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Sandwell Residential Educational Service is recruiting a Centre Assistant at The Frank Chapman Outdoor Education Centre in Bewdley, Worcestershire.

The centre, founded in 1928, is part of the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council’s group of 4 centres across the West Midland and North Wales and is an AHOEC Gold Standard centre, situated in 90 acres of oak forest.

Centre Assistant (1 year fixed term post) £6607 – £7375  Intermediate Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership. You will be trained and supported to deliver a range of outdoor and adventure activities as well as learning about the general running of a busy centre. Includes training, food and onsite accommodation.


  • GCSE Maths and English.
  • Experience of working in an outdoor education setting.
  • Experience of working with children


Personal National Governing Body awards and/or experience of High Ropes / Mountain Biking / Climbing / Archery / Forest School / Bushcraft / Orienteering and Environmental Education or other such relevant activities is also highly desirable.

For an informal discussion of the post, please speak to Stuart Meese, Head of Centre, on 01299 403292. Or see

Apply for this post by application form by calling 0121 569 3300 or on-line  at Search for: REF: SAND000002016


The successful candidate will be required to work after 7.00pm and provide duty overnight cover therefore due to employment legislation anyone under the age of 18 years of age is exempt from applying for this position. An enhanced DBS clearance is required for this role.



Closing date: 13th Jan 2016

Interviews: 6-10th Feb 2017