For so many of our staff, working at the Lake District Calvert Trust is a vocation; everyone takes great pride in what we do and the differences we can make to peoples’ lives. Whether it’s our office staff who help you through the enquiry and booking process, the instructors and stables team who deliver our amazing experiences, or our catering, facilities and domestic staff who make the centre run smoothly – everyone works together to ensure your stay is enjoyable, educational and inspiring!

Many of our staff have been here for a number of years and unlike most outdoor activities centres, the majority are permanent and full time rather than seasonal.   This constancy is especially important for our instructors, who in addition to having relevant qualifications for activities, need a range of soft skills to help mentor and encourage our guests to fully realise their abilities – skills that are greatly enhanced by experience gained over a number of years.

Sean

Prior to his Centre Director role at LDCT, Sean had a twenty-year career encompassing outdoor education, teaching and sport

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Lou

In addition to being an instructor, Lou is also a qualified teacher and a lover of open water swimming- the colder the better!

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Chris

Chris was once a globe-trotting, carefree climber, but now he likes nothing better than making outdoor adventures accessible for all.

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Sophie

You'll find Sophie in our Bookings Office, chatting to clients and helping them book their perfect stay with us!

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John

Our Centre Manager was an instructor in his youth, now he can usually be found in the office overseeing the running of our centre.

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Nick

Nick is most content sharing his love of the lakes with anyone too polite to escape.

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Gaz

Gaz manages the Catering Team and is responsible for all the lovely home cooked food.

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Pam

Pam began here as an outdoor instructor before now looking after the administration of our activities team.

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Robin

Robin finds working at Calvert very rewarding, espcially appearing on Countryfile and going down the zip wire in a smurf suit.

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Rosie

Rosie is one of our Fundraising Officers. When she's not out and about raising awareness of our work, you'll find her out with her dog, Lucy.

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Phil

Maintenance Supervisor and manages the Maintenance Team.

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Eleanor

Head Housekeeper Eleanor manages the Housekeeping Team and also supplies free range eggs to all the staff!

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Chris

A member of the bookings team, who will chase you for your paperwork! Loves the winter and all things snowy.

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Richard

Richard is part of our maintenance team keeping the centre running smoothly.

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Jane

Jane is very passionate about giving people of all abilities a memorable experience. She comes from the Welsh valleys and is hugely addicted to chocolate.

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Julian

Julian loves eating Jane’s chocolate and planning the climbing store’s Christmas Party! His work nickname is Dad as he looks after everybody so well.

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Brian

Brian is part of our maintenance team keeping the centre running smoothly

Lynne

Lynne is a member of our house keeping team and keeps the centre spotless for your visit.

Tony

Tony is a member of our hard working kitchen team.

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