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Work for Calvert Trust Kielder

Fancy a new challenge? Calvert Trust Kielder is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and committed permanent staff who can help to transform the lives of our guests by ensuring they have a rewarding and fun experience. Our centre gives people of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities in the beautiful Northumberland countryside.


Current Vacancies

Carer - Full Time

Calvert Trust Kielder is looking to appoint carers to join our highly motivated Respite Care Team providing care for adults at our centre in Kielder. You will need a flexible approach, be good humoured and willing to learn. A minimum of NVQ level 2 in health and social care or equivalent is required for this post. Experience in a care environment is desirable but not essential.

Key tasks include all aspects of assisting with personal care for example washing, dressing, bathing, feeding and ensuring daily tasks are carried out. You will be required to work with the full centre team to provide a high quality service. Guests come from a wide variety of backgrounds and differing abilities and an important part your role is to tailor our care package to meet guests’ requirements. 

As part of the role you will also support guests to go out on activities around the centre and to local attractions. Some duties within other departments may be required to ensure the smooth running of the centre.



For those applicants who have a desire to work in a challenging and rewarding environment but do not meet the above criteria, you can apply to become an apprentice. You must be willing to undertake a period of training which includes reaching NVQ qualifications level 2 and 3 and outdoor qualifications as agreed during your initial agreement discussions.


Closing Date: Tuesday 20 January 2015

Start Date: 1 March 2015


Competitive salary and benefits package. Live in accommodation may be available.


To apply please complete and return the Job Application Form AND Equal Opportunities Form to:

Kevin Appleby, Director Of Operations, Calvert Trust Kielder, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1BS.


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"The work is wonderfully varied and every day is a new learning experience."

Amy Richardson, University Placement 2010/11


"I have not only learnt many new skills, but also gained independence, confidence, life experience and met such a variety of interesting people."

Anna Talbot, GAP Year 2011



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