Hilltop Outdoor Centre is an Independent, Family run Outdoor Education centre set in 31 acres of scenic and beautiful woodlands overlooking the traditional seaside town of Sheringham on the North Norfolk coast. Hilltop boasts an exciting array of Adventure Activities, Field Study Discovery sessions and Team Developmental Activities on site, all set thoughtfully in amongst the woodlands. Our Ethos at Hilltop is ‘Challenge by Choice’ which enables personal development in an atmosphere of trust and responsibility. Our activities and sessions all aim to promote resilience and learning through; Enjoyment, Reflection, Achievement, Activity and Discovery.
We currently have the following vacancies at Hilltop Outdoor Centre – Please click the job title below for further information or to complete an application form.
We are looking for energetic and friendly people who are willing to learn, enjoy working with children, have a commitment to customer service and that are looking for a satisfying practical job.
You will be responsible for delivering a range of activity sessions from Archery to High Roped Activities throughout the day, as well as working with groups some evenings, to engage with them in their free time with woodland games, taking them through meal sittings, liaising with teachers and generally organising the group throughout their stay.
All Instructors undergo a comprehensive onsite training and we put forward appropriate candidates for apprenticeships in activity leadership with Easton & Otley College. All instructors are offered competitive weekly wage, staff uniform, & access to training and development opportunities that reflects the job role.
The administration apprentice role aims to provide a friendly and efficient administration service and reception support, whilst undertaking administration training. The varied nature of this role and opportunity of achievement, growth and personal ownership makes for a rewarding and engaging job.
The Job role includes but isn’t limited to:
Hilltop Outdoor Centre has a special setting overlooking the traditional seaside town of Sheringham on the North Norfolk Coast.
Set in 31 Acres of picturesque woodland that is surrounded by a further 75 acres of Woodland trust managed woodland. The surroundings and scenery at Hilltop transforms throughout the seasons providing an ever changing and stunning backdrop to the centre.
Hilltop is a haven for nature with many habitats found on or nearby the site for a variety of wildlife and creatures. On a quiet day Barn Owls, Hedgehogs, Garden Birds, Rabbits, Frogs, Partridges and Squirrels can often be spotted from the centre.
Completed in November 2018 our new office and staff building ‘The Hub’ is a bright, inspiring and spacious base for the instructional department and operational managers to work from.
The Hub consists of a Large meeting area, six management and team leader offices, a fully equipped staff dining and social area, duty staff overnight accommodation, shower facilities and a 1st aid room. The Hub was specifically designed to provide extra space for our growing instructional and operational teams and aims to provide a modern, forward-thinking and motivating space.
Life as an outdoor activity instructor at Hilltop is best described at varied, fun and hugely rewarding. Hilltop provides a vast array of activities for visiting groups from scaling the heights of the Tree Top Trail to learning a new skill such as Archery to Field study sessions discovering facts about coastal erosion along the Norfolk Coast. Instructors are fully trained and coached in delivery of all activities, field studies and sessions.
Hilltop is a fast paced and exciting place to work with forward thinking and inspirational training sessions and opportunities. Department specific training is delivered as standard such as COSHH training in the Housekeeping department to Food Safety in the Catering department. In addition to these Hilltop also provides unique opportunities for soft skill training to complement and enhance delivery of adventure activity sessions, in the past these have included A Charity 3 peaks challenge and Fire walking.
The whole Team at Hilltop enjoy regular social occasions and rewards and we believe this is one of the things that makes Hilltop so special, there is a real feeling of community and family.
Events throughout the year include, Ten Pin Bowling Competition, Summer BBQ and of course the highly anticipated Christmas Party along with several themed charity events such as Christmas Jumper Day, Macmillan cake sales and Red Nose day!
On Saturday 1st September 2018 26 members of the Hilltop Team set off in a convey of vehicles for the journey from Sheringham headed for the Scottish Highlands to conquer 3 Mountains in 3 Days to raise funds for Nelsons Journey – a Norfolk charity, which supports children and young people who have experienced the death of a special person in their life, as part of their 20th Anniversary.
After meeting up with our Mountain guide and former Hilltop employee Adam Ferne our team of 26 with varied skill level, ability and knowledge of the mountains set off a ascend Ben Nevis which we completed within 6 hours. Early the following Morning having driven late in to the evening, Scafell Pike in the Lake District was our next Mountain to conquer, which we speedily completed in 4 Hours and then we were on our way to Snowdon in Wales to complete our final mountain in 3 days. Snowdon was tough as we were all shattered, but we completed it and were greeted at the summit with blue sky and sunshine!
We were delighted to have raised in total over £8,000 for Nelsons Journey.
There are 2 distinct centres on the one site at Hilltop, both offer a high level of comfort and homeliness along with inspiring spaces to relax, dine and sleep.
The rustic and homely Woodland Lodge Centre set on the edge of the Hilltop woodland with cosy log cabin style accommodation decorated with forest creatures, wildlife and woodland scenes.
Seaview House Centre is a bright, coastal themed centre boasting panoramic sea views over the traditional seaside and fishing town of Sheringham. The centre is decorated in a modern nautical theme with beach hut striped doors and seaside style decorations and beach scenes on the walls.
The Woodland Lodge centre is a rustic, forest themed centre with individual log cabins and a main central lodge. The décor is based around a homely, warm and woodland theme with forest animal figures and carvings along with natural furniture.
The Seaview House Centre is a bright and breezy coastal themed Centre with quirky beach hut style doors and a nautical theme throughout. The Airy Dining room has panoramic views of the Seaside.