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Customer Focused, Friendly, Energetic Team Members Wanted!

We are now recruiting Village Managers for our centres in the UK, France, Italy and Spain for the 2018 season.

What we’re looking for…

We are ideally looking for people with experience of working with young people between 7-17 yrs old and adults alike.  As the Village Manager your main responsibility is to ensure that our guests have a smooth and successful trip or holiday whilst on centre, outside of activity sessions. You will be the main point of contact for children, teachers, group leaders and families and so will need a certain level of diplomacy and understanding of different customer’s needs, along with being able to liaise with the senior staff team regarding your group's requirements.

In this role you will organise and participate in our evening entertainment programme and co-ordinate the arrival and departure of guests onto your ‘Acorn village’. You will be responsible for the general running of the Village, ensuring that it is kept clean and tidy at all times, whilst managing a team of Activity Instructors who will be assigned to work with you for the duration of a groups stay. We're looking for people with:

  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Organisational skills
  • Customer service focus
  • 21 years+ for senior positions
  • Availability to start in April and able to work the full season until the end of August

Why work for Acorn?

On top of the rewarding opportunity to help guests of all ages overcome fears and try new, exciting things, we can offer you:

  • A competitive seasonal package with 3 meals a day and accommodation included overseas, and available at a discounted rate in the UK
  • 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 making lifelong friends

All applicants must 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.

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