Working at Ferny Crofts

At Ferny Crofts we pride ourselves on our brilliant Team of staff and volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure all our Guests have a fantastic visit to Ferny Crofts, whether that be for a simple overnight camp or a week-long programme of activities.

We are a hard-working, positive and forward-thinking team, and we think Ferny Crofts is a great place to work. Find out below about opportunities to work or volunteer with us.

Job Vacancies

Ferny Crofts are not currently looking to recruit anyone


Are you interested in a career in the outdoors? Currently looking for a work experience placement for your school or college course? Then why not look at a placement at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre?

We can offer 10 week placements for college students and 1 to 2 week placements for school students. The 10 week placements are residential and include food and an allowance for other expenses.

We welcome those who wish to complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Residential module. If you would like more information, please contact the office to discuss with a member of our team to ensure that we can meet all of your required criteria. 

Please email for more information about Work Experience placement opportunities. 


The Ferny Crofts Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship is aimed at helping young people develop personal skills, gain experience in the outdoor industry, and gain recognised training and qualifications. The scheme is full time, residential, and runs from October for 12 months.


Completion of the Scheme results in the Apprentice gaining an NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Activity Leadership, a Level 2 Award in Assisting Basic Expedition Leadership, and a Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning. 

The Apprentices also get full on-site training to instruct Ferny Crofts' range of Activities, as well as a number of external National Governing Body qualifications dependent upon the individual and their aspirations.

Please email for more information about the Ferny Crofts Instructor Apprenticeship Scheme. 

Ferny Crofts Recruitment


Ferny Crofts offers a range of volunteering opportunities.

Our team of Crofters volunteer on a weekly basis for one morning a week, helping out with jobs around the Site. 

We can also offer 2 to 12 month volunteering placements, which can be residential, and includes opportunities for for volunteers from overseas. 

Please email for more information about Volunteering at Ferny Crofts. 

Our Address

Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre
Beaulieu Road



United Kingdom
SO42 7YQ

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TEL: 02380 845092   



Monday to Sunday  0830 - 1630

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