Our season runs from May to October each year. Throughout the year though, we are always looking for remarkable people to join our team and provide inspiring courses, in beautiful and safe environments..
STEP 1. SHOW INTEREST
You can find out more about our available positions by looking at either the Outdoor Jobs or Indoor Jobs, then apply online and attach a CV and covering letter. We will then review your application, and then book you onto one of our assessment days around the country.
Why not come and see us at the following events to find out more and speak to some of the team:
STEP 2. ATTEND AN ASSESSMENT DAY
Our Assessment Days are the perfect chance for us to meet in person, find out more about each other and ensure you are one of the remarkable people we are looking for. This is also a great opportunity to ask some questions and ensure you are right for The Bushcraft Company and we are for you.
(A limited shuttle service will be available at 09:00 on the date of the estate assessments at selected train stations for details contact the Recruitment Team: 0333 2000 612 or Recruitment@thebushcraftcompany)
18th May- Boughton: The Chase - Chase Lodge, Geddington, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 1E
18th May - Cholmondeley Castle - Moss Wood Cottage, Brickerton Road, Malpas Cheshire, SY14 8ES
STEP 3. ATTEND 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 to be remarkable, with a lot of enthusiasm and a huge amount of passion to deliver excellence. Our training is led by experienced staff who will:
♦ Practically train you to be equipped for every activity and workshop we deliver ♦
♦ Update you on safeguarding and heath & safety ♦
♦ Offer you skills around teaching and caring for young people ♦
♦ Pass on their experience and advice of living in the wilderness ♦
Please note you may also receive training from external providers and be required to pass external awards for national governing bodies.in order to deliver certain activities
TRAINING DATES AVAILABLE
- MAY -
6th - 9th - Tribe Leader & Field Cook Training - West Dean Place - Singletonhil Woods, Town Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PT
27th - 30th - Tribe Leader & Field Cook Training - Boughton:The Chase - Chase Lodge, Geddington, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 1EB
27th - 30th - Tribe Leader & Field Cook Training - Castle Howard - Thrutle Wood, Castle Howard, York Yorkshire YO60 7DA
Please note all training dates held at the estates will be residential, food and tented accomodation provided
-- RETURNING STAFF REFRESHER DATES --
6th - 7th - Tribe Leader & Field Cook Residential - West Dean Place - Singletonhil Woods, Town Lane, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0PT
27th - 28th Tribe Leader & Field Cook Residential - Boughton: The Chase - Chase Lodge, Geddington, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 1EB
27th - 28th Tribe Leader & Field Cook Residential - Castle Howard - Thrutle Wood, Castle Howard, York Yorkshire YO60 7DA
27th - 30th Camp Leader Refresher - Boughton: The Chase - Chase Lodge, Geddington, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 1EB
Please note all training dates held at the estates will be residential, food and tented accomodation will be provided
STEP 4. START WORKING
Due to the nature of the work you must have a complete DBS and return three professional 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 estate to be based at, while you are working on camps all food is included and a free pitch sites available within our staff camps on each estate 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 estate we will inform you beforehand.
“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 Managing Director (Max Folkes) so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third party services.”