Spring Bank Camp cannot operate without the hard work of the enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteer staff members who do everything from ensuring that participants are safe while abseiling to re-filling the toilet rolls.
The minimum age to apply for a staff role is 14yrs. Details of the roles available are below. If you have any questions about any of the staff roles here, please contact staff admin or the team manager for the team you are interested in applying for.
Bookings Open: 1st Jan 2020 Fees Due: 14 days after submitting your booking
Camp Fee: £0.00 Staff Catering Fee: £20.00 This is for the central catering facility at camp. This is an optional add-on for your staff booking. You are of course welcome to make your own catering arrangements for the weekend.
Staff T-Shirts and Neckers
The central camp staff at Spring Bank are identifiable by their bright red t-shirts and orange neckers. If you require an additional t-shirt, or you want one of the orange neckers for your own... Additional T-Shirts: £10.00 Neckers: £7.50
We do understand that it is often necessary for visitors to come to site, and we want to make it as easy as possible for this to happen. There are no fees for visitors to come to site. Visiting hours are 10am - 4pm. All visitors must be booked in advanced. This can be done through your online booking, or via the reception team during the weekend. This is so that we can complete our duty-of-care and shafeguarding responsibilities correctly and speed up the check-in process for them.
Further Help and Information
To view the available roles, first select a team from the dropdown menu
General Activities Team Member
As a member of the activities team, you will be responsible for the safe running and supervision of a range of activities on a rotation basis over the weekend. This could include low ropes, assault course, water slide, inflatables, canoe roll, and large games.
This role is ideal for anybody over the age of 14, wanting to experience a variety of activities over the weekend. All necessary training will be given during the camp by competent activity leaders for each area.
Mountain Bike Team
This role is only available to members of the Derbyshire Scouts Mountain Biking SASU. If you are interested in joining the SASU, please contact them directly via the Derbyshire Scouts website (https://www.derbyshirescouts.org/activities/biking) or come and speak to a member of the team during camp.
Team Leader - Climbing & Abseiling
An exciting role for a Scout permitted and/or qualified (SPA) Climbing and Abseiling instructor to oversee and lead a team of up to 10 Instructors on Drum Hill's purpose built tower. All equipment and site induction will be provided by Drum Hill Activity Manager.
This is a great role ideal for someone who would like to develop their skills in leading a team of volunteers and/or is interested in similar role for Peak 2020.
This role is open to all Scouting and Guiding members with the appropriate permits and/or NGB award.
Team Leader - Pioneering
Team Leader for Pioneering Activity
Team Member - Air Rifle Shooting
This role is open to all Scouting and Guiding members. Experience is an advantage but not essential as any new volunteers to the activity will be invited join the Drum Hill Air Rifle shooting team to gain experience before camp.
For more information on this activity please contact the Camp Organiser.
Team Member - Circus Skills
Fancy sharing your own circus skills with young people or trying something new and exciting. The circus team is the place to be. A great drop in activity in the main Marquee for everyone to come and have a go at anything from Juggling and poi to riding a unicycle.
This is ideal for anyone who like to do something a bit different and enjoying teaching young people new skills in a fun environment.
All equipment is provided but if you have any special skills yourself feel free to bring these along and wow the campers.
Team Member - Climbing & Abseiling
A great opportunity for those who would like to both learn new skills and develop their current climbing and abseiling instructing skills. This activity is a very popular over the weekend and sees hundreds of young people testing the nerve on the climbing wall or going down the 30ft Abseiling face. All instructors are rotad between the two activities over the weekend.
This role is open to all Scouting and Guiding members. Experience is great but not essential as a training day will be organised before the camp for any new people. A great opportunity to begin learning the essential skills required if you are interested in Climbing and Abseiling instruction at Peak 2020.
Team Member - Fencing
Fencing Team Member
Team Member - Pioneering
Team Member for Pioneering Activity
Team Leader - Craft
Craft Team Leader
Team Member - Craft
The Arts & Crafts team run a number of different activities for the camp within the Craft Village. Team members will rotate around the different crafts on offer and be expected to help where needed within the Craft Village.
For this role, you will help to run activities and aid campers in creating their own arts and crafts. A flair for Arts and Crafts is helpful, however not mandatory! We'd love to welcome you to the team!
We are looking for a small, friendly team of people to run our Campsite Cafe.
The Campsite Cafe will be a welcoming area for Leaders and Staff to come and get a cuppa and a piece of cake throughout the weekend. Tea and Coffee will be provided for free to Leaders and Staff, with the option to purchase a piece of cake.
The cafe will also be the location for a few drop-in Q/A sessions for leaders and so will be a central point over the weekend.
If you would like further information, please contact the Camp Organiser.
Team Member - E&E
As a member of the E&E team, you will be supporting the E&E Manager and Team Leaders in delivering all aspects of the arena and evening entertainments programme for the camp.
Part of the role is encouraging campers to take part in the competitions and events. Therefore, this role would best suit a confident, organised, outgoing personality.
The aim of the first aid team is to provide a team available to staff and campers at Spring Bank camp who can provide first aid services to all participants and staff at camp. The team work from a static point and respond to calls for help across the site. Members of the first aid team should hold a minimum of a first aid qualification which will be required to be submitted to the first aid team leader prior to the camp.
Team Member - Photography
As a camp photographer, you will be going around taking pictures of the goings-on at camp. As well as the normal activity sessions, this might involve presentations or special events taking place at camp. As such, organisation and excellent communication skills are required to be successful at this role.
A brief will be given each day to detail what is going on each day, where you need to be and when etc.
You will need to be able to provide your own digital camera.
You will also be part of the team running the camp 'Selfie Booth' - for this, you will need to be patient, supportive and encouraging towards the participants. Basic computer skills are required but full training will be given.
Safety Team Member
Team Member - Site Services
The Site Services Team are responsible for all the infrastructure that relates to Spring Bank Camp and the Campsite as a whole. We start some 2 days out from the camp getting things ready from electricity in the marquee to siting the temporary toilet blocks. During the camp, we do a wide range of jobs from cleaning the toilets, helping the other teams get ready for the start of activities and of course clearing the rubbish up.
Although we do the "Mucky Jobs" the team normally has the most fun doing them.....
Meet & Greet
Meet & Greet for Thursday & Friday Night Only Includes Over 18 Sub Camp.
Team Member - Staff Catering
It is said that armies march on their stomachs... well the Spring Bank volunteer staff are no different! The Staff Catering function is a vital part of the camp, keeping around 150 of the volunteer staff fed and watered over the weekend.
Meals start on Friday evening and finish at lunch time on Monday.