Watersports Assistants (fixed-term)

Location: Whinfell Forest Village - Cumbria

Hours of Work: Part-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: £8.91 per hour

Contract Type: Fixed Term/Temporary

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 14 May 2021

Watersports Assistants (fixed-term)

With up to 200 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.

There are many opportunities in the Leisure team, and our offering of activities continues to grow. From donning an eye patch in Pirate and Princess Adventure, to whizzing around a track in Quad Bike Safari or scaling the forest canopy in Aerial Adventure, our focus is on delivering a quality experience that guests will remember, whether it’s their first or fiftieth time.


This is a fixed-term opportunity until 6 September 2021.

We are looking for outgoing, friendly and confident people to join our team as Watersports Assistants.

In this role, you will meet and greet our guests, offering them a warm welcome. You will coach and supervise them in a range of exciting activities, allowing them to have fun whilst also feeling safe and secure.

Other responsibilities include overseeing the hire of crafts, operation of the till, lake safety cover, cash handling and 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 applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) with Child List Barring Check. This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.


This is a fixed-term opportunity until 6 September 2021.

You will be contracted to work 128 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis. This means that your days and hours of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

As our village is open 365 days of the year, your working hours will include weekends, public / bank holidays and during Christmas and / or New Year on a rota basis.


Essential requirements: 

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

Desirable requirements:

  • First Aid qualification
  • Previous experience of working within the leisure / customer service industry and experience of Watersports activities


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
  • 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:  14 May 2021 at 12 Noon

Interviews to be held:  17 May 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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