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Q – How old do I have to be to work for Acorn?
All applicants need to be at least 18 years old and for all senior positions, applicants must be 21 years old. Our staff age range is 18 – 65 years old.

Q – When should I apply?
We begin recruiting for senior positions in October and for all non-senior positions in January with our main operating season running from April - end of August. We advise that, for the best chance of securing a position, you apply between November and January, however, we continue recruiting throughout our season and will accept applications up until July.

Q - What's the recruitment process?

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Q – Do I need any qualifications?
At Acorn it doesn’t always matter if you don’t have any qualifications. What matters is that you are passionate about providing young people with an enriching, fun and safe experience in the outdoors. We offer our staff the opportunity to gain qualifications at our pre-season training in mid-March and end of season training in October. For some of our positions we require managers and instructors to hold outdoor activity NGB qualifications, some of the main qualifications we look for are: BC UKCC1/UKCC2, SPA, GNAS/Archery GB, BFA/Go Fencing and RYA SI/DI.

Q – Do I need a DBS check?
Everyone that works for Acorn is required to have a DBS Check. This check costs £44, we will send out a DBS application form in each member of staff's contract pack and will process this for you. You will then be required to send a copy of your DBS via email or post to Head Office when it arrives at your registered address. If your DBS arrives whilst you are on centre your family/friends will need to forward it on to us for you. If you have recently had an Enhanced DBS completed then we may be able to use that for the season; please get in touch with the Recruitment Team for more information on this.

Q – How will I get to my centre?
If you have been contracted to a UK centre then you are required to make your own way there. If you need to use public transport to get to your centre, then we can arrange for you to be picked up from the local train/bus/coach station. If you have been contracted to a centre abroad then you are required to make your way to a UK port (air or ferry) and we will arrange your transport to the centre from there.

Q – How much will I get paid?
Our UK staff are paid in accordance with the National Living Wage guidelines. Food and accommodation is provided and charges apply in accordance with your position. All UK staff are paid four-weekly into their bank account. All Overseas staff are offered an overseas package. This includes a non-UK taxable living allowance paid on centre in euros every week and full board accommodation. An additional bank wage is also paid for certain positions and qualifications (this may be liable to Tax and National Insurance deductions) and uniform is provided. For more information about wages and packages please contact the Recruitment Team.

Q – What type of accommodation will I stay in? Can I choose who I live with?
Camping is at the heart of Acorn Adventure’s mission statement. At Acorn we do not like to create a divide between staff and guests and as such our staff camp on centre - all our positions are live-in for the season. Camping accommodation includes: a raised bed and mattress, hard flooring and electricity. The accommodation arrangements are 2 members of staff per tent, however, senior members of staff will have their own tent. At our Spanish centre staff accommodation is cabin dormitories. At Acorn you may be able to choose who you want to live with for the summer.

Q - Where are the centres?

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Contact us

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

There are three ways you can contact us:
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Phone: 01384 398 866
Post: Recruitment Department
Acorn Adventure, 22 Worcester Street, Stourbridge, DY8 1AN

Our office is open Monday-Friday, 08:30-17:30 but if you leave us a message or email outside of these hours we will get back to you.

You can also get in touch via our Facebook page Acorn Adventure Recruitment or on Twitter @Acorn_Recruit.

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For overseas holidays, please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your child has his/her own passport and (if necessary) visa documentation. Holders of non-UK passports should check with their embassy whether a visa will be required. All UK citizens travelling abroad need to be in possession of a valid passport. Please allow plenty of time for the application process, as we are unable to allow guests to travel without a valid passport. For further information on the country to be visited, please check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website or visit ABTA’s website www.abta.com. For holidays within Europe, it is essential that you obtain a European Health Insurance Card for your child. You can obtain an EHIC online at www.ehic.org.uk, by calling 0845 605 0707 or from your local Post Office. Should medical attention be needed whilst within the European Community, an EHIC can save both time and money.

 

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SDI

Now recruiting Senior Dinghy Instructors!

This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody with their Senior DI qualification who is looking for a Senior Instructor position or an Activity Manager position.

What we’re looking for…

Our Cala Llevado centre is based by the warm Mediterranean Sea in the Costa Brava meaning our activities there are second to none. You will be living and working in an exclusive part of the area within a larger holiday complex, with shops, pools, restaurant/bar all on site. You will be responsible primarily for the beach operations. 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. 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. We’re looking for people with:

  • RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor
  • First Aid
  • Availability from April 2018

All of our staff participate in a comprehensive induction & training programme at centre and there are pre and post-season training opportunities to gain NGB qualifications in different activities. We are looking for people who can commit to working the full season. 

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
  • 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 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.

HViM

Customer Focused, Friendly, Energetic Managers Wanted!

As the Head Village Manager your main responsibility is to ensure that all guests have a smooth and successful trip or holiday whilst on Centre and outside of activity sessions. We are currently recruiting Head Village Managers for our following centres for the 2017 season:

  • Savane, South France

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. The Head Village Manager manages the other Village Managers on Centre, delivers exceptional customer service to all the guests and monitors the Villages to ensure they are operating at the same high standard across the Centre. 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.

You will be required to cover for other Village Managers when needed and act as a 5th Village Manager when at capacity. 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
  • Strong people management skills
  • Customer service focused
  • 21 years+ for senior positions
  • Availability for an immediate start and able to work a full season until late August 2017

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
  • 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 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 Enchance DBS Check or overseas equivalent is required for successful applicants.

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FRM

Food & Retail Manager Required for Adventure Campsite

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and target-driven Food & Retail Manager for our Savane centre in the beautiful Ardeche region of Southern France.

What we’re looking for…

As the Food & Retail Manager you will be responsible for co-ordinating the operation of the campsite retail and bar outlets. This outlet is the focal point of the campsite located beside the swimming pool. You will be required to actively promote sales and the Acorn brand to our guests whilst they are staying at the centre, in order to meet sales targets. Duties will also include maintaining stock and displays, carrying out stock-takes, recording income & expenditure and completing weekly reports, as well as managing a small team of staff.

If you have retail and/or food management experience and are looking for a change from the 9 to 5 or if you enjoy the outdoors life and have proven skills this could be just what you are looking for! Working at our centre will be a valuable experience; not only is it a job, but a lifestyle choice. We’re looking for someone with…

  • Food and/or retail management experience is essential
  • Ability to meet shop targets
  • Experience of managing stock & records
  • Good IT and administration skills
  • A meticulous & organised approach to finance, money handling & administration
  • Customer service focus
  • Full UK driving licence preferable
  • 21 years+ for senior positions

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 excellent opportunity to develop the retail operation and manage a small team in a popular centre hotspot 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 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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Thank you for application! We will contact you as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Acorn Adventure

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