Outdoor Pursuits Assistant Manager

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Full-Time

Salary/Hourly Rate: Circa €26,100 per annum

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 11 August 2020

Outdoor Pursuits Assistant Manager

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.


Center Parcs is all about embracing the great outdoors and spending some quality time in nature, which is why we offer a wide range of exciting outdoor activities for the whole family.

Reporting to the Outdoor Pursuits Manager, We are looking for a confident, motivated individual to join our team as an Assistant Manager. In this role you will assist with ensuring the smooth management and operation of Outdoor Pursuits comprising of the ‘Action Challenge’ and Watersports departments and their associated activities including but not exclusively; Aerial Adventure, Tree trekking, indoor climbing, adventure golf and craft hire. 

There may be the opportunity to rotate into one of the different specialist Assistant Manager roles periodically. 

You will help lead a team of Instructors, encouraging them to coach and oversee guests in a range of exciting adrenaline rush activities.  Previous supervisory experience is therefore required as you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of all facilities and activities.  Other responsibilities will include assisting with the management of a rolling shift rota to ensure that all Instructors receive a varied timetable. 

Other duties will include: 

  • Providing assistance in driving the commercial management of Outdoor Pursuits through achievements of financial targets, maximising demand and controlling costs.
  • Maximising opportunities through effective capacity/demand management and ensuring establishment resources are effectively managed
  • Developing and promoting Outdoor Activity and associated facilities
  • Assisting in the collation of all financial data for period review for the Leisure Line Manager and discuss achievements during the past period and plan for current future periods.  

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant 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. 


You will have excellent communication skills along with a professional and friendly manner, as you will engage with our guests and ensure that high standards of guest care are achieved. 

Essential requirements:

  • 2 Years previous supervisory experience in an outdoor leisure role
  • High degree of organisational skills / planning experience 

Desirable requirements: 

  • Previous experience of working within the leisure/customer service industry
  • Experience of Outdoor Sports Activities 


You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period, on a flexible basis. 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. 


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, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 11 August 2020 

Interviews to be held: W/c 17 August 

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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