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. 




Deputy Housekeeping Supervisor and Bar Supervisor

One full-time member of staff  is required to support the Housekeeping Supervisor and  maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout bedrooms, bathrooms, communal areas and non-public areas in our 5 star activity accommodation. In addition this person will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the bar.


This post, due start 3 August 2018, will include early mornings and weekends according to the Housekeeping rota.


The salary for this role is currently £15,800 per annum (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.



Head Chef

Key Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for daily operations in the kitchen.
  • Liaising with suppliers for food orders.
  • Producing menus and new dishes.
  • Leading and training the kitchen team.
  • Working within the kitchen budget.
  • Ensuring compliance to food safety working within current guidance.
  • Member of H&S management group.

Key Skills:

  • Excellent cooking skills.
  • Understanding of produce and ingredients.
  • Ability to write menus which are creative and within budget.
  • Awareness of food allergens and special dietary requirements.
  • Effective communications skills.
  • Excellent customer service.
  • Good team leadership.
  • Ability to prioritise and delegate effectively.
  • Calm under pressure.

This post is for an average of 40.25 hours per week and will include early mornings and weekends according to the kitchen rota.

The salary for this role depends on skills and experience and is available on request.

 For more information or to apply please contact our Facilities Manager by email on:

or call 01598 763221.



Activity Instructor

Calvert Trust Exmoor has an immediate vacancy for an activity instructor for a fixed term position with the opportunity for a permanent position after completion of the first 12 months.

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.
    • Archery Instructor award
    • RYA Dinghy Instructor
    • Experience with archery and bush craft.
    • Driving licence.

Salary and Benefits. The salary with minimum essential qualifications will be £16,293pa; 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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