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Looking to further your career in the Outdoor Industry?

As the Centre Manager you will ensure that the centre runs in accordance with all of Acorn Adventure’s policies and procedures. You will be required to continuously monitor all aspects of the centre, to include activities, catering & customer services.

What we’re looking for…

If you have excellent standards, are highly motivated and have the skills needed to ensure you and your centre staff team deliver superb customer service to our guests at all times, then Acorn is the company for you! You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the centre, including budgets, staff training, finance, maintaining local relationships and maintaining facilities and equipment.

By taking up this challenge you will achieve a lot and gain valuable experience at Acorn Adventure managing your own centre and a great team of like-minded people, whilst enjoying the benefits of living and working in a fantastic outdoors environment! We’re looking for someone with:

  • Previous management experience
  • Seasonal outdoor industry experience
  • 21 years+ for senior positions
  • High customer service focus
  • Strong commercial skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills<
  • Driving licence
  • Availability to start in April 2018 and work 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.

Why work for Acorn?

On top of the rewarding opportunity to support your staff team to meet their potential and manage a dynamic centre that gives guests of all ages the chance to overcome fears and try new, 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 gain NGB qualifications
  • Personal development
  • The experience of a lifetime, working in beautiful locations making lifelong friends

All applicants must be at least 18 years 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.

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Ardèche Adventure

The Ardèche in the South of France

Paddle your way through the spectacular Ardèche Gorge on a two day canoe trip along 30km of the Ardèche River - it’s one of the most enjoyable canoe journeys in Europe and regularly raved about by our groups. We’re conveniently located in an enviable position, with crags, caves and rivers all within walking distance and the pretty town of Ruoms, a 5 minute drive away. This, combined with our onsite swimming pool and a River Team renowned for their maturity and professionalism means you won’t find a better experience in the Ardèche. Or a better package!

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Two centre: Alpine/Ardèche Adventure

Two centre: Alpine/Ardèche Adventure

Experience the best of both the Ardèche and our Alpine Adventure programmes on this high adrenaline, action packed two centre adventure! From the two day Ardèche river descent to rock climbing in the Alps, this is one of the best adventures your school group will ever experience.

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Dordogne Adventure

The Dordogne in the South West of France

Head to our brand new Adventure destination on the edge of the Dordogne in South West France, where you will learn to sail picos, sit-on kayaks and get to grips with paddle boarding, as well as an array of other exciting activities including a high ropes course in the trees and gorge scrambling. This self-contained Adventure centre, run by our Club Correze partners, offers an exciting and varied French residential course, and includes a private dormitory accommodation block and excellent sports facilities for free time.

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Opal Coast Adventure

Opal Coast, In Northern France 

Hop over the channel to our small, friendly and perfectly formed lakeside adventure camp, conveniently located just two hours from the UK. Set in the pretty French town of Ardres, this popular residential combines an onsite water sports programme, with an array of land based activities. From paddle boarding to canoeing, high ropes to target sports, there’s a real variety and all activities take place on site. If you wish to explore the Opal Coast, groups love Boulogne sur Mer, and its aquarium, 30 mins away.

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Normandy Adventure

Normandy, in Northern France

Experience it all at our seaside adventure camp in Northern France. Steeped in history, with rugged splendour; Normandy is a popular destination with schools and groups seeking a French residential that combines adventure with culture and history. Climb up a quarry wall- our best climbing venue in France, refine your paddling skills on our sit on top kayaks, test your nerves on the Leap of Faith, enjoy beach games on the local sandy beach and soak up the culture at Mont St Michel or the Bayeux Tapestry.

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