Careers

Why we work for NAYC-ACUK

We believe that we are releasing potential in young people everyday
We believe that serving others is the greatest privilege.
We believe that the journey is better done together.
We believe in pushing the boundaries on possibility because we serve a God who can do the impossible.

The vision Harry Whittaker, Founder of NAYC & ACUK (Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs & Action Centres UK) saw in 1961, to change the face of youth work in Northampton has expanded to become the legacy that exists today. A legacy that includes a youth association that serves over 200 groups (NAYC, Northamptonshire), two purpose built activity centres (Pioneer, Shropshire & Whitemoor Lakes, Staffordshire), community sport facilities (King’s Park Sports, Northamptonshire) and a conference centre (King’s Park Conference Centre, Northamptonshire).

Harry Whittaker said: “Things matter, but people matter more.

That’s why success for us looks like…
Releasing potential in young people.
Releasing potential in their leaders.
Releasing potential in our staff.

What to Wear on the Water: Paddlesports
Hi, I’m Rob, Chief Instructor at Whitemoor Lakes Activity Centre in Staffordshire. I’ve been investing in paddlesports kit, both personally and for our centre, for quite some time and this has given me a rounded perspective on appropriate kit choices when you’re...

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How to : Get into sailing
Hi, I’m Alex, I work as a Senior Activity Instructor at our Whitemoor Lakes centre, I’m the Chief Dinghy Instructor and I’ve been sailing since I was 12. One of the questions I often get asked is ‘How can I get into sailing?’. I remember finding myself in the same...

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Healthy Banana Bread Recipe
My name is Simon and I’m the Catering Administrator for Kings Park Conference Centre since the beginning of this year and my job is to assist with The Catering Manager to ensure the smooth running of the catering facilities here at the centre. I was asked to...

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Releasing Potential in All
Hi! I’m Sammi. I’m an Instructor at our Whitemoor Lakes Activity Centre. I have been an Instructor now for 5 years and there is a reason why I always come back for more! During my career as an Outdoor Instructor I have met thousands upon thousands of young people,...

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The Voice of Opportunity
As an organisation, we are committed to releasing potential in young people, that’s why we are so excited to welcome Gabrieli through our doors at King’s Park Conference Centre this week. We asked Gabrieli to tell us a little bit more about who they are...

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Svea’s Story
Svea is one of our trainee instructors, currently on our Firm Foundations gap year training course. She travelled all the way from Germany and wanted to tell you a bit about her experience working at Pioneer. When I stepped out of the car at Düsseldorf airport I was...

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Youthwork

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Kings Park Rd,
Northampton,
NN3 6LL

T: 01604 499699
E: yd@nayc.org

King's Park Conference Centre

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Kings Park Rd,
Northampton,
NN3 6LL

T: 01604 493111
E: kingspark@acuk.net

King's Park Sports

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Kings Park Rd,
Northampton,
NN3 6LL

T: 01604 494100 / 797900
E: benham@acuk.net, tennisoffice@acuk.net

Pioneer

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Cleobury Mortimer,
Kidderminster,
DY14 8JG

T: 01299 271217
E: pioneer@acuk.net

Whitemoor Lakes

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Barley Green Ln,
Lichfield,
WS13 8QT

T: 01283 795000
E: whitemoor@acuk.net