Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Work at Calvert Trust Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people, vulnerable adults and our staff.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All successful applicants for roles at Calvert Trust Exmoor are required to provide two satisfactory references and complete a satisfactory check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as a CRB check). For more information on the Disclosure and Barring Service please see their website:


Calvert Trust Exmoor promotes diversity and equal opportunities for all. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed and valued as an individual, and confident that they will be treated fairly, irrespective of age, race, disability, gender, religion and beliefs or sexual orientation. We expect staff, guests and visitors to help us achieve this aim. 


New staff will usually be required to complete a probationary period of a minimum of 3 months. 



Housekeeping Assistant (Casual - Seasonal)

Two Housekeeping Assistants (casual) are required to maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout the bedrooms, bathrooms, communal areas & non-public areas in our 5 star activity accommodation


Hours of work may vary depending on our visitor numbers but will usually be 9:30am – 3:30pm on Mondays and Fridays with the possibility of some additional hours for holiday and sickness cover,  which may include early mornings and weekends.


These seasonal posts are available for an immediate start.  The wage for this role is currently £7.50 per hour (if you are over 25 years old).


For more information or to apply please contact our Facilities Manager by email on or call 01598 763221 and ask for the Facilities Manager.


Kitchen Assistant (Casual)

Calvert Trust Exmoor has an immediate vacancy for  a Casual Kitchen Assistant, undertaking general kitchen duties to include washing dishes and food preparation.


The hours of work will vary but may include mornings, evenings and weekends  depending on visitor numbers and may also include other days for sickness and holiday cover. Wage for this role meets National Minimum Wage/ Living Wage (according to age)


Uniform is provided, applicants must be at least 18 years old and have their own transport. Previous experience of similar work would be an advantage, but is not a requirement as full training will be given.


To apply please email or call 01598 763221 and ask for the Facilities Manager.


Activity Instructors 

Calvert Trust Exmoor has an immediate vacancy for an activity instructor for the 2017/2018 season.

As well as working with our diverse group of visitors, the successful candidates will be involved in the development and maintenance of activity facilities and equipment. You will also be required to work with horses (under supervision from our stables team).


The successful candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic and have strong interpersonal skills to manage and encourage the diverse range of visitors who undertake our activities.
  • Have a good team ethic.
  • Have the willingness to learn the key skills required to take on the instructor role at Calvert Trust Exmoor and an interest in working with people with disabilities.
  • Be flexible and prepared to adapt in this demanding and ever changing environment.
  • Have experience working in outdoor education.
  • Have experience of or be willing to work with horses (Under supervision and with training provided).

 Experience of working with people with disabilities is not a requirement but would be advantageous.



  • Essential:
    • Single Pitch Award or Climbing Wall Assessment (CWA) with Abseil.
    • BC UKCC Coach Level 1.
    • RYA Powerboat level 2
    • First aid trained


  • Desirable:
    • BC UKCC Coach level 2.
    • GNAS or equivalent.
    • RYA Dinghy Instructor
    • Experience with archery and bush craft.
    • Driving licence.


Salary and Benefits. The salary with minimum essential qualifications will be £16,100pa. This is reduced to £15,600 for the 1st 3 months whilst in training; however on successful completion of our pass-out evaluations and subject to appropriate NGB qualifications for working at Calvert Trust Exmoor, salary can increase to a maximum of £16,800 in the first year. Calvert Trust Exmoor provides staff lunch during a working day; single living accommodation is also available (at a small cost). Eligible employees will be auto-enrolled in our work place pension scheme.


To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to The Activities Manager on or by post to;

The Activities Manager (Sophie Slade)

Calvert Trust Exmoor

Wistlandpound, Kentisbury

Barnstaple, North Devon

EX31 4SJ


Volunteering Opportunities

To find out more about volunteering for Calvert Trust Exmoor please visit the "Volunteer For Us" page.


Other ways you can help

accessible abseiling

Volunteering at Calvert Trust Exmoor has allowed us to work with a wide range of individuals with a variety of needs. It has enabled us to improve our communication, assessment and team working skills, whilst having fun! These will be highly beneficial in our future career.

(Occupational Therapy Student Volunteers, Vicci and Sara)


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