Location : Europe, France
Start Date : Ongoing
The Salary : Competitive Seasonal Package
We believe in getting back to basics and using the real, natural environment for our activity sessions, including lakes, mountains, rivers, beaches, crags and caves.
Over 35 years, we have built up an excellent reputation for safety and delivering quality activity programmes and now have 11 accreditations and hundreds thousands of customers travelling with us each year.
Our traditional pre-erected camping villages are designed to give our groups their own private space for sleeping, eating and socialising, to encourage a real ‘community spirit’. This is a really easy environment for teachers/leaders to monitor their group and make sure everyone is safe and having a good time.
A Typical Day in the Job
Your leadership and organisational skills will be tested to the full as you will be responsible for the instructional staff team, their training, and monitoring the safe and effective delivery of all activity programmes at the centre.
We are now recruiting Activity Managers for our following centres:
Hauteville sur Mer, Normandy, North France - For Hauteville we are looking for experienced applicants with an SPA qualification or UKCC Level 2
Ardres, Opal Coast, North France - For Ardres we are looking for experienced applicants with a UKCC Level 2 and ideally a SPA qualification (Or extensive High Ropes experience)
Savane, South France – For Savane we are looking for experienced applicants with an SPA qualification.
Who are we looking for?
If you have excellent standards, are highly motivated and have the people skills needed to deliver superb customer service to our guests at all times, then Acorn Adventure is the company for you. You can achieve a lot and gain valuable experience with Acorn Adventure whilst enjoying the benefits of living and working in a fantastic outdoors environment with a group of like-minded people.
We are ideally looking for people with:
Supervisory or management experience in the outdoor industry
Experience of activity programming
Experience of training
21 years+ for senior positions
Availability to start April 2018 and stay for the full season
All of our senior staff participate in a comprehensive training programme at our centre in the Brecon Beacons and then travel out to set up their centres with the rest of the senior team prior to guests arriving. We are looking for people who can commit to working the full season.
All applicants must be at least 18 yrs old and have a UK/EU passport, UK residential address, a permanent UK National Insurance number and a UK bank account. We will be unable to take your application further before they have been obtained. We are unable to apply for a work visa/permit on behalf of an applicant.
A current Enhanced DBS Check or overseas equivalent is required for successful applicants.
What we can offer you
Overseas Seasonal Package: Inclusive of wage, meals, tented or cabin accommodation, uniform and overseas travel.
UK Seasonal Package: Wage, meals, tented or cabin accommodation provided and uniform.
On top of the rewarding opportunity to help guide your staff team to reach their potential as well as helping guests of all ages overcome fears and try new and exciting things, we can offer you:
A competitive seasonal package with 3 meals a day and accommodation included
The use of facilities and equipment in free time
Opportunities to complete training and NGB qualifications
Personal development and progression – we love to promote from within!
The experience of a lifetime, working in beautiful locations with likeminded people