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Do you fancy Adventure and Admin?

The Administrator supports the rest of the senior staff team and is involved in the day-to-day administration of the centre. This includes running the centre office and operating the centers financial and personnel systems i.e. petty cash, credit accounts, cheque expenditure, budget control, staff wages, training and monitoring records and personnel records.

We are now recruiting Administrators for our following adventure activity centres:

  • Hauteville Sur Mer (Normandy, Northern France) – High level of French required
  • Savane (Ardeche, Southern France) - Assistant Administrator, good level of French required
  • Ardres (Opal Coast, North France) - High level of French required
  • Cala Llevado (Costa Brava, Spain) - High level of Spanish required
  • Brecon (Wales) 

What we’re looking for…

If you have office-based experience and are looking for a change from the 9 to 5 or if you enjoy the outdoors life and have proven admin 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. You’ll make great new friends, live in a new place for the summer and have the opportunity to participate in fantastic adventure activities! We are looking for people with:

  • The ability to communicate in the relevant language if working at one of our overseas centres
  • IT skills; good knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and spreadsheets
  • A meticulous & organised approach to finance, money handling & admin
  • A “can-do” attitude and flexibility in all aspects of centre life and work
  • Customer service focused skills
  • Full UK driving licence
  • 21 years+ for senior positions
  • Ideally available for an immediate start and able to work the full season until the end of August

Why work for Acorn?

On top of the rewarding opportunity to help keep a busy and dynamic centre running smoothly so our 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 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.

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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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Mediterranean Adventure

Mediterranean Adventure

Sail away on the Mediterranean sea, paddle your canoe in crystal clear waters, explore the ocean with your snorkle and soak up the sunshine in this water sport paradise on the Costa Brava, Spain.
Our Mediterranean Adventure is ideally located in a private zone of a large complex offering groups a fantastic activity programme with lots of beach time, cabin accommodation and excellent facilities including a swimming pool. Also included is a day at Waterworld and a visit to Barcelona.

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Woodland Adventure

Woodland Adventure, West Midlands

Be at one with nature at our brand new Woodland Adventure Safari Camp, set in the Wyre Forest, so close to the West Midlands Safari Park you can hear the lions roar! Exclusive to primary and prep schools, you’ll enjoy your own private tipi village in the woods (and be the only school on camp!) and experience a varied 2- 5 day activity programme from climbing to bushcraft. A proper woodland adventure! You’ll also visit the West Midlands Safari Park to see the animals, enjoy the rides and do some educational activities, specifically for schools.

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Lake District Adventure ( NEW 2018 )

Lake District Adventure, Troutbeck Ullswater

We’re excited to announce that we will be operating a new Adventure Centre in the Lake District next summer. This beautiful Lakeland centre is just 4 miles from popular Ullswater and offers stunning views over Blencathra (also known as Saddleback).

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Brecon Beacons Camping and Glamping

Brecon Beacons Camping and Glamping Adventures, Wales

Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you paddle on the lake, enjoy breathtaking views from the high ropes course, explore the National Park hills by foot, toast marshmallows on the campfire on the shores of Llangorse lake and kata kanu over to our wild camp to learn bushcraft skills. These are just six of the 17 activities awaiting you at this market leading, exceptional value activity residential programme for schools and groups. Courses also available here include Tough Bushcraft and GCSE PE/BTEC

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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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Alpine Adventure

Alpine Adventure: Italian Alps

Paddle your raft down the white waters of the Dora Baltea, climb a crag surrounded by views of the Alps, scramble the local gorges and explore our high ropes course in the trees. Our Alpine Adventure in the picturesque Aosta Valley, Italy, offers close proximity to lakes, white water rivers, mountains and crags; making an ideal setting for a fantastic adventure residential. Our private centre is set in the Gran Paradiso National Park next to the Dora Baltea River and is surrounded by alpine trees and mountain views.

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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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Cala Canyelles

Cala Canyelles

Situated between popular resorts of Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava, Cala Canyelles is a privately owned Spanish sports complex. It is conveniently located just 300 metres from the beach. This completely self contained centre is well suited to groups wanting to combine the delights of a beach holiday with a terrific range of watersports and dry land activities taught by locally trained instructors.

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Himalayan Adventure

Himalayan Adventure, India

New for 2017, Acorn is now offering schools and groups a 10 day adventurous programme in India; one that perfectly combines culture with adventure and offers young people the best all round experience of this vibrant and magical country. Our Himalayan Adventure programme will include time to explore Delhi’s markets and historical places of interest.

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