Contact mixenden Activity Centre
Mixenden enjoys a unique position located in the heart of Calderdale, situated on the edge of moorland wilderness, yet just two miles from Halifax town centre.
The Centre itself is host to a woodland reserve, a reservoir and is surrounded by the hills and vales of the Calder Valley.
There is a regular bus route from Halifax centre to our doorstep. Wherever possible we use our surrounding environment as an integral part of our programme.
Address: Mixenden Activity Centre,
Clough Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire,
Tel: 01422 245006
All our instructors are fully qualified in first aid and have undergone enhanced DBS checks.
Marcus Irving- Senior Instructor / Youth Worker
I have over 20 years experience working in the outdoors both in the UK and across the world. I have a Youth and Community Degree which i completed in 2009 at Bradford College and a level 4 PTTLS teaching award.
I am also qualified in Mountain Biking, Climbing, Caving, Archery, Kayaking and Canoeing as well as develop residential programmes for schools and develop corporate training for local and national business.
Jill Barker- Admin / Bursar
Jill Barker at your service!
I am the Bursar/Administrator for the Mixenden Activity Centre.
I have worked at the centre since 2012.
My duties include dealing with all the paperwork for the bookings, finances, and ensuring that all runs smoothly and we have happy and returning customers!
Tom Jennings Outdoor Instructor / Youth Worker
I have been a member of the team at Mixenden for 4 years, in my time here I have worked with various groups and individuals in different outdoor settings as well as working on national projects such as NCS and DofE delivery. I am a highly motivated individual and will always be focused on ensuring clients needs are met to the best of my ability.
I have completed courses in indoor climbing, outdoor climbing, lowland leader walking, canoeing, kayaking and archery. I have completed an NVQ level 3 in Youth Work Practice, am level 4 PTTLLS qualified and am studying a degree in Youth and Community Work.
Jason "Jude" Garland Outdoor Instructor/ Youth Worker
I am an enthusiastic and driven former Royal Marines Commando, who is diligent and uses strong influencing skills to add value and make a difference. I am an individual who is happy to work independently or as a team player and take a pragmatic approach to working in partnership with individuals, teams and organisations at all levels to deliver tangible results.
I believe that to provide the best possible provision for Young People, those that deliver need to have high professional standards. I continually look towards enhancing myself with experience, technical and formal qualifications thus giving me skills and capacity to be a valued asset to Mixenden Activity Centre. I am currently a qualified Mountain Leader (summer), Climber (SPA), BCU Level 1 Coach, Archery Instructor, MIAS Mountain Bike Tutor L4/2 Technical Terrain, DofE Gold Assessor, First Aid Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer/Assessor and Swimming Teacher to Boot.
Tony Simmonds Outdoor Instructor
Hi my name’s Tony and I have worked at Mixenden Activity Centre for the last four years. I have worked with all kinds of people and lots of different groups during my time here. I have a keen personal interest in most Outdoor Activities and enjoy providing sessions in Climbing, Hill Walking and Navigation, Mountain Biking, Archery and Orienteering.
Mandy Kendall- Outdoor Instructor / Youth Worker ( Half post)
I have worked at the centre since 1995, I can teach most activities including delivering a number of national accredited courses.
I have a caring nature with safety, fun and education at the heart of all my sessions.
Clive Ingham - Centre Manager
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Sean Bourke- Functional skills Tutor
Hi My Name is Sean Bourke I have worked at Mixenden for the Last 4 years but have had over 15 years experience in the Teaching and Training environment. I am the Functional Skills Tutor at MAC In my time here I have also worked with various groups and individuals in different outdoor settings.
Brendan Maguire- Motorcycle Instructor / Technician
Gemma Biglan - Accreditation officer
Jason "Jude" Garland
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