IF you are a people person, enjoy the outdoors, and are interested in care work with a difference, then a respite centre in the beautiful Kielder Water & Forest Park might be just what you’re looking for.

Calvert Kielder has been providing amazing and memorable holidays, days, and experiences for disabled people, their friends and families for more than 35 years. They have a range of accommodation within an activity centre with a specialism in disabled access and participation.

With their ‘can do’ approach to life, they provide respite holidays for disabled adults in a fun holiday environment with a range of activities and packages to suit everyone. Breaks are tailored to meet the individual’s needs, whether visiting on their own, as a couple, or as a family.

Calvert Kielder not only takes care of needs of their guests, but provides them with experiences to be remembered and treasured.  As part of the highly-motivated care team, you will be on hand to assist with activities to those who may not otherwise have the opportunity.

Activity holidays at the multi-award-winning centre offer a variety of outdoor challenges to stimulate and enhance the lives of guests, from buggy rides in the countryside to the thrilling Kielder ZipCoaster - Europe’s first AvatarOne Rollercoaster Zipwire.

Carers at Calvert Kielder enjoy the opportunity to accompany guests and take part in the many outdoor activities, whilst also ensuring that the care needs of guests are met to the highest possible standards.

You don’t have to have formal qualifications in the caring or activities industries, but you do have to be enthusiastic, caring and motivated.

Sally Hemingbrough, Calvert Kielder’s Head of Care, says: “Although the centre is open to anyone, we specialise in the care of guests with disabilities, and will provide all the care and support a guest needs while they are with us. Our purpose is to enrich the lives of our guests by inspiring confidence, self-belief and self-esteem.”

“We have a really dedicated and enthusiastic team, and when we recruit, it is about the person – not necessarily about qualifications or experience.

“We provide our staff with a full induction and ongoing training, as required, in all areas of care practice and disabilities, as well as outdoor activities they might be interested in being part of.”

Calvert Kielder is looking for permanent full and part time staff, and also runs an apprenticeship programme. They offer a competitive salary with benefits, which may include on-site accommodation in a shared house.

Take a look at the website to learn more about Calvert Kielder, and, if you think you are the right sort of person to join our team, click here for information and to apply.

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