PHONE: 01257 484 220


New Road, Anderton, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 9HG

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We are recruiting – Assistant Chef/ Cook

Assistant Chef / Cook

We are looking for a passionate cook to join the team at the Anderton Centre. The main function of this role will be to assist the Head Chef with food preparation and service on a day to day basis and will suit someone with a real passion for food and all aspects of cookery.

The Anderton Centre is a charity run outdoor activity and conference centre based in Rivington on the edge of Chorley and Bolton providing residential and day visits to a wide range of clients from corporate delegates to primary school groups.

Duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Food preparation and cooking
  • Menu development
  • General kitchen duties including cleaning
  • Deputy Head Chef during absences.

The successful candidate:

  • Will be confident in all areas of a kitchen and food service.
  • Able to approach the role with a positive and friendly attitude.
  • Have a good understanding of the food industry and current food trends.
  • Previous experience in fresh food establishment (min 1 year).
  • Able to work flexibly to suit the business needs.
  • Will hold a basic food hygiene certificate.


Working Hours: 30 hours per week –  5 days out of 7. This will include some evenings and weekends. Rotas are produced a week in advance. Overtime available as and when required. Hours negotiable.

Salary: £8.00 per hour

20 Days Holiday + 8 bank holidays per year.

To Apply:

To apply please submit your CV together with a supporting statement detailing why you are applying for the role and setting out how you meet the requirements.

Please ring for an informal chat on 01257 484 220.

Applications should be submitted via email to to arrive by no later than 27th January 2018

We are recruiting – Freelance Outdoor Instructors

Freelance Outdoor Instructors

We are on the lookout for talented outdoor instructors for our 2018 season at the Anderton Centre.

You will need:

  • A passion for the great outdoors.
  • Brilliant interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Experience of working with children, young people, youth groups and adults and groups with additional needs.
  • A good range of National Governing Body qualifications – i.e. Level 2 Paddlesport, SPA, HML or equivalent.

What we can offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development with NGB awards run by Lancashire Outdoor Activity Initative (LOAI) – egMountain Leader TrainingDuke of Edinburgh Assessor awardRYA Power Boat Level 2, RYA Safety Boat, Archery GB, etc.
  • In-house training is offered on most on site activities and we also bring in external experts who specialize in areas like Bush Craft, Shelter Building, Knife Skills and First Aid.

How to Apply:

The first step is to get in touch and email us your CV to, listing your experience and qualifications.

If we think you fit the bill we will invite you to our start of season meeting on the evening on the 26th February where you can meet the team – You will be required to bring with you original copies of your certificates including First Aid and DBS check.

Course Dates 2018



Lowland Leader Training

New dates to be confirmed for late 2018 / early 2019

Lowland Leader Assessment

20th – 21st October 2018

Hill & Moorland Leader Training

22nd – 24th June 2018

17th – 19th  November 2018

Hill & Moorland Leader Assessment

17th – 19th August 2018

17th – 19th November 2018

Expedition skills module

On request with a minimum of 4 candidates

Mountain Leader (Summer) Training

6th – 11th August 2018

Mountain Leader (Summer) Assessment

20th – 22nd April 2018

29th – 30th September 2018

12th – 14th October 2018




Powerboat Level 2

8th – 9th September 2018

20th – 21st October 2018

3rd – 4th November 2018

Safety Boat

6th – 7th October 2018

Dinghy – Adult level 1 Start Sailing

Dinghy – Adult level 2 Basic Skills

Dinghy – Youth stage 1

Dinghy Youth stage 2

Dinghy Youth Stage 3

All Sailing courses run on the following dates:

19th – 20th May 2018

16th – 17th June 2018

8th – 9th September 2018

6th – 7th October 2018



BC 2 star

21st – 22nd April 2018

2nd – 3rd June 2018

14th -15th July 2018

15th – 16th September 2018

BC 3 Star 

19th – 20th July 2018

Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

New dates to be confirmed for late 2018

Paddlesport Instructor

New dates to be confirmed for late 2018 / early 2019

Paddlesport Leader Training

New dates to be confirmed for late 2018 / early 2019

Paddlesport Leader Assessment

30th April – 1st May 2018

Stand Up Paddleboard Support Module

2nd July 2018

Level 2 Coach Core Training 

28th – 29th June 2018




16 Hour Outdoor First Aid

18th – 19th May 2018



Instructor Award

New dates to be confirmed for late 2018 / early 2019




Ski Course Organisers

November 2018



Food Safety

New dates to be confirmed for late 2018 / early 2019

Push the Boat Out, Go Canoeing and Open Days


Sailing days, activity days, barbecues and canoeing! 

Take your pick from a Royal Yachting Association’s ‘Push the Boat Out’ sailing taster, British Canoeings ‘go Canoeing weekend or our land based activities such as high ropes, abseiling, leap of faith or our crate stack challenge.

Fancy learning some survival skills? We’ve got bushcraft courses, archery and shelter building too.

If you don’t fancy trusting your survival skills to provide you with dinner, don’t worry, most of our days have a barbecue on offer too.

All activity is supervised by our fully qualified instructors and we will provide you with all the equipment you’ll need. All you need to do is book on, turn up and have fun!

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Holiday Adventure Club

Spend the holidays exploring the water and woodland with nature walks around the Rivington and Adlington area and canoe trips on Lower Rivington Reservoir, or discover your adventurous side with exciting activities like Raft Building, Archery and the Leap of Faith on site at the Anderton Centre.

  • Programs for 6-10y and 11-14y with dedicated leaders
  • Activities 9:30am – 4:30pmadventure-club-01
  • Breakfast Club 8:00am – 9:30am includes breakfast
  • Late Pick Up supervision 4:30 pm – 6pm includes afternoon snack
  • Packed lunches available


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