Watersports Assistants (fixed-term)

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Part-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: €11.61 per hour

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 13 April 2021

Watersports Assistants (fixed-term)

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest Longford Forest is the perfect place for a short break in Ireland, 365 days a year. With homely accommodation, up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities and a choice of bars and restaurants, there is something for all the family, all year round.


Our Watersports Lake is at the heart of the village and we offer activities for everyone, from hiring a pedalo or rowing boat with the family, to paddleboard tuition and raft building. We are now looking for confident, motivated individuals to join our Outdoor Pursuits team as Watersports Assistants.

In this role you will assist in the day to day running of the department. You will meet and greet our guests at our Boathouse, offering them a warm welcome and coach and supervise them in a range of exciting activities, allowing them to have fun whilst also feeling safe and secure. You will oversee the hire of crafts, operation of the till, lake safety cover and cash handling duties. At the Boathouse we also look after the Adventure Golf Facility, which involves operating and maintaining the adventure golf hut and course.

This role will also involve you working closely with others within the department as well as across the wider Village, therefore excellent communication skills will be required.   

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


Essential requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or over
  • Powerboat qualification (full training will be provided)
  • An outgoing personality
  • Enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions

Desirable requirements:

  • Canoeing Ireland Level 1/BCU Level 1
  • First Aid qualification
  • Previous experience of working within the Leisure/customer service industry
  • Experience of Watersports activities


Please note this is a fixed-term contract until 28 October 2021.

We have the following contracts available on a flexible basis, which means your days and hours of work could vary each week but you will always receive your contracted hours each period.

  • 60 hours per 4-week period
  • 90 hours per 4-week period
  • 120 hours per 4-week period

Your working hours will include 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.


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

  • Management / staff bonus scheme
  • Reward & recognition scheme
  • Free use of on-site leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
  • An employee assistance programme providing support on financial, health and legal matters

If this sounds like your ideal job, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 13 April 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 12 April 2021

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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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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