role please contact:

Operations Director Andrew Scully

andrew.scully@avonscouts.org.uk  / 01454 613006