Assistant Manager – Leisure Activities

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: €25,400 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 26 March 2019

Assistant Manager – Leisure Activities

A short break at Center Parcs allows families to create their own experience, where they are free to do as much or as little as they like. In 2019, we’re bringing our unique and unrivalled family short breaks to Longford Forest in The Midlands region of Ireland.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest, our new Center Parcs resort – Longford Forest - will welcome 250,000 guests each year, providing the very best facilities and activities. To transform our vision into a reality, we’re looking for an incredible and unstoppable team of around 1,000 employees – and this is a unique opportunity to be involved from the start.


With up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities available, Center Parcs is the perfect place for families to try something new together. The Leisure team plays a key role in ensuring families feel confident, safe and happy during their activity, whatever their age or ability and your role will be central to the process. 

It’s a very diverse and interesting role whereby, reporting to the General Activities Manager, you’ll support with the commercial management and day to day operational duties for the Activities programme – this includes; The Activity Den, Children’s Activities, Sports Activities and the Nature Programme.

Day to day, this will involve maximising opportunities by looking closely at demand and capacity, and working with the department Manager to drive occupancy of facilities and activities available to guests.

Prior to the village opening you’ll be involved in training the Activities team, ensuring all are appropriately skilled and ready to greet our first guests in preparation for the successful opening of Longford Forest in summer 2019. 


Previous supervisory experience is essential, as you will be responsible for motivating and developing team members working across all the General Activities areas.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have excellent communication skills and high standards of guest care.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to apply for Garda Vetting.  This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.

Essential requirements:

  • 2 years supervisory experience
  • High degree of organisational skills / planning experience
  • High standards of guest care
  • Child care experience
  • Computer literacy

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of using activity booking systems
  • Multi-site management experience
  • Experience of budgetary controls and P&L Management
  • Knowledge of managing third parties


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period, on a flexible basis. During the pre-opening period it is anticipated that your hours of work will generally be Monday – Friday office hours.

Once the village is operational your working hours will include some weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday.

There will be the requirement to travel to the UK to undertake initial training on commencement of this role.


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Staff bonus scheme
  • Contributed pension scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets

If this sounds like your ideal job, and you’d like to be in at the start of something great, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date:  26 March 2019 at 12 Noon

1st Interviews to be held:  Week commencing 1 April 2019

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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