STEP 1. RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Apply Online

Please take a look at either our Outdoor Jobs or Indoor Jobs then apply online and attach a CV and covering letter.

Phone Interview

We will call you for a phone interview, and book you onto one of our assessment days around the country. 

STEP 2. ASSESSMENT DAYS

We currently do not have any assessment days for the remainder of the 2018 season but are still taking applications for our upcoming training events (below).  We will be using these training events to combine both the Assessment and Training process to ensure you are right for the role, and the role is right for you.

STEP 3. TRAINING

You do not need any experience in Bushcraft or working with children, as we will teach you everything you need to know. What you will need is a lot of enthusiasm, and a huge amount of passion to deliver excellence.

The training programme will be lead by our senior staff, and cover, safeguarding, Health & Safety, practical training in every activity and lesson we deliver, wilderness living, and general skills around teaching and caring for young people. Some of our activities require staff to pass external awards for national governing bodies.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF OUR UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS


The Chase (Boughton Woods) - Northamptonshire

18th - 19th August 2018; 2-Day Residential Tribe Leader and Field Cook

28th August - 4th September 2018: 7-Day Residential Camp Leader

30th - 31sth August 2018; 2-Day Residential Tribe Leader and Field Cook

1st - 2nd September 2018; 2-Day Residential Tribe Leader and Field Cook


Cholmondeley Castle - Cheshire

18th - 19th August 2018; 2-Day Residential Tribe Leader and Field Cook


Cornbury Park - Oxfordshire

28th - 29th August 2018; 2-Day Residential Tribe Leader and Field Cook

30th - 31sth August 2018; 2-Day Residential Tribe Leader and Field Cook

1st - 2nd September 2018; 2-Day Residential Tribe Leader and Field Cook


Hatfield Woods - Hertfordshire

28th - 29th August 2018; 2-Day Residential Tribe Leader and Field Cook


Please note that you will not be guarenteed work at the centre you have trained and this will be discussed with you so we can take in to account your preferences and the demand of work we currently have.

Activities for kids

STEP 4. START

Due to the nature of the work you must have a complete DBS and returned three references before starting work with us.

We will supply you with a schedule of work throughout our summer season, which finishes at the end of July. Further contracts of work will be supplied for at our August summer camps, and our autumn season, which finishes in mid-October.

We will request your preferred woodland centre to be based at, while you are working on camps, all food and tented accommodation is included, and a staff camp is available for you to stay in between camps (you will need to bring you own tent.) If you are required to work at another of our woodland centres, we will transport you.

Further details will be supplied following the completion of our assessment day. For general questions, please visit our FAQs page here or contact us here.

“The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with The Bushcraft Company’s relevant Safeguarding; Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either during the residential trip or at home, s/he must report any concerns to The Bushcraft Company’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead (Wesley Westaway) or to the Operations Director (Pete Fowkes) so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.”