A birds eye aerial view of the Calvert Exmoor grounds, with Wistlandpound Reservoir in the background and Exmoor hills in the distance.


Join the team, help change lives...

Together, we can provide life-changing experiences

At Calvert Exmoor, our guests really are at the heart of everything we do, and many of the children, adults and families who visit us are experiencing accessible outdoor adventures for the first time.

From the moment they arrive and throughout their stay, fantastic teams of staff are on hand to make sure our guests have a truly magical time.

You could join the incredible staff members who all help provide these life-changing experiences, whether it’s in the realm of adventure activities, accommodation, facilities or dining.

A bit about us…

A member of Calvert Exmoor staff, Chief Instructor Tom, is wearing a navy blue Calvert polo shirt, a red helmet and glasses and is holding some ropes tied to a carabiner, smiling at the camera.


A member of Calvert Exmoor staff, Chief Instructor Tom, is wearing a navy blue Calvert polo shirt, a red helmet and glasses and is holding some ropes tied to a carabiner, smiling at the camera.


Our business is all about people and as such our staff are super important to us. We have crafters, book worms, mountain bikers, cooks, runners, gamers, movie buffs, dancers and everything in-between. Family people, single people, couples and happy and caring people. Whilst working with us you can be guaranteed to find individuals with similar interests and make friends for life.

Aerial view of the Calvert Exmoor courtyard and Wistlandpound Reservoir


Aerial view of the Calvert Exmoor courtyard and Wistlandpound Reservoir


Situated at the edge of Wistlandpound Reservoir, among beautiful pine forests and rippling streams, our fully accessible centre offers high quality facilities and professionally adaptive accommodation, all nestled within the rolling hills of Devon’s Exmoor National Park.

Due to the remote location, having a car or easy transport to the Calvert Exmoor centre is essential for any position. 

What we do

What we do

We are Calvert Exmoor; a registered charity providing stimulating, exciting and accessible breaks and activities for children, adults, families and groups with disabilities. We take a unique and person-centred approach to assist our guests along their journey to a more confident and empowered self, with our specially adapted centre and amazing staff team providing an inclusive attitude and atmosphere for all. At Calvert Exmoor, we prove that It’s what you CAN do that counts!

Current vacancies

If you have the passion and desire to do a rewarding job that helps others, browse our current vacancies here.

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The Role of Instructor

Our instructor team are dynamic, customer-focused leaders. As a Calvert Exmoor staff member, you will be part of a fun, supportive team and will strive toward excellence.

As part of our instructor team, you will have a good understanding of group management, risk and challenge.

Our instructors are proactive, multi-activity leaders. You will predominantly be delivering multi-activity programmes to those with disabilities and vulnerable groups. We believe in striving for high-quality outdoor provision and aim to keep our instructors with the same visitors throughout their stay.

You will be required to work some overnights shared amongst the instructor team (on a rota system). Overnights cover evening group arrivals, light evening activities, and first response in an emergency. You are not required to work during the day when you are on overnight duty. Overnight duties are counted as full working days, and half a day’s time off in lieu.

What you will need

Essential National Governing Body Qualifications

You will need to have a minimum of 2 NGBs in the activities we run at Calvert Exmoor:

  • CWI & Ab
  • BC Paddlesport Leader
  • MIAS
  • RYA Dingy/Senior Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2
  • Archery GB Instructor

 Essential Personal Attributes:

  • Positive and solution based
  • Proactive and reliable
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Passionate about working with a variety of people with disabilities
  • Passionate about outdoor recreation being available to all
  • Able to lead a fun, multi-activity programme

 Desirable Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience or knowledge of working with people with disabilities
  • Experience working at a residential outdoor centre
  • Accessible bike, canoe, sailing or powerboat maintenance knowledge or skills
  • Experience with RYA Sailability clubs or programmes
  • Degree in Outdoor Education, social work or similar
  • Current First Aid At Work
  • Pool Responder

Job type: Full-time, 35 hours per week average

Season length: Immediate start to 30th November 2024

Salary: £23,795 pa

Location: Wistlandpound, Kentisbury, Barnstaple EX31 4SJ

Closing date: Sunday 28th July 2024

Interviews will take place as applications are received, and as such we reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Who to contact: Sarah Rigby, HR & Employee Relations Manager

To apply for a job

Email your CV and a Covering Letter to Sarah Rigby
(HR & Employee Relations Manager)

Sarah a member of the Calvert Exmoor team looking and smiling at the camera

Who to contact

If you’d like to learn more about any position before applying please also contact Sarah.
She can be reached by email: careers@calvert-trust.org.uk
Or call 01598 763221 to leave a message and Sarah will get back to you.

Our hiring process

  • Get in touch – send Sarah an email with your CV and Covering Letter
  • A speedy response to all applicants – we’ll respond, and if appropriate we’ll arrange a visit or interview at the centre
  • If possible, you’ll spend some time with your potential department as part of the interview process to meet potential teammates
  • You’ll also see the grounds and find out more about the charity in general
  • You decide if we have what you’re looking for, and if all goes well then you’ll join the team

Other information…

  • We are committed to the Disability Confident Employer Scheme, which ensures we make the most of the unique skills and talents that people with disabilities can bring to the workplace
  • Calvert Exmoor complies with the Equality Act 2010. We believe in fair treatment of all our employees and commit to promoting diversity in our employment practices. We do not discriminate in employment based on ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, disability, age, marital status, medical history, parental status, gender or pregnancy
  • Please inform us of any adjustments that may need to be taken into consideration prior to a telephone call or visit to the site
  • All our roles require a DBS check

Volunteers wanted!

There’s also the opportunity to volunteer!

Volunteering at Calvert Exmoor