The Anderton Centre

Watersports Activity Centre located in Lancashire’s mini Lake District

Anderton Centre

The Anderton Centre is spread across 4 acres of woodland and has exclusive use of Lower Rivington Reservoir, the largest expanse of water between the Midlands and the Lake District and is often referred to as Lancashire’s mini Lake District. It also provides conference facilities with full outdoor land and water-based activities complimented by 70 bed accommodation with catering and self-catering options.

For full details see their website.

The Anderton Centre are looking for one Outdoor Activity Instructor for a 12-18 month Apprenticeship starting in March. An outdoor apprentice at the Anderton Centre will give you experience in a variety of activities and technical skills. You can choose which route you want to go down depending on your interests, being based a multi activity centre like the Anderton Centre you will begin training in and teaching sailing, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, hill walking, mountain biking, and a variety of onsite activities.

While working at the Anderton Centre, you will obtain the following qualifications:

  • 2 Day ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid
  • Mountain Training Hill Skills
  • Manual Handling Awareness
  • COSHH Awareness
  • Level 1 Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Level 1 Safeguarding Children

You will also receive a number of qualifications throughout your apprenticeship which form the pre-requisites of most coaching qualifications including personal performance awards, Foundation Safety & Rescue, First Aid, Safeguarding and RYA Power Boat Level 2 Licence. There may also be opportunities to work towards other NGB qualifications.

Who we are looking for:

Personal qualities needed:

  • Outgoing, approachable, well presented, friendly, committed, enthusiastic, independent, fit and keen to learn. 
  • A positive drive to develop your personal skills in adventurous activities is essential.
  • An interest in outdoor activities.

Desirable skills and qualifications, but not essential:

  • Some experience in outdoor activities
  • 5 GCSE’s (A* – C / 4 – 9)
  • Driving license and own transport

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • A passion for personal development through outdoor activities
  • Minimum of GCSE English and Mathematics grade 3 or D

Future Prospects:

Successful completion of an apprenticeship with the Anderton Centre would give you a good knowledge of working in the outdoor activity industry. We would look to keep apprentices on upon completion should they wish to stay or support them to move onto another job role within the industry.

Other information:

 Applicants must be aware of the Anderton Centre’s rural setting and take note.

The Anderton centre is, 0.8 Miles from the nearest Bus stop (regular 125 route).

The road and driveway are mostly unlit and without pavements.

If you are dependent on public transport, please take this into account when applying for this position.

Free car parking and cycle storage available on site. 

Essential Details:

Hourly rate: Apprentice National Minimum Wage

Contract: 13 month contract 

Working Hours:  30 hours a week (annualised hours).  Can include weekends and evenings. You will also benefit from Holidays, sick pay. 

Closing Date: 12th March 2021

Interview Date: w/c 15th March 2021

Start Date: 24th March 2021


To Apply:

For an informal chat about the role, or further information please contact Chief Instructor 01257 484220.

To apply for the role please in send a covering letter outlining suitability for the Apprentice role.

FTO David Germain

For the full advert on the Anderton Centre website please click here.