Happy Camper…park workers! Applications open for Holiday Site Assistants (HSAs)
Applications for Holiday Site Assistants (HSAs) at more than 100 Camping and Caravanning Club Sites and 15 Camping in the Forest Sites are now open for next year’s camping season, following the launch of a recruitment drive.
The Club has 121 campsites across the UK, with teams comprising two to 18 people with ages ranging from 19-70.
Holiday Site Assistants are vital to the work of the Club and directly involved in the day-to-day running of Club Sites.
Nigel Wakefield, Holiday Site Assistant at Keswick Club Site on the shores of Derwentwater, said: “I had to hit the ground running when I joined the Club last year, but I really enjoy my job, from meeting campers to saying goodbye, I enjoy it all.
Nigel, a caravanner of 40 years who ran his own pub and building company, added: “In my earlier working life I had busy jobs, sometimes seven days a week, but I’ve always been customer-focussed and this has stood me in good stead for this role. I knew I’d retire to this cracking job, meeting people, greeting people – it’s a way of life now and doesn’t feel like a job.”
Nigel is spending the winter at Keswick Club Site and will head up to the Club’s Moffat Site in the Scottish Borders in April 2019 ready for the next year’s camping season.
Typical duties for a Holiday Site Assistant include running the site office and carrying out administration tasks, using the Club’s computerised booking service, maintaining the grounds and cleaning on-site facilities.
Claire Mills, HR Manager at The Camping and Caravanning Club, said: “Working at the Club on our network of Sites has its benefits. Holiday Site Assistants get an annual salary of over £19,000 (based on full-time equivalent) and we also provide a free serviced pitch, along with other benefits such as discounts on insurance, ferries, campsites in the UK and further afield plus savings at visitor attractions and cinemas.
“What’s more, we know that being in the Great Outdoors brings with it untold benefits to mental and physical health. It’s a winning combination.”
Several other voluntary opportunities are also available at the Club next year, including European Rally Stewards on the Club’s Winter Sun rallies in Spain and Portugal, and European and Worldwide Tour Escort positions with Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays. The Club runs tours in more than 20 destinations across the globe.
To learn more about working for the Club, visit the Club or European Travel Service and Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays stands in Hall 8 and 9 at the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC Birmingham from 16-21 October 2018. Alternatively, further information about each role, including application forms and full job descriptions can be found at www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/jobs.